UPDATE: 50 Cent coming to Jannus Live
Let this serve as a message: Jannus Live is not messing around when it comes to booking concerts.
Megastar rapper 50 Cent is coming to Jannus for a show on June 16, according to the venue. No word yet on tickets, but we'll keep you posted. We've heard, but haven't confirmed, that Lloyd Banks will open.
"We just caught him at the right time," said Jannus Live owner Jeff Knight. "I’ve worked with the guy in Miami — what a professional. Guy’s gonna put on an amazing show."
It must be noted that 50 Cent has, shall we say, a checkered history in downtown St. Petersburg. In 2003, he performed at an Urban Car Show at Vinoy Park, and the show's volume and R-rated lyrics spawned quite a controversy in the 'Burg.
"I don't want to create a citywide censor," Mayor Bill Foster, then a city council member, said at the time. "But we do need a mechanism where we can cut the power when this type of activity goes on."
Fiddy! Foster! Round 2! Let's get it on!
Tickets are $42.50-$47.50, and they go onsale Friday at 10 a.m. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*