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After Wilkes-Barre show, Snoop Dogg comes to Scranton for afterparty DJ set on Sept. 26

After Wilkes-Barre show, Snoop Dogg comes to Scranton for afterparty DJ set on Sept. 26
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From a press release:

West Coast rap icon Snoop Dogg plans to spend a long, busy day in Northeastern Pennsylvania, playing two different shows and meeting fans throughout Thursday, Sept. 26 and into Friday.

First, he will bring his “Doggystyle” 25th anniversary tour to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township with special guests Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, and more. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Announced this week, “Tha Doggfather” has made a very limited number of meet and greet packages available for this event on The $279 package includes the opportunity to meet and get a photo with Snoop Dogg, along with other VIP amenities, including a commemorative show poster, tour T-shirt, merch bag, and pre-show access to the “Gin and Juice” lounge with complimentary food and beverages. VIP package passes must be accompanied by a regular event ticket.

Tickets to the concert, which start at $39.75, plus fees, are on sale now at the arena’s NBT Bank Box Office (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), and all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Following this nostalgic hip-hop show celebrating his debut album, Snoop Dogg will head to downtown Scranton for an afterparty and DJ set where fans can also get “up close and personal.”

He is set to perform live as DJ Snoopadelic on the main floor of Levels Bar & Grill (519 Linden St., Scranton), with opening sets by locals Super DJ Rich Steele and DJ E-dub.

Running from 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., tickets for this late-night show are $40 and on sale now via Eventbrite.

Snoop Dogg began his musical career in the early 1990s when he was discovered by influential rapper, record producer, and businessman Dr. Dre. Snoop Dogg’s fame skyrocketed after being featured on Dr. Dre’s solo debut album, “The Chronic,” later releasing his own debut album in 1993, “Doggystyle,” on Death Row Records. Produced by Dr. Dre. the album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, “Doggystyle” became certified quadruple platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including “What’s My Name?” and “Gin and Juice.”

To note a local connection, Scranton illustrator Justin Roach worked with Snoop Dogg’s cousin and original cover artist Joe Cool on the recent illustration and design of the “Doggystyle” 25th anniversary album cover, poster, T-shirt, and other merchandise, among other Snoop Dogg releases and merch over the last few years. Another Scranton native, John Phillips, currently serves as Snoop Dogg’s assistant tour manager.

Since Snoop Dogg’s memorable debut, the rapper has released a total of 16 studio albums, selling more than 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. He has released a string of chart-topping hits, including “Gin and Juice,” “Still a G Thang,” “The Next Episode,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” and more. Aside from his musical career, Snoop Dogg is also a record producer, television personality, entrepreneur, and actor, becoming a fixture of pop culture and earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018.

Rap legend and producer Warren Griffin III, known as Warren G, is widely considered as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip-hop. One of his biggest hits is the single “Regulate,” featuring the late Nate Dogg, released in 1994. Warren G is best known for his popular 1999 album “I Want It All” featuring collaborations with Mack 10, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Eve. Throughout his career, he has also released a series of top hits, including “This D.J.,” “I Want It All,” and “Do You See.”

Read NEPA Scene’s interview with Justin Roach about his work for Snoop Dogg here.