Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cheap Trick To Headline New Hampshire Pre-Race Show

Newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cheap Trick will headline the New Hampshire Motor Speedway frontstretch stage prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 25. Cheap Trick will perform a 45-minute pre-race concert at 11 a.m. prior to the New England 300, the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. 

“It goes without saying that I can’t wait for the green flag to fly on September 25, but I am also incredibly excited to host Cheap Trick, one of the most iconic bands in American rock history, perform on our pre-race stage,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of NHMS. “Having Cheap Trick perform is a great addition to an exciting weekend of racing and entertainment for our fans and a great way to kick off our Chase race.”

The band is expected to play some of its biggest hits on Sept. 25, including “Surrender”, “I Want You to Want Me”, “Dream Police”, and “The Flame.”

The concert is free for anyone who has purchased a ticket to the New England 300. For stage-front access, Pre-Race Pit Passes are available for fans looking to rev up their race-day experience.

Ranked 25th on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock, Cheap Trick has more than 5,000 performances under their belts, with more than 20 million records sold. Their songs have been featured on 29 movie soundtracks and they have won 40 gold and platinum recording awards. 

The Hall of Fame band is made of four musicians: Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar) and Daxx Nielsen (drums). Cheap Trick was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, April 8.

Now through Sept. 6, New Hampshire Motor Speedway will select three different winners for once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the New England 300 on Sept. 25, 2016. Winners will be selected from current New England 300 ticket holders at the time of the drawing, so the sooner you buy, the more chances you’ll have to win. Anyone that has already purchased tickets will be automatically entered each week. Tickets start as low as $35.

To see Cheap Trick perform and for more details and ticket information on events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, or to purchase tickets to the September New England 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend, please stop by our ticket office, visit the speedway website at, or call the Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:26 PM

    They're still a band? NASCAR and oldies, you bet just what the Millennial fan wants to hear