T.I. Concert Highlights Opening Night

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks and Grammy Award-winning superstar and Atlanta native Tip “T.I.” Harris have teamed up to make Opening Night versus the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Nov. 1st the hottest ticket in town. The celebration will start as soon as fans enter the doors and fans will have good reason to come early.  

Everyone entering Philips Arena before 7pm will get a free $10 in Hawks Bucks and will be able to watch the first of three amazing performances by T.I. in a special pregame concert. T.I. will also collaborate with PA Announcer Ryan Cameron to introduce the players pregame before a state-of-the-art, must-be-seen-in-person introduction.

All fans will also receive a free Grand Opening T-shirt courtesy of Kia Motors and there are other major surprises in store.

“I think everybody needs to come out and make it their business to support the Hawks and support the city,” T.I. said. “I will be performing at the pregame show, the halftime and the postgame as well; all for the people who come to support my team, the Atlanta Hawks, and my city. We gotta set it off with a celebration.”

To make sure everyone in Atlanta is included in the celebration, ticket prices have been reduced to the most fan-friendly and affordable in Hawks history.

“We are beyond excited to partner with a superstar like T.I. and put on a first-class event to kick off the season and celebrate our city,” CEO Steve Koonin said. “We can’t wait to Pound the Pacers and put on a show for the city of Atlanta like they’ve never seen before at a basketball game.”  


About T.I.

Globally recognized as a visionary artist and groundbreaking multi-platform entrepreneur, T.I.’s stewardship of innovative label Grand Hustle, and multiple TV, digital and branding endeavors has made him a catalyst for some of the industry’s most exciting creative partnerships.   Throughout his career, the multi-platinum Atlanta-native has set the standard by which all other hip hop icons are measured, achieving four Billboard Hot 100 #1’s, and selling more than 14 million albums and 30 million singles. One of the most honored artists working today, T.I. has been awarded 11 Billboard Awards, 9 BET Hip Hop Awards, 3 GRAMMY® Awards, 3 BET Awards, 2 American Music Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. His standout collaborations with some of music’s biggest artists include Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears, B.O.B., Drake, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West and Swizz Beats. His label imprint Grand Hustle, founded in 2003, enters its second decade of operations as a platinum-plus proving-ground for some of the most innovative hip hop talent in the world. T.I.’s success in the visual realm has carried over to movies and television, with the versatile star experiencing remarkable success as an actor, appearing in the hit film Identity Thief and playing a guest starring role in the SHOWTIME series HOUSE OF LIES.  He is also slated to appear in the upcoming Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell comedy GET HARD due out early next year and has been cast in the MARVEL film ANTMAN with co-star Paul Rudd. His VH1 unscripted series, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle is already in its third season, capturing T.I. as he balances a thriving career, wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and their loving, blended family of six children.  The series continues to be one of the highest rated shows on VH1.  The tireless star is also executive producing a new series on the Oxygen Network – Sisterhood Of Hip Hop. His 9th studio album PAPERWORK, executive produced by Pharrell, will be released October 21st, 2014 and includes the #1 GOLD certified single “No Mediocre” ft. Iggy Azalea.

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