Musical artist T-Pain

Musical artist T-Pain

Two-time Grammy-award winning artist T-Pain will headline the #FallThrowbackConcert at Illinois State University’s Braden Auditorium at 8 p.m. October 12, accompanied by pop singer Jesse McCartney.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, September 7, with a pre-sale for Illinois State students on September 6. Tickets range from $18-45, and are available at Braden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, on, and can be ordered through phone (800) 745-300. Student tickets must be purchased at box office with valid ISU Student ID.

Singer LoLo will open the concert.

Since bursting on the scene in 2005, T-Pain has produced and written a plethora of chart-topping and platinum-selling singles, garnered Songwriter of the Year and Producer of the Year honors at the BMI Urban Awards and earned a BET Award. T-Pain’s use of the vocoder made his music stand out, and his prolific, high-quality output turned him into one of music’s most oft-imitated and in-demand producers, singers and collaborators. His first two albums, 2006’s Rappa Ternt Sanga and 2007’s Epiphany, have been certified gold. He has also collaborated with Kanye West (Good Life), Chris Brown (“Kiss Kiss”) Flo Rida (Low) Plies (Shawty) and Bow Wow (“Outta My System”) for platinum singles. His self-produced third album, THR33 RINGZ, stands as a sonic odyssey brimming with innovation.

McCartney recently released In Technicolor, a retro-inspired album in a bid to cement his transformation from teen idol to legitimate adult star. During the self-imposed hiatus, he took on acting projects, including a role on Lifetime’s Army Wives and The Walking Dead.

The #FallThrowbackConcert is sponsored by the University Program Board. To learn more visit the UPB Facebook page.