- $45 for one ticket for seating in rows M–O of section 1–15 (up to $63.50 value)
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- Ashanti’s Sound: The “Princess of Hip-Hop and R&B” swings her spicy soprano between a coquettish tease and a blustery bellow, all atop thick beats and slick grooves.
- How She Built Her Rep: Before she was a solo star, she made her name in duets with Fat Joe (“What’s Love?”), the Notorious B.I.G. (“Unfoolish”), and her longtime partner Ja Rule (“Always on Time”).
- “Foolish”: the 2002 Grammy-winning solo breakthrough that spent a staggering 10 weeks atop the Billboard charts, and was named the 19th most successful song of the 2000s on Billboard’s Top 100 Songs of the Decade
- Ashanti’s Other Avenues: She’s starred as Dorothy in The Wiz and appeared in films such as Coach Carter and Resident Evil: Extinction.
- What to Expect: a set stuffed with gems from her five-album catalog, from classics such as “Foolish” to trap-influenced tracks from her latest, Braveheart
- Ja Rule’s Sound: Brass-knuckle rhymes delivered in a voice that smolders like a hot cigar.
- How He Built His Rep: After a 1998 tour with Jay-Z and DMX, he dropped 1999’s platinum-selling Venni Vetti Vecci (featuring the hit “Holla Holla”) and soon had four Grammy nominations on his hands
- Ja Rule’s Alliances: Through collaborations with R&B stars such as Jennifer Lopez (“Ain’t It Funny”), Christina Milian (“Between You and Me”), and Ashanti (“Always on Time”), Ja Rule has become the go-to muscle man for R&B/hip-hop hybrids.
- The Beefs: If you’re friends with 50 Cent, Eminem, or Busta Rhymes…don’t bring them to this show, no matter how much they beg.
- What to Expect: Ja Rule ruling the stage in a set of gems from 1999 through today, including tracks from his upcoming album, Genius Loves Company. There’s also a 99.9% chance of a duet or two with Ashanti.
At Arena Theatre, nobody sits farther than 60 feet from the show. Most concertgoers who’ve squinted their ways through major concerts at other venues can attest that the in-the-round seating arrangement and revolving stage are causes for celebration. And the stars have noticed. Since the 1970s, the state-of-the-art venue has attracted a long list of legendary performers including Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and Aretha Franklin. While their golden vocal chords ring through the stellar acoustics, fans sink into comfy seats, savor a flashy light system, and discard their unnecessary opera glasses.