Lawrence University’s SOUP (Student Organization for University Programming) is very excited to present Guster with special guest Better Than Ezra on Wednesday, April 27, at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 for Lawrence students with ID and can be purchased in person at the Lawrence University box office starting on Wednesday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for the general public are $30 each and will be available through the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center ticket office and by calling 920-730-3760 on March 30 as well.
Guster became one of the most successful bands to hit the United States’ East Coast scene in the late 1990s. The Boston trio developed a unique sound with two acoustic guitars and a bongo set and created their own catchy songs about love, suicide, and the absurdist rock star lifestyle. Ryan Miller, guitar and vocals, Adam Gardner, guitar and vocals, and Brian Rosenworcel, percussion, met in 1992 at Tufts University and played around the Boston area during college. Originally named Gus, the band adopted the appended Guster moniker after discovering several other national touring acts playing under the same name. They have released several albums together, including their latest Keep It Together, and are currently in the studio recording more future hits. Named the “Best Live Act” at the Boston Music Awards in 1997, Guster was hailed as one of the greatest independent successes of the 1990s, achieving a reputation as one of the most reputable under-promoted bands of the decade.
Special guests, Better Than Ezra, is a New Orleans trio that merges rock with melody and creates alternative rock for the masses. Their reissued album Deluxe spawned a sizeable radio hit with the track “Good” and helped push the album to platinum status by the end of 1995. Better Than Ezra’s newest album Before the Robots is to be released on April 26 of this year.