Press Release

Zac Brown Band to Headline Championship Tailgate

IRVING, Texas – The acclaimed Zac Brown Band will headline the Championship Tailgate at the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship on January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The band’s three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give and The Foundation, have sold nearly seven million copies total and produced a historic series of eleven #1 singles.

Zac Brown Band performed for over 1.1 million fans in 2014 and just wrapped the ‘Great American Road Trip’ tour, which included a sold-out, two-night stand at Fenway Park without any support acts – a feat only accomplished by four other bands (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, The Police and The Rolling Stones) and a performance at Wrigley Field. Their latest album, The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, is out now on Southern Ground and features a 45-minute film by Southern Reel on the making of the album. Their first-ever career anthology Greatest Hits So Far… comes out November 10.

On and off the road, Zac Brown Band are supporters of Zac’s passion project Camp Southern Ground – a non-profit camp in Georgia that will serve children ages 7-17 with both typical and special needs. Inspired by Zac’s experience as a camp counselor, the state-of-the-art facility will be a place for children and their families to learn healthy life skills through an advanced program involving superior nutrition, physical exercise, and the latest practices in therapy, administered by a knowledgeable staff. Zac has long recognized the necessity for every child to have access to the best resources to grow and succeed.

Managed by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based artist and brand management company, the band is also represented by top talent agency CAA, public relations firm Shore Fire Media and strategic digital marketing agency Girlilla Marketing.

The Championship Tailgate will begin at noon on January 12, 2015, and is a free event for all ticket holders attending the College Football Playoff National Championship. The interactive area adjacent to AT&T Stadium will allow fans to gather and enjoy interactive games, sponsor activities, concessions, ESPN broadcast sets and the live performance by Zac Brown Band on the Capital One Quicksilver Music Stage.

For more information on game day activities, please visit www.collegefootballplayoff.com. Additional information on the Zac Brown Band can be found at www.zacbrownband.com.

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About the College the Football Playoff
The College Football Playoff will begin with the 2014-15 season. The semifinals will match the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 will face No. 3 in semifinal games that will rotate annually among the Peach Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. The first semifinals will be January 1, 2015, at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The first national championship game will be January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.