The tradition of the radio-backed rock mini-festival survives. WROX-FM, 96.1, will present its Winter Meltdown show at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk on Dec. 1. It will feature Foster the People, Bush, Cage the Elephant, Cake, Taking Back Sunday, Naked & Famous, Young the Giant, Sleeper Agent and Grouplove.
Advance tickets are $39.99. They go on sale 10 a.m. Friday Sept. 30 from through COXTix.com, by phone at 888-3-COXTIX. Members of the Constant Center All Access Club get first dibs on tickets. Find out more about the club here.
The Meltdown's lineup offers an a mix of old and new, mighty and mild. Foster the People is a dance-pop act from Los Angeles that hit it big with "Pumped Up Kicks," a track that echoes the tones and textures of groups like Phoenix and Peter, Bjorn & John. The track is currently at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.
Cage the Elephant is a young band from Kentucky that makes rock that sounds natural next to Bush on the radio. The group's newest album "Thank You Happy Birthday" produced the radio hit "Shake Me Down."
Known for its distinctive mix of trumpet blasts, catchy tunes and offbeat lyrics, Cake is a band that exists in a category of its own. The group's list of quirky hits include "The Distance," "Never There" and "Short Skirt/Long Jacket."
Here's the press release announcing the show:
OFFICIAL LINE UP IS SET FOR 96X WINTER MELTDOWN AT THE TED CONSTANT CONVOCATION CENTER
ON DECEMBER 1
TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 10 AM EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH COX TIX.
The 96X Winter Meltdown is coming to the Constant Center on December 1. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 30 at 10 am. Tickets are $39.99 and will increase to $45.00 on the day of the show. Tickets will be available through COXTix.com, by phone at 888-3-COXTIX and at the Constant Center Box Office. To purchase tickets before the general public and for all the details you will need regarding the 96X Winter Meltdown, sign up for the Constant Center All Access Club at www.constantcenter.com.
Nine bands will share the stage for the concert event of the decade. These bands include; Foster the People, Bush, Cage the Elephant, Cake, Taking Back Sunday, Naked & Famous, Young the Giant, Sleeper Agent and Grouplove. *band lineup is subject to change.
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