50 Cent will perform a concert directly following the Skate Street Finals in The Joint at 9:30pm on Friday, October 14. The concert will be held in The Joint as part of the Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.com in Las Vegas, the final stop of the 2011 season. The four day event, held October 13-16 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, will feature the biggest names in action sports competing for the Dew Cup in skate street and vert and BMX dirt, park and vert.
Known as one of the biggest commercial hip-hop success stories of the past decade, 50 Cent rose to fame with his breakout album Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Born Curtis Jackson in Jamaica, Queens, he quickly became used to holding his own in a rough street life of drugs and crime. He chose to focus on his rap career after a street shooting left him in the hospital for five months. Following his debut release, he was discovered by Eminem and Dr. Dre, who helped him rise to fame and reach commercial success with the eight-time platinum Get Rich or Die Tryin', as well as start G-Unit Records, which spawned many successful rappers. 50 Cent's four studio albums have resulted in over 24 million sales worldwide. He is set to release his next album in November, making his performance at the Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.coma highly anticipated show in the hip hop industry.
Kicking off the evening, the Skate Street Finals held at The Joint will determine the winner of the 2011 Skate Street Dew Cup. With a winner takes all competition between Paul Rodriguez and Ryan Decenzo, a heated contest will be the opening act for 50 Cent. Vying for crucial points and the Dew Cup win, the stacked skate street field that has featured strong performances throughout the season from Greg Lutzka and Manny Santiago will provide an exciting lead in to one of the biggest acts the Dew Tour stage seen.
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Tickets for the Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.com are available through Ticketmaster.com, Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.The week opens for free on Thursday, with action at both Festival Village and competition venues. A Friday night ticket includes access to the Skate Street Final and 50 Cent concert at The Joint. Floor and balcony tickets will cost $65; tables will cost $125 per person. General admission to Friday's Hart & Huntington Best Whip freestyle motocross contest, and Saturday's BMX Dirt and Park Finals and Unlock Your Spot Best Trick with the Pros, is free. Action Zone passes for Friday and Saturday events will be available for $75 and include Dew Tour swag, a behind the scenes tour of the venues, athlete autograph sessions, 10% off Alli shop online, a Fast Pass for venues and interactive areas and Pepsi product. Sunday's Skate and BMX Vert Finals on the ramp over the HRH Beach Club Pool can be accessed with a $20 general admission ticket. Access to the Festival Village will be free and open to the public throughout the weekend.