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I Love the 90's Tour

I-X Center Sets the Stage for the I Love the 90’s Tour 
featuring Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio and more 
On Thursday, June 30 at 7:30pm

Tickets on sale April 8, 2016


(Cleveland, OH, March 31, 2016) -- The I-X Center along with Sirius XM presents a throwback to the decade that brought us Starter jackets and pagers with I Love the 90’s Tour on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8 at 10am with a presale for all I-X Center subscribers beginning Monday, April 4th at 10am. Concertgoers can subscribe to the I-X Center Informer newsletter at IXCenter.com to gain early access.

The arena stage at the I-X Center will bring together the era’s most recognizable names in rap, hip hop and R&B with the first female rap crew in history and Grammy Award winners, Salt-N-Pepa with Spinderella, Vanilla Ice, CoolioColor Me BaddKid ‘n PlayRob Base and Tone Loc. Attendees can expect to hear chart-topping hits like “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Shoop,” “Ice, Ice Baby,” “I Wanna Sex You Up,” “Funky Cold Medina,” “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody,” “It Takes Two,” “Gangsta’s Paradise” and more. 

“We are thrilled to bring back some of the most iconic hip hop artists and trendsetters to the I-X Center,” said Director of Marketing, Claire Anter-Vanidestine. “If you are a product of the 90’s, these songs definitely make up the soundtrack of your life. Each and every fan in the arena will be on their feet, singing along and reliving every moment as if it were being played from a mixtape on your boom box.”

I Love the 90's Tour stops in Cleveland on Thursday, June 30 at the I-X Center located at One I-X Center Drive in Cleveland, Ohio. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. Reserved tickets start at $50 and will be available online 24/7 at IXCenter.com. A VIP meet & greet pass is available for $75 with a limited quantity available. Access to the pre-show meet & greet is only valid with purchase of a concert admission ticket. For more information on this and other upcoming I-X Center events, please visit IXCenter.com. Follow the I-X Center on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

About I-X Center:
International Exposition (I-X) Center in Cleveland, OH is the world’s most unique exhibition facility. The 9thlargest convention center in North America is comprised of 2.2 million sq. ft., including more than one million sq. ft. of flexible presentation space and transitional theater that can accommodate up to 6,500 guests. The I-X Center has hosted more than 1,500 events attracting 50 million visitors during the past 30 years. 

About Salt-N-Pepa 
As the first ever female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa, broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip-hop. They gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs “Push It,” “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man,” Salt-N-Pepa defied everyone’s expectations and catapulted hip-hop to new levels. In 1995, they won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “None of Your Business,” making them the first female rap Grammy winners.

About Vanilla Ice
In 1991, Vanilla Ice released To the Extreme, which became the fastest selling hip hop album of all time, peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200. The album spent 16 weeks on the charts, and sold eleven million copies. “Ice Ice Baby” has been credited for helping diversify hip hop by introducing it to a mainstream, white audience. In 1991, he won American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist.

About Coolio 
The Grammy® Award winning rapper achieved success with his Platinum-selling albums, It Takes a Thief(1994), Gangsta's Paradise (1995) and My Soul (1997). The title track "Gangsta's Paradise" was a staggeringly huge hit and became Coolio's first number one pop single and also the first ghetto‐centric rap song to hit number one in the U.K. Its chart longevity was such that, even with the Mariah Carey/Boyz II Men duet "One Sweet Day" setting a new record for most weeks at number one that year, "Gangsta's Paradise" still managed to beat it out as the number one single of 1995. Other hit singles include "Fantastic Voyage," "C U When U Get There" and "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)."

About Color Me Badd
Color Me Badd is one of the top R&B vocal groups of all time selling more than 12 million records in the United States. Their debut album C.M.B which included hit songs like “I Wanna Sex You Up,” “I Adore Mi Amor” and “All 4 Love” went Triple platinum. They were awarded the Favorite Single R&B/Soul at the 19th annual American Music Awards, won Soul Train Music Awards for the Best R&B/Soul Single and Song of the Year categories and nominated for six (6) Grammy’s.

About Kid ‘n Play
Among the first groups to tame rap's hardcore mentality into a positive, message­oriented music suitable for teens and mass audiences, Kid 'n Play debuted in 1988 with the platinum album 2 Hype, which the duo later spun into a deal involving films and a Saturday­morning cartoon show, the first involving a rap act. Though their recording activity became limited during the gangsta­dominated '90s ­­ 1991's Face the Nation was their last album ­­ the group managed two sequels to their original House Party film, as well as the 1991 teen flick Class Act.

About Tone Loc
In the early 90’s,Tone Loc soared from obscurity with released his debut album Lōc-ed After Dark in 1989. It made it to #1 on the Billboard 200 with the help of smash hits, "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina." The California native won an American Music Award for Favorite Dance New Artist in 1990 and took his success to the movies, where he had notable roles in films like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Poetic Justice.

About Rob Base
Rob Base was part of a hip hop duo with DJ E-Z Rock who were best known for their hit "It Takes Two," a platinum selling title track which peaked at #3 on the Dance Club Songs chart. The album was certified Platinum and peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200. The sophomore release, "The Incredible Base," reached #50 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold. 

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