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Luther College Student Activities Council presents Pentatonix March 6


Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa – Vocal sensations and winners of season three of NBC's "The Sing-Off," Pentatonix will bring their unique and infectious style and sound to Luther College's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall Thursday, March 6.

Concert doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available for purchase beginning Monday, Feb. 17. Tickets may be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or boxoffice@luther.edu, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Pentatonix, creatively named after the world's most widely recognized five-note (pentatonic) music scale, performs a range of music, from their original tracks to their intricate re-creations of pop hits, and complex arrangements and medleys.

After winning "The Sing-Off" in 2011, the quintet set out to produce with Madison Gate Records in Los Angeles. They released their first two EPs, PTX Vol. 1 and PTXmas. Each EP debuted on Billboard's Top 200 and sold more than 125,000 albums. PTX Vol. 2, released November 2013, includes three original songs and five cover versions of popular hits. The album reached number 10 on Billboard's Top 200 and had more than 10 million views on YouTube in the first week.

Selling out venues such as New York City's Best Buy Theater and San Francisco's Warfield Theater, Pentatonix has completed two full North American tours. They also sold out their first European tour. The group was featured in performances for Quincy Jones at Atlanta's Fox Theater and for Diana Ross at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl.

Besides performing on stage, Pentatonix has displayed their talent through many different media outlets. Their television appearances include "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, "The Katie Couric Show," "The Talk," "The American Music Awards Red Carpet Show" and "Sesame Street." Online, Pentatonix has been featured by Perez Hilton, RyanSeacrest.com, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and The New York Times, among many others.

Their YouTube channel has had more than 150 million views and has 1.8 million subscribers. The group was nominated in the Best Response Video category at the inaugural YouTube Music awards for their cover collaboration with Lindsey Stirling of Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive," which has had more than 40 million views. Other popular covers by the group include "Evolution of Music," with more than 21 million views, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," with 18 million views and Lorde's " Royals," with 11 million hits.

For more information about Pentatonix, visit http://ptxofficial.com.

The concert is sponsored by Luther College's Student Activities Council Concert Committee.

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