The Sun Bowl Association and Ysleta del Sur Pueblo announced late Tuesday that the band P.O.D. is scheduled to perform during halftime of the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Tuesday, December 31st.
“Having Yselta del Sur Pueblo as a sponsor allows us to bring back a featured artist for halftime entertainment,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We know the fans enjoying seeing different performers at the Sun Bowl and we think we are bringing in another great one in P.O.D. We thank Ysleta del Sur and Mr. Karl Maahs for the newly formed partnership.”
P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in San Diego, CA, in 1992, and have since charted their own course with worldwide sales exceeding $10 million, hugely successful international tours, and a series of chart-topping radio hits.
Over the span of two decades they have released eight studio albums of original songs – including the triple-platinum Satellite – seen chart success with more than a dozen Rock radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation,” and “Boom,” the Active Rock hit “Beautiful” and their No. 1 single, “Lost In Forever,” received three Grammy Award nominations, and racked up four No. 1 music videos.
The band has also contributed songs to numerous major motion picture soundtracks. P.O.D. is Sonny Sandoval (vocals), Marcos Curiel (guitar), Traa Daniels (bass) and Wuv Bernardo (drums).
The members of P.O.D. are also active members of a tight-knit music community, collaborating on their own records as well as others’, including Katy Perry, H.R. (Bad Brains), Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), and more. P.O.D. released their ninth studio album, The Awakening (T-Boy/UMe), on Aug. 21, 2015.
The band’s name, Payable on Death (P.O.D.), derives itself from the banking term “Payable on Death”. The band chose this name to be a direct tie in with the Christian theology that explains that since Jesus died on the Cross, Christians’ debts to God have been paid for; in other words, all believers, in their acceptance that Jesus was sacrificed for them on God’s behalf, have inherited eternal life.
P.O.D.’s style has evolved over the years, from the rap metal sound on their early albums to the nu metal and reggae-infused alternative metal styles for which they’re most well-known. P.O.D.’s influences include Boogie Down Productions, Run-DMC, U2, the Police, Bad Brains, Santana, Metallica, AC/DC, Suicidal Tendencies, Bob Marley, Primus, Earth, Wind & Fire, 24-7 Spyz, and Steel Pulse.
With a 15-year career under their belts, P.O.D. has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, a series of chart-topping radio hits, and an unprecedented four No. 1 MTV videos.
The band has contributed to countless film soundtracks including: “Little Nicky”, “Lara Croft – Tomb Raider”, “A Man Apart”, “Any Given Sunday”, “Blue Crush”, “Biker Boyz” to name a few.
P.O.D. is currently touring in Europe and returns to the United States in December while ending the year at the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, 2019.
Follow P.O.D. on Social Media, including Facebook (P.O.D.), Twitter (@POD) and Instagram (@POD) and get upcoming tour dates and information on the band’s website.
The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is featuring an entertainer for the first time since 2017 when country music rising star Frank Ray performed three songs for over 40,000 fans. In 2014, Lone Star performed in front of more that 47,000 fans, while Lee Bryce worked the crowd of about 48,000 fans in 2012.
Other notable halftime performances include Lee Greenwood in 2010, the Village People in 2008 and Rhianna in 2006.