INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that the 2016 Indianapolis 500 weekend will kick off with the legendary rock band Journey on Carb Day.
General admission tickets are on sale now for $30 and fans wanting the closest access to the stage can purchase a $10 upgrade. IMS says prices will increase as the date draws closer. VIP viewing options and packages will also be announced at a later date.
Journey has entertained fans across the globe for more than four decades with a catalog full of hit albums and chart-topping singles that remain on the radio today. For their upcoming tour, Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), original member Ross Valory (bass), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), are welcoming drummer Steve Smith back into Journey, marking the first time he will perform with the band since 1998.
On Carb Day, the field for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will have one final hour of practice to prepare for the race, and top teams will participate in the annual TAG Heuer Pit Stop Challenge. The Indy Lights series will compete in the Freedom 100 race. Journey will take the stage following those activities.
The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will be May 29. More information on the Month of May and the 100th Running is available at www.IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com