News: 50 Cent Falls Out W/ Rock Concert, Scheduling Conflicts Emerge
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 11:15AM
50 Cent's concert series alongside punk rock band Fall Out Boy has been reportedly put on hold due to the rapper's current scheduling conflicts.
While a specific reason has yet to emerge, the tour will continue Wednesday (April 22) night without the G-Unit leader.
Rapper 50 Cent has announced that due to a scheduling conflict, he will not be joining Fall Out Boy on their 'Believers Never Die Part Deux' tour, the band's 2009 headline arena tour at UCF Arena on Wednesday, April 22. Scheduled to perform at the University of Central Florida Areana will be Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, Hey Monday and All Time Low. (Orlando Sentinel)
This marks the second conflict revolving around the concert series as a show was cancelled last weekend due to weather conditions.
The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park, Texas postponed Saturday (April 18) night's opening concert event, featuring alternative rock act Fall Out Boy and acclaimed rapper 50 Cent, due to severe weather conditions. Ticket holders, including those with VIP Early Entry and VIP Meet and Greet passes, should keep their tickets, as more information will be announced soon. (KHOU News)
The group's frontman Patrick Stump recently discussed how Fif joined the group for a number of dates.
He came up with the idea," he said in an interview. "He had been talking for awhile about doing something together. We definitely like hip-hop a lot, and I think a lot of people know that at this point. We've toured with Paul Wall...We've encountered a little bit of negative feelings about it, but I think that you should challenge your audience a little bit. And I think the reality is that, OK, if you don't like 50 Cent, if you're that stuck-up that you're going to stand there and hate him actively, then go to the concession stand during (his set). Go get a T-shirt or go to the bathroom if that's how you feel. Otherwise, challenge yourself." (Billboard)
50 is currently promoting his upcoming album Before I Self Destruct.
"The new announcement is that I'm dropping two albums," Fif said in an interview. "I've had an opportunity to record since I thought I was releasing an album in December. But the portion of my record that I recorded with Dr. Dre was incomplete, because there was no opportunity to mix it. The only song that was mixed that I worked on with Dr. Dre is 'I Get It In' -- that one is out now. It's cool, but I need the rest of them to be mixed before I can present my project to the public." (MTV)
No word has been given on when 50 will re-join the tour.