Cooper Announces Winner of 'Driven to Perform' Contest

April 29, 2021

Rock band South of Eden has been named the winner of the recent "Driven to Perform" contest sponsored by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and musician Alice Cooper.

More than 12,000 music fans participated in the promotion, which allowed them to vote for three contestants.

South of Eden will open for another band, Evanescence, during a livestream concert on May 13 as part of the group's victory package.

“The competition to crown America’s best garage band has been an amazing ride,” says Chris Ball, Cooper Tire’s senior vice president and president, Americas.

“Just like in tires, rock is all about performance and we congratulate South of Eden for earning the right to take the stage with Evanescence.”