JUST ANNOUNCED: T.I. Presents: The Hustle Gang Tour
Asheville, N.C. – Three time Grammy Award winning rapper, songwriter, and producer T.I. comes to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena with T.I. Presents: The Hustle Gang Tour on Tuesday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 16, at 10:00 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000.
Adult tickets are $50.00 plus applicable fees. Student tickets are available with college ID for $30.00 plus applicable fees. This show is General Admission; ticket prices go up by $5.00 day of show. The Grand Hustle Package is available and will include priority entry and seating, exclusive backstage tour, preshow Green Room access and photo opportunity with T.I., collectible laminate autographed by T.I., exclusive backstage merch pack, and an opportunity to preview to new/unreleased music by T.I. The Hustle Package is also available and will include priority entry, tour poster autographed by T.I., and an exclusive Hustle merch pack.
Never one to march behind anyone else, T.I. has crafted a standard-setting career that fixes his status in the music industry as a hip-hop icon. “Doing music the way I’ve always done it would only have me receive the same amount of success I’ve had,” says T.I. “I firmly believe that to get something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. So to be more successful, I needed to open myself up to other perspectives.”
And the King of the South is doing just that as he ramps up the next bar-raising phase in his storied career with Paperwork. The rapper’s ninth album is the first under the new alliance between T.I.’s Grand Hustle label and Columbia Records.
Coming off their winning collaboration on Robin Thicke’s international smash “Blurred Lines,” T.I. tapped Pharrell Williams as executive producer of Paperwork. “You must find ways to reinvent yourself in order to remain relevant,” says an re-energized T.I. “And who better to help me than someone as passionate and talented as Pharrell? He found a way to bring a colorful, left-field approach to my blue-collar celebrity. Between his wings and my anchor, we balance each other out. That duality is what makes this project unique.”
T.I. is a published author (“Power & Beauty,” Trouble & Triumph”), and has racked up notable acting credits, including films “Identity Thief,” “Takers,” “American Gangster,” “Get Hard,” and “ATL” plus a guest-starring role in the Showtime series “House of Lies.” The business entrepreneur and community service advocate also stars in VH1’s “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.” Now in its third season, the high-rated unscripted series features his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and their blended family of six children.
But music remains at the core of T.I.’s various pursuits; the rapper says he and Pharrell recorded more than 200 songs during the Paperwork process. “When I first sat down with Pharrell, he told me to think ‘out of the stratosphere,’ recalls T.I. “What solidifies the resulting Paperwork is a unique blend of refreshing yet timeless material. As Pharrell would put it, we’re trying to rewrite history.”
Venue website: http://www.uscellularcenterasheville.com/
Tickets on sale at 10:00am on Thursday, March 16th through the USCC Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000.
T.I. Presents – Tuesday, May 2 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena