Don't miss the LEGENDARY R&B artist, Ginuwine, with Karlos Farrar, and regional all-star DOON on the Ice Kream Man Tour at The All New Republic NOLA on Sunday June 5th! Tickets are on sale now starting at just $15, or go big with a Meet & Greet ticket or live it up in one of our luxorious VIP sections! Get yours now: http://goo.gl/J1aY26
**GA** $15 pre-sale, $20 early bird, $25 advance, $30 door
GA includes access to the downstairs portion of the venue.
**VIP** $25 pre-sale, $30 early bird, $35 advance, $40 door
VIP includes expedited entry and exclusive upstairs access with premium viewing of the stage and VIP-only bar & bathrooms.
** Meet & Greet ** $50 early bird, $55 advance, $60 door
Meet & Greet tickets include a VIP ticket and Meet & Greet pass to meet & take photos with the legendary GINUWINE!
SECTIONS WITH BOTTLE SERVICE
Sections provide the ultimate event experience in an exclusive space just for you and your guests to enjoy the event from comfortable seating (the only seating in the venue). All sections include (2) bottles of premium liquor with unlimited soda & juice mixers and six (6) tickets to the show. Downstairs sections are $750, which includes 6 GA tickets and seating for 6 on two or more pew-style benches with cushions. Upstairs sections are $1000 and include 6 VIP tickets, are located on the upstairs balcony with an exclusive portion of the railing, and are furnished with one or two premium leather couches and one or two pew-style benches with cushions. Book your section today!
For bottle service questions, for larger groups, or for multiple sections, call us at 504.528.8282.
Ginuwine was one of R&B's preeminent love men during the '90s heyday of hip-hop soul. Initially teamed with Timbaland, the most innovative producer of the late '90s, Ginuwine's sultry, seductive crooning earned him a substantial female following and made him a regular presence on the R&B charts, even after the futuristic production he favored was eclipsed by the more organic, retro-leaning neo-soul movement.
Ginuwine was born in Washington, D.C., on October 15, 1975, with the unlikely name of Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (after D.C.-born Basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor). As a youngster, Lumpkin's interest in music was ignited by Prince and Michael Jackson, especially the latter's legendary moonwalking performance on the Motown 25th anniversary special. At the mere age of 12, he began performing at parties and bars with the local hip-hop group the Finesse Five. He later worked as a Michael Jackson impressionist and sang with another local outfit, Physical Wonder; in the meantime, he earned a paralegal degree from a local community college, in case music didn't work out. In 1996, he adopted the name Ginuwine and was discovered by Jodeci. In New York, he met up with young producer Timbaland and cut the track "Pony," whose slow, halting groove and impassioned vocals helped Ginuwine land a deal with Sony's 550 Music imprint.
With the strikingly inventive Timbaland behind the boards, Ginuwine cut his debut album, Ginuwine...The Bachelor, and released it later in 1996. "Pony" became a number one R&B smash, also reaching number six on the pop charts, and the album became an eventual double-platinum hit. It spun off several more R&B hits over the next year, including "Tell Me Do U Wanna," "I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry," "Holler," and "Only When Ur Lonely"; it also featured an homage to one of Ginuwine's main influences in the cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry." In the wake of the album's success, demand for Timbaland's production services exploded, and Ginuwine became a bona fide sex symbol. He toured heavily in support of The Bachelor, and kept his name in the public eye in 1998 with his hit "Same Ol' G," which was featured on the soundtrack to Eddie Murphy's Dr. Doolittle. Late that year, he also made his acting debut on an episode of the CBS series Martial Law.
Ginuwine returned with his second album, 100% Ginuwine, in early 1999. Again produced by Timbaland, it entered the pop charts at number five, gave rise to another significant crossover hit in "So Anxious," and went platinum. "What's So Different?" and "None of Ur Friends Business" were also successful on R&B radio, and there was another cover of a Ginuwine hero, this time Michael Jackson's "She's Out of My Life." He followed it in the spring of 2001 with The Life, despite having to endure the deaths of his father (who committed suicide) and mother (a victim of cancer) within the same year. It was his first album helmed by producers not named Timbaland. Nonetheless, it was another success, debuting at number three on the charts and once again going platinum. Moreover, the ballad "Differences" -- the second single released from the album, after "There It Is" -- became Ginuwine's biggest pop hit yet, climbing to number four later that year.
Sunday 6/5 | 9pm | 18+
The All New Republic NOLA
828 South Peters Street New Orleans, LA 70130
504.528.8282 | www.republicnola.com