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Rocketboys rock campus

By Erika Tanaka
Posted on October 30, 2012 | News,Showcase | Comments Off on Rocketboys rock campus
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The Rocketboys play during their free concert on the mall area lawn Tuesday night. (Optimist photo by Deanna Romero)

The Rocketboys returned to ACU to play a free on-campus concert for the first time since February of last year.

Composed almost entirely of ACU alumni, the Rocketboys started their journey as a band in Abilene after meeting through mutual friends on campus.

“I am most excited to be back on old stomping grounds,” said Brandon Kinder, lead singer and guitarist for the band. “ACU is really our first or second home.”

The Rocketboys have not returned to their alma mater in about a year and a half due to scheduling conflicts. Over the course of four months they lost three members, forcing them to spend most of the last year rebuilding.

Through the hardships of the past year, the band has refocused on working on their music. Amidst line up changes and other complications, the band produced their second full-length album, Build Anyway.

The album revolves around a tone of loss and regret, reflecting the band’s feelings about the loss of  their original members. With lyrics full of nostalgia and heartache, they hope listeners can hear and identify with the pain the band went through over the past year.

Hundreds of excited students flocked to Moody Coliseum the last time the Rocketboys came to ACU.

Christen Cawley, junior marketing major from Conroe said, “I’m really excited to see the Rocketboys again. I saw them my freshman year and I can’t wait to hear stuff from the new album.”

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