Singer-Songwriter Howie Day to Perform at RIT, Sept. 28
Sept. 14, 2005
by Becca Nelson
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Howie Day, a singer-songwriter from Bangor, Maine, will perform at Rochester Institute of Technology on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The show, at 8:30 p.m. in Clark Gymnasium, will kick off the RIT College Activities Board’s fall quarter lineup of music, comedy and entertainment.
The 23-year-old musician’s newest album, Stop All the World Now, was recorded in London in 2003. Collide, the album’s hit single, is currently among the top 20 songs on Billboard’s adult contemporary chart.
Day’s success stems from strong grassroots support from enthusiastic fans. After graduating high school, he made a name for himself in Boston’s vibrant coffeehouse scene. At each show, fans were invited to take 10 copies of Day’s CD—on the honor system—to sell. After selling all 10 CDs, these “reps” were allowed to attend his shows for free. The program was instrumental in launching Day’s music career.
From performing shows internationally, including an appearance on NBC’s Today Show, Day is known for his unique performance style. He uses pedals and effects to create musical, rhythmic “loops” while onstage. These sounds create the illusion of a full band playing behind Day, who normally performs solo.
Tickets are available at the RIT Gordon Field House and Activities Center’s ticket window. The show is $5 for students; $10 for faculty, staff and alumni; and $20 for the general public. Call 475-4121 for more information or to buy tickets by phone.