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Indigo Girls to Perform
Dec. 3 at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Nov. 16, 1999|
The Indigo Girls will appear in concert Friday, Dec. 3, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Tickets are still available to the show, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in W.L. Zorn Arena.
Mrs. Fun, a Milwaukee-based duo that plays hardcore electra-acid-jazz will open the show. Complex and adventurous, their music is a provocative blend of off-center jazz, ultra-funk, spoken word rap and their own brand of neo-cabaret.
Released Sept. 28, the Indigo Girls' "Come On Now Social" is the seventh Epic studio album by Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. Their previous recording, "Shaming of the Sun," entered the Billboard Top Albums chart and hit number seven in its debut week in May 1997. The recording was certified gold within a month of its release.
"Indigo Girls," released in 1989, was the duo's national debut. Featuring a guest vocal by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe ("Kid Fears"), the recording gave them initial college radio credibility, and the single "Closer to Fine" was a hit. The album eventually broke the Top 30 and earned the Indigo Girls a Grammy Award for Best Folk Recording. By the end of 1991, the album received platinum status.
"Nomads Indians Saints" (1990) and a live EP titled "Back on the Bus, Y'All" (1991) were nominated for Grammy Awards and reached gold status. "Rites of Passage" (1992) went platinum and featured the Indigo Girls' strongest songs to date. Almost two years later, "Swamp Ophelia" was released, entered the charts at number nine and went gold by the end of the year. A double live album, "1200 Curfews," was released in 1995.
Reserved seating tickets are $26, plus a $1 service fee, at the University Service Center in Davies Center. Standard hours are 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
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.
The concert is sponsored by Event Resources Presents Inc., and the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 16, 1999