ESPN’s NASCAR Coverage to Rock with Comic Book Heroes
Band’s ‘Move Out Of The Way’ Featured in NASCAR Nationwide Series Telecasts
Comic Book Heroes’ (CBH) new single “Move Out of the Way” off their “Take A Seat” EP has been chosen by ESPN as the featured song for the network’s coverage of the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. The season opens at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 13, at noon ET on ESPN2.
To kick off their new relationship with ESPN, CBH filmed a video for “Move Out of the Way,” portions of which will be used throughout the season during ESPN’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race telecasts. A new music video for the teen rock band’s first single, “Catch Me If You Can,” and six original songs from CBH also will be included in promotions for ESPN’s NASCAR coverage. Throughout the 10-month NASCAR Nationwide Series season, CBH’s music, videos and promotions will be featured in 35 races televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC.
“Our music is fast and loud just like a NASCAR race, which makes working with ESPN on the Nationwide Series a great match. We know ESPN will showcase another great season and are thrilled our music will be a part of it,” said Comic Book Heroes’ Steve Kowalski and Collin MacGregor.
Much like the NASCAR Nationwide Series, which has become a proving ground for up-and-coming stars of the sport, CBH is a rock band on the rise in the music scene. With a fan-base and influences as vast as the ESPN audience and a sound as clean, loud and fast as the cars racing throughout the NASCAR season, the band will seamlessly fit into the culture of one of today’s top sports.
“NASCAR racing is a sport with sights, sounds, and speed that lends itself to rock and roll music in a very natural blend. With their fresh look and huge sound, Comic Book Heroes will add an exciting element to our NASCAR coverage in 2010,” said Rich Feinberg, ESPN vice president, motorsports, event and studio production.
After being named a Radio Disney “Next Big Thing” artist in January 2009, CBH continued their break-out year with “Catch Me if You Can” becoming a top 15 Radio Disney single, being named to Popstar Magazine’s Top 100 Stars Of Summer and enjoying a successful summer tour including a stop on the Van’s Warped Tour. In November, Comic Book Heroes attended the American Music Awards as the only selected artist to play the official after-party of one of the music industry’s biggest nights. CBH’s recently released second single, “Move Out of the Way,” is receiving great reviews from the band’s ever-growing fan base. CBH has also been named as one of 100 bands to the lineup for the Taco Bell Feed The Beat Virtual Music Festival. In conjunction with this program, “Move Out of the Way” was also featured throughout the X-Games.
Comic Book Heroes self-released their current EP “Take a Seat,” which is available through iTunes. They are currently writing and recording their follow-up EP to be released in 2010 and are planning a summer tour.
About Comic Book Heroes:
Comic Book Heroes (CBH) stand out amongst today’s music acts with undeniable talent and a mature, yet fresh solid rock sound. The rock band is composed of four long time teen friends, Collin, Steve, Ned and Koz. CBH has recently emerged as one of the most promising young rock bands, and has been playing hundreds of shows for thousands of fans across the country. Last year, Comic Book Heroes was selected as a Radio Disney “Next Big Thing” artist, in which they placed as a Top Three finalist among 11 other musical acts. CBH’s latest EP Take A Seat was released in 2008 and includes their top 15 hit single “Catch Me if You Can.” For more information on Comic Book Heroes, visit their official website (www.cbhmusic.com), YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/CBHMusic), and MySpace page (www.myspace.com/CBHmusic) or follow them on Twitter (twitter.com/ComicBookHeroes).
About NASCAR on ESPN
ESPN produces comprehensive, multi-platform coverage featuring telecasts of the final 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup races, including the 10-race “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.” Additionally, ESPN2 is the home of the NASCAR Nationwide Series all season. All television programming is produced in high definition. ESPN’s NASCAR coverage extends to ESPN.com, SportsCenter, ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio and ESPN International, among other ESPN platforms. ESPN aired 262 NASCAR Cup Races over a 20-year period starting in 1981 and returned to NASCAR coverage in 2007. The network’s award-winning, live flag-to-flag coverage on ESPN has been honored with 19 Sports Emmy Awards, as well as many industry honors. It is widely credited for helping to popularize the sport nationwide.
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