Colorado State University - Pueblo to host Sean Kingston, Gym Class Heroes at State Fair
PUEBLO – Recording artists Sean Kingston and the Gym Class Heroes will close out the 2010 Colorado State Fair with a concert at 8 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 6, thanks to collaboration between Associated Students' Government and the Office of Student Activities at Colorado State University-Pueblo with funding secured by the Student Fee Governing Board. The concert will take place on Monday, September 6th at 8 p.m. at the Colorado State Fair. Doors to the concert will open at 7 p.m.
Non-student tickets may be purchased at a $20 promotional price beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20 through August 3 through the Colorado State Fair Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com. After August 3, the ticket price will increase to $25 each. Gate admission is included when purchased by the day of the show. Floor tickets will be made available exclusively for CSU-Pueblo students enrolled in at least six credit hours with current CSU-Pueblo identification beginning the first day of class, August 23. The schedule for on-campus student sales will be forthcoming.
By going through the State Fair, the University will limit its expenses on security, promotion, logistics, etc., while securing a larger venue, while the State Fair is assured of a popular act as its finale, meaning the potential for increased attendance.
Born Kisean Anderson in Miami, Fla., Sean Kingston is an American reggae fusion singer and rapper. His grandfather was the noted Jamaican reggae producer Lawrence Lindo, who worked under the stage name Jack Ruby. Sean Kingston was discovered through MySpace by Tommy Rotem at Beluga Heights, and signed to the label in a partnership deal with Sony. In a venture between Epic Records and Koch Records, Kingston recorded and released the single "Beautiful Girls" in May 2007 and reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and topped the UK Singles Chart along with many other international charts. His song "Me Love" debuted at number one in Australia, where it knocked off Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry", which had been at number one for nine weeks. The song stayed on the Canadian Hot 100 number one spot for more than six weeks. "Beautiful Girls" remained at number one in Canada longer than any other song in 2007. In 2007, Kingston was the opening act for Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape Tour and for select dates on Beyoncé's The Beyoncé Experience Tour. The album Tomorrow was released on September 22, 2009, with a third album in the works.
Gym Class Heroes hail from Geneva, New York, the home of childhood friends Travie McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley. After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and
bassist Eric Roberts, former members of Earl's Garage, they were signed to Fueled By Ramen and Decaydance Records, Fall Out Boy's bassist, Pete Wentz's, own independent record label, on which they released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children.
Since that release, the band's single "Cupid's Chokehold" reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Clothes Off!!" peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Gym Class Heroes use live instrumentation. They have collaborated with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump on numerous occasions, notably for providing backing vocals on the song "Cupid's Chokehold." Stump also produced the majority of their album The Quilt, which was released on September 9, 2008. Travie Macoy has also recently released a hit single 'Billionaire' with Bruno Mars, which has been successful since its UK release in early May 2010.