Monday, October 13, 2014
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announce today that Valley-based rock band Gin Blossoms will play a post-game concert for all fans in attendance at the Coyotes game versus the Florida Panthers on Saturday, October 25 at Gila River Arena.
"We are very pleased to have one of the best bands that the Valley has ever produced, Gin Blossoms, perform for our great fans on October 25," said Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. "It should be a fun night and we hope our fans take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to watch our Coyotes play and then enjoy some great rock at Gila River Arena."
For more than two decades, Gin Blossoms have defined the sound of jangle pop. From their late 80s start as Arizona's top indie rock outfit, the Tempe-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Gin Blossoms soon unfurled a chain of crossover favorites spanning five different formats, from "Hey Jealousy" and "Until I Fall Away" to "Follow You Down" and the GRAMMY®-nominated "As Long As It Matters," earning the band sales in excess of 10 million in the US alone.
"Hey Jealousy" was one of 1993's essential singles, ruling the top 5 at Mainstream Rock radio before ascending to the top 25 on Billboard's "Hot 100." The following year saw "Found Out About You" reach equivalent height on the "Hot 100," while also eclipsing its predecessor by reaching the #1 spot on Billboard's "Modern Rock Tracks" tally.
"Til I Hear It From You," the first single from A&M's Empire Records: The Soundtrack. The unforgettable track - written by Valenzuela, Wilson, and the great singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw - was hailed by Billboard as "the closest thing to a perfect pop song to hit radio in recent memory," and as such, duly rose all the way to the top 10 on Billboard's "Hot 100."
For more information on the Gin Blossoms, please visit: www.ginblossoms.net, www.facebook.com/gin-blossoms, and twitter.com/ginblossoms.
Gin Blossoms will begin their concert at Gila River Arena immediately following the conclusion of the Coyotes versus Panthers game on Saturday, October 25. For ticket information, please visit ArizonaCoyotes.com or call 480-563-PUCK (7825).