Gym Class Heroes to Headline Spring Concert at UNC Wilmington March 22

The band Gym Class Heroes will play the UNCW ACE Spring 2012 Show

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. - Rap-rockers Gym Class Heroes will perform on Thursday, March 22, in Kenan Auditorium at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. DJ Bigg B from 97.3 The Coast will kick off the night at 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by the UNC Wilmington Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE).

Gym Class Heroes will play from their catalogue of hits, including "Cupid's Chokehold," "Stereo Hearts," "A** Back Home," and the newly released, "The Fighter." Tickets are available at the Kenan box office and etix.com.

Ticket prices:

Public: in advance, $18; day of $20

UNCW Student: in advance, $12; day of $15

UNCW Faculty/Staff: in advance, $15; day of $17                         

Gym Class Heroes is a rap-rock band from Geneva, New York whose music includes hip-hop, rock, funk and reggae influences. In 1997, the group formed when vocalist Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during high school gym class. In 2003, guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts joined the group and the band signed with Fueled by Ramen and Decaydance Records. Gym Class Heroes' discography includes 2005's The Papercut Chronicles, 2006's As Cruel as School Children, 2008's The Quilt and the recent The Papercut Chronicles II.

UNCW's Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) is a student-run organization serving the UNCW campus and the larger Wilmington community by providing entertainment through diverse concerts, comedy, film, lectures and spirit. For more information, visit www.uncw.edu/ace.

Media Contact:

Arianne Beros, ACE, amb4228@uncw.edu or 910.962.3842.