17 February 2008

Rumor: Bloc Party and Ben Folds Coming to Shreveport, Centenary

Just got word last night from a prospective student.

It appears that Centenary has unleashed a series of packets announcing that both Bloc Party and Ben Folds will headline a concert in Centenary's Gold Dome on Thursday, April 3rd. The event will be hosted by Admissions and Fighting Squirrels who have hosted comedians and musicians in the past, including Marc Broussard and Better than Ezra.

The concert is the crescendo of Preview Weekend, which is the last major event to bring in students for the coming year. Right now, the Preview Weekend url is hidden. The usual ticket price is $15 for the public, $10 for Centenary students, and free to prospective students. Tickets will be sold at centenarytickets.com. Alas, no info there either. If you're still in high school, it would be wise to send your info to the the Admissions Office. Maybe you'll get to attend the concert for free.

The Ben Folds website doesn't mention any concerts in Shrevport, but lists a show at Missouri State University on April 2nd and Murray State University on April 7th. Both blocparty.com and blocparty.net mention a show in London on February 28th as the only show for the year. It would be pricey to fly the bands to Shreveport. Alas, I am sure there is money to spend.

If this rumor is confirmed, I'll post as soon as I know. It would be oh-so-nice to get an interview with both bands and record the live concert.

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melissa said...

rumor busted. Ben's going to be playing in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 3.


Schleuss said...

Hey Melissa,
Thanks for your info, I'm going to do some more digging then update on the matter. Thanks,

Anonymous said...

April 4 at Centenary. Nice!