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Jet to Perform 10,000 Hours Show at Drake April 11

Australian band Jet

CONTACT: Megan Hill, 314-956-6576 or megan_hill@10000hours.org;

Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

Australian band Jet has been selected to perform this year’s 10,000 Hours Show on  Wednesday, April 11, at the Drake Knapp Center, 26th Street and Forest Avenue. Doors are scheduled to open at 7 p.m. and Jet is expected to take the stage at 8:15 p.m.

Admission to the concert is 10 or more verified volunteer hours completed within the last year. No tickets will be sold for the concert.

To gain admission, college and high school students should register online at http://www.10000hoursci.org/ and perform a minimum of 10 hours of community service for a participating nonprofit organization by April 1. A representative from each participating organization will provide a list of volunteers who qualify for admission. Students will have their photo IDs checked against a master list of qualified volunteers to gain admission to the concert. 

Jet’s first album, “Get Born,” was released in 2003 and sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. The band received Best Rock Video at the 2003 MTV Awards for its popular hit, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl.” “Shine On,” Jet’s sophomore album, was released in October 2006.

The 10,000 Hours Show is a project to recruit and reward community volunteers by producing a concert for which admission is volunteer service. Now in its fourth year, the project has featured such popular rock acts as Ben Folds, Guster and Cake. This year, for the first time, the 10,000 Hours Show is being produced jointly by the Drake University Student Activities Board and the 10,000 Hours Show of Central Iowa.

Drake University, Iowa State University and United Way of Central Iowa are partners in the 10,000 Hours Show of Central Iowa. Student volunteers at Drake and Iowa State run the organization.