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Sleigh Bells headlining RiverFest 2012 with April 24 performance
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Sleigh Bells will perform in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union on April 24, during the University of Iowa’s annual RiverFest. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Since its 2008 inception, Sleigh Bells has developed a cult following within the indie music scene. The music duo has performed at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., as well as on Saturday Night Live. Singles like “Rill Rill” and “Crown on the Ground” brought the band commercial success through exposure on television shows like the CW’s Gossip Girl and MTV’s Skins.
Sleigh Bells’ latest release, Reign of Terror, expands on the brash, in-your-face sound that was introduced in its 2010 debut album, Treats. Noise pop, digital hardcore, dance punk — the list of possible quirky-cool identifiers for the band is limitless.
Tickets will go on sale March 2 at 10 a.m. at the University Box Office, located in the Iowa Memorial Union, and all Ticketmaster locations. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to call 319-335-3395 for special seating accommodations.