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Kanye West "Graduating" October 12th at Vanderbilt
Posted by Administrator at Thursday, September 27th, 2007 at 2:33AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

I'm a giving chap, so when the organizers of Vanderbilt University's Homecoming sent me not one but TWO e-mails asking to publicize Kanye West's appearance at their 6th Annual Commodore Quake, I decided to oblige. You can read the full text of their press release below. If you're going to the show feel free to send a report to and speak on all aspects of the event including Kanye's performance itself. Nashville, TN – Vanderbilt University’s Homecoming celebration returns on Friday, October 12th, with performances from hip-hop sensation Kanye West, pop-rock sensation Guster, and singer-songwriter Brett Dennen.  The 6th Annual Commodore Quake will be held at Memorial Gymnasium on the Vanderbilt University campus.

With years of success producing hits for artists such as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, as well as the commercial and critical successes of his own two albums, Kanye West is one of today’s most prolific artists.  To continue the university theme of West’s previous records, The College Dropout and Late Registration, his third release entitled, Graduation, will hit stores September 11th.  The lead single, “Stronger,” is quickly climbing the Billboard charts.  

Rounding out the bill are Guster and Brett Dennen who appear as part of the Crocs Next Step Campus Tour.  Guster has risen from their humble beginnings at Tufts University to recently release their fifth studio album, Ganging Up on the Sun. Guster’s melodic and free-spirited sounds are coupled with their reputation for stellar live performances. Complimenting Guster’s sounds onstage, Brett Dennen will showcase songs from his album So Much More.  

“Every year, we strive to bring the best talent to Vanderbilt’s campus and the Nashville community,” says David Silverstein, Co-Chair of the Vanderbilt University Music Group. “We are looking to put together compelling and unique lineups, blending genres and talent to give students and the general public the ultimate music experience.” The Music Group is the student-run organization responsible for planning and producing Commodore Quake, as well as the annual Rites of Spring Music Festival.

Ticket sales are scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, September 14th and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at or by calling (615) 343-3361. They are also available with no service charge at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt Campus. The ticket price is $15 for Vanderbilt students and $35 for Vanderbilt Faculty, Staff, Alumni & General Public. Doors will open at 7:00 PM. Please visit or for more information on Commodore Quake.

About Vanderbilt Student Campus Events

The Office of the Dean of Students at Vanderbilt University provides an extensive list of activities and organizations for students to gain the true college experience. The Office of Student Campus Events houses several organizations and programs designed to meet the needs of every college student. Their mission statement includes offering a fun and celebratory environment as well as cultivating a sense of school pride that extends past the classroom. The Music Group is the student run organization responsible for planning and producing the Commodore Quake as well as the annual Rites of Spring Music Festival.

Media Contact: Student Campus Events, Vanderbilt University –
Dwayne V. Elliott – (615) 322-2471.

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