Jul 19 2015

Chicago: Entertainment

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Thank You Cold War Kids For Rocking the 2014 Finish Line Festival!

Formed in 2004, the band’s breakthrough debut Robbers & Cowards was released to considerable acclaim in 2006. The darker Loyalty To Loyalty followed two years later, and 2011′s Mine Is Yours introduced deeper anthemic qualities to the eclectic group’s catalog. Los Angeles four-piece Cold War Kids elevate their passionate take on indie rock with their emotionally-raw fourth album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, which features the rollicking, energetic single “Miracle Mile,” is Cold War Kids’ first release with former Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils guitarist Dann Gallucci, who also handled its production alongside Lars Stalfors.

“We were shaken up, ready to let certain songs go further than before by trying new styles and arrangements, while keeping others sparse and caring more about the finished product and less about how we got there,” explains frontman Nathan Willet about the ten-track album, which was recorded at the band’s private studio in San Pedro, CA.

LIVE. MUSIC. LIVE. ENTERTAINMENT.

That’s right, live rock bands and entertainment groups along the course. And we don’t mean strumming guitarists on the side of roads or in trees– we’re talking professionally staged and equipped uber-talented local groups eager to push those legs of your closer to the finish line. Feast your ears on a variety of sounds from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues, jazz and soul along each mile of the race course. The bands set the tempo for this marathon block party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets.”

Spirit on the Course Competition

Thank you to all our fantastic cheer teams on course! Congratulations to our 2014 Spirit On The Course winners:

1st – Elk Grove

2nd – UIC

Schedule of Events

July 18-19, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

McCormick Place, Hall D1
Friday, July 17: 12:30pm – 7pm
Saturday, July 18: 9:30am – 5pm
Expo Details

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5K

Start Time: 8:00am
Event Details

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon

Start Time: 6:30am
Event Details