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Smash Mouth to play free concert at Laguna Seca

Smash Mouth to play free concert at Laguna Seca

Smash Mouth to play free concert at Laguna Seca

Spectators attending the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, July 8-10, will be treated to the high-energy sound of Smash Mouth presented by Yamaha and HSBC Retail Services.

The Bay-Area band, whose Billboard top-10 hits include "All Star" and "Then The Morning Comes", will perform the free concert on a temporary stage constructed near the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca scoring tower overlooking Turn 10. The band will play from approximately 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, following the on-track activities of the second day of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.

"Smash Mouth in concert is more entertainment value included in admission to the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix," said Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. "Instead of rushing for the gates when the racing ends, fans can stick around and enjoy the concert before heading out for an evening down on the Wharf or Cannery Row."

Several Smash Mouth members, including lead singer Steve Harwell, are avid motorsports fans and the band has performed at races in the past. The eagerness to perform at such venues is due, at least partly, to their love for the sport.

The band won't take to the stage alone: Gauloises Yamaha team-mates Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will take time during the show to introduce the winner of Yamaha's charity auction benefiting "Feed The Children". Both Edwards and Rossi are scheduled to present and autograph a set of their riding leathers, awarded as part of the auction packages.

"This is just another event during this fantastic weekend that we're honoured to be associated with," said Bob Starr, Corporate Communications Manager for Yamaha Motor Company. "And having our partner HSBC Retail Services help out is just another testimony to the overwhelming enthusiasm for this event."

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