By Victoria Onortao
The Tilles Center will host a variety of homecoming concerts from Oct. 12-15. The music groups that will be performing are: Bleachers, Blondie, So You Think You Can Dance Tour, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet.
This year’s lineup will be eclectic to gain a bigger group of attendees, Shari Linker, The Tilles Center’s director of communications and engagement, said. “We figured we would look at it that all age groups will be here from parents down to the students,” Linker said.
The show catering to students will be Bleachers on Oct. 12 at 7:30p.m. Bleachers is a one man group known for their songs “Don’t Take The Money” and “I Wanna Get Better.” Daniel Edwards, the Tilles Center’s Program Manager, feels that the it was a good band to book. “Jack Anteno [vocalist of Bleachers] has been so popular especially for producing with Lorde and now Taylor Swift. I think it’s going to be a really great show,”
Edwards said. The supporting acts for Bleachers will be Secret Weapons and Fox Hollow. All of the performers are from the tri-state area and are indie-rock bands.
Michael Themistocleous, Post alumnus in 2017, is the vocalist for Fox Hollow. Themistocleous explained the process Fox Hollow took to perform with Bleachers at homecoming. “We edited live footage to our song ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ and sent it to Tilles Center and Bleachers,” Themistocleous said.
Themistocleous was informed by the Tilles Center over the summer that Fox Hollow would open for Bleachers. “There are so many emotions: it feels brilliant to say that statement ‘we’re opening for Bleachers.’ Sometimes it’s hard to believe I have the opportunity to say that. I can’t express how lucky I am to play music for people with a group of friends I love tremendously,” Themistocleous said. Fox Hollow recently publicized news about their performance by posting a photo to their Instagram page with artwork by Brian Parisi giving information of the bands opening for Bleachers.
Michael Aquilano, a senior psychology major, is interested in attending the Bleachers concert. “They sound like a modern day The Smiths with more relevant tones, which makes me excited to see them perform live,” he said.
For tickets to see Bleachers and other performances, visit the Tilles Center Box Office or tillescenter.org. Tickets for LIU Post Students with a school ID are $15.