SLCC has recently hosted some famous musical groups and singers such as Michelle Branch, Jabbawockeez and Neon Trees. This September 30, another famous band will grace the SLCC stage. The Plain White T’s will be playing live in concert for students as well as any other fans of the band.
“We wanted to do something fun for the SLCC community, bring a great experience at a good discount/price to the students,” said the Student VP’s who are on the Executive Council at SLCC.
The concert will be held at the SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Lifetime Activities Center (LAC). Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. and the concert itself will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for any SLCC student are $10 and go on sale Aug. 8. They will be available at the Information Desk at the Taylorsville, Jordan and South City Campuses. Tickets for the public cost $20, which do not go on sale until Sept. 2. These will be available to purchase through Smith’s Tix and smithstix.com.
The band Plain White T’s was formed in 1997 in Lombard, Illinois. Just starting off as a newly formed band, they played mostly small “underground” gigs in places like large basements, bars and clubs. The band would not get main stream media attention until 2007 upon release of their third album. The song that grabbed ears everywhere was “Hey There Delilah.” This song boost them into the spotlight and spawned huge popularity gains for the group. Since then, Plain White T’s has continued to put more hit songs out in the main stream media such as “1, 2, 3, 4,” and “Natural Disaster,” both of which were single hits from their 2008 album.
“I remember when I first heard of the Plain White T’s, it was right when the song ‘Hey There Delilah’ was on the radio like every other song played,” said Taylor Meek who is a fan of the band.
The band members and their roles are as follows; Tom Higgenson lead vocalist and acoustic guitar, Mike Retondo bass and backup vocals, Tim Lopez lead guitar and backup vocalist, De’ Mar Hamilton drums and backup vocals and Dave Tirio rhythm guitar and backup vocals.
Anyone interested in researching more about the band can visit their official website, at www.plainwhitets.com.