The band Echosmith has been selected as the band for the Spring Concert presented by SGA.
The concert will take place April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Freedom Hall. Singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp will be opening.
The band was selected by a ballot emailed to ETSU students.
“Students are polled according to the rotating genre and use the ETSU voting system to pick up to four artists,” said Carter Warden, assistant director of student activities. “Results are tabulated and we try to secure an engagement with the band that wins.”
Other bands on the ballot for this event included pop acts such as X Ambassadors, Cold War Kids, Boys Like Girls and A Great Big World.
No issues arose with contracting the band to perform on campus.
Echosmith, a pop band consisting of four siblings from Chino, California, began performing in 2009 under the name “Ready Set Go!”
They signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2012, renaming themselves to Echosmith.
Their debut album, “Talking Dreams,” reached 38 on the U.S. Billboard 200, with lead single “Cool Kids” being certified double platinum by the RIAA and peaking at 13 on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Their second single, “Bright,” was certified gold by the RIAA and peaked at 40 on the weekly Billboard Hot 100.
Andrew Ripp, an independent singer-songwriter from Palatine, Illinois, will be opening for Echosmith at the event. He released his debut album, “Fifty Miles to Chicago,” in 2008. Since then, Ripp has released four more albums and toured with many other pop rock performers, including popular acts such as Sara Bareilles, Ben Rector and Jars of Clay.
Beginning March 28, ETSU students will be able to acquire one free ticket and up to four discounted tickets at $10.
Faculty and staff can purchase up to four discounted tickets.
Public tickets will be sold online for $20 beginning April 11, and tickets will be available at the door for $25.