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Echosmith to perform March 4 at Texas Hall

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Media Contact: Bridget Lewis

News Topics: alumni, Arlington, music, recreation, student life, students

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“Cool Kids” Echosmith are set to bring their dance-rock influenced sounds to The University of Texas at Arlington when they perform a concert at 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Dr. 

Tickets are available now to UTA students, faculty, staff and community at utatickets.com, at the UTA Tickets Box Office located at College Park Center, or by calling the box office at 817-272-9595. Tickets are limited to four per person.

The spring concert is sponsored by University Events, EXCEL Campus Activities and the Division for Student Affairs.

EXCEL Campus Activities brainstormed possible bands with committee members in the fall and then conducted a Facebook poll to reach the final decision.

The group, comprised of siblings Jamie (vocals/guitar), Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums), has gone from a little-known Los Angeles band to an indie pop breakout in less than a year. Echosmith is best known for their hit song “Cool Kids,” which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum.

“Cool Kids” has sold over 1 million copies in the United States and also peaked at No. 6 on the Australian singles chart. The band’s debut album “Talking Dreams,” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.

While the siblings had bands with other friends, they had a feeling they worked better as a family. “We found that the sibling band was the one that worked. We grew up with so many of the same influences – that made it fun for writing, “ lead singer Sydney told Yahoo! Music.

Texas Hall concert details

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 4. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now through utatickets.com or at the UTA Tickets Box Office located at College Park Center, 601 S. Pecan St.; or by calling 817-272-9595.

There is a four-ticket limit per person.

Ticket prices are $10 for UTA students, $15 for UTA faculty and staff, and $25 for the general public. Limited premium reserved seating is also available to UTA students for $25.

A $1 service fee will be added to each UTA student, staff or faculty ticket. A $4.50 service fee will be added to each general public ticket. The Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Students, faculty and staff must use their UTA email address to purchase tickets.

-- Written by Hillary Green

About The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie “highest research activity” institution of more than 50,000 students in campus-based and online degree programs and is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UTA as one of the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the nation in 2014. U.S. News & World Report ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2016 Best for Vets list. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more, and find UTA rankings and recognition at www.uta.edu/uta/about/rankings.php.

 

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