HARDDRIVE LIVE TOUR LAUNCHES NEXT WEEK
TOUR FEATURES SEVENDUST, 10 YEARS
with SPECIAL GUESTS SINCE OCTOBER, ARANDA & ANEW REVOLUTION
Contest Winners To Receive A Special Acoustic Performance By Since October
Trek Kicks Off Oct 4th in Augusta, GA
New York, NY — United Stations nationally syndicated radio shows HardDrive and HardDrive XL returns next week with the second annual HARDDRIVE LIVE TOUR 2010 branded and produced in conjunction with its’ weekend and nightly radio programs. The tour launches on October 4th in Augusta, GA at The Country Club.
The 2010 lineup for the fall concert tour features headliners Sevendust, 10 Years, with special guests Since October, Aranda and Anew Revolution. The excursion will begin in Augusta, GA on October 4th and is currently scheduled to arrive in 28 cities across North America by November. Tickets and additional information regarding the tour are available now at www.harddrivelivetour.com. Trojan Condoms are now an official sponsor of the tour.
In addition local station meet and greets and ticket giveaways at all the stops, two major national contests are tied in with the tour. On October 7th, five winners, with guests, of the HARDDRIVE HIGH ROLLERS BONANZA contest will attend the Atlantic City stop of the tour. It will include a VIP reception, celebrity poker with the bands, as well as a special post-show acoustic performance from Since October, all hosted by Lou Brutus. There will also be a flyaway to the last stop of the tour at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL to catch the final show of the trek on November 10th. Lou will be on hand to MC the night and there will be a pranks galore as it’s Lou’s birthday-all part of HARDDRIVE LIVE BRUTUS BIRTHDAY BASH!
Last year’s inaugural outing of the HARDDRIVE LIVE TOUR featured All The Remains, Lacuna Coil, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, From Sword to Sunrise and Taking Dawn. The tour was a major success for all involved. As was the case in 2009, local affiliates of HardDrive programming will be involved in promotional activity surrounding the concert dates by giving away tickets, artist meet and greet passes and VIP packages, and HardDrive host Lou Brutus will be on-hand for some of the concerts. Details on the contests, and information about the tour, including tickets, the official tour shirt, bios of the bands, videos, fan picture postings and more can be found at www.harddrivelivetour.com. The HardDrive Live Tour is produced by Mike Childs and Ledge Entertainment.
Regarding their participation in the HardDrive Live Tour 2010, the members of Sevendust issued the following statement, “We couldn’t be more excited to be on the HardDrive Live tour this Fall. Roxy (Myzal, HardDrive producer) has been there since the beginning and HardDrive have been huge supporters of the band over the years. It will also be great to be on tour with our friends in 10 Years and, of course, as always – playing for our Sevendust family.”
HardDrive host, Lou Brutus added, “We know our radio shows touch people daily, but with a live concert tour we can REALLY reach out and touch both our affiliates and our listeners. It’s always been about the music for us, and there’s nothing that tops a live concert experience for fans, especially hardcore fans like me and the rest of the HardDrive staff.”
HardDrive with Lou Brutus debuted on July 5, 1996. With 125 radio stations broadcasting the show, HardDrive is America’s longest running new rock show supporting the careers of hundreds of groups from Korn to Five Finger Death Punch. Multi-platinum metal band Slipknot received some of their first national airplay on the two-hour week-end syndicated show. United Stations acquired the series in 2001, and in 2007 originator / producer Roxy Myzal developed the Monday through Friday spin-off HardDrive XL, also featuring Lou Brutus.
The complete itinerary for HardDrive Live 2010 is as follows:
4: Augusta, GA @ The Country Club
5: Fayetteville, NC @ Jester’s Pub
7: Atlantic City, NJ @ HOB
9: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10: Fitchburg, MA @ Fitchburg Trade -Bay State Metalfest
12: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
13: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
15: Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon
16: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
17: Mt. Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theatre
19: Sault Sainte Marie, MI @ Dream Makers Theater At Kewadin Casino
21: Chicago, IL @ Joe’s Bar (SEVENDUST with special guests TBA!)
22: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
23: Radio show TBA
26: San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
27: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
29: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont East District
30: Fresno, CA @ Woodward Park (KRZR Halloween Show!)
31: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (last show with Since October)
NOV (Aranda joins tour & replaces Since October)
2: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
3: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
5: Minneapolis, MN @ TBA (Radio show)
6: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
9: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor (Special Guests Since October)
10: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (Special Guests Since October)