UWG Announces Entertainment for 2013 Spring Concert

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce that Neon Trees will headline the 2013 Spring Concert along with American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. UWG also welcomes special guest twenty one pilots to the concert line-up. The UWG Coliseum doors will open for the concert at 7 p.m. on April 19, and the showSpring Concert 2013 will start at 8 p.m.

“Animal,” a double-platinum single from Neon Trees’ 2010 debut album, Habits, was named the Top Alternative Song of 2011 by Billboard. Neon Trees’ second album, Picture Show, which was released in April 2012, includes their most recent hit single “Everybody Talks,” a single that is approaching 3 million sold. In addition to doing time in New York and Los Angeles, Neon Trees have done more than 220 shows in the United States, Europe, Canada and the U.K. They’ve supported shows and tours with the Killers, My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds to Mars, and, most recently, Neon Trees did an arena tour with Duran Duran. They’ve also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Phillip Phillips, a 22-year-old native of Leesburg, Ga., released his debut single “Home” on the same day that he claimed his victory in American Idol's season 11 finale. “Home,” which features Phillips’ rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills, recorded the biggest opening sales week for an Idol winner's coronation song. The now quadruple platinum single has sold 4.5 million singles to date, was the soundtrack for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics team and more recently became the unofficial theme for Hurricane Sandy relief. His second single, “Gone, Gone, Gone,” debuted on Feb. 11, 2013. The World From This Side Of The Moon, Phillips’ first album, has gone Gold.

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, the twenty one pilots duo, gained a national following through their energetic live sets and a unique fusion of piano-driven schizoid pop and lyrical uplift. The band’s debut extended play CD (EP) titled “Three Songs” was released by Fueled by Ramen records in summer 2012. Their full-length album, Vessel, is now available to the public.

This event is the latest in a series of concerts sponsored by the UWG Center for Student Involvement. The CSI facilitates student engagement, leadership and involvement through a variety of programs and services.

Tickets are available to the public for $25 in advance or can be purchased for $30 on the day of the concert. UWG student, staff and faculty tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the concert. To purchase tickets, please visit www.townsendcenter.org or call 678-839-4722.