Ten Two Celebration an Open Invitation in Austin- NEW VENUE DETAILS
One might have thought that he would celebrate the day he was announced all clear of the cancer rather than the day he was diagnosed. But sometimes to see how far you’ve come it’s pays to look back to see where the journey started. For example, rumor has it that Lance Armstrong keeps his old driving licence featuring a pic of him, his head bald from chemo, in his wallet. Perhaps it’s a constant reminder of how far he’s come.
Now, 9 years later on October 2nd at the Auditorium Shores Austin we are all invited to catch a glimpse of Lance when Sheryl and her band perform a free concert in part to thank the City of Austin for the incredible support that her future husband has received over the years. He has been proud to call Austin his home and Sheryl is proud to be part of the celebration.
900 W. Riverside Drive,
“On the banks of Town Lake, just west of the First Street Bridge, lies a place bustling with activity. Auditorium Shores is an outdoor concert venue with an especially busy summer schedule, a place to catch the fireworks on the Fourth of July and the hub of Austin’s most popular hike-and-bike trail. If these activities leave you uninspired, you can always bring a blanket and bask in the sun or take a leisurely stroll along the shores of Town Lake. A statue of Austin’s favorite lost son, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the legendary guitarist who died in a 1990 helicopter crash, stands just west of the main parking lot”
The Officical Press Release from LanceWorld reads as thus:
SEVEN TIME TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER TO THANK CITY OF AUSTIN
Lance Armstrong Will Thank Hometown with Free Performance
by Sheryl Crow on 10//2
September 24, 2005 — Austin, Texas — Seven-time Tour de France champion and Austin resident Lance Armstrong will thank his hometown on October 2, 2005, with a free musical performance by multi-Grammy winning artist Sheryl Crow. Armstrong will also welcome riders from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope, a cross-country bicycle ride that Armstrong participates in to raise awareness for clinical trials.
“It has been an honor for me to call Austin home,” said Armstrong, who moved to the Texas capital in 1990. “It is always nice to see the folks of Austin over in France at the Tour. It is my pleasure to say thanks to my fellow residents for their continued support.”
October 2 marks the ninth anniversary of Armstrong’s cancer diagnosis. The cyclist returned to the bike in 1998 and cemented his comeback by winning the 1999 Tour de France. Armstrong retired in July 2005 after his record-setting seventh straight Tour de France victory.
Crow’s latest record, Wildflower, will be released on September 27. The free performance will be her first public show before embarking on tour in October. Armstrong and Crow will underwrite the cost of the event.
The Lance Thanks Austin event will take place Sunday, October 2, at Auditorium Shores (900 W. Riverside Drive Austin). Doors open at 4pm. Admission is free.