Spring Concert: Quietdrive and Cedar Avenue

Posted on January 16th, 2011 by

All Gustavus students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to join Quietdrive and Cedar Avenue in concert Saturday, April 16 in Alumni Hall. Doors open at 7:00pm, concert starts at 8:00pm.

Having been on a roller coaster that took Quietdrive charging up the Top 40 radio charts to their first independent release, the humble boys from Minneapolis, Minnesota have stood unwavering with their message: Get. Our Fans. Music. Starting off finding success in the pop/punk world, Quietdrive has longed to be appreciated for what they truly are: a timeless rock band. After releasing their most recent self-titled album December 14th, 2010, the band has been touring the Midwest after coming off of their 2nd tour for troops in Iraq/Afghanistan this winter. Past albums include; When All Thats Left is You (2006), Deliverance (2008), Close Your Eyes (2009).

Cedar Avenue is an up-and-coming pop/rock band from Minnesota. Their song “7 Years” off their debut CD, Someday Soon, was recently featured on ABC in the season finale of *Grey’s Anatomy*’s sister show, *Rookie Blue*. That same song can be found on this years Cities 97 Sampler. Veteran Twin Cities music columnist Chris Riemenschneider said this about the band’s debut CD: “Cedar Avenue, a Fray- and One Republic-like, piano-laced quartet…sounds primed for radio play, with the dramatic, gorgeously sung title track [‘Someday Soon’] and the stormy rocker ‘Up North.'” Cedar Avenue has been helping pack venues throughout the Midwest, opening for huge sold-out crowds with acts such as Augustana, A Fine Frenzy, Hanson, and Graham Colton.

Gustavus student and staff tickets go on sale March 21. Stop by SAO to pick up your FREE ticket.
Tickets for the public will go on sale April 8th for $5 per person. They can be purchased at the Information desk or at www.gustavustickets.com to be picked up later at will call.
Gustavus students and staff can also purchase extra tickets for $5 each.

For more information about this event, please contact the Gustavus Campus Activities Board at 507-933-7583 or Matt Wasson, Campus Activities Board – Concerts Executive.


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