UNO students, alumni to perform with Needtobreathe

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By Erica Hengelfelt, Online Editor

Local band Adelaide is finally back onstage after a short hiatus that began earlier this year. The four-piece alternative act is scheduled to perform with Needtobreathe on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, Neb.

“It’s rare that you get to see a band of this caliber on an intimate stage like the Bourbon,” said Adelaide front man Adam Trabold. “I’m not only excited to play with Needtobreathe, but I’m excited just to see their show.”    

Last winter, Adelaide decided to take some time away from regular performances. A combination of major life changes such as marriage, college graduation, work and school drove the band to this tough decision. The hiatus lasted nearly eight months.

“All these things are great, and everyone is doing incredible stuff, so it’s hard to be upset about not playing much,” said guitarist Alex Woodard. “But I am stoked to get back into it and couldn’t think of a better way to do so.”

Three out of four Adelaide musicians were educated at UNO. Trabold is a recent graduate of the university’s studio art program, Woodard is currently studying economics and finance at UNO, and drummer Phil Collison is pursuing a degree in math education. Bassist Daniel Fuhs, the only member of Adelaide that did not attend UNO, is putting the finishing touches on a Master’s degree from Doane College.

Tickets to the show cost just $20, much less than the steep price charged to see Needtobreathe during their last few jaunts to Nebraska. Needtobreathe is currently opening for Taylor Swift on the North American leg of her “Speak Now” tour. Between dates, however, the band has booked its own headlining concerts at smaller venues, such as the Bourbon Theatre.

“I’ve seen them before, and they are ridiculous live,” said Trabold. “I’m excited to share the stage with them.”

Needtobreathe’s concert in Lincoln is the first scheduled tour date after the release of their new album, “The Reckoning,” which hits shelves just two days before the Sept. 22 show.

“I was really excited to hear we had gotten the Needtobreathe show because we hadn’t played in so long, and it’s nice to know people haven’t forgotten about us,” Woodard said.

To hear music and learn more about both bands online, visit www.needtobreathe.com and www.listentoadelaide.com.

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