Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Revel in the winged wordplay of one of modern hip-hop’s patriarchs with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a ticket to see Ludacris and the NewBoyz live at Sullivan Arena at 8 p.m. on January 20. Choose one of the following seating options:
*Floor seats, sections D–J (a $71.25 value)
*All yellow sections and green sections 207–217 (a $64.25 value)
*Green sections 219–222 (a $57.50 value)
Hailing from Atlanta, hip-hop veteran Ludacris has racked up an impressive number of LPs and radio hits since his major-label 2000 debut, having recently released the R & B–heavy Battle of the Sexes in 2010. In addition to penning hits such as “Stand Up,” “Money Maker,” and “Runaway Love,” Ludacris has maintained both an acting career (Crash, 2 Fast 2 Furious) and a Georgia-based chain of Alf-themed petting zoos. Opener NewBoyz will warm up the crowd with immaculately phrased rhymes, while the Sullivan Arena’s warm acoustics promise to guard against Beatles-at-Shea-style scream tsunamis.
More than 150 Ticketmaster reviewers give the Ludacris tour an average of four stars.