Rapper Wale to perform at Ramsey Center on April 20

Wale will perform at the Ramsey Center on April 20.

Grammy-nominated rapper Wale will perform at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center on Thursday, April 20.

The concert, which begins at 8 p.m., is sponsored by the offices of Campus Activities and Residential Living as part of Student Appreciation Week. Wale will be joined by special guest Niykee Heaton.

Niykee Heaton will also perform.

Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for floor seats and $15 for arena seats for WCU students; $27.50 for floor seats and $22.50 for arena seats for the public. On the day of the concert, tickets are $25 for floor seats and $20 for arena seats for WCU students; $32.50 for floor seats and $27.50 for arena seats for the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Wale signed with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group in 2011 and his second album, “Ambition,” produced the Grammy-nominated single, “Lotus Flower Bomb (featuring Miguel),” as Best Rap Song. In 2013, his album “The Gifted” debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. His latest album, “The Album About Nothing,” was released in March of 2015 and also debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200.

Forbes has named his soon-to-be released album, “Shine,” as one of the eight most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2017. Wale is scheduled to begin that tour in May.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ramsey Center box office or online at ramsey.wcu.edu.