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Coming Soon to HBG: Young the Giant

Young the Giant

Another major musical act is headed for Harrisburg, as Young the Giant has confirmed an early April date at the Forum.

Harrisburg University today announced that the California-based rockers will swing into Harrisburg as part of an upcoming tour in support of their recent album, “Mirror Master.”

Young the Giant dates its formation to 2004, with a band called the Jakes. A few years later, they changed their name and have released several critically acclaimed records since, including “Mind Over Matter” and “Home of the Strange.”

The band is fronted by Sameer Gadhia and features Jacob Tilley on guitar, Eric Cannata on guitar and vocals, Payam Doostzadeh on bass and Francois Comtois on drums. Their music has been lauded for its depth, substance and originality, especially in an industry often perceived as offering a homogenized product.

The Harrisburg University music series continues to bring big names to the city. Death Cab for Cutie played in in June, Jason Isbell is slated for later this month, and the Revivalists are scheduled for March 4.

Tickets for Young the Giant go on sale on Dec. 5. To purchase tickets for HU’s concert series, visit

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