Nas To Perform Songs From ‘Illmatic’ With Live Orchestra In Las Vegas

Titled “Nas With the Las Vegas Philharmonic,” the series of shows will take place Aug. 29, Aug. 31- Sept. 1.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Illmatic, Nas has announced that he will perform at the Encore Theater stage at Wynn in Las Vegas accompanied by a live orchestra, Billboard reports.

Dubbed Nas With the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the hip-hop icon will perform tracks from his classic debut and his entire discography on Aug. 29 and Aug. 31 through Sept. 1.

Nas shared his excitement about the upcoming performances in a statement.

“Las Vegas has always served as a creative outlet for my music, and these performances will take that to the next level,” Nas said. “I am excited to partner with the Las Vegas Philharmonic to bring this first-of-its-kind performance to Encore Theater and to showcase my music to my fans in Las Vegas in a whole new way.”

“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Nas to Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas for this historic collaboration with the Las Vegas Philharmonic to celebrate one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever made,” Bobby Reynolds, the AEG Presents Las Vegas SVP added.

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“Marrying Nas’ legendary catalog with the unparalleled sound of the Las Vegas Philharmonic is guaranteed to be an unforgettable and must-see experience for all Nas fans, and there is no venue more perfect in Las Vegas for this collaboration or a better place to be this Labor Day Weekend for entertainment than Encore Theater,” Reynolds continued.

Hailed as one the greatest albums of all time, Illmatic featured production from Large Professor, Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock. In 1994 the album received a 5-mic rating from The Source Magazine and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" in 2020.

Tickets for Nas With the Las Vegas Philharmonic will go on sale on Friday (May 24) at 10 a.m. PT at Ticketmaster

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