State Farm Center announce Lil Wayne concert for April 13


Photo courtesy of Brad Swanson, Assistant Director for Marketing and Sales State Farm Center

Lil Wayne is set to perform at the State Farm Center on April 13.

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor

Lil Wayne will hit the State Farm Center on Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. The State Farm center made the announcement of the newest addition to a spring lineup featuring Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Florida Georgia Line and Green Day among others.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. A pre-sale to UIUC students is available on the State Farm Center website Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Hailing from New Orleans, Wayne is a four-time Grammy winner that first made noise with his 1999 solo debut album “The Block is Hot.” Since then he has released 11 albums, two of which have gone platinum. His latest solo project was “I Am Not a Human Being II” in 2013 and his joint-album “ColleGrove” with Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz was released in 2016.

Wayne’s last appearance near the Champaign-Urbana area was an appearance at the Studio 25 club in Danville, Illinois in 2015.

Tickets can be bought at the Illinois Ticket Office at State Farm Center, online at, or over the phone at 866-ILLINI-1.

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