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Capital Cities, GRiZ, Captain Kidd set to play Ohio State Welcome Week Concert

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Capital Cities is set to perform at OUAB’s Welcome Week concert Aug. 29. Credit: Courtesy of MCT

Capital Cities, with special guests GRiZ and Captain Kidd, is scheduled to perform at Ohio State’s 2014 Welcome Week Concert Aug. 29.

OUAB made the announcement at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Capital Cities, a pop duo from Los Angeles, has been opening for Katy Perry on her current world tour.

The group’s recognition grew greatly after their 2011 single “Safe and Sound” reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band signed to Capitol Records in 2012 and released an album, “In a Tidal Wave of Mystery,” in June 2013.

The 2013 Welcome Week Concert was headlined by country group The Band Perry with supporting act Charlie Worsham. Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Boyz II Men and Weezer have also played the concert in recent years.

The 2014 concert is also set to include Detroit-based electronic artist GRiZ and Cleveland group Captain Kidd.

GRiZ is a trained alto saxophone and piano player, and uses samples of his own playing along with vinyl samples, when performing. He has previously earned spots on the line-up for both Coachella and Electric Forest festivals.

Captain Kidd is a dance-music sextet that released its self-titled debut EP in February and is also set to play the Fashion Meets Music Festival Aug. 30.

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