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Iron & Wine to perform on Miller stage

The Alfred University (AU) Student Activities Board will host Iron & Wine live in concert on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. in Miller Theater, Miller Performing Arts Center. Doors will open at 7.

Tickets go on sale for AU students only Aug. 25 and for AU faculty/staff Aug. 27. If the event is not sold out prior, the public may purchase tickets for $25 beginning 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 1 in the Center for Student Involvement Office, on the ground floor of Powell Campus Center.

Singer-songwriter Sam Beam, using the pen name Iron & Wine, formed the musical act in 2002 after graduating from Florida State University Film School. His music is highly influenced by his southern roots and his sound often mimics folk music of eras gone by, however, the sound changes from album to album.

He released his fifth studio album, “Ghost on Ghost,” in April 2013. Rolling Stone said of Iron and Wine’s music that “his (Beam’s) vision seems to get grander with each album: On Ghost on Ghost … Beam surrounds his wide-eyed vocals with vast, spiraling galaxies of Beach Boys harmonies, New Orleans funeral horns, shimmering strings, drum fills and more.” Beam’s 2011 album “Kiss Each Other Clean” debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart.

Iron & Wine’s first three albums were “The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002), “Our Endless Numbered Days (2004), and “The Shepherd’s Dog (2007).

Iron & Wine has been featured on the soundtracks of several television shows including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Friday Night Lights,” and one of his more popular songs, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth,” appeared in two of the movies/soundtracks of the popular series “Twilight.”

Public tickets will be available for sale Monday at 10am for Iron & Wine.