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Ben Kweller to open Charter Day concert

Singer and songwriter Ben Kweller will open for Third Eye Blind at William & Mary’s Charter Day concert on Feb. 4.

Kweller began his music career with the band Radish in the early 1990s. Since embarking on his solo career, he has toured with numerous bands including The Lemonheads, and he has collaborated with multiple musicians and groups including Guster. His fifth studio album, “Go Fly a Kite,” is expected to be released in February.

Ben KwellerRock band Third Eye Blind will headline the Charter Day concert. Since the group formed in the early 1990s, Third Eye Blind has released four studio albums, including 2009’s “Ursa Major.” They are known for chart-topping songs including “Semi-Charmed Life,” Jumper” and “How’s It Gonna Be.” They’ve won a Billboard Music Award and received nominations for two American Music Awards.

The Charter Day concert will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in Kaplan Arena at William & Mary Hall. Tickets are $15 with a valid William & Mary ID (limit one per valid ID) and $25 for the general public. Ticket prices will increase $5 ($20 with a W&M ID and $30 for the general public) on the day of the show. Tickets for the event are available online at web.wm.edu/amp.

The concert will come a day after the College’s annual Charter Day ceremony, which celebrates the day on which William & Mary received its royal charter. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and William & Mary alumnus Robert M. Gates ’65 will serve as this year’s keynote speaker at that ceremony, slated for 4 p.m. on Feb. 3 in William & Mary Hall. Gates will also be installed during the ceremony as the College’s 24th Chancellor.