The Campus Activities Board and UTC will present, “Moc Madness” with Andy Grammer as the headliner, with special guests electropop band, The Ready Set as the opening act. The concert is on Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the McKenzie Arena.
Pre-show tickets are $10 (plus fees) for students/youth, $15 (plus fees) for faculty, staff, and alumni and $20 (plus fees) for the general public. Ticket prices will increase by day of the show. Student, faculty, staff and alumni tickets must be purchased at the McKenzie Arena Box Office with valid ID and general public and youth tickets may be purchased at the box office or online at www.gomocs.com. Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.
Review for Andy Grammer and The Ready Set:
Grammer was the first male pop artist, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio with his first two singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.” Grammer is known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix and free-flowing vocal delivery. The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician who began as a street performer in Santa Monica is currently working on his new album and is poised to make 2014 another big year.
The Ready Set has a diverse sound that includes lifetime of influence that brings life to their music. The Ready Set’s debut album I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming earned a spot on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart upon its June 2010 release at No. 3.They hit No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, the JR Rotem-produced single “Love Like Woe” went platinum, selling more than 1.4 million copies. In 2011, The Ready Set headlined the Glamour Kills tour and then released the single “Young Forever.” The single’s music video was the No. 1 most-watched video on MTV.com.
“Moc Madness” is the board’s spring concert event and this will be its first year. “We are excited to finally provide what many UTC students have been asking for for years,” shares Bria Woods, junior communications major and Large Concerts chairperson for CAB. “We are hoping to create a similar tradition as our friends at many other colleges and universities.’”
The Campus Activities Board is UTC's primary student-run programming organization, sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and the Division of Student Development. The mission of the organization is to engage and promote unity within the UTC community by sponsoring diverse campus activities that reflect the values of diversity, community, education, engagement and collaboration. The organization is primarily funded through student activity fees.