The All-American Rejects in concert at Penn State Erie

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host The All-American Rejects in concert on Friday, April 17, at 8 p.m., in the Junker Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Shiny Toy Gunwill be the opening act. Tickets can be purchased in person or online. All tickets are for general admission seating.

Tickets are available to Penn State Erie students for $20 each at the Reed Union Building (RUB) desk. This discounted price is valid only at the RUB desk for Penn State Erie students and there is a maximum of two tickets per student ID.

Tickets are available to the public at the RUB desk for $25 each. Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card by calling the Office of Student Activities at (814) 898-6171.

Finally, tickets can be purchased online at for a cost of $25 plus $2 shipping and handling per ticket; the discounted student rate is not available online. The Web site will be live on March 4 at 8 a.m.

Hailing from Stillwater, Okla., band co-founders Tyson Ritter (vocals / bass) and Nick Wheeler (guitar / programming) formed The All-American Rejects in 2000, while both were still in high school. The band's self-titled debut album dropped in 2002, followed by "Move Along" in July 2005. "Move Along" also marked the official debut of Mike Kennerty (guitar) and Chris Gaylor (drums), both of whom joined the band in 2002. Like its predecessor, "Move Along" went platinum, with three singles, "Dirty Little Secret," "Move Along" and "It Ends Tonight."

In late 2008, The All-American Rejects released a third album, "When the World Comes Down." The first single, "Gives You Hell," peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts, in the top twenty of the UK Singles chart, and at number three on the Australian ARIA Singles chart.

This event is sponsored by the Student Activity Fee. For more information, visit

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Last Updated November 18, 2010