IM Boulder + Ironband = Mile High Rock & Roll

Ironband is heading to the Rockies and thrilled to be part of the 2014 Ironman Boulder Opening Ceremony festivities!

If you’re heading to Boulder for the race or you live in the Boulder/Denver area come out for an evening under the stars as we kick off race weekend at the inagural Ironman Boulder!

This event is free and open to athletes, their family and friends, and the general public. We’ll kick things off with live music at 6:30pm before “The Voice of Ironman”, Mike Reilly, takes over the mic as he hosts the Opening Ceremony at 7:30pm.

We’ll see you in Boulder on August 1st!

Ironband - Ironman Boulder

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Ironband Hits the Road: Fresh Ideas Halfmax Championship

Ironband is hitting the road this weekend for a special appearance at Ultramax Sports’ Fresh Ideas Halfmax Championship at the Innsbrook Resort near St. Louis! With three distances to choose from and one of the most scenic courses in the midwest we’re excited to be a part of the return of this historic event. We’ll be playing at the post-race party on Saturday so look for us as you cross the finish line.

Visit the website for more information on the Ultramax Halfmax, Quartermax and Octomax events.

Fresh Ideas Halfmax Chamionship

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Thank You Ironman 70.3 Kansas!

Age Group Body, Podium Heart

Age Group Body, Podium HeartLive footage and photos from the2014 Oread Ironman 70.3 Kansas

A big thanks the 2014 Oread Ironman 70.3 Kansas, Ryan Robinson and his crew at Silverback, Ironman staff, Dave Downey and the Boulder Communications team as well as all the athletes, spectators and fans in Lawrence this weekend for the warm welcome as we performed at this event for the fifth consecutive time.

As always we had a great time and we loved being a part of the race from a musical perspective. It was great to see a number of faces that we haven’t seen in some time and meet several new ones.

By Request: Weezer's Beverly Hills

By Request: Weezer's Beverly Hills

On the inspiring side of things, do you remember the song/video that we created (You Can Take Your Cutoff) about Chrissy Vasquez and her unwillingness to quit at last year’s event, even after her chip had been taken away? Well, she came back to Kansas this weekend and OFFICIALLY crossed that finish line prior time around – way to go Chrissy!

In between playing, setting up, and assisting in a handful of ad hoc volunteer duties we did manage to snap a few pics and those can be found here:

Photos on Picassa

Photos on Facebook

Congratulations to the men’s champion, James Seear, and the women’s champion, Ruth Brennan Morrey, as well as all the overall winners and age-group winners. We had too many friends out there racing to mention them all so click here to view the full results for the 2014 Oread Ironman 70.3 Kansas.

See you next time!

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Ironman 70.3 Kansas – June 8th, 2014

Ironman 70.3 Kansas

We competed in the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Kansas seven years ago, played our first Ironman 70.3 Kansas four years ago and we’re thrilled to return to perform at our fifth consecutive Ironman 70.3 Kansas next weekend!
Always a highlight of of the year, IMKS is our first overnight event of the year which means deluxe accommodations (see below), mountain biking, camping, the carnies and all-around mayhem. This year’s event also marks the return of one of Kansas City’s most famous triathlon ex-pats, Glenn “The Godfather” Bohannon.

The GodfatherIronband Green Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can catch Glenn around the campsites/course/expo all weekend, and if you want to work for the man himself I believe they are still looking for a few volunteers for bike check-in on Saturday; visit KC Multisport’s website or facebook page for details or click here to register for specific volunteer positions.

Tentative plans are to play on the stage in the expo near the finish line on Sunday as the athletes start crossing the finish line so keep your ears peeled and cadence strong!

See you next weekend!

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Live @ Kansas City Triathlon: “I’m on a Truck!”

Ironband is looking forward to entertaining the athletes at this weekend’s Kansas City Triathlon!

We’ll be out on the bike/run course, coming direct to you from atop a truck!

How many of you saw the Saturday Night Live digital short – “I’m on a Boat” – starring Justin Timberlake, Andy Samberg and T-Pain?

Sure, Rolling Stone gave the song minus four stars, but that doesn’t meant that with a little lyrical tweaking and some distorted guitars it couldn’t be a number one hit.

OK, maybe not…but it was memories of that video and this weekend’s impending “truck” performance that lead to one Ironband member’s brief and ill-advised recording session late the other night.

See you all out on the course on Sunday – good luck athletes!

Ironband: I'm on a Truck

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Roberts Heading to Ironman Houston

Guitarist and former Ironband member, Mike Roberts, will step to the starting line at the 2014 Memorial Hermann Ironman Texasthis weekend.

Roberts recently came out of triathlon retirement after a successful acoustic tour of Western Sizzlin steak houses up and down the east coast.

The free fixin’s bar and opportunity to stretch my musical wings beyond the creative confines of Ironband just wasn’t enough,” explains Roberts. “It was time to trade the guitar for a new pair of spandex shorts.

While we’d like to be in Houston to cheer him on, alas we have to hold down the musical fort at the KC Triathlon so we wish Mike the best in Houston! To follow Mike (Bib #2390) and all the other athletes at Ironman Texas visit ironmantexas.com.

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