AMES, Iowa- Student organizers of Iowa State University's annual Veishea celebration, set for April 12- 18, have announced concerts for this year's event.
Musical headliners will perform on the north side of the Iowa State campus in parking lots near the Molecular Biology building. Paid admission will be required to enter the outdoor concert venue on Friday and Saturday nights, April 16 and 17.
Friday night, the annual Veishea Battle of the Bands competition will draw 10 acts from 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Headliner Motion City Soundtrack (hit: "This Is For Real") will take the stage after midnight. Motion City Soundtrack will have fun. as an opening act.
Saturday night's LIVE @ Veishea entertainment lineup (6:30
p.m. to 2:30 a.m.) will feature the following top
• hellogoodbye, the five-member pop punk band from Huntington Beach, Calif. Their debt album "Zombie! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!" made them an instant hit with songs such as "Here" and "Baby, Its Fact."
• Emerson Drive, a Grammy Award-nominated Canadian country music band, won Music Video of the Year for their song "Moments" by the Country Music Association.
• Leslie & the LYs: Leslie Hall is an Ames native, graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and began her career on the Internet. She is currently the 14th ranked best-known "CeWEBrity" in the world as determined on the VH1 special "40 Greatest Internet Superstars." Also seen on "VH1's Best Week Ever" and coming off her second national tour, this self-proclaimed "Gem Sweaterologist" has been putting her unique twist on hip-hop music since 2004 and is the original Midwest Diva. She performs on stage along with Iowa State alum Ramona Muse and Laura De Waal who make up the LYs.
• Around since 2001, The Envy Corps has been delivering quality music to eager ears across the country and across the Atlantic. Last summer, The Envy Corps released their EP, "Kid Gloves," as a precursor to their album "Palawan Scops/I Hate My Host Family," which does not yet have a set release date. The Envy Corps has been known to sell out shows at the M-Shop in the past, and regularly commands a large crowd at various venues in central Iowa. They've stormed the UK and toured with The Killers nationwide, and were even featured on the soundtrack of the 2007 comedy, "Run Fatboy Run."
• Down with Webster: The seven-member, genre-bending, musical juggernaut draws on disparate influences to create a wholly original musical feast. Their chaotic live shows are the stuff of local legend in their hometown of Toronto. DWW has played with everyone from The Roots to a month-long run on Warped Tour and slot on Virgin Festival in 2009.
• And Friday night's Veishea Battle of the Bands winner.
A maximum of 10,000 tickets (valid for concert admission on both nights) will be available for sale to Iowa State University students, faculty, staff, and alumni beginning March 29. Tickets will be sold at the Memorial Union Maintenance Shop Box Office from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the days noted below. Tickets will be exchanged for wristbands at the concert venue, and the wristband is valid for concert admission on both nights.
From March 29 to April 9, anyone with a valid Iowa State University ID will be able to purchase up to two tickets at $5 each.
From April 12 to April 17 (event-week sales), anyone with a valid Iowa State University ID will have the opportunity to purchase up to an additional five tickets for $8 each.
ISU alumni will be able to purchase tickets by contacting the ISU Alumni Association. Veishea organizers will announce details for alumni ticket sales soon.
Concerts will be held at the outdoor venue, rain or shine, and tickets are nonrefundable.
In addition to the main stage concerts, Veishea week at Iowa
State also will feature a variety of FREE entertainment,
including comedians, a hypnotist, Cyclone Idol, and the
"Veishea Says I'm Funny" student competitions.
More will be announced soon; visit www.veishea.iastate.edu