Harding University changes Phillip Phillips venue; 1,000 tickets available

Harding University Campus Activities Board will host Phillip Phillips, “American Idol” season 11 winner, Feb 4. The concert, originally to be held in the University’s Administration Auditorium, has been moved to Benson Auditorium adding an additional 1,000 tickets.

“Due to the overwhelming interest, we felt like a change in venue was necessary,” Logan Light, director of campus life, said. “Our first sale date saw 1,000 tickets go in a little more than five hours. We don’t want anyone to miss this limited opportunity.”

Phillips’ “Home,” which debuted May 2012, reached No. 1 on iTunes pop charts. His single stayed in the top five for eight weeks, making “Home” go double platinum.

“Home” has had more than 3.5 million sales, making it the most successful coronation song of an American Idol winner. Phillips’ single was also featured in the 2012 London Olympics on NBC as well as an episode of “Glee.”

Phillips’ first album, “The World From the Side of the Moon,” hit stores Nov. 19, 2012, and has sold more than 600,000 copies since then. His album has reached No. 4 on the Billboard album chart.

Phillips has recently made guest appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Ellen Show.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Searcy native, indie-inspired group The Fable & The Fury will open for Phillips.

Tickets are $20 general admission and will be available Wednesday Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. They can be purchased through www.hardingCAB.com. For more ticket information, contact Harding CAB at 501-279-4106 or [email protected].  Follow @HardingCAB on Twitter and visit www.facebook.com/hardingCAB for additional details.