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Contact: Ian Monahan
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
GRAMMY-award Winner SEAL to Headline
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Post-race Concert
Special guest Shane Alexander to open show
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 3, 2007) – Multi-Grammy-winning vocalist and
songwriter, SEAL, will take the stage in celebration of the 10th anniversary
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at COX Arena. The
international music sensation will top off a world-class race weekend
featuring 20,000 runners and walkers from all 50 states and around the world.
These runners will be motivated by the tunes of more than 40 live bands
staged along the 26.2-mile course.
The COX Arena doors open at 6 p.m. with an opening performance by Shane
Alexander. Concert festivities will feature a special marathon awards
ceremony along with a highlight video presented at 7:20 p.m. followed by
All Rock 'n' Roll Marathon race participants and volunteers receive free
entry to the concert. Race participants gain entry by presenting their race
number at the door. Additional tickets can be purchased for $25 online (until
May 25) at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon website, www.RnRmarathon.com (click on
Souvenirs), and at the Health & Fitness Expo on June 1-2. Tickets will not be
sold at the door.
With a reputation for originality and innovation unique in modern music, SEAL
has fashioned a sound that single-handedly defines an era. In the process, he
has garnered a loyal international following and sold more than 15 million
albums, including his last Warner Bros. Records release, SEAL IV.
SEAL first appeared on the global stage with his groundbreaking 1991 debut
SEAL. "Crazy," the debut single, became a hit in the U.K. and rocketed into
the Top 10 in America. SEAL spent three years working on his follow-up album.
In 1994, he released his second album, titled SEAL, which included the smash
U.S. hit "Prayer for the Dying." A subsequent standout track, "Kiss From a
Rose," was included on the Batman Forever soundtrack and topped charts
everywhere, remaining in the number one position for an impressive 12 weeks.
SEAL went on to win multiple Grammy's for the hit song, including Record of
the Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal.
SEAL is currently working on a new album and will perform a number of fresh
songs at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Post-race Concert.
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and has
been voted "Best Marathon" by Competitor Magazine. Open to runners and
walkers from novice to professional, more than 40 live bands entertain
participants along the scenic course that passes a number of San Diego
highlights. From the start line in Balboa Park to the finish line at the
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, participants are treated to live performances by
bands playing everything from rock and reggae to blues and hip-hop. Adding to
the excitement will be hundreds of local high school cheerleaders competing
in the "Spirit on the Course" competition.
To learn more about the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon or to register, visit
www.RnRmarathon.com or call 800/311-1255.