Nationally known band, Gym Class Heroes, will soon be making their way to SUNY Canton as part of the North Country’s largest musical performances.
The concert will be held on Friday, May 4th with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at the Field House area of the College’s new Athletic Center. The show is being presented by Amp Entertainment and the SUNY Canton Student Activities center.
Tickets are $25 for SUNY Canton students and $35 for the public and are available in advance at the College's Student Activities Office in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, at Josie's Pizzeria in downtown Canton and at Northern Music and Video in downtown Potsdam.
It will be the first large concert to be held in the Roos House. The building was opened in 2011.
"Amp Entertainment has done a wonderful job providing the bands our students want to see," said Michael J. Perry, SUNY Canton College Association executive director who oversees the Student Activities Office. "Last semester they helped us bring the nationally known band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and local favorites Tyrade to campus for a full evening of non-stop rock. This semester they're working with us to bring Gym Class Heroes to our largest venue."
Gym Class Heroes began performing in Geneva, N.Y., in 1997 and is noted for combining elements of rap, rock, R&B, and funk. The quartet uses live instruments rather than looped samples. MC Travis "Schleprok" McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends during highschool gym class, leading to the band's name.
McCoy has said previously their popular music was hard to pin down to one style or genre. "Musically, it's just all over the place," said McCoy.
The band has recorded three albums with Fueled by Ramen and Decaydance Records. Some of their hit songs include Cookie Jar, Cupid's Chokehold, Stereo Hearts and The Queen and I. Cupid's Chokehold hit number four on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and received many plays on the radio and MTV in 2007.
Previously the band has played at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW), Bamboozle, Warped Tour festivals, and the pregrame show of the NBA All-Star Game. They've worked with other musical artists including Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes and Daryl Hall.
For more information about the concert, please contact 315-386-7315.