Friday, March 11, 2011

Ice Cube at The Orange Peel

Rap superstar Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson) made is way to Asheville, North Carolina to perform a sold out show on March 6. Borrowing from a wide repertoire of songs, Ice Cube performed hits from N.W.A. and his other projects including Straight Outta Compton, Gangsta Gangsta, It Was A Good Day and Check Yo Self!


Joined by WC (William L. Calhoun Jr.) and DJ Crazy Toones (Lamar Dupré Calhoun), there was never a dull moment as crowd was pumped and sand along to Ice Cubes songs. Ice Cube told the crowd that North Carolina is held special to him because his mother is from NC and his grandfather lives in High Point, NC—a city 150 miles east of Asheville. Ice Cube was featuring his latest album, "I Am the West" which came out in 2010 and the stage sported a larger than life black & white backdrop of cover shot of him sitting in a rocking chair sporting a 12 gauge shotgun.

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Ice Cube, a father of 4, brought out two of his sons toward the end of the show to rap with their dad, a gangsta rap founder and mogul.

Ice Cube is most certainly the most accomplished performer to come to The Orange Peel (Asheville's largest nightclub). Besides being a rap icon, Ice Cube is a highly successful actor, film director, screenwriter and producer.

More Ice Cube photos from his performance in Asheville up at Performance Impressions.

Ice Cube Tour Dates & Tickets

Ice Cube will be on tour through April and tickets are not unexpectedly sold out for most shows on the tour:

Mar 11     Buffalo     Town Ballroom    
Mar 12     Milwaukee     The Rave / Eagles Ballroom    
Mar 13     Chicago     The Mid    
Mar 15     Minneapolis     First Avenue    
Mar 17     Saskatoon, Canada     Tequila Night Club    
Mar 18     Lethbridge, Canada     Bully's Event Center    
Mar 19     Calgary, Canada     Flames Central    
Mar 22     Vancouver, Canada     Commodore Ballroom    
Mar 27     Bend, OR     Midtown    
Mar 29     Chico, CA     Senator Theater    
Mar 29     Sacramento Chico, Bolivia     Senator Theatre    
Mar 30     Los Angeles     House of Blues - Sunset Strip    
Apr 1     Los Angeles     City National Grove of Anaheim    
Apr 2     Las Vegas     House of Blues    
Apr 3     Bakersfield, CA     Majestic Fox Theater

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