Singer-songwriter David Bazan will perform through the Hope College Concert Series on Friday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

Bazan was, for many years, the songwriter and driving force behind the acclaimed indie band Pedro the Lion, building a dedicated following and selling a few hundred-thousand albums based in large part on his melodic music and theologically-themed songs. Bazan has released several EPs and CDs, including “Curse Your Branches,” called “an album of great music and great humanity” by NPR.

Bazan’s new album, “Strange Negotiations,” continues what Christianity Today has called his straddling the “duality of tradition and rebellion [that] has always characterized Bazan—ever awkward in Christian and secular circles but respected by segments of both.”

Tickets for the concert are $5 for Hope students, $10 for members of the college’s faculty and staff, and $15 for the community.

Tickets are available at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets are also available online at

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.