HLGU Welcome Week Concert Featuring The Gray Havens

Hannibal-LaGrange University will be holding a concert featuring The Gray Havens during 2018 Welcome Week festivities. The concert will be held Thursday, August 23, at 7 pm in the Roland Fine Arts Center.

The community is invited to attend this special night of music. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are available for $10 per person at the door. Groups of 10 or more are $8/ticket in advance. Contact Josh Pierce, director of student life, at joshua.pierce@hlg.edu for a group discount. The event is free for students with a valid HLGU ID.

The Gray Havens centers on husband and wife Dave and Licia Radford. Since their beginning in 2013, their projects have been hailed as “an imaginative treatment of faith…[having] a visionary quality that’s both playful and enraptured.” They have a knack for creating a listening experience similar to paging through your favorite book, with richly textured compositions and multi-layered lyrics. Releasing their debut EP on Noisetrade in 2013, and their first full-length album, Fire and Stone, in 2015, the duo has gained a steady following of listeners nationwide.

Their newest release, “Ghost of a King,” debuted at #3 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts, rewarding listeners with immersive soundscapes and lyrical imagination. From poetic – almost Shakespearean – imagery to grand epics fit for darkened concert halls, to pop music infused with loops and infectious beats, the album possesses a remarkable range. In the context of that refreshing variety, the album stays cohesive thanks to its exploration of the human condition of longing.

Today, The Gray Havens are making the most well-crafted music of their career. Their next highly anticipated full-length album is expected to release in 2018.

For more information, contact Josh Pierce, director of student life, at 573-629-3014, or via email at joshua.pierce@hlg.edu.