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by Laura Maxwell / ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR

The Goo Goo Dolls will be headlining the University Program Council-sponsored concert Wednesday, April 28. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the band’s opener, Sister Hazel. The Rocket Summer has been touring with the Goo Goo Dolls and will open for the band as well.

Tickets will be available April 21. There will be stations on the Haley Concourse, Lowder and Miller Gorrie Center. Tickets are free, but in order to get one students need to have their student IDs in hand.

Tickets will be given to about 8,000 students.

Students will need to bring their IDs along with their tickets in order to get into the concert.

“It’s going to be in the Coliseum, as usual,” said Paul Bagley, the director of major entertainment for UPC.

He said there will be at least 1,000 people allowed on the floor.

“We’re not going to have the chairs anymore,” Bagley said. “There’s going to be a lot more floor space—more of a concert feel.”

The spots on the floor will be first come, first serve. Those individuals will be provided with wristbands. Everyone else will be in seats.

“Something the Goo Goo Dolls do is they like to give back,” said Sharne’ Rice, president of UPC. “So we’re asking students to bring a canned good to the concert, and it will be given to East Alabama Food Bank.”

Students can drop the cans off in bins by the door on the way in, Rice said.

“Previously we’ve tried to do more things that are new,” Bagley said.

“We were going with new stuff, and now I’m trying to go with stuff that may be a little bit older, but stuff that’s good for Auburn,” Bagley said.

He explained he didn’t come up with the bands off the top of his head.

There were major entertainment surveys given out to about 2,000 students.

UPC also had a billboard for major entertainment, kind of like the SGA’s Campaign Complain billboards, where they got suggestions from students on performers they would be interested in seeing.

The concert will last until about 11 p.m.

UPC’s Tiger Nights will be held this Friday from 7 p.m.–midnight in the Student Center. The theme is “City Lights, Tiger Nights.”

“What we did was we focused on seven main cities in the U.S.,” Rice said.

Cities featured will be Miami, Seattle, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and Nashville.

“For each city we have themed food, like for New Orleans, we’re doing jambalaya,” Rice said. “We also have themed attractions. Like with Las Vegas we’re doing the casino tables. For New York we’re making street signs where you can have personalized street signs for your name. And, of course, for Nashville there’s the mechanical bull and barbecue sandwiches.”

Another freebie that will be offered is personalized Koozies.

Participants can get their picture printed on their own personalized Koozie.

The artist featured will be F.L.Y., which is known for “Swag Surfin’.”

The band will perform at 7 p.m.

The band’s opener will be D.J. Coco, an up-and-coming British artist.

Tiger Nights is free for students, as long as the student has an ID.

The event will also be open to the general public for a $5 fee.

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