July 15, 2005 in Seven

50 Cent takes his place on summer concert bandwagon

By The Spokesman-Review

50 Cent

When, where: Saturday at 7 p.m. with G-Unit and Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz at Big Sky Brewing Amphitheatre in Missoula.

Sunday at 7 p.m. with the Anger Management 3 Tour featuring Eminem, G-Unit and Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn.

Tickets: $45 for Big Sky, through TicketsWest, www.ticketswest.com or (800) 325-SEAT. $73 and $63 for White River, through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com or (509) 735-0500.

Hip-hop’s best at being the baddest, 50 Cent is massacring the music charts and murdering the summer concert season.

With his latest release, “The Massacre,” going three-times platinum, 50 Cent is primed for a relentless touring schedule while in the midst of filming his first feature film. Fif is also hard at work remixing collabos with G-Unit Records’ latest members, Mobb Deep and M.O.P, for songs to appear on the reissue of “The Massacre,” due Sept. 13.

Fif Cent is so busy making the dollar that he balked at the Philadelphia edition of free Live 8 concerts, the follow-up to 1985’s Live Aid concert.

A publicist for 50 issued a statement that the concert, designed to raise awareness about alleviating Third World debt conflicted with the film schedule for the rapper’s upcoming movie, titled after his major label debut, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.”

50 Cent managed to find time to add more dates for himself and G-Unit during off-days from the Anger Management 3 Tour with Eminem. But if you want to see the million-dollar rapper onstage, get ready for a road trip.

The closest stops to Spokane for 50 Cent are at Missoula’s Big Sky Amphitheatre on Saturday (with Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz and G-Unit) and Anger Management 3 at White River Amphitheatre south of Seattle on Sunday (with Eminem, G-Unit and Lil Jon and the Boyz).

The Anger Management 3 Tour is the first U.S. pairing of Eminem with his emcee apprentice 50 Cent.

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