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Rock group Evanescence to perform at UNI

October 22, 2003
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Heather Tousignant, UNI director of operations for athletic facilities, (319) 273-6636
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sony recording group Evanescence will be in concert Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The opening acts will be Seether, Godhead and Finger Eleven.

According to Heather Tousignant, UNI director of operations for athletic facilities, Evanescence, with its Linkin Park-meets-Tori Amos sound, features a unique combination of hard rock and the soaring vocals of lead singer Amy Lee. The Arkansas band first found success on the soundtrack to the 2003 movie 'Daredevil,' with the hit song 'Bring Me to Life,' and 'My Immortal.' The group's album, 'Fallen,' surpassed double platinum, making the Top 10 in the United States, including the Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart, the Top Five in Canada, and number one in the United Kindgdom.

Hailing from South Africa, opener Seether plays a style of heavy metal music associated with the post-grunge era of alternative music. The band has performed on the popular Ozzfest tour and its current single, 'Gasoline,' is on the Active Rock Top 30 radio charts.

Godhead achieved success after becoming the first band to sign with shock-rocker Marilyn Manson's label, Posthuman Records. Since then, the band has released its fourth studio album, '2000 Years of Human Error,' and has toured with Marilyn Manson, Gwar and Christian Death.

Finger Eleven, a Canadian-based band, got its first big break after winning a rock band search contest on a local radio station. The band used the prize money to record its first album, 'Letters from Chutney.' Members have released two additional albums and their single 'One Thing,' is currently on Active Rock radio.

Tickets are $23 for UNI students and $28 for the general public, and will go on sale at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the UNI-Dome NW ticket office. Tickets can be purchased at all UNI ticket outlets, or by calling (319) 273-DOME, (319) 273-SHOW, or (319) 273-6381 or visiting www.tickets.com. The concert is sponsored by the UNI-Dome.