Lizzo to perform on Sept. 28

Tickets on sale at the Luther College Ticket Office

American hip-hop artist Lizzo will make her way to the Luther College campus, with her versatile, "genre-less" style and dazzling confidence, to perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Luther College's Regents Center. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets for the performance are $25 and can be purchased at tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected] The Ticket Office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Lizzo grew up in Houston, Texas, and began her life as a musician as an accomplished flutist. Throughout high school, she also spent much of her time rapping and then, at the age of 19, joined a progressive rock band. In her vocal career, Lizzo was influenced by a diverse range of vocalists, including Queen's Freddy Mercury, The Mars Volta's Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin.

In 2011 she moved to Minneapolis, releasing her first independent album, "Lizzobangers" in 2013, and her second album "Big Grrrl Small World" two years later. She began performing at festivals like Hangout Music Festival, Boston Calling, SoundSet Music Festival and Bonnaroo, and receiving requests for guest performances from a variety of artists and groups, like Bastille and Prince. She released her first major-labeled EP "Coconut Oil" in 2016.

Time Magazine named Lizzo as one of "14 Musicians to Watch in 2014", and she has continued to live up to that expectation. She was recently nominated for the Bet Her Award for her song "Water Me" and has since released two hit singles, "Fitness" and "Boys."

As a long time self-love advocate, many of Lizzo’s messages are focused on loving yourself and one another, especially songs like "Good as Hell," and "Scuse Me," using lyrics such as "I'ma do my thing, no apologies" and " You know you a star, you can touch the sky." These messages are a huge part of Lizzo's identity as a musician. "I wanted to speak to everyone who looked like me, felt like me, and went through the same things I did," she said.

The performance is sponsored by Luther's Student Activities Council Concerts Committee.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.