Tai Verdes
Presented by Entertainment ToKnight
Oct. 8, 2022, 8 p.m., Levick Arena

TAI VERDES – 9:05 P.M.
No spiked shoes, cameras, purses, food, or drink will be allowed inside the venue. Small hand clutches will be permitted (smaller than 8”x4”) but may be subject to search.

Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Tai Verdes skyrocketed from his 9-to-5 job at a Verizon store, quickly rising to Billboard’s #1 Emerging Artist with his first-ever headline tour selling out in minutes. His debut album TV included several of last year’s biggest viral hits in the US — “Stuck In The Middle” and “A-O-K” — earning him nearly over a billion streams, #34 on the Billboard Hot 100, and a #12 record at US Pop Radio. Tai has since performed on Jimmy Kimmel and The TODAY Show, as well as Lollapalooza and Madison Square Garden in front of crowds of over 35,000 people, garnering praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, MTV, NPR, and more. The 26-year-old may have won the TikTok lottery, but he’s playing the long game. And he’s playing for keeps. Tai kicked off 2022 with his single “LAst dAy oN EaRTh,” his latest equally explosive “sheluvme,” and another full US headline tour as he gears up for his HDTV album this fall. “I’m gonna be a problem. I love everything that’s happening. But this is not a one song thing, this is a 10-album thing. Time for everyone to see the world in HD.”

Mike Squillante (guitar/vocals), Nick Squillante (keys), and Steve Ranellone (drums) are the NYC pop trio Running Lights. Formed in 2015, the band built a significant YouTube following of 28K subscribers and over 6 million views to date. In 2018 they inked a deal with hit-making powerhouse IDAP Music, home to Grammy-nominated multi-platinum producer/songwriter William Wiik Larsen (Nico and Vinz “Am I Wrong”, Kygo “Stay”, Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y.”). The band celebrated their debut “Speechless” with a packed show at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre in May 2019, following it up with 5 more singles throughout the rest of 2019 and into 2020. The brothers split their time between stage and studio, working on records for both independent artists and major label acts such as Akon, Sean Kingston, and The Night Game to name a few. In recent months the band’s TikTok following has rapidly grown to over 125K followers and continues to rise as they release daily content.