MercyMe playing Assembly Hall night before UI homecoming

MercyMe playing Assembly Hall night before UI homecoming

CHAMPAIGN — WBGL will bring MercyMe with special guest Adam Cappa to the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

The Assembly Hall Star Theater is at 1800 S. First St., C.

MercyMe is an Christian rock band from Texas featuring singer Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul.

The band formed in 1994 and had a mainstream hit with "I Can Only Imagine."

The group has also had 13 consecutive top five singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, with seven of them reaching No. 1. MercyMe has won eight Dove Awards and has had numerous Grammy Award nominations.

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Aug. 17.

Tickets are $20, $25, $30, $35 and $75 reserved, with $3 off for UIUC students and groups of 15 or more. Ticket fees apply.

For tickets, contact the ticket office at the Assembly Hall, or charge by phone at 1-866-ILLINI-1.

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