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NU replaces O.A.R. with Jack's Mannequin

by jmaloni

Student Government Association schedules alternative rockers following O.A.R. cancellation

Thu, Oct 21st 2010 04:00 pm
Niagara University announces the concert with the rock band O.A.R. (Of A Revolution), which was scheduled for Nov. 18, has been cancelled. In its place, the university's Student Government Association has secured a Nov. 8 date with the critically acclaimed band Jack's Mannequin.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Niagara University's Kiernan Center.

Jack's Mannequin is an alternative rock band from Orange County, Calif. Their debut album, "Everything in Transit" (2005), includes hit songs such as "The Mixed Tape" and "Dark Blue." Following its recording, lead singer Andrew McMahon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and spent the following months in treatment. During this time, the documentary "Dear Jack" was filmed and the Dear Jack Foundation was created in an effort to raise money and awareness for cancer research. In 2008, the band released its second studio album, "The Glass Passenger," to critical acclaim.

Tickets are $20 for the general public and go on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets (1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com), including Dwyer Arena, on Oct. 23. Niagara University students -- who have paid their student services fee and possess a current university ID -- can purchase a maximum of two tickets per person at $10 each at NUSGA 0ffices in the Lower Level Gallagher Center. Students may also call NUSGA at 286-7326.

Niagara students who purchased tickets to the O.A.R. concert may obtain refunds by visiting the Campus Activities Office before Nov. 3, or they may choose to hold on to them and use for admission to the concert with Jack's Mannequin. 

Tickets for O.A.R. had not yet gone on sale to the public.

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