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Walk the Moon to headline spring concert

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Image courtesy of Walk the Moon's Facebook

Image courtesy of Walk the Moon’s Facebook

The Student Activities Board is hard at work promoting this semester’s spring concert, to be held next Friday, March 28. This year’s headliner is Walk the Moon, an indie rock group from Cincinnati, Ohio.

The show will be held in Simon Rec Center, where the doors will open at 8 p.m., with the concerted slated to begin at 8:30 p.m. SAB is excited to bring the show back to Simon Rec after last year’s “NorthXSouth Grand” show featuring NEEDTOBREATHE was held in the Georgetown Parking Lot. The 2012 concert featured four headliners, including Super Mash Bros and Karmin. Last fall, SLU brought The Lumineers to Chaifetz Arena.

Walk the Moon’s opener will be COIN, a “product of the ‘90s” from Nashville, Tenn. The band calls itself “swirly indie party pop” that “makes you feel good.” If you like Grouplove or Young the Giant, make sure to show up on time to check out these four funky fellas.

Walk the Moon burst on the seen in 2011 when its single “Anna Sun” hit airwaves and internet streams across the country, Esquire even naming it the “song of the summer.” While their debut album, “i want! i want!” was independently released in 2010, the band has since been signed by RCA Records, releasing their eponymous second album in 2012.

The band displays a unique mixture of poppy vocals and indie guitar riffs that make them a draw to a widespread audience. With catchy hooks and melodies, the band will have SLU singing in the sounds of spring at Simon Rec.

Their latest single, “Tightrope,” has reached as high as No. 15 on the U.S. Alternative charts, just short of the top ten ranking “Anna Sun” achieved.
The band, a collection of the talents of lead singer Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman, is prepping for an upcoming, cross-country summer tour.

The event, like all SAB spring concerts, is included in the student activity fee and thus admission is free to students.

In addition to the concert, SAB also will be giving away prizes to attendees. Traditionally, food booths and other activities are also set up before the concert.

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