GROUPLOVE will perform on campus with special guests The Knocks and Saints Valory on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.
The show, sponsored by Student Government’s Student Union Board, will be held in Bender Arena. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
GROUPLOVE’s performance will be open to the public, but with a cost. Pre-sale student tickets will go on sale Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. with prices starting at $5. Once these tickets have been sold, all other student tickets will go on sale for $10 while supplies last.
Pre-sale tickets for the general public will be $20 while supplies last. The regular sale price is $25 and $35 the day of the show.
A small number of free tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis for AU students tonight at 12 a.m. through the ticket portal grouploveau.eventbrite.com.
Students can also win a free ticket through SUB’s giveaways and VIP contests leading up to the concert through their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
The show will be one stop of the 2013 Campus Consciousness Tour, which “provides day-long activities and an eco-friendly agenda for students,” according to the press release.
The Campus Consciousness Tour is organized by the nonprofit group Reverb, who “works to inspire both musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future.”
“When I ﬁrst heard about the Campus Consciousness Tour, I immediately jumped on the
opportunity,” SUB Director Noah Gray said. “I knew that GROUPLOVE would be a big hit, but I also knew that the tour was the perfect ﬁt for the AU community. Our students are politically active, socially conscious, and passionate about these issues. What better place than AU to party for a cause?”
About the artists
GROUPLOVE rose to fame among the indie crowd within the last five years due to their high-energy sound and unique vocals. They have performed to huge crowds at popular festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. Their most well-known hit, “Tongue Tied,” sat on the Billboard Alternative charts for 43 weeks in 2012.
The Knocks have produced songs for pop’s biggest stars, including Katy Perry, before going on tour and bringing their electronic dance party to stages around the world. The duo has toured with British songstress M.I.A. across Europe and opened for Ellie Goulding on her U.S. tour. Saints of Valory was named one of the top six unsigned bands by Billboard in 2012 and their debut album “Into the Deep” is set to be released soon.