LAS CRUCES — The Plain White T’s will headline the 4th of July concert and fireworks this year, co-hosted by the City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University.
The annual July event will be held at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park at 3205 Arrowhead Drive on NMSU’s main campus. The Chicago-based rock band will headline the 2022 free concert with Raúl Malo opening for Miami. The concert starts at 6 p.m. on July 4 followed by the fireworks.
The Plain White T’s formed in 1997 in Chicago and in 2008 were nominated for the Grammy Awards for their single “Hey There Delilah”, which went quadruple platinum. The single also topped the Billboard Hot 100.
Band members include Tom Higgenson (vocals), Tim Lopez (guitar, vocals), Mike Retondo (bass), and De’Mar Hamilton (drums). Their discography consists of albums such as “All That We Need” and “Every Second Counts”, as well as hits “1,2,3,4” and “Rhythm of Love”.
The band traveled hundreds of miles touring the world to sold-out audiences. Their three-dimensional tour ended in December 2019 and dates have been limited ever since.
According to a press release, fans can expect new music from the band in 2022.
Malo, lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning country music group The Mavericks, is also the primary writer for many of their tracks. Hits such as “Here Comes The Rain”, “What A Crying Shame”, “Dance The Night Away”, “Back In Your Arms Again” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down” display his style of neo-traditional country mixing. , rock ‘n’ roll and Latin rhythm music, according to the press release.
The Mavericks are in their 30th anniversary world tour this year with dates across the country. Although the full band won’t be playing Las Cruces in July, they have a July 23 performance date at the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque.
The annual Las Cruces Electric Light Parade will take place on Sunday, July 3. Registration is currently open.
Leah Romero is the Trending Reporter for the Las Cruces Sun-News and can be reached at 575-418-3442, LRomero@lcsun-news.com or @rromero_leah on Twitter.