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Gym Class Heroes set to perform at April SOLO concert

By Jodi Lawerence
On February 16, 2012

  • Gym Class Hero members Eric Roberts, Travie McCoy, Matt McGinley and Disashi Lumumba–Kasongo will perform with Outasight and Dev at the April 24 SOLO concert. Atlantic Records

Gym Class Heroes will perform at 6 p.m. April 24 in the Hooper Eblen Center.

Opening acts are Dev, artist behind "Bass Down Low," and Outasight, recognized by popular song "Tonight Is The Night."

While Gym Class Heroes was not the first choice in the Fall 2011 vote, the band will perform popular songs like "Cupid's Chokehold" and "Stereo Hearts."

LMFAO, winner of the fall voting, declined the invitation.

"We got a call from our booking agency saying that SkyBlu, which is one of the main guys in LMFAO, had two herniated discs in his back and was going to be having those repaired in January," said Lees Gatts, SGA president. "They were pushing their shows in January to February and so on, pushing our show to May. We're not here in May. So that obviously wouldn't work with us. They weren't going to be able to fit us in."

The SOLO concert series is also undergoing a major change.

In recent years, the first 300 students in line would be given floor tickets, failing to fill the floor the way the SGA had expected.

"The main problem in the previous concerts that I have noticed is that we weren't packing the floor," said Gatts. "That's going to be the biggest change in the SOLO concert this semester. If you are going to want to be on the floor then you are going to have to be one of the first 600 people in line before the concert."

Students can expect tickets to be released two to three weeks before the concert.

Gatts could not specify a suggested time to be at the venue for floor access, but did say that past lines for entry have reached down 12th Street and around the block.

"I am willing to campout outside of the Hoop and wait all day long to be right there in front of Travis McCoy," Thomas Cooper, sophomore pre-physical therapy major, said. 

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