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UU confirms Drake will headline Syracuse University’s Block Party 2010 by caitlindewey

Drake is coming to Syracuse!

PREVIEW: VISIT Drake’s MySpace

20 Watts called it a week ago and University Union just confirmed: in a press release distributed to campus media outlets early this morning (with the exception of the Daily Orange, of course, which inexplicably gets special treatment), UU public relations director Brittany Frederickson revealed that Drake will in fact be headlining Block Party 2010.

Openers include Francis & The Lights, K-OS and a “special guest” to be announced later in the semester. The concert will be on Friday April 30 at 8 p.m. in the Carrier Dome; tickets are $15 for students and $25 for the general public.

20 Watts broke the news on February 18 after Drake announced a stop in Syracuse via his Myspace. At the time, SU grad student and producer Nick Cicero, who is signed to the same label as Drake’s producer, said that the rapper was “supposed to be coming” but that it wasn’t “uber-official” yet.

Drake’s last release was the mixtape The Drought is Over: Friends with Money, which 20 Watts’ reviews editor John Cassillo gave a 13 out of 20 watts.

20 Watts will continue reporting on the spring semester concert schedule as information becomes available.

— Caitlin Dewey


people made this connection way before 2/18….

Comment by Drake

Agreed. The dates have been up on every blog since the first week of Feb. A little late 20 Watts>

Comment by g

No one confirmed it for UU or SU, tho. It was very much on the fence for the past couple weeks.

Comment by tjwell01

we were on it, guys… jett posted last week. but the official announcement from university union just dropped this morning.

Comment by caitlindewey

[…] The Drake announcement for Block Party was expected, but what wasn’t expected was the hush-hush mystery of a “surprise middle act.” The act will be named later, but there’s enough information available to break down the mystery. The Newshouse’ Otto-Tune blogger, Nathan Mattise, does a solid job of analyzing the possible candidates that might be the surprise act. It’s more than speculation, because Mattise refers to the student survey given posted online, highlighting UU’s thought process to fill out the lineup. […]

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Hey , a Tampa area high school student got kicked out of Honors because of his facebook page on the school there is a site for that http://tinyurl.com/ygwp9f9

Comment by alfin rawung

I heard that Drake “might not show up to the concert” (April 30th), is, or isnt he going to be there?

Comment by Nicole

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