WEB UPDATE: Howie Day to perform at Mount Vernon

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 1:03 a.m. Singer-songwriter Howie Day will be performing at the Mount Vernon Campus’ Fountain Day on April 30.

Program Board officials have been keeping the identity of the performer secret, but Day’s management confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he would be playing at GW despite a show here not being listed on his Web site. Program Board leaders could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Day’s manager, Shawn Radley, said the performer will play a 60- to 75-minute set for the event, which starts at 4:30 p.m. Radley added Program Board was planning on releasing the name of the artist on Thursday, nine days before the event.

The Bangor, Maine, native released his second album, “Stop All the World Now,” in 2003 and has since toured with Guster and Ben Folds. This summer, Day will be hitting the road, opening for the Dave Matthews Band. Though he has toured with a band in the past, Day has built a following for his solo acoustic performances that feature him using digital looping devices that create the effect of an entire band playing behind him.

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