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Phillip Phillips Brings his Brand of Rock 'n' Roll to CWU Homecoming

Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips will bring his rootsy brand of rock and roll to CWU on Saturday as the entertainment headliner for Homecoming 2014. Portland musician Christian Burghardt will open.

Since winning season 11 of American Idol, 24-year-old Phillips has sold more than 2 million albums and 9 million singles. He is best known for the quadruple-platinum hit Home, released the same day he was crowned American Idol. It is the most successful coronation song of any Idol winner, as well as the highest debut on the Billboard digital songs chart. Home is featured on Phillips’ first album The World from the Side of the Moon, noted for its emotional variety and appeal to fans of rock and pop alike.

Recently, Phillips toured with Matchbox 20 and opened for John Mayer on Mayer’s Born and Raised tour. Phillips' stop at CWU is part of his current tour, which features songs from his newest album Behind the Light.

Opener Christian Burghardt is a great complement to Phillips’ soulful style. Burghardt’s debut EP Safe Place to Land features personal lyrics, masterful guitar playing and relatable themes.

Saturday's show begins at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom. Tickets are $20 for CWU students, $30 for general admission and $40 for reserved seating. Order tickets online, and choose whether to print them at home, have them delivered to your smartphone, or pick them up at the venue. For more information contact Campus Activities, event sponsor, at 509-963-1450 or