Tuesday night, Campus Activity Board announced it will be bringing the duo Timeflies to the University of South Dakota, and the question still remains where the concert will be held.
“It’s going to be a large concert,” Taylor Moore, CAB president, said. “We are still working on a venue, but it will be a concert everyone enjoys.”
Moore said multiple venues on campus are being discussed and an estimated attendance cannot be expected right now.
Nathan Hofer, CAB adviser, said he expects a sellout and believes all technicalities of the concert to be completed within the next week.
“CAB and those involved in the planning of the event expect a sold-out show,” Hofer said. “Timeflies is a band that the student body expressed a passion for, and we hope to see that reflected in ticket sales.”
Junior Madeline Breukelman said she anticipates the show to pull a large crowd of girls and fans living outside of Vermillion.
“These guys are better than a lot of people who come to college campuses,” Breukelman said. “They bring more energy, and they’re way better live than other people.”
Breukelman has seen the duo in concert before and said they’re perfect for a college campus.
Timeflies is comprised of Boston residents Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro who’s six-song EP “One Night” debuted at number one on iTunes in 2012.
The group’s popularity soared when they began “Timeflies Tuesday,” a weekly release of music videos and singles in 2011.
Resnick and Shapiro consider the group’s genre electro hip-hop, and they’re often considered to be dynamic and a favorite among college-age listeners.
Tickets will be open to the public on Mar. 10 at usdticketsonline.com.
In 2011, CAB brought in rapper Mac Miller followed by country singer Jerrod Niemann and hip-hop group Travis Porter in 2013. Miller and Niemann played in Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall. Porter’s concert was held in the MUC Ballroom.
“Students are really excited because everyone loves Timeflies,” first-year Alexandra Mattern said. “They’re not like anything we’ve had before. Mac Miller might be comparable, but Timeflies is getting so big it’s not totally comparable. People really know Timeflies.”
“Their type of music is more of what we’re into,” sophomore Zach Waletich said. “It’s more of an updated music. They’re a newer band, and it will be interesting to see how they are live.”
Hofer said the idea of having a newer band was important, but Timeflies is renowned enough that it will be a great opportunity to have them perform at USD.
“Our students will have the chance to say that they saw Timeflies before they were one of the top names in the industry,” he said. “Being able to provide students with that opportunity is truly a thrilling prospect for CAB.”
Resnick and Shapiro first met at Tufts University near Boston and started Timeflies in 2010, releasing their first album “The Scotch Tape” in Sept. 2011. Their most recent single, “All the Way” was released Jan. 20.
“Bringing them in means CAB is listening to students,” Waletich said. “They’re getting a good feel for what everyone wants.”