Tyrese, Chris Brown to perform in Columbus

By Stephanie Pedersen

Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Gibson

Two men known for their R&B music will be in Columbus the next two months to perform at the Civic Center.

Tyrese Gibson will be in Columbus on March 25. Ticket prices range from $49 to $79.

Tickets will go on sale Feb. 5.

Gibson, who is mostly known as Tyrese, is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, actor and model. You may know him from his recurring role in the movie franchise "The Fast and Furious."

His songs "Sweet Lady" and "How U Gonna Act Like That" were nominated for a Grammy in 2000 and 2004, respectively. His albums Open Invitation and Three Kings (with Ginuwine and Tank) also were nominated.

Durrell Babbs, better known as Tank, will open for Tyrese.

But before Tyrese gets in town, Chris Brown will perform Feb. 13 for what likely will be a favorite Valentines Day date.

Tickets are still available, with the prices listed in the $59-$152.50 price range.

His debut single "Run It!" hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 2005. He's also known for singles "Loyal" and newer songs "Liquor" and "Back to Sleep."

Civic Center director Ross Horner said he believes TK N Cash will open for Brown.

"I know the sales have been brisk. They went out very strong," Horner said about ticket sales. "But there's plenty of tickets available for it. As we get closer it will pick up, so right now is the best time to come and get some prime seats available."

It will be a busy few months at the civic center with Elton John performing March 16.