As you may have noticed, San Diego is in for an unforgettable summer of live shows -- especially when the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) recently announced its Summer Concert Series that brings acts like the Cult, Weezer, Steel Pulse and Steve Aoki through town. Well, they weren't done: The DMTC announced Monday that alt-rock group Neon Trees will join the venue's lineup on Friday, Aug. 1.
The intensely popular dance/pop/rock band originated in 2005 with a name derived from the lighted trees on In-N-Out Burger signs. The quartet caught its first big break when it was tapped to open a string of North American dates for the Killers, after that band's drummer, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., went to go see Neon Trees perform at a small Las Vegas club.
After they signed to Mercury Records in 2008, the band released its 2010 debut album, Habits -- with the lead single, "Animal," bringing them mainstream attention. Due to their diverse sound and mix of styles, the band has toured since then with an eclectic cast of acts such as Taylor Swift, the Offspring, Duran Duran, the Flaming Lips, My Chemical Romance and Panic! At the Disco. The group's third studio album, Pop Psychology, was released on April 22, 2014.
Neon Trees joins an exceptional lineup at the DMTC in 2014. As always, the concerts take place after the last races of the day and are free for patrons of the track. Otherwise, tickets are $20, if attending after the last race has occurred. For more information, please visit here.
The 2014 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Summer Concert Series:
- July 18: Jurassic 5
- July 25: The Cult
- Aug. 1: Neon Trees
- Aug. 2: Weezer
- Aug. 8: Steel Pulse
- Aug. 9: Counting Crows
- Aug. 15: Magic!
- Aug. 22: Special Guest TBA
- Aug. 29: Steve Aoki
- Aug. 31: Ziggy Marley