Tickets are now on sale for a special concert presented by Fort Sill and Cameron University and featuring Seether and Default, with special guest Fatback Circus, on Saturday, Aug.28 at Cameron Stadium. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the show starts at 6 p.m. The concert will end with a gala fireworks display. Tickets are $10 for Cameron students and Active Duty Military, $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased in Lawton on the Cameron campus at the One Stop in the McMahon Centennial Complex, at Adventure Travel, and at Fort Sill at Family and MWR Headquarters Building 4700. In Duncan, tickets are available at CU-Duncan. Tickets are also available by phone at (800) 999-2987 and online at www.sillmwr.com.
Since the 2002 release of Disclaimer, its U.S. debut, South Africa-bred, L.A.-based hard rock band Seether has captured the attention of music fans across the globe with epic riffs, thunderous rhythms and conscience-invading choruses. The album was certified gold on the strength of radio favorites like "Fine Again" and "Gasoline," and a reworked version of that album (known as Disclaimer II) went platinum when a new rendition of the ballad "Broken" became a Top 20 pop hit.
Seether's success carried forward with 2005's Karma and Effect, which debuted at number eight, going platinum and boasting hits like "Truth," "The Gift" and "Remedy," which topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart for eight consecutive weeks. The band’s latest lp, Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces, has been called their most direct and focused record yet, and resulted in their first South African Music Award in the category Best Rock: English.
Canadian band Default debuted in 2001 with The Fallout, a platinum album that boasted strong singles including “Deny,” “Count On Me” and “Wasting My Time.” The group took home a Juno Award (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy) for Best New Group in 2002. Their subsequent albums, 2003’s Elocation and 2005’s One Thing Remains, continued to refine the melodic rock sound of their debut. Their latest album, Comes and Goes, features “All Over Me,” an uptempo celebration of (one-sided) true love, and “Little Too Late,” an epic ballad.
Based in Austin, TX, Fatback Circus had earned a reputation for open-ended originality and distinctive songwriting since their 2002 debut album, Radio Arcadia. The band's avant-garde style allows them to indulge in any classification of music, including funk, singer/songwriter, bluegrass and heavy metal. The 2006 release of The Elephant King garnered new fans, and their 2009 release, Dark World, was hailed for delivering fury and finesse in equally impressive measures.
This is an alcohol-free event. All cameras and recording devices are strictly prohibited. Oversized bags, backpacks, duffle bags, coolers, folding chairs, drinks, cans and bottles will not be permitted. Safety checks of allowable carry-in baggage or cases, such as handbags, purses, or any like container, will be conducted by trained security officers. The officers will check for any unacceptable items, such as cans, bottles, illegal drugs, alcohol, weapons, fireworks, signs on poles, and noisemakers.
The concert is sponsored by Z94, Magic 95, USA Discounters, and the Fort Sill Federal Credit Union. This is an Army Community Covenant initiative. For more information, call (580) 250-4040.
August 9, 2010