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VPB Announces Commodore Quake Opener

The Vanderbilt Programming Board Music Group is proud to announce that Trey Songz will be the opener for legendary rock band My Morning Jacket on Thursday, October 20th. This year’s show exemplifies Vanderbilt’s long-term commitment to the best live musical performances.

“PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE” marks Songz’ first new release since making the transition from rapidly rising young artist to bonafide R&B superstar. “READY” was a true breakthrough, giving Trey his first-ever Billboard 200 Top Ten debut on its way to RIAA gold certification. Fueled by an infinite streak of hit singles – including “I Need A Girl,” “LOL :-) (Feat. Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em),” “Successful (Drake & Trey Songz),” “Neighbors Know My Name,” and “Say Aah” – “READY” received a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Contemporary R&B Album.”

An assortment of major awards followed, including the prestigious title of “Best Male R&B Artist” at the 2010 BET Awards. That triumph capped an extraordinary year that included touring as both headliner and special guest on Jay-Z’s massive “BP3 Tour 2010,” numerous TV appearances, and star-studded recording sessions like Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones’ new version of “We Are The World,” benefiting Haitian earthquake relief organizations. All that and more was documented in Trey’s hugely popular docu-series, My Moment. An unqualified ratings sensation, the 10-part BET documentary provided an exclusive window into Songz’ life and career, chronicling everything up to and including the making of the new album.

The late, great Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun once declared Trey to be “among the most promising R&B artists we have had on Atlantic since we started the company 60 years ago.”  That promise long fulfilled, “PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE” now confidently confirms Trey Songz’ rightful place at the very forefront of contemporary urban music.

Ticket are on sale now and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online atwww.ticketmaster.com or by calling (615) 343-3361. They are also available with no service charge at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt Campus. For more information on Commodore Quake, please visit http://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/vpbor follow us on Twitter, http://twitter.com/commodorequake.  Student tickets are $15 and are only allowed to purchase one ticket with their Vanderbilt student I.D.

The 11th Annual Commodore Quake is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Programming Board Music Group.