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Annual spring concert event to feature Guster and The Format April 27

April 13, 2007

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. ? On Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. the Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB) will present its annual spring concert in Middlebury College's Kenyon Arena. The event will feature the bands Guster and The Format, as part of Guster's "Campus Consciousness Tour."

Members of Guster include Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller and Brian Rosenworcel. The three musicians formed the band in 1991 while they were students at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. After the release of Guster's first three albums, the band added instrumentalist Joe Pisapia for the 2003 release of "Keep It Together," which debuted at number 38 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The group's 2006 release, "Ganging Up on the Sun," described by singer-guitarist Miller as "more fearless than ever before," is the most successful to date, earning a place at number 25 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. According to Miller, the album features Guster's "loudest, quietest and longest songs yet."

The MCAB Spring Concert performance is part of Guster's "Campus Consciousness Tour," which is the band's effort to raise awareness of environmental issues on college campuses. The tour includes buses powered by bio-diesel fuel, extensive recycling of backstage materials and the purchasing of carbon offsets from Charlotte-based NativeEnergy to make the tour completely carbon-neutral.

For tickets, call the Middlebury College Box Office at 802-443-6433 or visit Tickets will be $25 for the general public, $20 for Middlebury College faculty and staff, and $15 for Middlebury College students. All ticket prices increase by $5 at the door.

Doors will open for the event at 7 p.m. Guests may not bring cameras, purses, bags or any outside food or drinks into Kenyon Arena.

For more information, contact student organizer Sam Jesse at or (919) 619-4624.