Phillip Phillips live in concert at KSU Stadium March 24

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KENNESAW, Ga.  (Jan. 24, 2013) — Kennesaw State University is proud to announce KSU…

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The same day Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol’s season 11 finale, the 21-year-old singer/guitarist released “Home,” a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills — and marked the highest debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart to date. The song quickly became a global phenomenon and was used as the theme song for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team.
 
Phillips’ first full album was released in November 2012 and currently holds the #14 spot on the Billboard Charts.
 
“This album has more of a rock sound to it,” says Phillips, who counts Eric Clapton as one of his key influences. “The most important thing to me is making music that comes from my heart and really connects with people on a gut level.”
 
The KSU stadium will be scaled to an intimate setting to allow those in attendance to soak in the full experience. Tickets go on sale Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. and fans will be able to purchase one of three types of tickets including: lawn seating, standard fixed seating and premium fixed seating. Ticket prices will range from $25 to $30 and 10 luxury suites are available at $1,000 each. KSU students receive a $5 discount on all tickets.
 
Tickets are available at www.ticketalternative.com or at the KSU box office, which is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at KSU Stadium. The KSU Stadium box office can be reached at 770-794-7809.
“We are excited to present this show to the community,” said Marty Elliott, general manager of KSU Stadium. “Phillip Phillips is touring several college venues on this headlining tour, and we fully expect his date at Kennesaw State University to be a standout. We are going to make sure this is a great experience for the tour and the fans.”
Information related to opening artists will be released at a later date.
For more info on Phillip Phillips, visit www.phillipphillips.com – media only may contact christine.wolff@umusic.com
 
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KSU stadium is a state-of-the-art venue and the centerpiece of an 88-acre sports and entertainment park located at 3200 George Busbee Parkway. The park also features nine competition fields, an NCAA track facility, four sand volleyball courts, green recreation space and a one-mile loop trail, which is open daily to the public. The park hosts KSU intramurals, club sports and is home to several KSU Owls athletic programs, including track, soccer and lacrosse. The venue is also used to host events open to the public such as the Southern Showdown, Major League Lacrosse, concerts and festivals. 
 
Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 24,600 students from more than 130 countries.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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