Friday, 23 March, 2012 0:48 AM
Ranger to Perform Pre-Race Concert, National Anthem at Auto Club
Ranger Replaces The All-American Rejects
credit: Auto Club Speedway
Ranger will entertain race fans with a pre-race concert
in Fontana, Calif.
COUNTY, Calif. – Auto Club Speedway announced today
that rock sensation Night Ranger, celebrating their 30th anniversary,
will perform on the DiscoverIE FanZone Entertainment Stage (10am)
as well as the National Anthem prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Auto Club 400 race on Sunday, March 25. Tickets to the Auto Club
400, which include the Night Ranger live pre-race performance, start
as low as $30.
Supporting their latest
album 'Somewhere In California' released around the world in 2011
and fresh off a world tour with Journey and Foreigner with over
95 shows on 5 continents in 2011, Night Ranger, who have sold 17
million albums worldwide, truly epitomizes the sound of the 80’s
while at the same time transcending it. The band brings their guitar-crunching,
melodic brand of Hard Rock into the 21st century with unparalleled
talent, energy and creativity.
legendary hits "Sister Christian," "(You Can Still)
Rock in America," and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me"
are songs that have each significantly impacted popular culture
and expanded their ever-growing fanbase since the band’s inception.
Night Ranger’s contributions are featured in multiple entertainment
realms, including the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages"
and hit videogame series "Rock Band" and "Guitar
Hero." The band has also been recognized in such significant
films and television shows as Boogie Nights and American Dad.
The remaining founding
members of the band have impressive resumes. Jack Blades was also
in the supergroup Damn Yankees with Ted Nugent and Tommy Shaw, with
whom he also released the now classic Hallucination album and the
more recent Influence. His songwriting credits include Aerosmith,
Cher, Alice Cooper and Ozzy, to name just a few. Brad Gillis appeared
on Ozzy’s Speak of the Devil live album, while drummer Kelly
Keagy has had a successful solo career of his own. Other members
include Joel Hoekstra on guitar and vocals and Eric Levy on keyboards.
Somewhere In California
is the culmination of the band's work as a whole to date and celebrates
the band's 30th anniversary with incredible melodic cuts and hard
rocking numbers. Night Ranger's latest album and live shows have
everything the fans could ask for!
About Auto Club Speedway:
Auto Club 400 tickets
start at $35 and AAA members receive Show Your Card & Save discounts,
including a special section with half-priced tickets for kids 12
and under. In addition to 5-wide racing, free parking, unbelievable
menu items and a full weekend of entertainment, live music and fun
await fans in the Speedway’s DiscoverIE FanZone. And don’t
forget children 12 and under can sign up for the FREE Auto Club
Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club membership to receive FREE admission
on Friday and Saturday. For more information or to purchase tickets,
call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.
For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn,
Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway.
Source: Auto Club