Miami University’s Concert Board and the Performing Arts Series announced that The Fray will perform at this year’s spring concert.
Concert Board, a division of Campus Activities Council, is excited to bring the band to Oxford, according to senior Blake Johnston and junior Lauren Fedders, co-chairs of the board.
“As a board we felt it would be a great band,” Johnston said. “We know they put on good shows.”
According to Johnston, The Fray has been generating a lot of hype lately.
“They’ve been playing a lot of big gigs,” Johnston said, including playing at Madison Square Garden. “With their new CD there’s been a lot of excitement.”
The Fray’s new album, Scars and Stories, was released in early February.
Johnston and Fedders said the board agreed that The Fray will bring a fresh type of concert to Miami’s campus.
“The board as a whole thought it would be a good change compared to previous shows,” Fedders said.
In the past two years, Concert Board has brought in Kid Cudi and Lupe Fiasco. Concert Board is hoping to attract lots of different audience members to see The Fray, Fedders said.
“It will appeal to a lot of diverse, different groups,” Fedders said. “Like people in the community, people from other schools and parents.”
According to Johnston and Fedders, there has been a positive response since the concert was officially confirmed and announced late last week.
“We’re really, really excited about it and it seems the rest of campus is too,” Fedders said.
The concert will take place 8 p.m. April 18 in Millett Hall.
Pre-sale tickets for students go on sale Wednesday through the Miami University Box Office for $35 until noon Friday, when tickets for general admission will go on sale for $40.
Students can visit the Shriver information desk to draw a number for a spot in line for the pre-sale.
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