The Campus Activities Board at Gustavus Adolphus College has announced that the music duo Timeflies will perform in concert in Lund Arena on Friday, May 9. Up and coming hip-hop artist Mike Stud has been announced as the opening act. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with Stud taking the stage at 8 p.m., and Timeflies following at 9 p.m.
Tickets for Gustavus students and staff are $12 and are currently available online at gustavustickets.com. Tickets for the general public will be $17 and will go on sale Monday, March 17. Tickets purchased at the door on the day of the concert will be $20.
Timeflies formed in October of 2010 and consists of producer Rob Resnick and vocalist Cal Shapiro. The two met in 2007 while attending Tufts University and performed together as part of a funk bank called The Ride.
Timeflies uses elements of pop, hip-hop, dub step, and rock, and aims to escape genre limitations to create their expressive music. In September of 2011, the duo released their debut album, The Scotch Tape, which rose to No. 8 on the iTunes overall chart and No. 2 on the iTunes Pop chart within 24 hours of its release.
In November of 2012, they released their first EP, One Night, which reached No. 1 on the iTunes overall charts. Their second EP, Warning Signs, featuring the hit single “I Choose U”, was released in October of 2013.
Mike Stud is a successful collegiate baseball player turned YouTube sensation. Stud, who was born Michael Seander, became an All-American pitcher at Duke University in 2007. While sidelined in 2009 after major elbow surgery, Stud turned to music as an outlet to pass the time. Since earning his degree from Duke and using his final year of college eligibility at Georgetown University, Stud has launched a successful music career.
His first mix tape, A Toast to Tommy, was released in October of 2011 and debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. iTunes Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album featured the hits “In This Life”, a remix of Justin Bieber’s hit song “Boyfriend”, and “Happy Ending”. In August of 2012, Stud released the mix tape Click, a collaboration with fellow hip-hop artist Huey Mack. In May of 2013, Stud released his debut studio album Relief, which quickly ascended to No. 1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 2 on the overall album sales chart. His presence on YouTube has been a major factor in Stud’s success as an artist as he has amassed more than 25 million views on his channel.
Questions about the Timeflies/Mike Stud concert can be directed to the Campus Activities Board at email@example.com or the Gustavus Student Activities Office at 507-933-7590.
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