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Gym Class Heroes To Rock Cerritos College Stadium Thursday Night With Concert Benefiting Veterans

Gym Class Heroes Visit Cerritos College Stadium

Gym Class Heroes Visit Cerritos College Stadium on Thursday night.

By Brian Hews

Norwalk- Gym Class Heroes, one of the most popular musical acts in America will be holding a benefit concert Thursday night (December 13) at the Cerritos College Football Stadium beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The event is being coordinated and hosted by Tostitos and organizers are billing the event as a  “benefit for Veterans.” Gates open at 5 p.m.  Falcon Stadium is located at 11110 Alondra Boulevard in Norwalk. Tickets are required to attend the event.  

Details of the event were discussed on Wednesday night at the Cerritos College Board of Trustees Meeting.

Gym Class Heroes is a band from Geneva, New York and was formed in 1997 when  Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during their high school gym class.

The band’s music displays a wide variety of influences, including  hip hop, rock, funk and reggae,

After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts in 2003, the group was signed to Fueled by Ramen and Decaydance Records (Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz‘s independent record label), on which they released their debut album, The Papercut Chronicles.

The group gained a strong fan base while promoting the album, appearing at festivals such as The Bamboozle and Warped Tour. In 2006, the group released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children.

Since that release, the band’s single “Cupid’s Chokehold” reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Clothes Off!!” peaked at No. 5 in the United Kingdom. On September 9, 2008, Gym Class Heroes released their third album, The Quilt, which contained numerous collaborations with other artists.

The band went on hiatus in 2009, a time in which the members pursued various side projects. McCoy released his solo debut album Lazarus in June 2010. Lumumba-Kasongo has been working on his side-project Soul, while McGinley now drums in the rock group Kill the Frontman.

The group released The Papercut Chronicles II on November 15, 2011.The Papercut Chronicle II has become one of their most successful albums to date.

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