Knockin’ on UB’s door
Bob Dylan set to perform at Alumni Arena
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 13:02
On April 5, the Student Association will host legendary musician Bob Dylan at Alumni Arena.
According to SA, the show is not or related to Spring Fest, which is scheduled for April 14, but it is still an SA event paid for by the mandatory student activity fee.
Tickets for students will be available the day of the show and will be free for the first 4,500 undergraduates who present their UB cards at the door. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
“In the past when we’ve tried to do advance tickets for these types of shows, especially free advance tickets, [they] would often end up online for sale,” said SA Entertainment Coordinator Marc Rosenblitt. “We want to make sure we can maximize the amount of people that are in [Alumni Arena] for the show. We’re limited to 6,500 tickets, not 6,500 people.”
According to Rosenblitt, the remaining 2,000 tickets will be on sale as soon as next week. For one week only, these tickets will be available for online purchase to UB staff and undergraduate and graduate students for $49.50 before they go on sale to the general public.
“We always try to have variety in our stuff,” Rosenblitt said. “In the last couple of years, we’ve been very heavy on the hip-hop, but we try to spice it up as often as we can. Dylan’s people actually approached us as a possible location [for his tour].”
Alumni Arena will be Dylan’s first stop on his upcoming tour with opening act, Dawes, from Los Angeles. Dawes is scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on April 5, before Dylan comes on at 8:30 p.m.
For further information, students can contact Rosenblitt or Ned Semoff, SA Communication Director.