Neon Trees to play at SSU

April 2, 2013

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

The alternative rock band Neon Trees is set to play at the Vern Riffe Center For the Arts on the campus of Shawnee State University (SSU) April 18.

According to the band’s biography, “like their name, Neon Trees are a combination of slick pop hooks and sturdy organic rock, both melodic and hard-hitting, their anthems of adolescent angst, longing, love lost and found, delivered with the kind of heart-on-the-sleeve passion that only comes from hard… work and commitment.”

“We’re all about songs which relate the human experience,” said Branden Campbell, bassist for the group. “The emotion is very important to us. Our logo is a human heart with wings. We try to keep it real, but we’re not afraid to dream, either, work hard and admit we want success.”

Among the groups hits include the song “Animal,” “Your Surrender,” “1983,” and “Everybody Talks.”

The band is currently touring with Maroon 5 and Owl City on several dates including a performance tonight in Washington D.C.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show can be purchased at the McKinley Box Office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, online at Ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster Outlet.

SSU students can purchase tickets with their SSU ID for $25, while SSU staff and faculty can purchase tickets $30 per ticket. The general public ticket price is $35 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the event will be an additional $10 per ticket.

The concert is sponsored by the Student Programming Board and the Student Government Association.

For more information about the concert visit http://shawnee.orgsync.com.

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