"We the Kings" to Perform at UMM on Feb. 7
Machias, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias is pleased to present We the Kings, with special guest Nichole Cote, on Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. The concert is part of the university’s Winter Carnival celebration.
Known for their hit songs "Check Yes Juliet" and "Secret Valentine", We the Kings are quickly proving themselves on the national music scene. In addition to touring the country, the band has been featured on many well-known television and radio shows, including CBS's The Early Show, MTV's Spring Break '08, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
According to MTV.com, We the Kings are an unapologetically commercial pop-punk band from Bradenton, FL, a small town on the west coast of the state notable primarily for being the home of Tropicana orange juice. Friends since childhood (the band name refers to the name of their junior high mascot), the foursome -- singer and guitarist Travis Clark, guitarist Hunter Thomsen, his bassist brother Drew Thomsen, and drummer Danny Duncan -- formed the band while still attending high school. In 2007, under the guidance of manager Bret Disend, the still-teenage quartet placed a number of tracks on the social-networking site Purevolume to build their online buzz as an unsigned band while pursuing a deal with EMI's revived faux-indie imprint S-Curve Records (Joss Stone, Fountains of Wayne, the Baha Men). Their self-titled debut album was produced by Sam Hollander and mixed by Lou Giordano, who had each done the same for then-current chart favorites Gym Class Heroes and the Plain White T's, respectively.-AMG.
The concert will take place in the Performing Arts Center and doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free for UMM students and $10 for the public. Tickets are available by visiting the UMM First Stop Office in Powers Hall, or by calling 255-1470.