KANSAS CITY, Kan. (March 7, 2018) – Multi-platinum recording artists Gin Blossoms will perform the pre-race concert on Saturday night, May 12 at Kansas Speedway. The Grammy-nominated band, whose hits include “Til I Hear It From You,” “Follow You Down,” and “As Long As It Matters,” were back in the recording studio last year recording a new album.
The band has been touring nationally, with many of their recent dates celebrating the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough album New Miserable Experience. When the album debuted in 1992, it kept the band on the charts for almost three years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The crossover hits played on four radio formats and have sold over five million records to date. “Hey Jealousy” is still one of Gin Blossom’s most streamed songs.
“Til I Hear It From You” was a smash hit for Gin Blossoms and it appeared on the platinum sound track for the film “Empire Records.” Other notable soundtracks and compilations include “Wayne’s World 2: Music From The Motion Picture,” “Speed: Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture,” “To the Extreme: America’s Fast Track To Rock,” “How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days: Music From The Motion Picture,” “Big Star Small World,” and “To Do List.”
The band’s fourth album, Major Lodge Victory, scored a smash single in “Learning The Hard Way,” and the second single, “Long Time Gone” became a fan favorite. Major Lodge Victory made Billboard’s Top 10 Independent Albums list. Next, Gin Blossoms recorded “No Chocolate Cake” and released the single “Miss Disarray,” which is one of the most requested songs in the band’s live set and the album reached #1 on Amazon’s sales chart and was #14 on Billboards Independent chart, along with hitting Billboards Top 200 at #73.
Over the years, the Gin Blossoms have toured over 25 different countries, including a five city tour of Iraq in 2010 to entertain the troops stationed there.
To purchase tickets, fans can call 866.460.7223, log onto www.kansasspeedway.com or stop by the Kansas Speedway Ticket Office Monday – Friday between 9 AM – 5 PM CT.
Kansas Speedway, a premier motorsports facility in the Midwest, hosts two NASCAR race weekends a year, in addition to hosting approximately 200 other events throughout the year. Kansas Speedway’s first race weekend of the season is May 11-12 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series under the lights. In the fall, the NASCAR playoffs return Oct. 20-21 with the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Also in the fall is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards series finale. To purchase season or single day tickets, call 866.460.RACE (7223) or log onto www.kansasspeedway.com.
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