Jane’s Addiction, O.A.R. and 38 Special to perform for Carb Day at IMS

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INDIANAPOLIS (March 10, 2015) – Jane’s Addiction, O.A.R. and 38 Special will perform for the annual Coors Light Carb Day concert at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, track officials announced Tuesday.

The concert is Friday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m. on the Turn 4 Coors Light stage in the IMS infield. The show is free with Coors Light Carb Day admission of $30. Fans who want to rock out in the Coors Light Concert Pit can buy an additional $10 upgrade. This marks the first year that the concert has featured three bands.

Grammy- and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-nominated Jane’s Addiction will headline the concert. Other Carb Day events include the final practice for Indy 500 starters, the Indy Lights Freedom 100 race and the Tag Heuer Pit Stop Challenge.

Here’s information about tickets:

Online: Visit www.ims.com/tickets. Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Phone: Call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.
In Person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at 866-221-8775 for more information.

Here’s more about the bands from IMS:

Jane’s Addiction, known as the Godfathers of Alternative Rock, headline the concert. The Grammy- and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-nominated group is comprised of founding members Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar) and Stephen Perkins (drums), along with longstanding bassist Chris Chaney.

Jane’s Addiction burst on the music scene in the summer of 1988 with the release of their first studio album “Nothing’s Shocking.” The groundbreaking debut album featured the classic hit “Jane Says” along with other Jane’s favorites such as “Idiot’s Rule,” “Had A Dad,” “Ted Just Admit It,” and “Summertime Rolls.” Songs that demonstrated the band’s affinity for exploring a wide variety of musical genres that have included heavy metal, punk rock, British indie, industrial, faux lounge jazz, rap and progressive rock.

Jane’s Addiction passed into legend early and by design. They broke up after six years together in 1991 at the height of their popularity, but not before headlining the inaugural Lollapalooza, which has become an annual music festival tour featuring alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands.

Since reuniting, Jane’s Addiction has remained a frighteningly powerful live band that endures as an ever-exploring recording act that keeps rock and roll unpredictable, inspiring, dangerous and constantly moving forward.

O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show – including selling out Madison Square Garden in New York City twice – and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy.

The band, known for hit singles “Shattered” “Heaven” and “Love and Memories,” released its eighth studio album, “The Rockville LP,” in 2014 featuring the lead single “Peace” written by lead singer Marc Roberge, who founded O.A.R. in 1996 with his Rockville, Maryland, high school classmates: drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On and bassist Benj Gershman. Roberge wrote “Peace” with Blair Daly and Nashville-based producer Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift.

Proceeds generated from O.A.R.’s 25-city tour last summer with “American Idol” Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips were donated to Habitat for Humanity.

38 Special originated in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1974, when buddies Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant decided to form a band. They have released 15 albums in a 40-year career, touring relentlessly since the ’70s, sharing their blend of Southern Blues Rock with fans around the world.

After more than three decades together, 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to more than 100 cities a year. 38 Special’s numerous Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.

With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate 38 Special with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more – all timeless and immediately recognizable hits that remain radio staples paving the way to their present-day touring regimen.

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