The Oct. 17 concert by Swedish electro-pop duo Icona Pop has been moved to the Morgantown Metropolitan Theatre. The concert comes to Morgantown as part of the Campus Consciousness Tour. Showtime is set for 8 p.m. Tickets already purchased will be honored at the new venue. For more information, visit the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, ticketmaster.com or phone at 304-293-SHOW.
Icona Pop’s “All Night” has people moving on dance floors across the country, but their rave-fueled track “I Love It” is the song that truly set them on the radar of millions of electro-pop fans. The duo shot like a dart into the public’s collective subconscious by HBO’s hit show “Girls.” The unofficial summer anthem of two summers in a row, sales of “I Love It” now stand at 2 million in the U.S. alone, and the track remains a fixture in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the U.K., it immediately hit the Top 5 upon its iTunes release. “I Love It” has dominated literally all pop cultural arenas: from “Glee” to “Dancing With The Stars” to repeat performances on American talk show staples like “Good Morning America,” “Today,” and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”
Icona Pop got its beginnings when Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo bonded at a party over heartbreak and breakbeats. The two ditched angst for friendship and began writing music with their laptops, recording it with Jawo’s brother’s music studio and experimenting with percussion. The duo quickly developed their sound—bright and dark, combining chanted choruses and live, but mechanized, drums and now-signature bittersweet lyrics. “Nights Like This,” the band’s first EP, featured their breakout hit “Manners.” The EP was ranked as one of 2011’s most promising debuts by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and many more.
Tickets are on sale now. All tickets are General Admission and are $28 each. Showtime is 8 p.m. WVU student tickets receive $5 discount with a valid WVU ID at the campus box offices (one discounted ticket per WVU ID).
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