Panic! At the Disco will perform in the Farris Center at UCA on April 10 for the Student Activities Board (SAB) spring concert.
The band will be accompanied by an opening act that will be announced closer to the concert date. The two acts together will cost SAB $81,000. SAB’s budget comes from the Student Activity Fee that all students pay when they register for classes.
SAB Music Chair Emilia Barrick, a junior, said SAB has been looking for a musical act since the beginning of the spring semester.
“We worked with our middling agent to see what acts were available in our date and price range,” she said. “Panic! was one of our top options so we decided to pursue them. We just got confirmation from our agent today.”
Barrick said SAB tries to bring in artists who are popular with students.
“We try and base our programming off of the student selection survey that we send out every semester,” she said. “This gives us a good gauge in terms of what students want to see on our campus.”
SAB members and students were excited about the concert.
“I am incredibly excited for them to be coming,” Barrick said. “I was a fan a long time ago. Their new album recently came out and it’s great.”
“Seeing Panic! At The Disco play at UCA would be so wild. I’ve been a fan for almost 10 years,” graduate student Maria Rhodes said.
Tickets will cost $15 for students and $20 for the general public. They will go on sale in early March and be available at the Reynolds Box Office and the Student Center Concierge Desk.
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