Rootopia: French Montana in concert with special guest Timeflies (April 27)

By , February 13, 2017 1:51 pm

rootopia-poster-finalThe UMKC Office of Student Involvement and UMKC Student Government Association are sponsoring French Montana in concert with special guest Timeflies on April 27 at Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show starting at 8:00 p.m.

UMKC student tickets go on sale Monday, February 13 through the UMKC Central Ticket Office. General public tickets will go on sale Monday, February 27. Ticket prices are $20 each for currently enrolled UMKC students and $50 each for the general public. Students are limited to the purchase of one student ticket and one general admission guest ticket at the general public price. Please be prepared to present a valid UMKC student ID when picking up the tickets. General admission tickets are limited to four tickets.

People can purchase tickets online, by phone at 816-235-6222 or in person at the CTO office on the UMKC campus, PAC Lobby. Their hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

French Montana is one of the top figures in the world of hip-hop and beyond. In May 2013, Montana dropped his debut album “Excuse My French” via Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music Group. The album, which was executive produced by Sean “Diddy” Combs and Rick Ross, was named by Complex as one of the “most anticipated albums” that year. The project featured several guest appearances, including Max B, Drake, Rick Ross, Sean “Diddy” Combs and his Coke Boys crew (Chinx Drugz, Charlie Rock, Cheeze and Flip); which was produced mainly by longtime collaborator Harry Fraud.

Since releasing his first studio album, Montana has become highly sought-after as a guest artist. He’s collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z to Jennifer Lopez. He’s also dropped a slew of mixtapes, most recently the Max B hosted Wave Gods. In addition to music, Montana has begun to delve into acting, playing himself in the romantic comedy “The Perfect Match,” which hit theaters in May 2016.

Timeflies is New York’s alternatively minded “electro hip-pop dub-something” pair Rob “Rez” Resnick, producer, and Cal Shapiro, vocals. Following indie breakout 2011s “The Scotch Tape,” their 2014 first major label offering, “After Hours,” debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, went #1 on iTunes Top Pop Albums chart, and yielded the hit “All The Way,” which soared to #2 on Billboard’s Top Digital Songs chart and has earned over 35 million Spotify streams. They’ve landed high-profile syncs for films like “About Last Night” and from the MLB, NBC, Red Bull, “American Idol” and more. Vanity Fair dubbed them “Musical Masterminds,” and the duo has hit the stage at “Good Morning America” and on “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” Their last national headline tour saw every single date sell out. It was on that tour where they wrote the bulk of “Just For Fun.”

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