Chance Allows For More Chances
by Libby Edwards
Chance the rapper is a relatively new artist in the music industry. Although he has been around for a while, it is his new album, “Coloring Book”, that has earned him the attention of millions and even 3 Grammys, including one for best new artist. Recently the Chicago based rapper donated $1 million to Chicago’s Public School System in hopes of giving Chicago’s children “quality learning experiences that include the arts.” His donation impressed many people, including former first lady, Michelle Obama. She responded to the donation on twitter saying, “Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.” In addition to his generous donation, Chance also announced that for every $100,000 dollars raised for Socialworks, a non-profit organization that he co-founded in 2015, $10,000 would be donated to Chicago’s school system.
Chance will be kicking off his “Coloring Book” Tour right in San Diego on April 24th at the Valley View Casino Center. With tickets ranging from $29.95 to $69.95, tickets were pretty affordable, it was very important to Chance that his tickets weren’t too expensive as he tweeted “We worked hard to make sure everyone could afford a ticket to the show.” However, most tickets were sold out before anyone had the chance to purchase them. The rapper has been warning fans of scalpers who purchase the tickets and resell them at higher prices, he has even been adding more tickets to his website after shows have been sold out.
There are two VIP packages available for all of the concerts. Number one is the “Rock, Paper, Scissors Package” which entails three rounds of rock, paper, scissors with chance, a signed 3 hat, and a first look at merchandise, this runs for $75. Package number two costs $250 and is titled the “Tweeted by Chance Package.” This package includes a selfie with Chance that will be posted on his twitter and a first look at merchandise. All tickets and VIP packages can be purchased on chanceraps.com.