MORGANTOWN , W.Va.Grammy-nominated band, The Fray, will bring piano-driven rock to the West Virginia University Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance will go on sale this Saturday, July 25 beginning at 10 a.m.
Best known for the title track off their debut album,How to Save a Life,The Fray achieved national success in 2005 with the release of the song,Over My Head (Cable Car).The track landed in the Top 10 on both the Billboard Top 100 and Adult Top 40 charts.
The Fray also garnered a huge following when their music was featuredon the popular television programs,Scrubs,One Tree Hill,andGreys Anatomy.How to Save a Lifebecame a worldwide smash reaching the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 as one of the biggest singles of 2006. Eventually, the song would help the bands debut become the bestselling digital album of the year.
In addition to their featured performance at the 2008 American Music Awards, The Fray has experienced an explosion of popularity that many young artists would envy. They have performed for sold-out crowds across the country and appeared onThe Tonight Show with Jay LenoandGood Morning America.
The Fray is back in 2009 with a new, self-titled album, which has already found success behind the first single,You Found Me.The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has already been certified as a gold record. Fueling the singles popularity was its use in an exclusive video promotion for the most recent season of the hit ABC show,Lost.In addition, the bands latest track, the melodically chargedNever Say Never,is featured in the wildly successful film,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,now playing in movie theaters nationwide.
Special guests, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel, of Denver, will open the show. The Wheel combines the endearing swagger of Jacques Brel, the moody mysticism of Leonard Cohen and the pastoral plucking of Nick Drake. The bands potent songs, combined with Rateliffs rich voice, will grab audiences by the heart and keep them tuned in.
Tickets for The Fray go on sale Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. and may be purchased at the Mountainlair Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000. Prices range from $27 to $42, depending on seating location. General admission floor tickets are standing-room only.
WVU students will receive a $10 discount off all price levels. This discount is only available at the Mountainlair Box Office. Students must present a valid Mountaineer Card to receive the discount. (One discounted ticket per I.D.)
Tickets may also be purchased throughout the state at the following locations: Giant Eagle on Greenbag Road in Morgantown, FYE at Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport, Wesbanco Arena on 14th Street in Wheeling, FYE at the Grand Central Mall in Parkersburg, FYE in Huntington Mall in Barboursville, Giant Eagle at Crossroads Mall in Mount Hope, Macys on Lee Street in East Charleston, Giant Eagle on 581 Pittsburgh Road in Uniontown, Pa., and Giant Eagle on 331 Washington Road in Washington, Pa.