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Feb. 4, 2011

SCOPE Productions, Hancher collaborate to present The Roots on March 9 in IMU

Legendary hip-hop band The Roots has only a single week off between tapings of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The University of Iowa’s SCOPE Productions and Hancher have collaborated to bring The Roots to Iowa City during that brief break. The band will perform in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge Wednesday, March 9.

The show, which will include an opening act, will start at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance will go on sale from both the Hancher and IMU Box Offices, as well as all Ticketmaster locations, on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Performing as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has not slowed the band’s creative endeavors. In 2010 the band released two albums, “How I Got Over” and a collaborative record with R&B singer John Legend titled “Wake Up!”

A limited number of tickets are available to UI students for $21. All other tickets for the general admission performance are $28. The discounted student tickets are made possible due to support from the UI Office of Student Life.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Rob Cline, Hancher, 319-335-3827,; Zachary Isom, SCOPE Productions, 319-213-1755,; Steve Parrott, University Relations, 319-384-0037,