The Fray to headline Vail Snow Daze 2008
VAIL, Colorado The Fray will headline Vail Snow Daze 2008; the band will perform Dec. 13. It will be the bands first preview concert for their new single, You Found Me, and self-titled album. The band will perform at Ford Park. The performance highlights Vail Snow Daze, a festival of non-stop music, on-snow events and a wide variety of aprs and after-dark happenings. The music lineup includes Big Head Todd & the Monsters on Dec. 11 and Leftover Salmon on Dec. 12.Weve secured a super popular Grammy Award-nominated band that chose to debut their new album and single in Vail, said James Deighan of Highline Sports & Entertainment that produces the festival. Were thrilled to have The Fray, a Colorado-born band, perform as Vail Snow Dazes headliner concert.The new albums first single, You Found Me, will premiere today during a Lost commercial airing during Greys Anatomy, the same Emmy-nominated television hit that first supported the band in 2006 with How to Save a Life. The band will also perform the song live at the American Music Awards (AMA) on Nov. 23. The Frays concert 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.Its great to have The Fray back in the U.S. and performing in Vail after their run of sold-out shows around the world, said Jeff Brausch of Highline Sports & Entertainment. With three legendary Colorado bands performing and all the on-snow fun, this is a cant-miss festival.The Fray chose up-and-coming Denver band Meese to open their Vail concert. Since being hailed as one of Westword magazines Movers and Shakers for 2006, 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 Frays piano-rock genre.Performing at Vails outdoor concert venue Ford Park, gates will open for The Fray and Meese at 5 p.m. Tickets go on-sale at 8 a.m. on Friday to coincide with Vails opening day of the season. General admission tickets are $35 in advance and $50 after Nov. 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 events musical performances for one price. General admission tickets, the festival concert pass and a limited amount of private reserved tickets may be purchased online at http://www.vailsnowdaze.com or in the Vail Valley at the Bottle & Cork in Edwards and the Marketplace on Meadow Drive in Vail Village.