Plain White T's to perform in October
September 17, 2007 —
After weeks of negotiations, Program Board has secured the services of pop artists Plain White T's, who plan to perform at SVSU next month.
Though last semester's year-end concert ideas didn't pan out, Program Board decided to start off the new semester with some music.
This year's concert, sponsored by Program Board, will take place in the Ryder Center on Oct. 16. The show will start at 9 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Ill Scarlet is set to perform as the opening act.
Last year, Program Board conducted a survey asking SVSU students for feedback about what genre of music they listen to and what they'd like to see come to the campus. However, the survey received a response from only a small fraction of the student body. This caused some confusion when Program Board tried to choose an act.
The idea of possibly having a large concert at SVSU was tossed around last year, but the show never ended up happening. Bids were turned down and available dates never seemed to match up. Students were disappointed when a concert never took place, and Program Board knew this year had to be different.
This summer, the organization was sent an e-mail notification stating that the band would be around the Saginaw area. Crystal Dillard, Program Board president, found this a great opportunity to take.
With their number one hit "Hey There Delilah" rising on the charts, Plain White T's seemed like the perfect fit for SVSU students. The group is well-known and may be coming out with another single in the near future.
Although the contract for the concert has not yet been signed, Dillard is certain the event will take place.
"We have the contract in our hands," Dillard said. "For the most part, it is a sure thing."
Tickets go on sale today and the cost is $18 for SVSU students and $25 for the general public. Only tickets purchased by the general public may be done so through SVSU's online box office. All other sales must be made at the box office in person.
Dillard expects the event to be a success.
"[Plain White T's] will be good for the campus," she said. "Every year we hope for all tickets to be sold."
Questions regarding the event may be directed to Crystal Dillard at email@example.com.