Plenty of tickets still available

The spring concert is approaching and less than half of the tickets have been sold according to Eddie Smith, the University Board concert coordinator and a junior communication major.

“A lot of that has to do with the weekend, not the act,” Smith said.

The concert, featuring Mike Posner and the Far East Movement, will start at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Lantz Arena. It is the day before Easter.

“A lot of people are Christians,” Smith said. “If your parents pay for your tuition, and they tell you you’re going to be in church in the morning that’s what you are going to do.”

Kelsey Warren, a junior business marketing major and the UB concert coordinator elect, said it has been tough generating sales for the concert, because many students go home for Easter.

She said the UB has been getting a lot of blame for the concert’s scheduling.

“I think it’s important for students to know how much consideration we put into this,” Warren said.

She said the concert committee gives its agent a list of bands from student surveys, the agent tells them which artists are possible and which dates are possible.

She also said coordinating around the schedule for two artists, as well as the athletics in Lantz Arena are some of the reasons for the chosen date.

Tickets for the concert are $17 for students and $20 for the general public.

Smith said tickets will be sold at the door and they will be the same price. He said comparatively the tickets are cheap.

Warren agreed with Smith and said $17 to see two artists is not much money.

“We really wanted to have diversity, and give students more for their money and we were financially able to do so,” Warren said.

“They are two completely different artists,” Warren said. “They are not one-hit wonders as some have claimed.”

Warren also said both Mike Posner and the Far East Movement are strong acts.

“I think it’s a cool show,” Warren said. “Students are going to look back and say, ‘I got to see them.'”

Smith agreed with Warren and said the acts are both in the top 40 and the show will be very energetic and lively.

Seth Schroeder can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].