CCU welcomes Phillip Phillips for first concert in HTC Center

Source: Phillip Phillips / Author © Elen Nivrae
Source: Phillip Phillips / Author © Elen Nivrae

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)—"American Idol" season 11 winner, singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips, will perform the first concert in Coastal Carolina University's HTC Center on Wednesday, April 3.

Student prices are $10 for advance tickets and $15 at the door. For the general public, the price is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show.

Hailing from Leesburg, Ga., 22-year old Phillips underwent eight surgeries for kidney stones during the filming of "American Idol." Despite health issues, he still managed to lead in viewer votes week after week. His first single, "Home," sold more than any other American Idol crowning song. His debut album, "The World from the Side of the Moon," was released on Nov. 19, 2012 and has since gone gold. His soulful brand of acoustic rock has been compared to that of Dave Matthews.

Phillips will be switching gears as he becomes a headliner for a string of college dates in the spring, with special guests Churchill, after he finishes serving as the opening act for Matchbox Twenty.

Tickets may be purchased at the Wheelwright Box Office or, and Coastal students can go to to get their seats.

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