Known for its hits “Crawling in the Dark,” “Running Away,” and the latest “The Reason,” the popular band Hoobastank will perform at the L.A. County Fair Friday, Sept. 30, during the End of Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota.
The band started in 1994, when vocalist Doug Robb and guitarist Dan Estrin bumped into each other at a high school battle of the bands. After they added Markku Lappalaine on bass and Chris Hesse on drums, Hoobastank was born. Working together, the guys produced their first album They Sure Don’t Make Basketball Shorts Like They Used To in 1998. After endless backyard gigs, the foursome was signed in August, 2000, and began touring with such big name groups as Alien Ant Farm and Incubus.
After completing its November, 2001, album, the band took off as the singles “Crawling in The Dark” and “Running Away” were played on radio stations and MTV. Noticing its talent and moved by its lyrics, the band gained a large fan base, a base that widened after the album went gold and the band toured Asia and Europe that summer. With the release of The Reason in 2003, the band has continued to entertain fans with its meaningful songs and catchy tunes.
Hoobastank hits the stage at 8 p.m. General admission seating is free. Reserved seating is $17.50. Box seating is $20 and stageside seating is $60. Tickets may be purchased for the End of Summer Concert Series at the Fairplex credentials office located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Ticketmaster locations and through the Web sites www.lacountyfair.com and www.ticketmaster.com.
Fair dates are Sept. 9-Oct. 2, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred horse racing returns Sept. 9-26, closed Tuesdays only. For additional information, call (909) 623-3111. rc=h