No. 1 hit “Renegades” continues to top the Alternative charts
The popular alternative band X Ambassadors will visit Dover International Speedway on Oct. 4 and perform a free concert at 11 a.m. on the Victory Plaza Stage before the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The race serves as race No. 3 in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and the first elimination race in NASCAR’s playoff format. X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris will also perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the race.
Their No. 1 hit “Renegades” has held the top spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for 10 consecutive weeks, and it took just eight weeks to get there. It marks the quickest rise to the top of the Alternative Songs chart for a group’s first entry on the chart since 1998. Their debut, full-length album VHS was released on June 30, 2015 and debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
The Ithaca, N.Y. band consists of four band members: Sam Harris, Casey Harris, Noah Feldshuh and Adam Levin. Sam Harris and Casey Harris are brothers, and have been friends with Feldshuh since kindergarten in Ithaca. Sam met Levin while attending school in New York City in 2010.
The group continues to accumulate a passionate fan base spending the summer on the road touring with Milky Chance and gearing up for a fall headline tour. They recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Today Show and The View.
Their appearance in Dover marks the second time this year they will be in Delaware; they also performed at the Firefly Music Festival on June 18. X Ambassadors has had a busy summer, touring and playing music festivals around the country, including Firefly, Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Osheaga, Life is Beautiful and more.
Soon after their visit to Dover International Speedway, the band will kick off a fall tour, zig zagging the country in support of their new album. For more information on the band visit www.xambassadors.com.