THE FRAY DEBUTS NEW ALBUM AT VAIL SNOW DAZE 2008
â€¢ The Fray To Debut Their First Single and New Album Live in Vail, Colorado
â€¢ Denverâ€™s Widely Popular Band Meese Will Open for The Fray
â€¢ Tickets for The Fray Concert On-sale Beginning Friday, November 21st
The Fray announced today their first preview concert of their new single â€œYou Found Meâ€ and self-titled album to be held in Vail, Colorado on Saturday, December 13 at the Ford Park concert venue. The performance highlights Vail Snow Daze, a festival of non-stop music, on-snow events and a wide variety of aprÃ¨s and after-dark happenings with Big Head Todd & the Monsters performing live December 11 and Leftover Salmon performing live December 12.
â€œWeâ€™ve secured a super popular Grammy Award-nominated band that chose to debut their new album and single in Vail,â€ said James Deighan of Highline Sports & Entertainment that produces the festival. â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to have The Fray, a Colorado-born band, perform as Vail Snow Dazeâ€™s headliner concert.â€
The new albumâ€™s long awaited first single â€œYou Found Meâ€ will have its world primetime premiere November 20 as the song featured in a new music video for the ABC television series â€œLost,â€ with live band performance footage and exclusive scenes from the showâ€™s upcoming fifth season. The music video will air inside ABCâ€™s â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomy,â€ the same Emmy-nominated television hit that first supported the band in 2006 with â€œHow to Save a Life.â€ The band will also perform the song live at the American Music Awards (AMA) on November 23. The Frayâ€™s concert in Vail on December 13 is part of Vail Snow Daze, an annual festival which has hosted other prominent musical artists including Counting Crows, Ludacris, Ziggy Marley and Social Distortion.
â€œItâ€™s great to have The Fray back in the U.S. and performing in Vail after their run of sold-out shows around the world,â€ said Jeff Brausch of Highline Sports & Entertainment. â€œWith three legendary Colorado bands performing and all the on-snow fun, this is a canâ€™t-miss festival.â€
The Fray chose up-and-coming Denver band Meese to open their Vail concert. Since being hailed as one of Westword magazineâ€™s â€œMovers and Shakers for 2006,â€ Meese has gained a significant fan-base across Colorado and the country. The band has frequently opened for The Fray, as their pop rock, piano-driven sound complements The Frayâ€™s piano rock genre.
Performing at Vailâ€™s outdoor concert venue Ford Park, gates will open for The Fray and Meese at 5 p.m. General Admission tickets are only $35 in advance and $50 after November 30; Private Reserved tickets are $175 and include private close-in viewing areas as well as full food and beverage service. Vail Snow Daze is offering its annual festival concert pass that allows purchasers to attend all of the eventâ€™s musical performances for one great price. General Admission tickets, the festival concert pass and a limited amount of Private Reserved tickets may be purchased online at www.vailsnowdaze.com or in the Vail Valley at the Bottle & Cork in Edwards and the Marketplace on Meadow Drive in Vail Village.
Vail Resortâ€™s lodging package includes the purchase of three nights lodging and lift tickets and receive the fourthâ€™s nightâ€™s stay and dayâ€™s lift ticket free. Package price starts at $353 per person, based on double occupancy in a standard room and can be booked by calling Vail and Beaver Creek Central Reservations at 1.800.525.2257 or online at www.vail.com. Other restrictions may apply.
Vail Snow Daze 2008 is brought to you by Vail, Bud Light, Jack Danielâ€™s, Volvo, Town of Vail, Amp Energy and SKI Magazine and is sponsored in part by Aspen Valley Harley Davidson, US Army, Smith Optics, Blackberry, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Vail Daily, Vail Dentistry, KVBA-TV8 and KZYR The Zephyr. To become a sponsor of the event, please email [email protected]
Media Contact: Natalie Fandrey
Highline Sports & Entertainment
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