DELAWARE, OHIO – The power pop band Hellogoodbye and R&B/hip-hop artist Lloyd will headline Ohio Wesleyan University’s Crossroads concert at 7 p.m. March 31 in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
The Crossroads event, formerly known as SpringFest, also will feature an OWU student “Battle of the Bands” winner – with the winner yet to be determined – and a student step show to raise funds for the OWU Student Union on Black Awareness’s Student Retention Fund.
General admission tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at http://www.OWUTickets.com. Ohio Wesleyan students may purchase tickets online for $10.
Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Hellogoodbye released its first album, “Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!,” in 2006, achieving success with the sunny love song “Here in Your Arms.” The band’s latest album, “Would It Kill You?,” is described by promoters as a collection of “perfect pop gems.”
Band frontman Forrest Kline has said Hellogoodbye’s new album focuses on songwriting more than production. “We did our first record in my living room with a laptop and for this new record I tore down my garage to build a studio so I could record there,” Kline said. “It was a great situation because I could stay up all night and mess around with stuff and not have any pressure to watch the clock or please anyone except myself.”
Sharing the stage at Ohio Wesleyan’s Crossroads concert will be Georgia native and R&B/hip-hop artist Lloyd. His first solo album, 2004’s “Southside,” included the title-track duet with Def Jam label-mate Ashanti. His second album, 2007’s “Street Love,” generated the hits “Get it Shawty” and “You,” featuring rapper Lil’ Wayne. Lloyd’s latest album is 2011’s “King of Hearts.”
Doors for the March 31 event will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (740) 368-3151 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. This event is sponsored by the Student Union on Black Awareness, Campus Programming Board, and Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs.
Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.