Guster will bring its unique rock sound to the stage at Eastern Illinois University’s Lantz Arena on Friday.
The show is to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets – $17 for the general public, and $13 for EIU students – may be purchased through the University Union Ticket Office, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visa/Mastercard are accepted. Orders may be placed in person or over the phone at (217) 581-5122.
Band members Ryan Miller (guitar, vocals), Adam Gardner (guitar, vocals) and Brian Rosenworcel (percussion) met in 1992 at Tufts University, where they formulated their distinctive sound, featuring two acoustic guitars and a bongo set, that has brought the band much acclaim.
The band sold more than 40,000 copies of its independent debut “Parachute,” which the Boston Globe named Best Local Debut Album in 1995.
In 1997, Guster was named the Best Live Act at the Boston Music Awards. That year, the band released a second album, “Goldfly.” Its subsequent tour sold out small clubs throughout the United States.
In 1998, Guster signed with Sire Records Group and Hybrid Recordings and re-released “Goldfly” in April 1998, followed by “Lost and Gone Forever.”
After the label went out of business, Guster signed with Reprise’s Palm Pictures in early 2003. The band released “Keep It Together” in June 2003 and embarked on an extensive U.S. tour.
The band’s CD/DVD set “Guster On Ice: Live From Portland, Maine” was released in May 2004.The concert is sponsored by EIU’s University Board.