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G-Eazy to Perform at Scottsdale's Livewire During Super Bowl Weekend

And the Super Bowl concert announcements just keep on coming. Here's the latest: chart-topping rap wunderkind G-Eazy, the artist behind the 2011 viral hit "Runaround Sue," is set to perform at Livewire in Scottsdale on Saturday, January 31.

Its one of many blockbuster concerts and club events that will be happening around the Valley and especially in Scottsdale during the two nights before Super Bowl XLIX.

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The Oakland-born rapper and onetime Myspace hit, back in the waning days of the social media hub's influence, hit it big in 2011 with his track "Runaround Sue," which racked up more than 5 million YouTube views and was inspired by the Beach Boys song of the same name, before scoring even bigger with last year's album, These Things Happen.

G-Eazy's appearance in Scottsdale is a relatively quick return to the Valley for the rapper, as he performed a sold-out show at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe earlier this month.

As we mentioned, his Livewire gig will be one offering on an already loaded buffet of music on Saturday, January 31, in the Metro Phoenix area. That night, for instance, will include CBS Radio's The Night Before shindig featuring Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Dierks Bentley at Talking Stick Resort Arena, as well as Knife Party making their Valley debut at The Pressroom. A slew of '80s favorites like Dramarama, Bow Wow Wow, and Gene Loves Jezebel will also be performing over at Westgate.

Scottsdale will also be loaded up on hip-hop heavyweights and rappers that weekend, such as Big Sean appearing at Maya Day and Nightclub on Thursday, January 29, and Nelly doing double duty with the Madden Bowl on Thursday at Livewire followed by the Playboy party at the W Scottsdale on Friday. Drake will also host the Bootsy Bellows Arizona Takeover at the hotel on Saturday.

Meanwhile, G-Eazy's concert at Livewire will start at 9 p.m. on Saturday. General admission tickets are $48 and can be purchased online.

Find any show in Metro Phoenix via our extensive online concert calendar.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.