Rock band Red to bring show to Northwestern's Alva campus

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Rock band Red to bring show to Northwestern's Alva campus

September 12, 2008
 
            "Passionate vocals. Gnashing guitars. A potent message." Rock band Red
            This is how the award-winning and Grammy-nominated rock band "Red" has been described, and that band is coming to Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Percefull Fieldhouse in Alva on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. 
            Tickets are on sale now for $10 at all three of Northwestern’s campuses. Tickets can be charged by phone by calling the Northwestern-Alva business office at (580) 327-8534. Cash sales can be made at the Alva and Enid campus business offices and at the Woodward Administrative offices. 
            A Will Call window will be open at the Percefull Fieldhouse ticket booth for anyone wanting to pick up tickets the day of the concert. 
            Seating is limited, so anyone planning to attend is encouraged to purchase tickets early. 
            Sean Dyer, Medicine Lodge, Kan., junior, was the first person to purchase tickets for the upcoming concert. Dyer saw the group perform with fellow bands Seether and Violence to Vegas at an Aug. 11 concert in Tulsa.
            “When I found out Northwestern was able to bring them I was shocked,” the history major said. “I didn't believe it until I called and asked. It’s a good opportunity for our smaller community to have a good time on campus.”
            Dyer said he listened to the band before he went to their Tulsa show and enjoyed them. He became a fan after listening to their music on YouTube, and then bought their CD. He said they sounded really good on their CD, but are even better live.
            “They put on a great show, and I’ve been listening to them more ever since,” Dyer said.
            He said the band performs a variety of slower rock songs to harder songs, and he said he is a huge rock music fan.
Their music can be heard on several mainstream rock radio stations.  

Sean Dyer and Annette Schwerdtfeger 
 Sean Dyer, a junior at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, was the first person to buy a ticket from Annette Schwerdtfeger to the university’s upcoming concert featuring the rock band Red set for Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in Percefull Fieldhouse.

            “If you like rock music, this band is a must see,” he said. “If you listen to Christian rock, their songs have a very good meaning to them, and $10 for a ticket to see this band, even if you don’t know who they are, is a great deal.”
            Ryan Hintergardt, Northwestern’s sports information director, also listens to Red and will be traveling to see them in Tulsa next month where the band will be playing with Papa Roach, Seether and Staind. 
            "They have a lot of energy, a great message and put on a great show for everyone to enjoy," Hintergardt said.
Red’s official web site is www.redmusiconline.com, and the group also can be found on MySpace and Facebook. Updated information on the concert at Northwestern can be found at www.nwosu.edu/red-riot-concert.  
            Serving as sponsors for this year’s concert are Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Alva Tourism Committee, Army National Guard, Champs Restaurant and the Northwestern Student Government Association. The university student-group R-Unit is helping to plan this concert, along with a number of events making up Red Riot Week Sept. 29-Oct. 3.
            For additional information on the concert, contact David Pecha, vice president for administration, at (580) 327-8528 or dmpecha@nwosu.edu.
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