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Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
September 14, 2007

with Special Guests Yung Joc, J. Holiday and Ray Lavender

Akon on stage at the WVU Coliseum in 2007
Yung Joc wearing a WVU Football jersey commemorating his performance at the Coliseum in 2007           
SHOW DATE: Friday, September 14, 2007 • 8:30pm
Senegal-born soul singer Akon made his WVU Coliseum debut September 14, 2007 before an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 5,000 fans.

"Akon's strength," reported The Associated Press at the time of the show, "(is) delivering hard-hitting street portraits with an R&B singer's depth of emotion but with a rapper's level of credibility." 

At the time of the concert in Morgantown, Akon was touring in support of his 2006 album "Konvicted," which balanced streetwise swagger, studio originality and common sense. With hits like "Sorry ... Blame it on Me," "Smack That" (with Eminem), and "I Want to Love You" (with Snoop Dagg), Akon is was well on his way to establishing himself as a hip-hop hit. His work was at the top of the Billboard charts, iTunes and MySpace. Fans will also fondly recall his hits "We Takin Over" (with T.I., Fat Joe, Lil Wayne and others), "Soul Survivor" (with Young Jeezy) and "The Sweet Escape" (with Gwen Stefani).
Listen to the radio commercial promoting the show:
Average ticket price was $32.50
Local radio personality Lacey Neff on stage before the Akon concert in 2007
Left: The late Lacey Neff, WVAQ Program Director and disc jockey, talking to a fan from the Coliseum stage. Lacey was giving away a meet and greet to someone in the crowd.  Lacey was a fixture in the Morgantown music scene for years and was often present at Coliseum for concerts. 
Akon wearing a WVU football jersey on stage at the Coliseum            
Yung Joc on the Coliseum stage in 2007           
J Holiday performing at the WVU Coliseum