The crazy and colorful of Montreal will be headlining at Vassar College’s Walker Field House on Saturday, April 23 at 10 p.m. Put together by Vassar College Entertainment (ViCE), the Athens, Ga., Elephant Six Collective-based band that is rising in popularity will most likely put on an unforgettable and outrageous show.
According to Hadley Keohane, a part of ViCE publicity, the college tried an online poll with a list of musical acts to choose from.
“of Montreal was one of the choices. It wasn’t the top choice but the top choices were more popular bands and harder to secure,” said Keohane. “But this was still a popular choice and one we thought was fitting.”
After ViCE’s choice to have The Flaming Lips perform last year, Vassar College is certainly keeping up their legacy of great performers.
“We chose of Montreal because they’re not only a really great musical act but they have really exciting shows with big spectacles,” said Keohane. “This year is the start of a new tour where they’re lost in space and traveling through time. It’s a really fun concert experience. We think it’s really fitting for what we try to bring with ViCE.”
The Knocks, an electronic duo from New York City, will be opening for of Montreal.
“We were just listening to a bunch of artists that were available and they were really fun and dancey music. We thought they would be great to get everyone excited for the main act,” said Keohane.
Keohane encourages SUNY New Paltz students to come to the show.
“It’s gonna be a really fun show and a really great environment,” she said. “We’d love to have students from other schools there.”
Tickets for the show can be purchased at Ticketweb.com for $30.