FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Smash Mouth to Headline Post Race Concert at
P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon
Phoenix, Ariz. (December 29, 2008) – Multi-platinum rock band Smash Mouth
will take to the outdoor stage at Tempe Beach Park on the evening of
Sunday, January 18 for the post race concert at the 2009 P.F. Chang's Rock
'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon.
Gates will open at 5 pm with an opening performance and marathon awards
ceremony, followed by Smash Mouth at 8:00 pm. All P.F. Chang's Rock 'n'
Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon race participants and volunteers receive free
entry to the concert.
"Smash Mouth is a fun, vibrant group, and we are excited that they're
available to perform at our post race concert this year," said Dawn
Reichert, event manager. "We were hoping to find an upbeat group that would
keep the party vibe going while our participants celebrated their
achievements, and Smash Mouth fit the ticket perfectly."
Since bursting onto the scene in 1997 with the hit single "Walkin' on the
Sun", Smash Mouth has collectively sold more than 10 million albums
worldwide. Well-known for performing a dynamic and eclectic cover of The
Monkees classic I'm a Believer, which was prominently featured on the Shrek
movie soundtrack, all three co-founding band members – Steve Harwell, Greg
Camp, and Paul DeLisle – are as tight today as they were the day they first
jammed together in their hometown of San Jose, California.
Having long since established itself as the ultimate true-to-life
California party-band, the vibe surrounding Smash Mouth is indeed – at its
core – about having fun.
Additional tickets are available online for $30 at Ticketmaster.com through
Jan. 15, or can be purchased during the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday,
January 16 and Saturday, January 17 at the Phoenix Convention Center. All
race participants gain entry by presenting their race number at the door,
and race volunteers receive a complimentary ticket as a reward for lending
a helping hand. Concert tickets will be sold at the gate for $35.
Prospective runners are encouraged to register for the race and save before
online registration closes January 11. This is the last opportunity for
participants to receive the lower online registration price before they
increase at the Health & Fitness Expo. For more information about P.F.
Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona or to register for the race, please visit