SHIPPENSBURG, PA (March 13, 2013) - The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents BOYZ II MEN, Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 8 p.m. Reserved tickets are $39, $35, $29 & $25 and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at luhrscenter.com.
Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, the band has penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades. The group's four GRAMMY Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 20-year career, Boyz II Men have also won a whopping nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards, three MTV Awards, and three Billboard Awards.
The trio holds the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, with an astounding 60 million albums sold. And the reason is abundantly clear: for the past two decades Boyz II Men have given fans a rich catalogue of hits filled with smooth harmonies and enduring themes. And for Boyz II Men the hits just keep on coming-the group continues to craft new albums and bring their legendary act to stages across the
Boyz II Men's past hits include: "End of the Road," " I'll Make Love to You," "One Sweet Day," "Motownphilly" and many others. And their recent albums have earned them major critical acclaim as well. Their Decca label debut, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA, on November 13, 2007 earned them two GRAMMY Nominations. This collection of Detroit soul classics took the music scene by storm:
Motown rose to No. 27 on the Billboard Top 200 and to No. six on the trade's R&B Albums chart. The album earned two GRAMMY Award nominations, for "Best R&B Album" and "Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals" (for the Stevie Wonder cover "Ribbons In The Sky") and sparked the release of Boyz II Men's first full-length live concert DVD, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA - Live.
Most recently, Boyz II Men has marked their 20th anniversary by releasing a landmark album, fittingly titled Twenty. The album contains the group's first original material in nearly a decade as well as a dozen re-mastered classic, career-defining hits. Twenty debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, #4 on the Billboard R&B album chart, #10 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and placed #1 on the
iTunes R&B Soul Album chart. Twenty's first single, "More Than You'll Ever Know" cracked into the top 15 on Urban AC charts and is still climbing.
Boyz II Men have won fans the world over with their soulful multi-octave sound and incredible vocals. Given the monumental success of their albums and the timeless quality of their vocals, it's easy to see why Boyz II Men remains the most popular R&B group of all time. Ask any successful Pop or R&B superstar which artists have inspired them- chances are Boyz II Men will be spotlighted. From Justin Timberlake and Usher to Justin Bieber and Beyonce, the most successful stars in the industry look to Boyz II Men as their idols.
The group has its own charity called Boyz II Men House which lends support to individuals and organizations that focus on improving quality of life and helping to unlock human potential, while contributing to the health and vitality of those less fortunate.
The band continues to tour across the country and around the globe, performing a mix of their latest tracks and treasured classics. Boyz II Men have made R&B accessible to the masses and have helped the genre come into its own-and fans throughout the world flock to see them perform at sold out shows.
Find more information about Boyz II Men at www.boyziimen.com.
For additional information about the Boyz II Men performance, or other performances within the 2012-2013 Luhrs Center series, please call the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at luhrscenter.com.
About the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
The mission of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is to support and enhance the University's role in academic and cultural enrichment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Luhrs Center's 1,500-seat state-of-the-art Grove Theatre is where programs to educate, enlighten and entertain are presented. Benefits of the Center to the region include expanding opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway companies, musical groups, symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. In addition, it adds options for professional training programs, youth programs and senior citizen programs; attracts regional and national business conferences, professional meetings and planning sessions; and additional visitors to the area which will result in a positive impact on the local and regional economy.