Last modified: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Vampire Weekend to play IU Auditorium Sept. 6
WHAT: Indiana Memorial Union Board and Spirit of '68 Promotions Presents: Vampire Weekend with Beach House and Dum Dum Girls
WHAT: Monday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m.
WHERE: IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St.
TICKETS: $32 for students, $35 for general public
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana Memorial Union Board and Spirit of '68 Promotions have announced that award-winning indie-rock band Vampire Weekend will perform at IU Auditorium on Monday, Sept. 6, at 7 pm.
The band was created by a group of four former Columbia University students. Vampire Weekend rose to fame after the 2008 release of its critically acclaimed self-titled debut album which has sold more than 500,000 copies to date.
The album was named one of the "Top 100 Greatest Albums of the Decade" by the online magazine New Musical Express and the band was named Spin Magazine's Best New Band of 2008. In 2010, Vampire Weekend released its sophomore album, Contra. Contra debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, a feat matched by just 12 other independently distributed albums since Nielsen Soundscan began recording data in 1991.
"Vampire Weekend is a band truly in the prime of their career," said James Still, concerts director for Union Board. "They are one of the most talented and popular bands of today and a true favorite among IU students."
Tickets are $32 for students and $35 for non-students. Student pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at IUauditorium.com and the IU Auditorium Box Office. The public on-sale date is Friday, June 25, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the IU Auditorium box office, IUauditorium.com or ticketmaster.com. Bursar billing is available for all IU Bloomington students through IUauditorium.com and the Auditorium Box Office.
About Union Board
The Indiana Memorial Union Board has brought thousands of events to the IU community for 101 years. Union Board is composed of 16 student and four non-student directors responsible for campus programming that entertains and educates the IU community. For more information, call 812-855-4682 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.