Platinum-selling artists the All-American Rejects are bringing aTournadoto townthe Tournado tour, that is.
The All-American Rejectswith special guests The Starting Line, The Format and Gym Class Heroesare coming to the West Virginia University Coliseum Nov. 11. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. and may be purchased at the Mountainlair Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online atticketmaster.comor through the Ticketmaster Phone Center at 292-0220.
The All-American Rejects, led by front man Tyson Ritter (vocals, bass), hit the ground running in 2002 with their hit singleSwing, Swingfrom their self-titled debut album. Although the All Music Guide tagged the group ascapable songwriters, accomplished vocalists and skilled instrumentalistsanda talented band destined for great things,many critics wrote the band off as a one-hit wonder. The band, however, would not be daunted.
The All-American Rejects solidified their spot in the music scene with their 2005 Top Ten releaseMove Along,featuring the smash hit title track and popular singleDirty Little Secret.They performedMove Alonglive at this years MTV Video Music Awards, where they snagged the Best Group Video award for the song. The video for their newest single,It Ends Tonight,is climbing the charts.
Joining the All-American Rejects will be punk-pop band The Starting Line. The Pennsylvania quartet dropped their first album,Say it Like You Mean It,in 2002. The singlesThe Best of MeandLeavingdrew attention to the band and secured a place for them in the annual Warped Tour. The group has also toured with heavyweights New Found Glory, Sum 41 and Good Charlotte. In May 2005, the group released their sophomore effort,Based On A True Story.
The Formatconsisting of Arizona natives Nate Ruess (vocalist) and Sam Means (multi-instrumentalist)issued its first record,Interventions and Lullabies,in October 2003. The album was packed withaccessible and often charming modern rock(All Music Guide) and earned the group coveted touring spots with Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday and Jimmy Eat World. Their self-released second album,Dog Problems,arrived this summer.
New Yorks Gym Class Heroes blend elements of rap, rock, R&B and funk to create an appeal all their own. The group recorded its first album,The Papercut Chronicles,in 2003. After catching the attention of Fallout Boys Pete Wentz, the Heroes were signed to his Decaydance imprint in 2004. Their second release came in July withAs Cruel as School Children,an album they spent the summer promoting on the Warped Tour.
All tickets are $32. Floor tickets are general admission, while the upper and lower concourse tickets are reserved. WVU students may purchase lower and upper concourse tickets for $27 with a valid Mountaineer Card at the Mountainlair Box Office only.
This event is produced by WVU Arts&Entertainment.
For more event information, call 304-293-SHOW or visit events.wvu.edu.