T.I. to replace Ludacris as a Live @ Veishea headliner



Dominic Spizzirri

T.I. will replace Ludacris as the Live @ Veishea headliner. According to a news release, scheduling conflicts are to blame for the switch in entertainers.

“Ended up being a scheduling conflict. He had another deal he had to follow through with,” said entertainment chair of Veishea Mitchell Kenne.

When Veishea found out, Ludacris’ agency offered other options as a replacement which lead to T.I..

“When we found out … his agency just offered up some other ideas to replace him with,” Kenne said. “They offered up T.I. and we thought it was the best choice.”

T.I., real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., released his first record “I’m Serious” in 2001 through Arista Records and followed up with “Trap Muzik” in 2003 through Grand Hustle Records and “Urban Legend” in 2004. 

T.I. is known for his popular singles “Bring Em Out,” “Dead and Gone” and recently “Whatever You Like.” 

Beyond music, T.I. starred in movies “ATL,” “Takers” and “Identity Thief.” 

Recently T.I. signed to Columbia Records and plans to release a new record this year. 

Veishea is not offering refunds for tickets but anybody with a serious issue may email Veishea for information or comment.

Ticket and band information can also be found at www.veishea.iastate.edu/live.