50 Cent is Coming to SHU

News Story: February 1, 2009

“50 Cent” the superstar rapper who has taken the music world by storm with his multi-platinum albums, will present a concert on the campus of Sacred Heart University. This standing room only show will take place at SHU’s William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. The event is sponsored by the University’s Office of .

The concert will take place on Friday, March 27, 2009. Doors open at 7 P.M., and the performance begins at 8. Tickets are on sale beginning Thursday, February 26th at noon. Ticket prices are $40 for general admission. For one day only, Thursday, February 26th from 7:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m., special SHU student ticket prices are available with a limit of 2 tickets per student: $20 for SHU full-time undergraduate students and $30 for graduate and part-time SHU students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shutickets.com, by calling 203-371-7846 or in person at Sacred Heart University, Hawley Lounge, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield.

Born in Queens, New York, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson rose to fame with his 2005 debut album “Get Rich or Die Tryin,’” which sold nearly 900,000 copies in its first week. He has since remained at the top of the music charts while also establishing himself as an actor in such films as “Home of the Brave” and “Righteous Kill,” in which he starred opposite Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. He is also a published author, successful business partner to brands such as Reebok, Glaceau Vitamin Water, and Right Guard, and runs his own music label, G-Unit Records.