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NOTE: The location of Thursday's Spring Concert has been moved from the Reilly Center Arena to the University Rathskeller, located under Hickey Dining Hall. Seating is limited and only a limited number of tickets remain. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8.
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — The Campus Activities Board at St. Bonaventure University welcomes the bands Breathe Carolina and The Ready Set on Thursday, April 12, for a concert in the Rathskeller, located under Hickey Dining Hall.
Tickets can be purchased in the Reilly Center Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; by calling the Reilly Center Ticket Office at 716-375-2500; or by visiting Tickets.com.
The cost is $10 for St. Bonaventure students, faculty and staff with valid SBU ID. Tickets for the public, priced at $15, go on sale Friday, March 9.
“This year, CAB is fortunate to welcome two bands to the St. Bonaventure campus for our Spring Concert. Both The Ready Set and Breathe Carolina will offer a high-energy show that will fit in perfectly with Bona students,” said CAB officers.
For Breathe Carolina, setting the pace is something that comes second nature, and no more so than on new album “Hell Is What You Make It,” set for release on July 12. Starting out in a bedroom in the suburbs of the Mile High City, David Schmitt and Kyle Even started playing music as a means of escape. As one of the first bands to start making waves via social networks, they experienced firsthand what it felt like to seemingly gain an overnight following.
Their Rise Records debut album, “It’s Classy, Not Classic,” set the tone for the next year of hard touring, before they truly came into their own on Fearless Records-released sophomore full-length “Hello Fascination.” The album entered the Billboard Top 200 at No. 43, and went on to sell more than 60,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
Their juxtaposition of hardcore guts and pop glory found a happy niche between rock and pop fans, the album’s title track landing placements on the promos for NBC’s “Jay Leno Show,” “30 Rock” and “Monday Night Football,” MTV’s “The Hills” and “The City.”
“All I’ve ever really wanted out of music is to just keep writing and touring and not to have to worry about living paycheck to paycheck,” said Jordan Witzigreuter, the force behind the mammoth pop sound of The Ready Set. “You know, to just keep doing what I’ve been doing since I was in high school.”
Raised in Fort Wayne, Ind., the 20-year-old singer spent his early adolescence locked in his bedroom methodically analyzing stacks of CDs. By his mid-teens, he’d started writing songs and booking his own shows under the moniker The Ready Set.
“My last name gives people trouble,” the singer said with a laugh. “So I needed a band name even for my solo stuff.” Witzigreuter’s epic, super melodic tracks, including an early version of the explosive first single “Love Like Woe,” made their way to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, who took one listen and promptly made The Ready Set the first signing to his newly formed Decaydance Records/Sire Records joint venture.
The Ready Set’s debut album, “I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming,” due out this summer, reflects the extent of Witzigreuter’s abilities — he plays every instrument on the record, synthesizing a lifetime of influences into one remarkably diverse album.
“I hate buying a 12-song CD and having 12 of the same songs,” Witzigreuter said. “So I made sure no one song on my album sounds like any other. There’s pop stuff, techno, rock — there’s everything.”
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