WMU News

Rockin' University Arena is homecoming grand finale

Oct. 3, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The second, and even bigger, night of Rockfest at the WMU University Arena features the popular band 3 Doors Down, comedic television and film star David Spade, and local favorites, The Verve Pipe.

3 Doors Down have ruled the airwaves this past year with their two top singles "Kryptonite" and "Loser." With the sudden success of their first hits, 3 Doors Down was able to secure a major-label record contract and book tour dates around the country.

Michigan native David Spade is one of "Saturday Night Live's" all time favorite cast members and will return this fall in his top-rated sitcom, NBC's "Just Shoot Me." Spade is also well-known for his starring roles in some of today's favorite films including Joe Dirt, The Emporer's New Groove and Tommy Boy.

Formed in Lansing, Michigan in 1992, The Verve Pipe is a five-member band that toured constantly (and frequently in Michigan) until they were signed by RCA in 1995. A 1997 re-release of their 1992 single "The Freshmen" finally gained the band widespread exposure as it became a number one modern rock hit and a Top Ten pop hit that sent their album into the Top 40 and into gold status as well. The Verve Pipe's much anticipated new album, "Underneath," just arrived in stores.

This engagement is presented by the WMU Office of University Relations and sponsored by WRKR 107.7 FM and WKFR 103.3 FM.

For more information, visit Homecoming 2001 at <www.wmich.edu/homecoming>.

Media contact: Krista Iles, 616 387-2298, krista.iles@wmich.edu

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