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Oct. 9, 2014
By Alexandra Mortallaro, media relations assistant
Pop-punk band We The Kings will perform at Northwest Missouri State University Saturday, Nov. 8, for the annual fall concert, the University’s Student Activities Council has announced.
The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the fall concert are free for Northwest students and will be available at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building. Each student will receive one ticket after presenting his or her Bearcat Card. Remaining tickets will be available to the public at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, online by clicking here and at the Student Services Center. Tickets for members of the public are $10.
We The Kings consists of five members — Travis Clark, Hunter Thomsen, Danny Duncan, Coley O’Toole and Charles Trippy. Since forming in high school in Bradenton, Fla., We The Kings has rung up a string of top 10 rock albums including 2007’s “We the Kings,” 2009’s “Smile Kid” and 2011’s “Sunshine State of Mind.” They are also recognized for their gold and platinum singles “Check Yes Juliet” and “Say You Like Me.”
“Somewhere Somehow” is We The Kings’ newest album and became the highest-charting record in the band’s history, peaking at No. 2 overall on iTunes and debuting at No. 44 on the Billboard 200.
“We chose We The Kings this year because we wanted to bring an alternative throwback concert to the students,” Michael Eppley, SAC director of concert programming, said. This isn’t a genre we’ve featured for a while so we thought now would be the perfect time to do something new. Having over 1.5 million likes on Facebook and a dedicated fan base, we think We The Kings will be a show that will be talked about for years to come.”
The opening band for We The Kings will be determined by the winner of a “Battle of the Bands” contest that SAC is sponsoring.
Registration for Battle of the Bands ends Thursday, Oct. 16. The qualifying show will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Ron Houston Center, giving students the opportunity to listen to free live music.
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