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The Wallflowers w/ Duncan Sheik

Poster for The Wallflowers w/ Duncan Sheik, please continue reading for specific event information.
  • Date: October 10, 2014
  • Location: The Pentacrest Lawn

 The Wallflowers formed their band in 1989 with co-founder and frontman, Jakob Dylan. The band was initially based out of Los Angeles, California where they picked up their alternative-rock sound. The band is most recognized for their 90’s material as they won two Grammy Awards for their 1998 hit, “One Headlight”. They have since recorded several other albums over the years, adding up to six records in total. This act is sure to bring a large crowd of those looking to fill their nostalgic needs, while also grabbing the attention of those seeking contemporary sounds. This show is sure to be a memorable and fun homecoming event for the University of Iowa.


Duncan Sheik first came to fame in 1996 with his hit single “Barely Breathing,” which won him a BMI award for “Most Played Song of the Year” in 1997 and later a Grammy nomination as well. He has since spent most of his musical efforts writing the music for Spring Awakening, the broadway musical starring Lea Michele, which won him two Tony Awards and a Grammy. After this huge success, he created two albums, Whisper House and his latest, Covers 80’s. Covers 80’s features Duncan Sheik’s renditions of some of his favorite songs from the 1980s including songs from The Smiths, The Cure, New Order and more. Duncan Sheik’s smooth and alternative pop sounds are sure to be a perfect mesh with The Wallflowers and will have the crowd singing along on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest Lawn.

This event is free to the public and will commence following the Homecoming Coronation. Coronation will begin after the Homecoming Parade at approximately 6:30 pm. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to call 319-335-3041 for special seating accommodations. For press inquiries, please contact Katie DeRose at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa - sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact SCOPE in advance at 319-335-3395 or