Kongos Live at MTSU
Free with MTSU Student ID; One non-student guest per ID
Monday, September 8th in the Student Union Ballroom
Doors open at 7 p.m.; Show begins at 8 p.m.
KONGOS, the band behind this summer's hit single "Come With Me Now," will be performing live at MTSU! Students can enter free with an active MTSU Student
ID, and are allowed to bring one non-student guest to the show per ID. Doors open
at 7 p.m., with bands starting at 8 p.m. KONGOS will perform last, allowing students
with night classes an opportunity to attend if capacity has yet to be reached. The
set times are as follows:
Opening Band TBA: 8 p.m.
Opening Band TBA: 8:30 p.m.
KONGOS: 9:20 p.m.
Arrive early! Capacity is limited, and general admission is first-come, first-served standing room only. No reservations are available for this show.
The brothers KONGOS---multi-cultural, multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalists---craft a unique and irresistible sound spawned from shared DNA, diverse influences, and spot-on melodic and lyrical sensibilities. On, "Lunatic," their 12-song Epic Records debut, the band's talent shines on "Come With Me Now"; the title an impossible-to-resist aural summons, the rock-alt crossover tune kicking off with the accordion, jumping into foot-stomping, staccato rhythms, slide guitar, and soaring epic soundscapes reminiscent of U2. "I'm Only Joking," (explicit lyrics) whose lyrics hint at the album's title, hits the mark with decisive tribal rhythms and Pink Floyd-esque mysterious modern rock.
Thanks to an earlier self-release of "Lunatic," KONGOS are already starts overseas, playing their numerous hits off "Lunatic" for crowds of up to 65,000 at South African festivals and touring the Republic with Linkin Park, and the UK/Europe with AWOLNATION and Dispatch. With a Feb-March North American tour with Airborne Toxic Event (and alternative and rock radio hot on "Come With Me Now" and "I'm Only Joking," not to mention "Come With Me Now" in promos for NFL, NBA, and ESPN), 2014 is quickly shaping up as the year the U.S. catches KONGOS fever.
For more information, visit the band's official website.
WARNING: This video contains explicit lyrics.