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Widespread Panic to Perform on Campus Sept. 21

082505widespread.jpgBOONE – Widespread Panic will bring their blend of Southern-style rock to Appalachian State University on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center. The event is part of the band’s national fall tour and is sponsored by APPS Concerts and the convocation center.

The band has performed at major concert festivals this year, such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, 10,000 Lakes Festival, Austin City Limits Festival and Jazz Aspen. The group also performed at Colorado’s Red Rocks, where they hold the record for the highest number of sold-out performances. Pollstar Magazine named them No. 15 of the top tours of 2005.

Widespread Panic is comprised of six members: John Bell and George McConnell on guitar and vocals, John “JoJo” Hermann on keyboard, Todd Nance on drums, Domingo S. Ortiz on percussion and Dave Schools on bass guitar. The group was founded in 1983 with Bell, Schools and guitarist Mike Houser as its original members. Houser died of cancer in 2002.

The Holmes Convocation Center has hosted other big-name performers in the past, including Dave Matthews Band, Nickle Creek and Black Eyed Peas.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $28 for Appalachian students in advance, and $32 for the public and at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.theholmescenter.com. For more information, contact the APPS office at (828) 262-6603, or visit their Web site at www.apps.appstate.edu.

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