SANDY, Utah (Monday, August 21, 2017) – Music meets soccer this Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium as Rancid band mates Branden Steineckert and Lars Frederiksen will take a night away from the band's current "From Boston To Berkeley" tour to serve as honorary captains in the match between Real Salt Lake and the San Jose Earthquakes.
Tickets for this match, dubbed "Collision Course" after the Rancid song by the same title, are available for $10 off the regular price via RSL.com/Promo using promo code RANCID. Click the picture below to take advantage of the ticket special.
In collaboration with Steineckert and Rancid, Real Salt Lake will offer a second, limited-run of the Rancid/Real Salt Lake t-shirt, originally only available to those who attended Rancid's "Boston to Berkeley" concert on Saturday, August 12th at Saltair. The t-shirt, which features a Rancid Hooligans skeleton kicking a claret-and-cobalt soccer ball, wearing an RSL scarf, and the phrase, "Salt Lake Til I Die!" will be available to purchase for $25 at the Rio Tinto Stadium Team Store and all other merchandise outlets around the stadium while supplies last.
Steineckert, the band's drummer since 2006, is a longtime supporter of Real Salt Lake who was introduced to the sport of soccer by Frederiksen. The Utah native was the author, composer and visionary behind the club's "Believe" anthem. When he isn't touring, he's a regular in the stands at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Frederiksen is the guitarist and vocalist for Rancid and San Jose Earthquakes season ticket holder. Raised in nearby Campbell, California, he and one of his bands – the Old Firm Casuals – wrote and performed San Jose's anthem, "Never Say Die."
The duo will host a pre-game meet and greet with fans, signing autographs and taking photos with supporters, before leading the two teams out to the field and serve as honorary captains alongside Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman and Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquakes.
Rancid is among the most recognizable bands in punk rock, producing nine full-length studio albums, including this year's "Trouble Maker," released in June. The band is currently in the midst of a month-long North American tour, co-headlining with Dropkick Murphys. After playing Tuesday night's show in Chandler, Arizona, Steineckert and Frederiksen will fly to Utah for the match before rejoining their bandmates in San Diego to continue the tour on Thursday.