Gucci Mane Named As Performer for Last Damn Show 12 at the St. Pete Times Forum August 28
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m.
TAMPA, FL - Last Damn Show 12, presented by Wild 94.1, will return to the St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Hip-Hop sensation, Gucci Mane, was the first headliner announced as part of the bill. Last Damn Show features a collection of today's hottest hip-hop and R&B artists, more of whom will be announced in coming weeks.
Whether you know him as The Gooch, Big Gooch, Gucci The Glacier, Gucci LaFlare or, simply, Gucci Mane—the rap moniker he adopted as a tribute to the nickname “Goochie Man” that his grandmother gave his father years ago—one thing remains true: There’s a good chance you’ve heard Gucci Mane’s name somewhere in the last 12 months.
In 2009 alone, Gucci Mane has recorded more than 150 songs for 40 different mixtapes and albums. He has successfully elevated his name from the underground rap scene in the South straight to the top of the pop charts with appearances on four different Top 20 singles, including Mariah Carey’s “Obsessed,” Mario’s “Break Up” featuring Sean Garrett, Trey Songz’s “LOL :)” featuring Soulja Boy, and his own street single, “Wasted” featuring Plies and OJ Da Juiceman, which recently landed at No. 1 on urban mainstream radio.
The road to success has been nothing short of a challenge for Gucci Mane. Born Radric Davis in Bessemer, Alabama, Gucci Mane relocated to the Zone 6 area of East Atlanta when he was just 9 years old and, as a teen, did everything he could to make ends meet for himself and his family. But after a short stint in prison on drug-related charges in 2001, he decided to focus solely on his interest in music. He teamed up with local producer Xavier “Zaytoven” Dotson and created his first self-titled mixtape, which he distributed from the trunk of his car. “I sold about 1000 of those in a couple days,” recalls Gucci. “The streets ate them up and they’ve been hungry for my music ever since.”
Fueled by “Wasted” and his next single “Spotlight,” featuring Usher, which promises to introduce even more fans to his music, it’s not hard to see why Gucci Mane has one of the most anticipated albums of the year on his hands. With album appearances from Lil Wayne and Soulja Boy, not to mention strong production efforts from Polow Da Don, Drumma Boy, Sean Garrett, Mannie Fresh and more, 2009 is slated to be the year that leaves Gucci Mane’s name forever engraved in the annals of hip hop history.
Tickets: Tickets for this event go on sale this Saturday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at $25.00, $42.00, $60.00 and $150.00 (VIP). VIP Ticket includes access to the venue an hour before the show in the Metro PCS Last Damn Show Lounge. WiLD will be interviewing artists, giving away tickets to the afterparty and official show merchandise. VIP Tickets also include appetizers and a cash bar.Prices do not include facility fees or service charges. For reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call . For more information please call or visit www.sptimesforum.com. Advanced parking passes are available at ticketmaster.com and the Box Office.