Program Council announced this week that CU will host Toronto up-and-coming rapper Tory Lanez on March 29 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom on the University of Colorado campus.
Lanez, 23, recently made headlines after fellow Toronto musician Drake supposedly dissed him in "Summer Sixteen" when he rapped, "all you boys in the new Toronto wanna be me a little."
But Lanez told Revolt that he's a "fucking Drake fan" and, "Drake could diss me 20,000 times and I'd never diss him ... I have no negativity on my side but all blessings to that man."
Lanez, whose singles "Say It" and "B.L.O.W." have become Billboard hits, moved around both Canada and the U.S. in between spurts of homelessness while he was a teenager, according to a news release.
The show is at 8:30 p.m. and student tickets are $15, non-student tickets are $25 and can be purchased at torylanezpc.eventbrite.com.
Colorado Daily staff
Pearl Jam to headline Telluride's RIDE
The 5th Annual RIDE festival returns to Telluride on July 9-10 this year with an ace up its sleeve.
Pearl Jam, '90s alt-rockers, will headline the festival, marking the band's first performance in the scenic mountain town. Pearl Jam last performed in Colorado in 2014, when they played the Pepsi Center.
The festival's initial lineup also includes Cage The Elephant, The Temperance Movement, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, The Sheepdogs, Radio Moscow, HoneyHoney, Big Something, Little Hurricane, The Band of Heathens, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue.
Tickets go on sale March 4 at 11 a.m. via ridefestival.com
Merry Jane with Snoop, Kevin Gates, Future
Colorado has been Ground Zero for 4/20 weekend festivities since well before its legalization. This year, Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, just south of Denver in Greenwood Village, will house the beloved cannabis holiday's big show. Snoop Dogg, Future, Kevin Gates and Tory Lanez will take the stage for the 3rd Annual Merry Jane Wellness Retreat.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via axs.com for $35-$85.