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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Tickets to Go On Sale For UW-Eau Claire Concert
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MAILED: Feb. 16, 1998


EAU CLAIRE -- Tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, for a concert by Elektra recording artist Third Eye Blind and Interscope recording artist Smash Mouth. A & M recording artist Fat will appear as special guest.
The concert is slated for Monday, March 23, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Zorn Arena's doors will open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show.
Third Eye Blind's sawtooth approach is creating serrated but palatable melodies amidst a hailstorm of guitars and bass. Hailing from San Francisco's club scene, the band is riding on the success of three singles from its self-titled Elektra Entertainment debut. "Semi-Charmed Life" spent 20 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, and enjoyed No. 1 spots on the magazine's Modern and Mainstream Rock charts. The second single, "Graduate," spent 16 weeks on Billboard's Modern Rock chart and reach top 20 status on the Mainstream Rock chart. "How's It Going to Be" is moving up R & R's Modern Rock, Modern Adult, Adult Top 40 and the Hot 100 singles charts.
Co-headlining the concert is Smash Mouth, a San Jose band that has released a successful debut recording, "Fush Yu Mang," on Interscope. The act specializes in rowdy suburban anthems spiked with bits of soul, surf-punk and funk. The album's first single, the retro-loungy "Walking on the Sun," was one of the biggest songs of 1997. Its follow-up, a campy cover of War's "Why Can't We Be Friends," has propelled the band into 1998. Smash Mouth has toured with U2 and Sugar Ray, and opened shows for No Doubt, Beck and 311.
Special guest Fat meshes together elements of rock, techno, rap and classic pop. "Downtime" is the first single from the British band's self-titled debut recording.
Reserved seating tickets are $17.50, plus a $1 service fee, at the University Service Center in Davies Center. Tickets may be charged to MasterCard or Visa when ordered by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 -- or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
A special advance sale for UW-Eau Claire students only will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, and run through Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets will be sold only at the Service Center windows. Purchasers are limited to eight tickets per person, and must present a valid UW-Eau Claire student ID card.
The concert is sponsored by Event Resources Presents Inc. and the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: March 16, 1998