Ludacris, Iggy Azalea to headline Commodore Quake 2014

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NASHVILLE — Ludacris and Iggy Azalea will perform back-to-back on Thursday October 9 to kick off Vanderbilt Homecoming weekend. The 13th Annual Commodore Quake is the perfect way for Vanderbilt students to begin the homecoming weekend and for the Nashville community to enjoy some of the biggest names in music.

The career of the multitalented Chris “Ludacris” Bridges can best be described as remarkable. Much more than an entertainer, Ludacris has positioned himself to reach the top of various business platforms as well and he is a positive example and powerful icon. Ludacris is also far from being done changing the game. Ludacris is able to create, reconstruct, and command anything he attaches his name to. With 17 Grammy nominations, he has had the honor of winning three of them. Ludacris has sold over 19.5 million units in the United States, and approximately 7 million overseas.  Ludacris’ 8th studio album, Ludaversal, due out this fall is highly anticipated and is sure to stick to the successful tradition he has established.

In addition to his heavily awarded music career, Ludacris is an esteemed actor, having appeared in the acclaimed indie drama Hustle & Flow, the smash hit Fast and the Furious sequels; 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 and Fast & Furious 7 slated for release in 2015. Ludacris also starred in the 2006 Academy Award Best Picture Winner, Crash, which earned him the prestigious Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice awards. He has also had a recurring role as "Darius Parker" in the long-running hit television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.  More recently, Ludacris hosted the 2014 Billboard Music Awards to an audience of over 11 million and he is currently a judge for the ground-breaking summer singing competition series Rising Star which airs Sundays at 7pm CST on ABC-TV.

Following her incredible warm-up single "Work," which amassed over 30 million views on YouTube, hit the top 15 in the iTunes chart, Iggy Azalea is the hottest new female rap star in the game. Azalea’s original cult classic mixtape, Ignorant Art, catapulted her into the limelight in 2011, shortly followed by the 6 track Glory EP which featured a track with Mike Posner, B.o.B and Pusha T. Having spent 2012 turning heads and garnering the respect of industry and hip hop heavy-weights Iggy signed a deal with Virgin EMI in the UK and the prestigious Island Def Jam in the US. Iggy supported Beyoncé on eleven of the fourteen scheduled Mrs Carter Show World Tour arena dates across Australia in late 2013, followed by her biggest performance to date on US prime time TV, The Late Show, with David Letterman. Her latest hit single, “Fancy” climbed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 almost instantly after its release, with her feature on Ariana Grande’s, “Problem,” following suit at #2. Azalea has also pulled off something pretty remarkable as she appears on the top two spots on the Hot 100, making her only the second artist in the history of the chart to do that since The Beatles.  With credentials like those, it is not far-fetched to say that Azalea is truly the hottest female rapper in today’s music industry.

"We’re incredibly excited to bring one of the great legends of hip-hop together with one of its brightest new stars,” said Music Group Chair, Kern Vohra, when asked about this year’s Quake Lineup. “This is going to be a special year for Quake, and we’re all beyond happy to be a part of it.”

Tickets are available to the general public and will go on sale Friday, July 25th at all Ticketmaster locations, online at or by calling 1‐800‐745‐3000. Tickets can also be purchased with no service fees included only at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt campus. No Refunds will be given due to weather conditions or band cancellations. For general event information, call 615‐322‐2471. For more information, visit the Commodore Quake page or follow Commodore Quake on Twitter.




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