The story was updated on Oct. 4 at 4:00 p.m.
The Brooklyn indie duo Matt and Kim were announced as the Student Union Board's (SUB) and SGA's headlining event for their Fall Event series 8 p.m., Nov. 5 in the Colonnades Lot, according to a press release from SUB.
With their latest album "New Glow" released in 2015, hits like "Daylight," "Get It" and "It's Alright" and a headlining tour and festivals this past summer, Matt and Kim will be hitting the road again this winter.
Though the duo wasn't originally listed on SUB's Homecoming Concert survey in the spring, Taylor Obzud, SUB performance chair, said they match the style of music that was most popular.
"From the survey, one of the bands that scored really highly was Panic! At the Disco. But they weren't able to perform, so that was the bridge," Obzud said. "That’s what we thought students wanted to hear on that given date."
Since the survey is sent out before tours are scheduled, some options on the list are not available when SUB goes to book, though it is its priority to have one of them.
Matt and Kim are also performing on a later date than the typical Homecoming weekend. According to Obzud, October is a popular month for colleges to book concerts, so there weren't shows available that weekend within SUB's price range or caliber of previous acts.
Instead the duo was chosen from recommendation of SUB's agent, Adam Toby from Concert Ideas, and will be performing for $65,000.
"Another reason we picked them it is they’re a very interactive live show," Obzud said. "They do a lot with confetti and balloons and stuff like that, so everyone will have to come to the show to see what they do in this particular venue — because it always changes."
SUB is still looking for an opening act.
The indie group will join the lineup of previous musical acts brought to campus by SUB and SGA, such as Misterwives, B.o.B, Ludacris, Maroon 5, Timeflies and The Chainsmokers.
Some students are already looking forward to the concert.
"I’ve never seen them live before, but I heard they’re amazing live," said junior Abbie Williams. "They’re actually someone I’ve always wanted to see, so this is great news. If you like Misterwives, you’ll like Matt and Kim."
Senior Terrence McLaughlin is looking forward to the act as his last fall show.
"I’m really excited," he said. "Matt and Kim were someone that I didn’t expect to come, but I like a lot of their songs, and it’s definitely a change from past years."
Other students haven't heard of Matt and Kim or any of their recent songs.
"I don't know anything about them," said sophomore Connor Quinn. "I only know one song from a few years ago."
But Obzud is sure students will enjoy the concert even if they haven't heard the act before.
"I'm really excited to bring a different style of artists than we’re used to, and I’m looking forward to seeing how interactive the concert will be," Obzub said. "I think students will find it engaging, and even if it’s not everyone’s genre of music, I think it's a really fun, awesome act to see live."