NEEDTOBREATHE rocks Horse Park Thursday


October 4, 2011

NEEDTOBREATHE, a soulful rock band with influences in the likes of U2, Tom Petty, and Pearl Jam will perform live at the Mississippi Horse Park on Thursday [Oct.6]. Doors open at 7 p.m. The timing of the performance couldn't be better with the band's latest album "The Reckoning" released on Sept. 20. Already, the album has generated hits like "Slumber" and "Drive All Night."

The band has been on tour in recent months with Taylor Swift and made its television debut on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Sept. 14.

"The initial response from MSU and the surrounding community has been one of excitement and anticipation," said Raymond Brooks, associate director of the Colvard Student Union. "We can't wait for NEEDTOBREATHE. It's going to be a great show."

The South Carolina-based group has become a household name through relentless touring and is a must-see live act boasting sold-out performances at both Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and Chicago's House of Blues. NEEDTOBREATHE's last album "The Outsiders" reached No. 9 on Billboard's Rock Albums chart and Top 20 on the Top 200, leaving the band's newest album "The Reckoning" poised for even greater acclaim.

Tickets are on sale in Suite 300 of the MSU Colvard Student Union and online at www.MSUConcerts.com. Tickets are $10 for students with valid MSU ID (must be purchased in person), $15 for general public, and a special rate of $12.50/ticket for groups of 20 or more. Two tickets may be purchased per MSU Student ID, and two ID's per person may be used.

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