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Grammy-nominated artists to perform on NMSU campus

Fall Out Boy, a quartet from Chicago nominated for a Grammy award in the "Best New Artist" category, will perform in Las Cruces in March as part of its multi-venue tour.



Fall Out Boy, a quartet from Chicago nominated for a Grammy award in the "Best New Artist" category, will perform in Las Cruces in March as part of its multi-venue tour.

The band, which has released such hits as the current "Dance, Dance" and "Sugar, We're Goin' Down," will perform at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Their debut album, "From Under the Cork Tree," has sold more than one million copies and is currently number 11 on Billboard's top 200 albums chart.

Fall Out Boy was featured on the cover of the December issue of Spin magazine. The band was named the "breakout" band of the year by Entertainment Weekly magazine, the "breakthrough" act by People magazine and "Artist of the Year" by Alternative Press.

The band has appeared on VH1's "Big in '05," MTV's "New Year's Eve Special," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Late Show with David Letterman."

"Fall Out Boy is one of the most dynamic breakout bands from the 2005 Vans Warped Tour," said Bobbie Welch, NMSU coordinator of special events. "They are an incredibly engaging live band and have done a fantastic job of building a strong fan base through incessant touring and grassroots promotion."

Other bands on the concert tour include The All-American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, From First to Last and The Hush Sound.

Welch said this particular concert can be used as a springboard into upcoming shows on the NMSU campus.

"The NMSU Department of Special Events is really excited to be involved with this tour, not only because of the caliber of all of the bands playing, but also because it will be the first event that we are promoting in our "amphitheatre" configuration, which hopefully will keep us busy with shows during the Pan Am Center renovation," Welch said.

Tickets to the Fall Out Boy concert will be $30, which does not include any applicable service charges. They go on sale at noon, Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets may also be bought online at www.ticketmaster.com or charged by phone at (505) 532-2060 in New Mexico or (915) 544-8444 in Texas.