Thompson Square to perform in concert at Mansfield
The husband-and-wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson has made a quick rise to the top of the country music world with the release of their Grammy nominated number one platinum plus hit, Are You Going To Kiss Me Or Not, which took the country music world by storm.
They won Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Duo of the Year Award this year, and in doing so became the first new country music act in 20 years to take that honor.
Thompson Square was also nominated for three CMT Music Awards in 2012. The video for their single, I’ve Got You, won Duo Video of the Year.
In 2011, the duo was nominated for 14 industry awards, including an American Music Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. Thompson Square finished the year as Billboard’s number one new country artist in terms of its single (Hot 100) and album sales (Hot 200) charts.
Thompson Square has released four singles off their self-titled debut album.
The latest, Glass, was hailed by The Washington Post as a “poignant meditation on human vulnerability.”
Thompson Square’s tour is sponsored by ChildFund International (“Change The World – Sponsor A Child”). There will be an information booth set up in the Decker Gymnasium lobby on the night of the concert.
For more information on Thompson Square, go to thompsonsquare.com.
An opening act for the concert will be announced at a future date.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 20 for $25 plus applicable handling fees. They can be purchased in person at the MU Campus Bookstore in Alumni Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased on-line at www.tix.com.
MU student tickets are $10 and will go on sale Monday, Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. in Alumni Hall, outside Room 324. Student tickets will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ID will be required to purchase the ticket.
“Even though tickets will go on sale to the public before the fall semester begins, we will be reserving enough tickets for students so that they’ll all be able to see this great show,” Steve Plesac, director of Student Activities and Programming, said.
All tickets are general admission, with bleacher seating and standing room only on the gym floor.
The concert is sponsored by the Student Activities Office and is funded by student activity fees.
The concert venue policy is there will be no ticket refunds or exchanges. No video or audio recording devices are allowed. Non-professional cameras are permitted. Weapons, legal beverages and smoking are strictly prohibited.