Saturday night won’t be the first time Sam Adams performs for Quinnipiac students, and ticket sales show the three-act lineup isn’t driving students crazy.
As of Saturday, more than 1,500 tickets have been sold, according to Eric Grgurich, the TD Bank Sports Center’s executive director. The Student Programming Board will present headliners Sam Adams and 3OH!3, along with Hoodie Allen to open the show.
3OH!3 is known for its high energy, high intensity performances that include a bit of humor in between sets. Songs such as “Don’t Trust Me” and “Streets of Gold” became popular crowd favorites in 2008. The band has been nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards including Best New Artist in 2009, alongside Lady Gaga and Drake.
Sam Adams, aka “Wiz,” is no stranger to Quinnipiac students after performing at Toad’s Place in April 2010 during Stoolapalooza’s college tour. The Boston-based rapper has taken the East Coast by storm, performing at local bars, colleges and even opening for big-name acts such as LMFAO. His debut album “Boston’s Boy” was rated the No.1 album in the rap/hip-hop genre on iTunes. Popular Adams songs include “Driving Me Crazy” and “I Hate College.”
Concert opener Hoodie Allen is a growing Internet sensation. Though the rapper/songwriter may not be highly recognizable by name, his talent is undeniable. The New York native has a unique rap style, incorporating witty lyrics. His top songs include “You Are Not a Robot” and more recently, “The Chase is On.”
“While all three artists have different styles and followings, they all bring an incredible energy to a live show,” said Jamie Kloss, SPB’s Mainstage Chair. “Concert goers should expect a crazy night filled with great music and a fun crowd.”
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are currently still available for purchase online.