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Riverfront Park sets the stage for Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men is slated to perform in Riverfront Park in June.

With the weekend’s snow still lingering, one can only dream of the warmer months ahead. Harrisburg University has given us another summer dream to look forward to.

As part of its concert series, HU announced on Tuesday that the alternative band Of Monsters and Men is coming to the city, with an outdoor show in Riverfront Park in June.

The Icelandic band is touring in the wake of their recently released third album, “Fever Dream.” It will be the second Riverfront Park concert in the HU series, following Death Cab for Cutie, which performed last June.

Of Monsters and Men formed in 2010 and put out their first EP, but really arrived in the alternative music scene in 2011. With their single “Little Talks,” the band received radio plays and reached the top 10 on most music charts. Their debut album, “My Head Is an Animal,” went multi-platinum.

Band members include lead singers Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson, as well as guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson and drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson.

Of Monsters and Men was the first Icelandic band to hit 1 billion streams on Spotify, and they were featured in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” in 2016.

In addition to Of Monsters and Men, Harrisburg University concert series will bring big names such as MisterWives, Young the Giant and the Revivalists in the coming months.

Of Monsters and Men will play June 4 at Riverfront Park, Harrisburg. Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. on Jan. 24. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the concert series’ website.

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