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The King’s University College students’ council brings Cosmic Gate

- September 28th, 2012

 

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Cosmic Gate image courtesy of musicyouneed.net & JBNBlog would appreciate help in securing IDs for the two Gate cosmicians.

The KUCSC has an impressive track record in concert production . . . this year, it’s bringing in German duo Cosmic Gate on Nov. 15. The full media release follows.

In years past, the students’ council has had  MSTRKRFT (2009), Calvin Harris (2010), and Stars (2011) for its events & good on them. Cosmic Gate is the first time JBNBlog has been on the case (if memory serves) but seeing Calvin Harris in there makes me think.

As you may have heard (literally) Calvin Harris returned to play downtown London in a big tent just west of The Free Press building on Sept. 9.

The Free Press & lfpress.com advanced the Scottish DJ’s September concert several times.

The entrepreneurs & their allies bringing Harris were apparently disappointed they were not mentioned.

Here’s a comment from one of them from an e-mail also supplying much helpful information which turned up later in JBNBlog.

“As young entrepreneurs from London, we are really excited about this show.  We have done many in the past, however, this will be our largest to date.
In all past articles our company has received no mention, which we find a little disappointing.  We invest significant amounts of money into building our community and to produce concerts like these and we believe that we are deserving of some credit.  The last article makes it seem like Calvin Harris himself is producing and hosting this event and that is not the case, we are producing this event and there are several other local businesses that take part in the procurement and production of this event.”

My view has been the performers are the story, the reason fans buy tickets. The promoters often have the making of good business stories or personal profiles . . . but are not “the talent.”  The unfair aspect is that if something goes wrong at a gig (no show, power failure etc) the promoter becomes the story. So there’s room for debate, certainly. Your thoughts?

Anyway, congrats to all the idealists & entrepreneurs & dreamers & risk-takers & hard-headed souls & their allies who bring so many artists to #ldnont & may all your concerts break even or much better.

Congrats to King’s University College students’ council for what should be four aces in a row . . . like Serenata Music or the Jeffery Concerts or Cuckoo’s Nest folk club series, JBNBlog is happy to salute your continuing commitment to excellence.

Here is the media release, sent along Thursday by

Azra Avdagic

Vice-President Communications

King’s University College Students’ Council

King’s University College Students’ Council

September 27th , 2012

The KUCSC Presents: Cosmic Gate

London,ON

—The King’s University College Students’ Council (KUCSC) is proud to

welcome Cosmic Gate toLondonon Thursday, November 15th

as part of their Wake

Your Mind Tour. The concert will be held at the Wave, on the second floor of the

University Community Centre (UCC) atWesternUniversity, from 9pmK1am with

doors opening at 8pm.

The KUCSC is following with its annual concert tradition, in the past we have

brought artists such as MSTRKRFT (2009), Calvin Harris (2010), and Stars (2011).

This year, we are bringing Cosmic Gate as they make their way to the top of the DJ

Top 100 chart. Brianna Newman, ViceKPresident Events of the KUCSC notes that,

“One of our goals is to reach out to artists who are on the rise and to us Cosmic Gate

was a perfect fit. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the student

experience and our concert is one of the ways we strive to achieve that goal.”

Formed in 1999 inGermany, Cosmic Gate released their first single titled

“Exploration of Space”, and became well known in theUKwith the release of their

single “Fire Wire” in 2001. Nic Chagall and DJ Bossi of Cosmic Gate placed #24 on the

2010 DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll. Since, they’ve done many remixes for artists such

as DJ Tiesto and Ferry Corsten. Over the years, they have moved toward a subtle but

driving and energetic music style.

With their Wake Your Mind international album tour, they have improved their

recognition and seen large turnouts throughout. This is their seventh studio album

that was released in late 2011, featuring singles such as “Be Your Sound”, “The

Theme”, and “Exploration of Space”. We’re proud that Western is part of this tour.

As ViceKPresident Finance, Shelley Robson states, “We strive to make our events

accessible to university students by keeping ticket prices low. Cosmic Gate will be a

big success not only because of their amazing music but because everyone who

wants to see a great and memorable concert for a lower ticket cost will be able to do

so.”

Ticket sales begin on October 10th

for only $20. They will be available online, at

King’s Connection, and Western Connection. For more information, please contact:

Azra Avdagic

ViceKPresident Communications

King’s University College Students’ Council

communications@kucsc.com

www.kucsc.ca

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