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BREAKING: Moby to headline ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown festival

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Grammy-nominated Richard Melville Hall, aka American songwriter, musician and world-class DJ Moby, will perform a DJ set 10 p.m. April 11 at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.

His performance caps off the free, fifth annual event that features performances of more than 70 students from the Academy of Contemporary Music at University of Central Oklahoma across the historic Bricktown district in downtown Oklahoma City.

All music showcases are free and open to the public, organizers said.

More guest performers will be announced as the event nears.

“In our continued effort to bring great artists to the Oklahoma City metro, I’m very excited that ACM@UCO has been able to book Moby. Moby’s music resonates cross-culturally and cross-generationally and represents what our program is all about,” said Scott Booker, CEO of ACM@UCO.

Moby has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide since his eponymous 1991 debut. He is best known for his influential dance music, and his work was some of the earliest American EDM artists to top sales charts in American and abroad.

His latest, Innocents, dropped in October and features collaborations with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Skylar Grey, Damien Jurado, Cold Specks and Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees. His breakthrough album was 1999’s Play, which pushed him from the clubs and into the global spotlight with songs including “Bodyrock,” “Why Does My Heart Feel so Bad?” “South Side” and more.

He has also produced, co-written and remixed for artists including Michael Jackson, Metallica, David Bowie, Daft Punk and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips.

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