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February 07, 2019

State Champs to Perform at La Roche Spring Concert

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2019 – La Roche University’s annual spring concert on Thursday, Feb. 28 will feature pop/punk bands State Champs and Eternal Boy.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Kerr Fitness & Sports Center at La Roche’s campus in McCandless Township. Tickets are available online at the cost of $10 for La Roche students and $15 for the public.

The headliner, State Champs, first surfaced in 2010 and quickly gained notoriety with the hit songs “Secrets,” “If I’m Lucky” and a cover of Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches.” Influenced by bands such as Fall Out Boy and New Found Glory, the Albany-formed group has achieved nationwide and international success. Recently State Champs completed the international leg of its Living Proof tour and will begin the North American leg in March.

The three-piece pop/punk group Eternal Boy draws its influence from groups such as Blink-182 and previously appeared on the Vans Warped Tour lineup. The group also features La Roche Assistant Professor of Marketing Rishi Bahl, Ph.D., as its lead singer.

“I am certainly excited for the campus to get a view of my life outside of La Roche, and I can’t wait for it,” Dr. Bahl said.

The La Roche Concert Council’s primary goal is to provide students with an opportunity to bring quality music to campus while learning the ins and outs of talent-buying, concert promotion and event planning. The organization is comprised of students, faculty and staff. For more information email

About La Roche University: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,400 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.