STARKVILLE, Miss.--The only 2013 Magnolia Sate concert by award-winning alternative rock band FUN. may be seven months away, but Mississippi State event planners recognize that tickets will be in high demand.
For that reason, the university's student-run Music Maker Productions opens sales at 9 a.m. Friday [March 15] for the major musical event to begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 in Humphrey Coliseum.
Reserved seating tickets may be purchased via www.msuconcerts.com and at the Center for Student Activities office at 314 Colvard Student Union. Prices are $30, $35 and $40 each, depending on seating location.
MSU student discounts are being offered on the first 1,000 tickets purchased in person at the third-floor union office.
Winner of 2013 Grammy Awards as Best New Artist and Song of the Year, FUN. is a three-man New York group that rocketed to fame with hit singles "We Are Young," "Some Nights" and "Carry On." In addition to lead vocalist Nate Ruess, the group includes Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost on a variety of instruments.
"We Are Young" was No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Song charts, and also reached the top on the United Kingdom Singles Chart.
At February's Grammy extravaganza, the band, which formed in 2006, also was a nominee for record of the year and best pop duo or group performance, as well as album of the year and best pop vocal album.
In addition to FUN.'s professional recognitions, its "Some Nights" album achieved platinum status for sales of more than a million. For more, visit www.ournameisfun.com.
A portion of tour ticket sales will benefit The Ally Coalition, a partnership between band members and designer Rachel Antonoff. The coalition works to encourage and inspire the music, fashion and entertainment communities to take action in support of LGBTQ equality.
At MSU and all other tour locations, an Ally Coalition Equality Village will provide information about the coalition and other local and national LGBTQ equality organizations. For more information, visit www.theallycoalition.org, www.facebook.com/allycoalition and https://twitter.com.allycoalition.
For more information about the Oct. 9 concert, telephone 662-325-2930 or visit Music Maker at www.msuconcerts.com.