American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips to Perform at UW-River Falls

October 29, 2013 – After recovering from health issues in May, Phillip Phillips has rescheduled his previously canceled performance at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for Friday, Nov. 15. The concert will begin with an opening act at 8 p.m., followed by Phillips at 9 p.m. in Knowles Center. The event is free and open to the public. 

The same day that Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol's season 11 finale, the 21-year-old singer/guitarist released "Home," and marked the highest debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart with 278,000 downloads sold.  Then, during the final week of 2012, Phillips saw his debut album, "The World From the Side of the Moon," cross the half-million sold mark, making it the fastest-selling ever debut from an Idol winner.  

According to Phillips, "making music that comes from my heart and really connects with people on a gut level" is most important. 

For more information about Phillips, visit http://www.phillipphillips.com/splash/gonegonegone 

For concert information and directions, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/StudentLife/ActivitiesAndEvents/FinalsFest.cfm 

For questions or accommodation requests, call Karyn Wells in the Office of Student Life at UW-River Falls at 715-425-4444.

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