Young the Giant headlines Spring Concert

Young the GiantYoung the Giant crowdMTSU Signature Events has announced that the American rock band Young the Giant with Phoebe Ryan will be the headline act for the highly anticipated 2019 Spring Concert.

The announcement came March 21 as students gathered in the Bragg Media and Entertainment lobby to enjoy free snacks while awaiting for the reveal.

“If it’s based on the picture, it’s Young the Giant. I just know that from their promo photo [on Facebook]. … I’ve seen that picture floating around,” senior Austin Sawyer said.

“I’m really excited because it looks like it’ll be something different than a rap artist, which is what it’s been the last couple of years. Which is cool, but it’s good [to have] variety,” senior Chloe Kimes said.

MTSU junior Pinkie Fossett, who before the announcement was hopeful that Cardi B would be the artist revealed, said that she is still planning on going to the spring concert.

“I can go and have a good time. It’s always good to have a new experience, so I like that,” Fossett said.

“I think it’s great, I like Young the Giant!” said student Jesse Robinson. “I’ll definitely go.”

Young the Giant was formed in California in 2004 and consists of Sameer Gadhia (lead vocals), Jacob Tilley and Eric Cannata (both guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass guitar) and Francois Comtois (drums). The band released its eponymous debut album in 2010. Its first three singles, “My Body,” “Cough Syrup” and “Apartment,” all charted on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart.

Young the GiantPerforming alongside Young the Giants is Phoebe Ryan, an American singer and songwriter who came to fame after releasing a mashup of R. Kelly’s “Ignition” and Miguel’s “Do You,” and her first single “Mine” off of her debut EP. She has written for artists such as Oh Honey, Britney Spears, Zara Larsson, Melanie Martinez and Bea Miller. She has also been featured in songs by Tirtonal, Skizzy Mars, The Chainsmokers and The Knocks, among others.

The 2019 Spring Concert will be held on April 18 at Murphy Center. Tickets will be available free for students and one guest at Murphy Center’s Gate 1A in the football ticket office. After that, it opens up to faculty and alumni. Visit the Signature Events website for additional information regarding rules, tickets, etc.

The Signature Events Committee was created in 2014 to strengthen campus entertainment. Murphy Center has a long history of impressive concerts, from Elvis Presley to Kanye West, and the Signature Events Committee’s initiative plans to continue this tradition with the annual Spring Concert.

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