As part of the continuing Centennial Celebration, Cameron University will present contemporary rock band Augustana and alternative rock band SafetySuit in concert on Saturday, April 18 at Cameron Stadium. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. The concert is open to the public at no charge; however, tickets are required for admission. Free tickets can be obtained on the CU Lawton campus at the Office of Community Relations, Room 150 in the Administration Building; Campus OneStop located in the Shepler Center; and the Student Activities Building. Tickets are also available at the main office of CU-Duncan. Off-campus, tickets can be obtained in Lawton at Adventure Travel's locations in Central Mall and at Fort Sill.
Referred to by the All-Music Guide as "a heartland equivalent of Coldplay and Keane, with a touch of mid-'90s adult alternative throwback (think Counting Crows or the Wallflowers) also peppering their mellow, piano-based music," Augustana is best known for the Billboard chart-topping album "All the Stars and Boulevards" and the hit single "Boston." The group has toured with Maroon 5, OneRepublic, and Counting Crows. Their latest album, "Can't Love, Can't Hurt," has spawned hit singles "Sweet and Low" and "I Still Ain't Over You."
The five-man band that originated in Greenville, Illinois, and is now based in San Diego, has made appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and "The Today Show," among other television appearances. Augustana is comprised of Dan Layus (vocals, piano, guitar), Jared Palomar (bass, vocals), Chris Sachtleben (guitar, mandolin), Justin South (vocals) and John Vincent Fredricks (keyboard, vocals).
More information about Augustana can be found at the band's official website, www.augustanamusic.com.
SafetySuit, comprised of Doug Brown (Vocals / Guitar), Dave Garofalo (Guitar), Jeremy Henshaw (Bass) and Tate Cunningham (Drums), started as Crew, debuting in a Battle of the Bands contest in Tulsa. Now based in Nashville, the band has logged road time on tour with Puddle of Mudd and is currently touring with 3 Doors Down and Hinder for what is poised to be one of the biggest rock tours of 2009. Their debut single, "Someone Like You," broke through to Billboard's Hot A/C Top 30 and Alternative Top 15. Their current single, "Stay," is rapidly climbing the charts.
Of SafetySuit, Billboard Magazine says, "...with their penchant for simple, catchy melodies and memorable lyrics...the band has carved their niche by perfecting a radio-friendly amalgam of rock and pop..."
March 13, 2009