After a busy fall, the ASU 365 Community Union is bringing more live music to the Valley with three additional concerts on the Coca-Cola Sun Deck. Three critically acclaimed music acts will pack the Coca-Cola Sun Deck as Vic Mensa, Gin Blossoms, and The Band Perry all make their Sun Devil Stadium debuts.
“The 365 Community Union is ASU’s growing vision for turning Sun Devil Stadium into a vibrant cultural hub that redefines the model for stadia around the world. We want to create a place where you can imagine Sun Devils of all ages coming together throughout the year,” says ASU Vice President for Cultural Affairs, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack.
Tickets for all events are on sale now at Ticketmaster. More information on all the upcoming events at ASU 365 Community Union at asu365communityunion.com. A limited number of free and discounted ASU student tickets will be available for all events exclusively on the ASU Mobile App!
Vic Mensa with special guest Injury Reserve
When: Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8 p.m. (doors 7:30 p.m.)
One of the most acclaimed and celebrated names in hip-hop as rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer, Vic Mensa, comes to the Coca-Cola Sun Deck bringing his incredible talent to the stage with special guest Tempe natives INJURY RESERVE. On his long-awaited debut album The Autobiography,Vic Mensa tapped into pivotal moments in his life, reliving each one from one track to the next.
In December 2018, Vic released his Hooligans EP which received large critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Forbes, Pitchfork, FADER, XXL, Vibe and many others. The booming project features collaborations with Ty Dolla $ign, G-Eazy, Charlie Wilson, Lil Herb, G Herbo, Mr. Hudson and Jesse Rutherford (The Neighbourhood).
Gin Blossoms with special guest Vesperteen
When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8 p.m. (doors 7:30 p.m.)
In the late 80’s, Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown heroes of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona.
Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars. They qualified to perform at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year College Music Journal dubbed them “The Best Unsigned Band In America” and added an invitation to perform on MTV’s New Music Awards in New York City. Their breakout record New Miserable Experience was where their rise to fame began. This album kept the band on the chart for almost 3 years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The crossover hits on New Miserable Experience played on 4 radio formats and, to date, have sold over 5 million records.
The Band Perry with special guests
When: Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8 p.m. (doors 7:30 p.m.)
Grammy® Award-winning superstar sibling trio The Band Perry are an unstoppable presence in modern music. Now, after selling two and a half million albums, thirteen million singles, and
racking up over a 1.75 billion combined streams of their songs, the story of Kimberly, Reid, and Neil is again evolving in incredible new ways. Since releasing their groundbreaking crossover #1 single “If I Die Young” in 2010 (with its current sextuple-platinum status and 160 million video views), The Band Perry have forged a unique, genre-defying identity and built an international fan base leading to sold-out world tours, five No. 1 Singles on the Billboard Country Chart, a No. 1 single on the Hot AC charts, six songs reaching gold or platinum status, and in 2015, bringing home their first Grammy® Award.
They’ve performed on TV’s biggest stages, from late night’s most influential (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Late Show with Letterman) to daytime’s most popular (Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show), and their track “Live Forever “was the official theme song for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Known for their boundary-pushing live performances, the band’s combination of music, fashion, and visual art has become a hallmark of their dialogue with their fans and with culture. Their creative efforts boast collaborations with artistic luminaries such as Steven Klein, Nicola Formichetti, and Neil Krug. Even with the extraordinary musical and visual concepts they’ve introduced in their career thus far, the next era promises to see the band expanding these boundaries yet again.
Most excitingly, The Band Perry have released a highly-anticipated new collection of 5 songs titled COORDINATES, which has received overwhelming acclaim from fans. The collection sees music industry icon Rick Rubin serving as executive producer. The band wrote and produced the songs themselves via their ARTRAT creative house and production collective.
All concerts on the Coca-Cola Sun Deck are general admission, standing room only. ASU clear bag policy in effect for events in Sun Devil Stadium. Free parking available in Lot 59 north of the stadium. Tickets for all events are on sale now at Ticketmaster. Access to the Coca-Cola Sun Deck is available through the NE stadium gate as is night of show box office.