The Cult to Headline Grand Prix Rock-N-Roar Concert

Legendary British rock band The Cult will headline the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach’s Rock-N-Roar Concert on Saturday night, April 14, grand prix officials announced. The show is free to race ticket holders and will start at 6:00PM in front of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

With 10 albums under their belt comprising hit songs such as “She Sells Sanctuary,” “Wild Flower” and “Fire Woman,” and their latest album, “Hidden City,” released in 2016, the band’s current lineup includes Ian Astbury (vocals) and Billy Duffy (lead guitar), as well as Grant Fitzpatrick (bass guitar), Damon Fox (keyboards) and John Tempesta (drums).

“We are looking forward to playing for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach fans,” said Duffy, “Performing at this historic street race is a real honor for The Cult.”

The 2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach takes place April 13-15 and will offer a variety of both on- and off-track activities for the whole family. The on-track action will be headlined by the Verizon IndyCar Series and also include the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge, SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks, Pirelli World Challenge and the inaugural Historic Trans Am race.

Tickets, parking and paddock passes can be found online here; ticket orders can also be placed by calling the toll-free ticket hotline (888) 827-7333.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist. She was recently awarded first place in writing by the California News Publisher Association for her profile on local artist Narsiso Martinez.