Jason Derulo tickets “sure to sell”


By Kristen Cloyed, Contributor

As of Monday, Feb. 7, UNO students are able to purchase advance tickets for the Jason Derulo concert hosted by Maverick Productions in April. The presale event will run Monday through Friday, offering students a chance to snag tickets before anyone else does.

Student tickets can be purchased for $12 in the Business Office on the second floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. Maverick Productions will also have a table in the Plaza entrance of the Student Center where students can purchase tickets. Public tickets go on sale Feb. 14 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster for $25.

David Gnam, large event coordinator for Maverick Productions, stressed that students should take advantage of the week-long presale.

“Jason Derulo has gained a lot of popularity in the last year and this concert is sure to sell out,” Gnam said. “Once the public gets ahold of tickets, it will only be a matter of time before they are gone. We want to make sure that UNO students have an opportunity to purchase tickets before anyone else.”

Derulo has dominated the radio for the past year with his three hit singles, “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head” and “Ridin’ Solo.” His self-titled first album debuted at No. 4 on the Digital Albums chart and No. 11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums in March. The 20-year-old singer, songwriter, dancer and actor is the first male solo artist to score consecutive No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart in the chart’s 17-year history.

Students can thank Maverick Productions for the upcoming concert. According to Gnam, the student-run group is the premier event production organization on campus.

“Maverick Productions has everything to do with this concert,” Gnam said. “We booked the artist, found a venue and did all the promotions in-house.”

Maverick Productions has gained a reputation for its ability to put on a show. The organization was responsible for the sold out Girl Talk concert at Sokol Auditorium on Nov. 12 last year. Gnam says he expects the concert in April to attract anywhere from 800 to 1000 students. He hopes the concert will help promote UNO and Maverick Productions.

“I want every student that attends the concert to have a great time and to realize that Maverick Productions and UNO are capable of hosting and executing a professional concert,” he said.

Students can purchase up to two tickets with a valid student I.D. The concert will be held at Omaha Music Hall on April 6 at 7 p.m.