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BLU drives to Switchfoot

John Brown University students have the ability to see Switchfoot in concert on March 7 in Tulsa, Okla.

For $25, students will receive food, a bro-tank, a ride to the concert and a concert ticket. The outing is sponsored by BLU Entertainment.

“For dinner, a t-shirt, transportation and concert tickets, $25 is really cheap,” said freshman Rachel Crouse.

Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from California. They were first formed in 1996, stated the All Music website.

Best known for their double platinum sales for the songs: “Dare you to Move” and “Meant to Live,” the band is starting their spring tour after the debut of their 9th album, “Fading West.”

“It saw the band freed from the typical constraints of the three-minute pop song, experimenting with unusual instruments and musical textures,” stated All Music.

The bands The Kopecky Family Band and The Royal Concept will open for the band, stated the Switchfoot website.

Switchfoot, a Grammy Award winning act, has also won 11 GMA Dove Awards.

This is the second time BLU has transported students to a concert outside of the University’s campus. Last semester, BLU sponsored a group who went to a Local Natives concert.

“I’m excited,” said Crouse. “This is a great band that’s been around for awhile.”

To inform the student body of this opportunity, BLU is hanging posters, playing Switchfoot music, talking to people and encouraging friends to come, said Crouse.

The concert will be held March 7 in the Brady Theater in Tulsa, Okla.

BLU will have a table in Walker Student Center to sell tickets.

For more information, contact BLU director, Mariah Shaw at shawmk@jbu.edu or other BLU members.