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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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Tickets To Go on Sale for
Smash Mouth Concert at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Oct. 17, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — Smash Mouth will appear in concert on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. An opening act will be announced at a later date.
         Concert tickets go on public sale Monday, Oct. 22. A special advance sale for UW-Eau Claire students only will take place Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 18-20. Tickets will be sold only at the University Service Center windows, and purchasers must present a valid UW-Eau Claire student ID card.
         Smash Mouth’s current single, a remake of The Monkees’ smash hit “I’m a Believer,” has spent more than 11 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles list. The group’s new album will be in stores Nov. 13.
         A novelty rock band in the same vein as Presidents of the United States of America, but with surf and garage influences instead of a punk-thrash background, Smash Mouth found a hit in 1997 with the ‘50s-influenced “Walkin’ on the Sun.”
         The San Jose quartet formed in 1994, recording two demos that were put into rotation on a local radio station. After playing a summer festival with No Doubt and Beck, Smash Mouth recorded “Fush Yu Mang” (1997) and was signed by Interscope. Its first single, “Walkin’ on the Sun,” became a number-one modern rock hit and pushed the album into the Top 40. The follow-up album, “Astro Lounge” (1999), generated the hit “All Star”; a collection of early material, “East Bay Sessions,” also appeared that year.
         Smash Mouth’s March 1998 concert at UW-Eau Claire, when they shared the stage with Third Eye Blind, was sold out.
         Reserved seating tickets are $21 (including service fee and tax) at the University Service Center in Davies Center. Service Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
         Beginning Oct. 22, 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.
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Updated: Oct. 18, 2001