SCOPE surprises with second show announcement

Swedish DJ Avicii to bring the party to UNH in year’s first Whittemore Center concert

By Zack Cox
On October 31, 2011

  • Junior Desiree Ates volleys the ball during one of UNH’s matches in the Holly Young Invitational this past weekend. Michael Quinlan

In an unveiling that came as a surprise to much of the UNH campus, the Student Committee on Popular Entertainment announced its second fall concert on Friday at the annual Homecoming bonfire.

SCOPE, in collaboration with entertainment company NV Concepts, will bring Swedish DJ Tim Bergling – better known by his stage name Avicii – to the Whittemore Center on Saturday, Nov. 19.

This announcement came less than a week after SCOPE announced Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club's Nov. 29 show at the Field House.

Many believed, based on the lateness of the announcement, that Two Door Cinema Club would be SCOPE's only show of the fall. This drew disapproval based both on the relative obscurity of the band and the fact that the show was scheduled on a Tuesday night rather than a Friday or Saturday.

Avicii will appease these scheduling concerns, however, as the show falls on a Saturday night, and will favor those on campus looking for more of a party atmosphere at a SCOPE concert.

Best known for his singles "Seek Bromance," "Fade Into Darkness" and "Levels," Avicii's house beats have been a hit in clubs worldwide and have been remixed countless times.

The 22-year-old currently ranks sixth in the world in the Top 100 DJ poll, according to the concert's Facebook event page.

This will be the first concert held at the Whittemore Center since last April's Wiz Khalifa Spring Climax show that was delayed several times to clear crowds of attendees from the aisle.

The Khalifa concert was the first time in recent years that SCOPE limited the number of students on the arena floor to 3,000 when upward of 4,500 had been allowed in the past. This increased security added to the delays as students milled in the aisles after being denied admission to the floor.

At press time, SCOPE had not yet announced the release date or prices for Avicii tickets, and could not be reached for comment.

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