OWU Home
 
 
 
 

News Release


Gym Class Heroes to Perform at Ohio Wesleyan April 18

March 18, 2008

Gym Class Heroes
DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University will host the indie/hip-hop fusion band Gym Class Heroes at its annual SpringFest event at 8 p.m. April 18 in the university’s Gordon Field House, inside Branch Rickey Physical Education Center, 105 S. Sandusky St. Tickets, which are $10 for Ohio Wesleyan students and $20 for all others, are now available online at www.TicketWeb.com or at the university’s Information Desk inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Blending a mix of rap, rock, and R&B into its musical style, Gym Class Heroes is best known for its recent chart-topping singles “Cupid’s Chokehold” and “Clothes Off!” The four-member band—formed in upstate New York in 1997 by classmates MC Travis “Schleprok” McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley—has performed alongside groups including Fall Out Boy, Less Than Jake, and Naughty by Nature.

Held each year for more than a decade, Ohio Wesleyan’s SpringFest has attracted musical acts such as New Found Glory and Ben Folds. Approximately 3,000 tickets are available for this year’s event on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors for the show will open at 7 p.m. For more information, call (740) 368-3188.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.