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Posted on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 1:52 p.m.

She & Him to play Hill Auditorium this summer

By Bob Needham


She & Him

She & Him, the musical pairing of actress Zooey Deschanel and guitarist Matt Ward, will play a concert at Hill Auditorium on Monday, July 1, event sponsor The Ark announced today.

Scottish pop band Camera Obscura will open the show.

Tickets, costing $35 and $45, go on sale via a presale on Thursday, and then go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday via the Michigan Union Ticket Office and

She & Him has a catchy, relaxed acoustic pop sound. Although Deschanel is best known as an actress—she stars on the Fox sitcom "New Girl"—in the band she sings, writes, and plays piano and ukulele. Ward, also known as M. Ward, has enjoyed a successful indie-acoustic solo career and also has been part of Monsters of Folk.

She & Him has demonstrated some staying power, with two albums behind them and a third, "Volume 3," set for release in May.

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.


Jessica Webster

Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 4:11 p.m.

Camera Obscura is worth seeing all on their own. She & Him is an extra added bonus.


Wed, Jan 30, 2013 : 1:57 a.m.

Zooey is adorable. I don't care what anyone else thinks.

Julie Baker

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 11:40 p.m.

I'm looking forward to their upcoming album and am pretty excited they'll be in Ann Arbor this summer! Adding this date to my list of possible concerts to attend.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 9:47 p.m.

I like the Christmas album better than their first two.

Blue Marker

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 8:15 p.m.

An enjoyable Christmas record from these two if you're interested.