Frostburg State's University Programming Council's Concert Commission will present punk-pop band The Starting Line at its annual spring concert on Sunday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center's Main Arena. The concert's opening act will be electronic rockers Head Automatica. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Starting Line, comprised of Ken Vasoil, Tom Gryskiewicz, Matt Watts and Mike Golla, is a Pennsylvania-based punk-pop quartet that started out unlike most young groups, with a fully realized sound all its own. Their debut, “Say It Like You Mean It,” sold in excess of 300,000 copies in just a year after being released. Because of the remarkable success of their first single, the band responded to the requests of fans by releasing a six song acoustic EP titled “The Make Yourself at Home EP.” The Starting Line has toured with “New Found Glory” and “Finch” and has played shows with “Sum 41,” “Taking Back Sunday” and “Good Charlotte.” A new album, "Based on a True Story," is due out in the coming months.
Head Automatica is a collaboration between Glassjaw vocalist Daryl Palumbo and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, producer and beatmaker for Handsome Boys Modeling School and Gorillaz, as well as drummer Larry Gorman, keyboardist Jim Greer, Josh Holden on bass and Craig Bonich and Brandon Arnovick on guitar. The band's debut album, "Decadence," hit stores last summer.
Tickets are $20, or $15 for FSU students with a valid ID, one ticket per student.
Tickets can be purchased at the Lane University Center box office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., online at http://ces.frostburg.edu or by telephone at (301) 687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES. For more information, call the Lane University Center Information Desk at 301-687-4411.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.