Collective Soul will perform a pre-race concert at Auto Club Speedway on February 27 | Entertainment

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The “little light from heaven” will shine on Auto Club Speedway ahead of the WISE Power 400 race on Sunday, February 27.

Collective Soul, a band that peaked in popularity in the 1990s, will perform a 60-minute concert in the O’Reilly Auto Parts fan zone.

The band’s performance will delight fans for the NASCAR Cup Series race and will be the musical highlight of the Fontana track’s 25th anniversary celebration.

“The great thing about Collective Soul is that, like Auto Club Speedway, they’re just as relevant today as they were in the 1990s,” said Dave Allen, president of the Auto Club Speedway. “This endurance is testament to their unwavering dedication to their fans and commitment to their craft.”

Collective Soul burst onto the scene in 1993 with the historic debut album “Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid” and shot to the top of the charts with singles like “Shine”, “December” and “The World I Know”.

The Georgian band continues to produce new music, including the 2019 album “Blood”.

And now E Roland (vocals/guitar), Dean Roland (rhythm guitar), Jesse Triplett (lead guitar/backing vocals), Will Turpin (bass/backing vocals) and Johnny Rabb (drums/backing vocals) are set to make their first live appearances. of Southern California in nearly three years.

“It’s been too long,” said E Roland. “We can’t wait to get back on stage and collectively celebrate this special weekend with all of our great fans at Auto Club Speedway.”

The 2022 WISE Power 400 will cap off two days of NASCAR racing at Auto Club Speedway’s two-mile high-speed oval. Racing begins Saturday, February 26 with the Production Alliance Group 300, the second race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Then on Sunday, February 27, the WISE Power 400 will be Fontana’s first NASCAR Cup Series race since Alex Bowman took the checkered flag on March 1, 2020.

Tickets for both days are on sale now at www.autoclubspeedway.com.

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