Nicole Meaney, ’13, Staff Writer
When the announcement was made that The Band Perry was coming to Merrimack College, there was an uproar of excitement.
In a switch from previous years, which have included spring concert performances by LMFAO, Ludicrous, and Girl Talk, The Band Perry is a country music concert approach that will transition Merrimack into spring.
Since the announcement, tickets have been for sale on Main Street. Students have jumped at the chance to see this Grammy-nominated group. When they appear April 19 at Lawler Rink, there will be hundreds of fans in attendance. The country group is made up of the three Perry siblings: Reid, Neil, and Kimberly.
Upon signing a record label with Republic Nashville, they began recording music in 2009. Their first album, titled “The Band Perry,” hit the airwaves in 2010 and made a splash with their hit singles “If I Die Young” and “Postcard from Paris.” Since its release, the album has sold over one million copies.
In correlation with the timing of this concert at Merrimack is the release of The Band Perry’s sophomore album, “Pioneer.” This album was released April 2, and it will be a treat for Merrimack to see the Perry’s play some of their brand new songs live.
Their current single “Done” debuted at no. 23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Jon Freeman of Country Weekly called the album “time well spent,” which leads to the band on furthering their “stadium-sized auditions.” Merrimack will be one of the first stadiums to host the band as they play songs from their new album. If you have not yet purchased your tickets, there is still time.
For students, guests and the general public, tickets are available on Main Street.