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Plain White T’s to Headline Utah Summer Games Opening Ceremonies

Published: May 29, 2019 | Category: USG

2019-05-utah-summer-games-opening-ceremonies-plain-white-ts.jpgThe Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games presents its annual Opening Ceremonies on Friday, June 14, at 8:30 p.m. at Eccles Coliseum on the campus of Southern Utah University. Plain White T’s headlines a show that will also include the parade of athletes and a spectacular fireworks display. Tickets are $10 for reserved chair-back seating and $8 for general admission, and can be purchased online at tbirdtickets.com, by calling (435) 586-7872, or by visiting the Thunderbird Ticket Office.

“The Opening Ceremonies is a celebration of hard work, perseverance, dedication, and selflessness that is learned through participating in sporting events,” said Pace Clark, executive director of the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games. “I can’t think of a better way to start the summer.”

Since emerging in 1997, and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum Chicago quintet comprised of Tom Higgenson, Tim Lopez, Dave Tirio, Mike Retondo, and De’Mar Hamilton has amassed an enduring, engaging, and enigmatic catalog, spanning two gold-certified offerings All That We Needed (2005), Every Second Counts (2006), and unshakable anthems such as the double-platinum “1,2,3,4” and platinum “Rhythm of Love.”

Among Plain White T’s discography, “Hey There Delilah” went quadruple-platinum, topped the Billboard Hot 100, and earned a pair of 2008 GRAMMY® Award nominations in the categories of Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Along the way, the group logged countless miles on the road in front of sold out crowds in nearly every corner of the globe.

After a whirlwind tour cycle supporting 2015’s American Nights, the guys hunkered down and began writing the ideas that would eventually comprise Parallel Universe, which was released in August 2018. The band’s endlessly hummable signature melodies still shine at the center of this galaxy, but their Universe morphed into an otherworldly atmosphere of ethereal electronic pop strengthened by lush guitar tones and synth transmissions.

“I know residents like to watch the LHM USG fireworks show from porches or backyards, but I invite you to come and celebrate with us in Eccles Coliseum,” said Clarke. “I promise it is so much better inside the Coliseum.”

To learn more about the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games or to register for one of the Games’ 49 different sporting competitions, visit larryhmillerutahsummergames.org.


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