Hey Monday’s Cassadee Pope To Perform Copart 300 National Anthem
San Bernardino County, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2009) – Singer/songwriter Cassadee Pope, of pop band Hey Monday fame, will perform the National Anthem prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, the Copart 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Along with band members Mike Gentile, Alex Lipshaw, Jersey Moriarty and Elliott James, lead vocalist Pope, with her piercing vocals, recently finished up a headlining tour in the UK. Shortly after performing the National Anthem at Auto Club Speedway, Hey Monday will begin their U.S. concert tour on Oct.15 with All Time Low, We the Kings and The Friday Night Boys.
The band, hailed as “One of the six breakout bands to watch” by Rolling Stone magazine has played before hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, crisscrossing America and visiting the far east, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom while touring with Fall Out Boy, Metro Station, Cobra Starship, All Time Low, There For Tomorrow, The Academy Is…, We The Kings, The Cab, This Providence and A Rocket To The Moon.
The Florida-based rockers’ “Hold On Tight” debut album, released as a joint venture between Columbia Records and Fallout Boy bassist Pete Wentz’s Decaydance Records, hit the charts in October 2008.
Hey Monday has been hailed as one of 2009’s Pop Punk Rookies by MTV, which has featured the band across their various channels – MTV, MTV2, mtvU and MTV Hits. The band also appeared as themselves in an episode of “The Real World,” and Pope and Pete Wentz make a cameo together on The N’s “Degrassi” film.
To see Pope at Auto Club Speedway call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com. Ticket offers start as low as $35 and including ticket packages to celebrate Hendrick Motorsports 25th Anniversary with Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; a ticket deal to see the stars of NASCAR and the stars of TNA Wrestling’s Bound for Glory 2009; the chance to get up close and personal to Jimmie Johnson and so much more.
Fans experiencing Auto Club Speedway can also take advantage of free parking, bring in their own food, or partake in the unbelievable menu items on site as well as other cost-savings opportunities while enjoying a full day of entertainment and fun at a fantastic family value.