Ice Cube

Grand Rapids — For the first time ever in Grand Rapids, Ice Cube featuring N.W.A is coming to SMG-managed Van Andel Arena on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM. Special guests are Ice T, Tha Dogg Pound and AMG. Witness history with Ice Cube's appearance in Grand Rapids!

 

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, June 18 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. See Ticketmaster.com for all pricing and availability. Lineup is subject to change.

 

Actor, writer, producer, director, rapper, father – reigning renaissance king could be a good term to describe the one and only Ice Cube. Coming of age in 1980s Los Angeles, Cube experienced the roiling stew of street knowledge, sports fanaticism, and social injustice in a city at the forefront of hip-hop’s expansion from local sound to global phenomenon.

 

Twenty-seven years after N.W.A – the group Cube co-founded with Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella – released their archetypal gangsta rap masterpiece Straight Outta Compton (Ruthless/Priority, 1989), the group’s 2016 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with an introductory speech by their spiritual heir Kendrick Lamar, is a mark of how far Cube has come.

 

Having sold over 10 million albums as a solo artist, Cube is now back working on his next album, Everythangs Corrupt. With multiple generations of fans, Ice Cube’s commitment to greatness has put him at the forefront of hip-hop’s expansion from local sound to global phenomenon and made him one of Hollywood’s most bankable, likeable names.

 

About SMG

Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG. SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming; construction and design consulting; and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.

 

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