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THE NEW 107.5 THE EAGLE ROCK AND RACES DAY FEATURING LOVERBOY, SCANDAL & MORE AT THE SHOWGROUNDS
Classic Rock Festival Features Evening of Live Racing & Live Music on Two Stages and More on Saturday, August 14, 2010
HOUSTON (July 2, 2010)—The New 107.5 The Eagle Rock And Races Day featuring Loverboy, Scandal, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and more will close out the 2010 Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series on the Bud Light stage at The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park (www.theshowgrounds.com ) on Saturday, August 14, 2010. The show is presented by KTBU-TV Houston’s Channel 55.
Loverboy (www.loverboyband.com) introduced themselves to the world in 1980 with their self-titled debut album and quickly became one of America's and MTV's most popular rock bands. From 1980 through 1987, the band garnered four multi-Platinum albums and numerous international Gold albums and sold out arenas and stadiums nationwide. Their hit singles came one after another, and went on to become the anthems and party songs of an entire generation of rock concert going fans. With their red leather pants, bandannas and big rock sound, they created a trademark image along with high-energy live shows.
Patty Smyth (www.pattysmythandscandal.com), both with her hit band Scandal and as a solo artist, has always been, at heart, a rock and roll chick, and that’s no truer today for the mother of six, now back on the road and raring to play for fans new and old. The group burst onto the scene in 1982 with a self-titled debut that turned out to be the
best-selling EP in Columbia Records history, featuring the hit single, “Goodbye to You.” Aside from “Goodbye to You,” a #1 MTV video, Scandal included the hits “Love’s Got a Line on You” and “Win Some, Lose Some.” The group’s first full-length album, The Warrior, released in 1984, climbed into the Top 20 on the sales chart, eventually earning RIAA-certified platinum status, with more than a million in sales. Spurred by an impromptu reunion with her old Scandal mates at the end of 2004 on VH1’s Bands Reunited, the band has regrouped, with two original members in Keith Mack and Benjy King and a new rhythm section, bassist Tom Welsch and drummer Eran Asias. With new songs in the can like “Make It Hard” and “End of the Girl,” Patty plans to return to the studio to record the new material.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds (www.fabulousthunderbirds.com) have been the quintessential American band for more than 30 years. The group’s distinctive sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid with hits such as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.” The band, featuring original co-founding member Kim Wilson, continues to tour the U.S. and Europe, and they continue to write and play new music alongside their classic rock hits.
Gates open at 3:30 p.m.; show starts at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 advance general admission or $30 VIP advance general admission and are available beginning Tuesday, July 6th at 10 a.m. at www.theshowgrounds.com, www.livenation.com, at participating Houston-area Randalls locations, The Showgrounds box office or by calling 800-211-3381.
Concert tickets provide guests with FREE admission to live racing events. Ticket prices increase the day of the show for both general admission and VIP seating. Kids ages 12 and under get in FREEto concert & racing events; General parking is FREE.
The Showgrounds is a general admission, standing room only, open-air, uncovered venue. Shows are open to all ages; Rain or Shine. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed at all concert events. Chairs are available for purchase at most shows for $12 each. Please visit www.TheShowgrounds.com for a complete list of items allowed at the venue.
Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” Additional information about the company can be found at www.livenation.com under the “About Us” section.
The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s favorite outdoor entertainment venue featuring performances from national recording artists across all genres of music, as well as high-profile festivals and special events. The all-ages venue hosts annual Country, Classic Rock and Alt Rock concert events throughout the year. For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit www.theshowgrounds.com or call 800-211-3381.