Salt Lake Community College has hosted many great entertainment events over the last few years. Last year SLCC hosted the famous MTV dance group Jabbawockeez. Later that semester the school hosted Utah’s very own Neon Trees. Topping that might seem difficult, but SLCC has done it again. On September 30 the Lifetime Activities Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus will be set up for an old-fashion rock concert. The school is bringing the Plain White T’s to come and perform.
“This year, Plain White T’s were an option. We contacted their agent, and they were more than happy to come here and perform at Salt Lake Community College,“ said SLCC Student Body President Mike Bird.
The Plain White T’s is an alternative rock group based out of Chicago. At first they were an underground band that would only play small shows. But when their hit song “Hey There Delilah” started making waves around the music world, fans knew they were on their way to stardom. Their first CD, which featured “Hey There Delilah,” went platinum and earned them two Grammy nominations. Since their formation, the band has traveled with such acts as Panic at the Disco, Dashboard Confessional and The Cab. They have a new CD out titled “Wonders of the Younger,” which is said to be more of a California pop record.
Slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. next Friday, the concert is set to be a white-out concert, which means that fans are encouraged to wear mostly white clothing due to the band’s name.
“We understand that not all students have a white t-shirt, therefore we will be handing out free t-shirts at the door the day of the concert,” said Bird.
Bird also provided ticket information. “Tickets are $10.00 for students with their IDs and $20.00 for the public. Students can purchase up to four tickets at one time with their student ID,” said Bird. He indicated that tickets are going fast and when they’re gone there will be no more.
This show will be a great way for new and returning students to come and enjoy all of what Salt Lake Community College has to offer.
For more information check out the Express News piece, which can be found by visiting www.vimeo.com/slccvoices. You can also check out the band’s own website, plainwhitets.com.