August 15, 2010 on ESPN
Abel returning to MIS for post-race concert on Saturday
Mich. -- If fans couldn’t get enough great
rock ‘n’ roll when Saving Abel performed at
Michigan International Speedway in June, the popular band
will return during the Show Me the CARFAX Race weekend
on August 14-15 and rock the house again.
Abel will perform at the speedway’s Budweiser Acceleration
Concert following the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide
Series CARFAX 250 on Saturday, August 14.
popular Saturday night concert in Lot 10 has always been
a crowd staple and fan favorite at MIS for nearly a decade.
Saving Abel follows a long list of spectacular concerts
that have been held at MIS including Sugarland, Montgomery
Gentry, 3 Doors Down, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and most recently
Sick Puppies last June.
Abel performed at MIS in June following the Sprint Cup
Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 with much fanfare.
The band will return to MIS on August 14 to support its
sophomore album “Miss America” which hit stores
on June 8.
Abel put on a tremendous show for our fans last June and
having them return to the speedway on August 14 for a
much larger show will be even better,” speedway
President Roger Curtis said. “The post-race concerts
have been a long-standing tradition here at MIS and Saving
Abel will continue that trend of bringing in great music
to the Irish Hills. Our fans will be treated to an amazing
show at the Budweiser Acceleration Concert!”
Abel released its self-titled debut album in 2008 and
is known for such hits as “Addicted,” “18
Days” and “Drowning (Face Down).”
for Saving Abel will be the band Sore Eyes. Originally
from Memphis, Tenn., Sore Eyes is a crowd favorite, playing
more than 250 shows since June 2009. Sore Eyes released
its self-titled EP in 2009 and has toured with bands such
as Shinedown, Chevelle, Boys Like Girls and Saliva.
the post-race concert is Budweiser, title sponsor of Budweiser
Acceleration, MIS’ all-inclusive fan hospitality
club. Fan hospitality packages for the Budweiser Acceleration
Club are still available for the race weekend by calling
800-354-1010 or visiting MISpeedway.com.
thrilled to have the opportunity to sponsor the Budweiser
Acceleration concert at MIS. This is a great opportunity
to expand our relationship with the speedway,” Mark
Bennett, retail sales director for Anheuser-Busch Inc.
said. “Budweiser has always enjoyed a great history
of working with popular concert acts and venues and the
post-race concert at MIS is no different. It’s a
great opportunity to extend the branding of our Budweiser
Acceleration Club at the track and retail.”
post-race concert featuring Saving Abel and Sore Eyes
will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion
of the Nationwide Series CARFAX 250. A Saturday ticket
is no longer needed to attend. Glass containers are prohibited
in the concert area.
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