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Thompson Square to Perform at EIU


Thompson Square, the reigning Academy of Country Music Vocal Duo of the Year, will perform at Eastern Illinois University's Lantz Arena next month.

The 2014 Spring Concert is set to begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24. Ticket sales ($23) will be open to the general public on Monday, March 31. EIU students with Panther Card ID may begin purchasing their tickets ($20) on Monday, March 18.

Tickets may be purchased at the MLK Jr. Union Ticket Office (581-5122) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. They also may be purchased at

Thompson Square, a husband-wife duo, has earned more than 25 award nominations, including two Grammys, an American Music Award and Teen Choice Award. They made music history when they received the Country Music Award (CMA) for Vocal Duo of the Year in 2012 and the ACM Vocal Duo of the Year award in both 2012 and 2013.

In the world of entertainment, music arguably demands the most personal investment from its artists, and it doesn't get any more intimate than with Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Their sophomore album “Just Feels Good” is a compelling view of a relationship that offers no distinction between the personal and the professional.

"Much more than the first record, ‘Just Feels Good’ explains exactly who we are," Shawna said. "This is a very personal record."

Adds her husband, "It’s a stronger, more accurate representation of who we are and where we’re at right now in our life and our music career ... " and, Shawna finishes, "who we are as artists, who we are as individuals and who we are as a married couple, as well."

Thompson Square’s breakthrough hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” has surpassed two million in sales, was the #1 Digital Soundscan Single for five weeks straight, the #1 Country Ringtone for 12 consecutive weeks, and the Most Played Song at Country Radio in 2011 (Mediabase).

Thompson Square followed that success with the award-winning hit, “I Got You,” and critically acclaimed “Glass.” Thompson Square’s star continued to rise in 2013 with the #1 gold selling heart-tugger, “If I Didn’t Have You,” and its current Top 25 hit, “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” both from the duo’s current album, “Just Feels Good.”

The concert is sponsored by EIU's University Board.



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