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AJR will perform as the headliner at SAC's spring concert April 8 in the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse.

AJR will perform as the headliner at SAC's spring concert April 8 in the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse.

Feb. 25, 2022

AJR to perform spring concert April 8 at Hughes Fieldhouse

The Student Activities Council (SAC) at Northwest Missouri State University has announced it will welcome AJR to the campus as the headliner of its spring concert with Careless Vibez joining the event as the opening act.  

The concert is set for Friday, April 8, in the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.

Student tickets are $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the concert. Tickets for the public are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the show. Tickets are available now for purchase online at  

SAC co-concert directors Rylie Goeders and Sherry Harper said the organization selected AJR as this year’s concert headliner after reviewing data from a student survey and reviewing popular artists in top genres.

“We believe that AJR will provide a fun and engaging concert experience for Northwest students and the general public,” Goeders said. “They have a fun music style that allows a wide variety of people to enjoy their music.”

Re-envisioning what pop can be in the 21st century, AJR has emerged as a ubiquitous hit-making outlier and one of the biggest indie bands in the world. Since 2012, the multiplatinum indie pop trio – comprised of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met – have generated billions of streams while earning one triple-platinum single, one double-platinum single, four platinum singles, and one platinum album.

“Neotheater,” released in 2019 marked their biggest first-week debut, peaking at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200, No. 1 on the Top Alternative Albums Chart and No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart. Spotify touted their 2017 single, “Sober Up,” among the “Best Rock Songs of the 2010s,” while Apple Music included 2016’s “Weak” on its “Best Alt Songs of the 2010s.” AJR also remains one of the “500 Most-Listened to Artists” on Spotify.

On the heels of “Neotheater,” 2020’s platinum blockbuster “Bang!” earned performances on “Today” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as well as at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Their fourth full-length album, “OK Orchestra,” was introduced last year with the single “Way Less Sad.”

Careless Vibez, an R&B/pop boy band with soothing harmonies, is based in Miami, Florida. The group features Deb Angelic, Prince Jeyree, Prez Nick and Free Baby – two sets of brothers who have been singing together for more than a decade.

Prior to the concert, SAC will host a tailgate party in the parking lot of the Hughes Fieldhouse. The tailgate will feature drinks, tacos and Cinfully Cinnamon as well as food trucks from Kool Kats and Grill Sergeant. Alcoholic beverages will be available to people aged 21 and over. All food and drinks will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and sold at regular prices.

Northwest’s Student Activities Council plans and administers activities for students to contribute to a more well-rounded social, recreational and cultural life on the Northwest campus and its community. For more information about SAC and its programming, visit or follow SAC on Twitter with @NW_SAC or


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