MGK Coming Back To Bismarck! [UPDATE]
Get ready Bismarck, the man himself, MGK, is coming back to the Civic Center Friday October 31st!
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. You can get your tickets now at the Civic Center Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000
If you already purchased tickets to the show when it was slated for September 13th, those tickets will be good for the new date, October 31st.
From the press release:
There's nothing like someone who has lived your story and Ohio's MC MGK resilience has become a beacon of hope for thousands of kids across America. Penning rhymes about everything from addiction to family issues, MGK is a symbol of relentless perseverance to his fans and the MC is about to begin the next chapter of his already successful career.
Nicknamed MGK by his fans, the MC released his first mixtape Stamp of Approval in 2006 and built a local fan base performing at Cleveland venues like Hi-Fi. But it was a trip to New York's famed Apollo Theater in 2009 that really gave him his start.
The energetic performer became the first rapper in history to win the Apollo's talent show. MGK's mixtape 100 Words And Running came shortly after and he created a high school promotional tour, where he performed to such excited crowds that school security teams began turning him away to keep the peace. And while the MC's catchphrase, "Lace up," which started as a mixtape interlude, became a call to arms for fans, their leader was still flipping burritos at Chipotle to pay his rent. He soon earned a nod for Best Midwest Artist at the 2010 Underground Music Awards and his "Alice in Wonderland" clip won Best Music Video at the 2010 Ohio Hip-Hop Awards.
Then came the 2010 release of MGK's Lace Up mixtape where this project not only earned the local favorite more fans baring their own "Lace Up" tattoos but a national audience. In 2011, the Ohio rapper secured a label deal with Diddy's Bad Boy Records/ Interscope Records as well as a marketing partnership to score a spot for HTC's Rezound Beats By Dre phone. Machine Gun MGK's "Invincible" track plays during the electronics commercial, the release of which coincided with the song's sale on iTunes.
In October, the Rage Pack mixtape, inspired by his energy on stage and a love for his fans, hit the web. A video for MGK's single "Wild Boy" featuring Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame and produced by GB Hitz followed, leading MGK to win MTV's Hottest Breakthrough MC for 2011.
Already acknowledged by cultural gatekeepers like The New York Times, MTV, The FADER and Nah Right, MGK is ready to devour the next phase of his career.
Tickets are available at the Bismarck Civic Center box office, by calling (800) 745-3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.