R&B singer Vaughn Anthony will be the opening act for the John Legend concert at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Oct. 9, A&O Productions announced Monday.
Anthony, who is Legend’s brother, will take the stage at the first show to be held at Welsh-Ryan since Kanye West performed there in 2005. The concert is part of the inauguration weekend for Northwestern President Morton Schapiro.
Meanwhile, Barry McCardel, co-director of promotions and public relations for A&O, said in an e-mail that ticket sales for the Friday concert have eclipsed all student-produced events at Northwestern since Bob Dylan in 2000.
Tickets for the show are still available for $10 for undergraduate students, and $17 for graduate students who can bring a paying guest. Online sales will cut off at 5 p.m. on Friday, but tickets will still be sold at the door.
For a preview of what’s to come, check out this video of Vaughn Anthony and John Legend performing “Another Again” live.