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Erykah Badu & Nas
Live In Concert!

December 7, 2019
8:00 PM
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Urban Vibe is proud to present Erykah Badu and Nas to the United Center, Saturday, December 7th, 2019.
 
Erykah Badu and Nas have teamed together for a high energy show. This concert will include some of their chart topping hits like "On & On", "Bag Lady", ”Honey”, “Window Seat” and “Back in the Day (Puff)” from Dave Chappelle’s Block Party [Erykah Badu] as well as "The World Is Yours", "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)", "Street Dreams", "One Mic", “Nastradamus” and “Made You Look” [Nas]. These timeless tracks continue to paint the soundtrack of Millions of lives around the globe.
 
Erykah Badu Born in Dallas, Texas, Erykah Badu was exposed to the arts early on, and eventually began to perform in shows at the local Dallas Theater Center. In 1996, Badu's demo caught the attention of music producer Kedar Massenburg, who signed her and paired her with D'Angelo to record the song "Your Precious Love." Kedar Entertainment later merged with Universal Motown. Today, Badu is best known for her soulful music style, which is showcased on albums such as the Grammy Award-winning Baduizm and 1997's Live. Although she disputes the term, Erykah Badu has been dubbed "the first lady of neo soul" and "the queen of neo-soul".Baduizm's commercial and critical success earned Erykah Badu popularity at the time and helped establish her as one of the emerging neo soul genre's leading artists. Along with D'Angelo's Brown Sugar (1995) and Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite (1996), the album has been recognized by music writers for beginning neo soul's popularity and helping the genre obtain commercial visibility at the time.
 
In 1997, Badu received six nominations and won three. In 1998, Badu received fourteen nominations and won eight, In 2000, Badu received two nominations and won one, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the Grammy Awards. In 2003, Badu received twelve nominations and won two., including Video of the Year for "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)" at the BET Awards and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)" at the Grammy Awards. In 2008, Badu received eleven nominations and won two, including Best Director for "Honey" at the BET Awards and Best Direction in a Video for "Honey" at the MTV Video Music Awards. Overall, Badu has won 16 awards from 59 nominations. Nas Hailing from Queensbridge, New York, The son of jazz musician Olu Dara.
 
Nas made a huge impact in the early 1990s with Illmatic, widely regarded as one of the greatest rap albums of all time. While he has arguably never hit such heights again, he has nevertheless sold 30 million records, received worldwide critical acclaim. He is also an entrepreneur through his own record label; he serves as associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and the cofounder of Mass Appeal Records. Nas has been praised for his ability to create a "devastating match between lyrics and production" by journalist Peter Shapiro, as well as creating a "potent evocation of life on the street", and he has even been compared to Rakim for his lyrical technique.
 
In 2006, Nas was ranked fifth on MTV's "10 Greatest MCs of All Time" list. In 2012, The Source ranked him No. 2 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.In 2013, Nas was ranked fourth on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list. His debut Illmatic is widely considered among the greatest hip hop albums of all time.

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Suites

Every 20, 40 and 80-person Rental Suite includes tickets, parking passes, the choice of two delicious food and beverage packages, an open bar and dedicated attendants. Please note pricing is subject to change based on availability. For more information on renting a suite, please contact us at (312) 455-4119 or (312)-455-4577.

If you are interested in reserving a Rental Suite that is not listed below for this specific event, please contact us to be added to the waitlist.

Dining

As America's Premier Sports and Entertainment Venue, the United Center provides the best in food service, presentation, and quality. Levy Restaurants looks forward to creating a memorable experience for you and your guests.
IronworksIronworks

Find fan favorites served up with 7 different beers, 2 plasma TV screens and great sandwiches on the 300 level, across from section 309. Eat in our casual seating area overlooking the Chicago Skyline.

Goose Island PubGoose Island Pub

Sample a fresh-carved sandwich or specialty beer at the Goose Island Pub before, during or after any game. Features live music before the game. Located across from section 108.

Directions & Parking

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1901 W. Madison Street

Directions

From the

North

Take I-90 East to the Madison Street exit and make a right onto Madison Street. The building will be on your left.

South

Take I-55 North to the Damen exit and make a left, going northbound for approximately 7 minutes. The building will be on your right.

East

Take Madison Street west from the Loop.

West

Take I-290 East to exit 28A (Damen Avenue). Take Damen Avenue north to Madison Street. Make a right onto Madison Street and the building will be on your right.

 

Public Transportation

Public Transportation

CTA

Take the Orange, Green, Purple, or Brown lines to Madison. Take #20 Madison buses west.

To the United Center: The #19 United Center Express Bus runs on game days. Service begins 90 minutes prior to game time, runs every 10 minutes until 30 minutes until start of game. Board at stops starting southbound on Michigan and Randolph. Connections are made with Metra trains at Millennium Station, Ogilvie Center and Union Station. The #20 Madison Bus travels west on Madison Street, starting downtown at Wabash Street and runs every few minutes, making all stops to the United Center.

From the United Center: The #19 United Center Express and the #20 Madison buses run every few minutes, departing from the eastbound side of Madison Street. Buses make all stops.

Visit the Chicago Transit Authority's website, transitchicago.com for more information.

General Parking

General Parking

PLEASE NOTE: Parking lots and Uber lot open to public two hours prior to event time.

  Lots H Lots C & K Other Lots Bus
Ticketmaster N/A $27 $22 N/A
On-Site Payment $40 $29 $24 $40

All prices are subject to change without advance notice.

Cash and all major credit cards accepted.
The United Center offers free parking for select family shows in all official United Center parking lots. All Parking Policies outlined below remain in effect.

Purchase parking via Ticketmaster in advance HERE.

For details on handicap parking, please see the United Center Accessibility Guide.

EV Charging Stations
EV Charging Stations are available in Lot H and Lot K. Charging is free. Please be courteous and maintain parking/charging for the posted time limits. 

Parking Policies
No in/out privileges.
No overnight parking unless related to event activites and approved in advance.
No solicitation allowed.
No consumption of alcoholic beverages on lot or in parked vehicles.
No tailgating or similar activities.

BOOK PARKING IN ADVANCE

Spothero Parking

A limited amount of SpotHero parking spaces are available throughout official United Center parking lots. To reserve your parking spot, visit the United Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

 

 

Parking Policies
No in/out privileges.
No overnight parking unless related to event activites and approved in advance.
No solicitation allowed.
No consumption of alcoholic beverages on lot or in parked vehicles.
No tailgating or similar activities.

Suites Parking

Suites Parking

Two reserved parking passes will be valid in lots C and K. The other two reserved parking passes will be for parking in lots A, B, D, E or L. Holders of these passes will be directed to A, B, D, E or L lots by traffic police and parking attendants based on traffic conditions. Parking passes are good for one space each. Please attach parking pass to the rear view mirror of your car to allow traffic police and the parking attendant(s) to recognize you as an Executive Suite Holder.

For all special events, each Executive Suite Holder will receive two complimentary parking passes per event ordered. These two passes will be for reserved parking located in lots C and K. In addition, Executive Suite Holders will also receive the option to purchase four additional parking passes in lots C and K for special events.

Suite Holder parking passes are also valid for buses or limousines under specific guidelines.

Lexus Club Parking

Lexus Club Parking

Lexus Club Seat members have reserved parking in fenced, well-lit and clearly marked parking lots adjacent to the United Center for all Blackhawks or Bulls preseason, regular season and playoff games. All Lexus Club members who purchase tickets to other events may also purchase one preferred parking pass (in lot C or K) for such events. Details on how to obtain parking for other events are included with the fax transmission announcing each event.

Lexus Club Seat members with two to four tickets receive a complimentary, reserved parking space in a closed-in, paved lot for all Blackhawks or Bulls preseason, regular season and playoff games. Lexus Club Seat members with five seats or more will be provided with two parking passes.

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