Eagles of Death Metal to Headline The Mint 400 Main Stage
The Mint 400 announced today that Eagles of Death Metal will headline The Mint 400 Main Stage on 9th & Fremont Street on Thursday, March 5th, immediately following the AMSOIL Pit Crew Challenge. Eagles of Death Metal is a Southern California rock band from Palm Desert, formed in 1998 by Jesse Hughes and Joshua Homme, and featuring a touring line-up of Hughes (vocals/guitar), Jennie Vee (bass), Jorma Vik (drums), and Joshua Jove (guitar). Their music has been described as “desert rock, punkabilly, blues rock, garage punk, and rockabilly-metal.”
Set to take place Thursday, March 5th, Eagles of Death Metal will make a stop in Las Vegas for The Mint 400 before embarking on a tour of New Zealand and Australia in April. The band got their first taste of Mint 400 dust when they performed at a VIP party at Bunkhouse Saloon in 2018.
“EODM are guaranteed to burn the mustaches off of everyone at the show,” said Mint 400 CEO, Matt Martelli. “Rock and roll is part of the DNA of off-road culture. That show in 2018 was one of the most fun times I’ve had at a Mint 400 party. We are stoked to have them back at The Mint, this time to play in front of thousands of our fans.”
About The Mint 400
Known as “The Great American Off-Road Race™,” The Mint 400 is the most celebrated, prestigious, and challenging off-road race on the planet. This annual four-hundred mile marathon between the top off-road racers in the world includes over four hundred and fifty race teams in twenty-four different classes of off-road vehicles. Established in 1968, The Mint 400 is steeped in American lore. Thousands of racers and celebrities from around the world have attempted to tame the brutal Nevada desert, but less than half of them have ever finished the Mint. An entire week of events lead up to the famed off-road contest in and around Las Vegas, including a vehicle parade down the Las Vegas Strip, a drivers meet and greet, a pit crew challenge contest, the Miss Mint 400 beauty pageant, massive parties, a qualifying race, and a huge ten-block “contingency” gathering on Fremont Street East. Over forty-thousand spectators gather to watch the world's best off-road race teams do battle at The Mint 400!
About Mad Media
Established in 1995, Mad Media is a San Diego based marketing and creative agency, specializing in adrenalized film and television production. Owners Matt and Josh Martelli have spent over two decades crafting authentic, culturally engaging brand messages in print, web, photography, and film platforms for some of the worlds top brands including Red Bull, BFGoodrich Tires, and Polaris Industries. Mad Media’s viral film projects, such as the Gymkhana series and XP1K series, have been viewed hundreds of millions of times. From their early days as pioneers of branded viral video content for skateboard companies Osiris and Expedition, to their most recent work spreading the gospel of off-road racing with the world famous Mint 400, Mad Media remains a powerhouse pioneer of digital media.