Crossfade Headline First Night Of Music On June 10
Dew Action Sports TourAnnounces Slate of Music Talent to Play Panasonic Open in Louisville, Kentucky
NEW YORK – May 10, 2005 – The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long multi-sport professional tour in action sports, today announced its music lineup for the Panasonic Open in Louisville, Kentucky. The music stage schedule includes multi-platinum recording artist The Offspring, Crossfade, and opening acts Acceptance and The Exies.
¿Action sports and music go hand-in-hand, and fans will get a chance to see the best of both for the price of a single ticket to the Panasonic Open,¿ said Wade Martin, general manager, Dew Action Sports Tour. ¿These talented artists will cap off Friday and Saturday¿s competitions with music that will appeal to all of our fans.¿
The Offspring, who have sold over 34 million records worldwide, will headline the evening music festivities on Saturday, June 11. The Offspring have provided the Dew Action Sports Tour rights to the new single, ¿Can¿t Repeat,¿ from their upcoming Greatest Hits album. The song will become the official Dew Action Sports Tour theme song for the inaugural 2005 season. Opening for The Offspring will be pop-punk sensation Acceptance, who have been chosen as one of AOL¿s Breakers for 2005.
“The Dew Action Sports Tour is a natural extension of the band’s relationship with action sports,” said Dexter Holland, The Offspring¿s lead singer. “We began by putting songs into skateboard videos and are also playing this year’s Warped Tour.”
On Friday, June 10, the music stage will feature South Carolina-based rock group Crossfade. Their debut, self-titled album currently sits at No. 45 on Billboard¿s top 200 albums charts, and is selling approximately 20,000 units every week. Crossfade¿s hit single, ¿Cold,¿ is the No. 1 most played song of all time on Active Rock Radio. The band has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O¿Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
¿We¿re excited to be part of the Dew Action Sports Tour,¿ said Crossfade. ¿It¿s going to be an exciting weekend of action sports and music for all.¿
The opening act on Friday evening will be The Exies. The Exies¿ single, ¿Ugly,¿ off their latest release, Head For The Door, was a top 10 hit at Rock Radio. The Exies have appeared on WB¿s ¿The Mountain,¿ MTV2, FUSE, The Late Late Show, and will be on tour this summer with Motley Crue.
Concert admission is included in the daily $12 ticket price for the Dew Action Sports Tour¿s Panasonic Open. Four-day passes for the entire June 9-12 Panasonic Open are available for only $35. The music stage will be on the grounds of the event¿s festival village, within the Kentucky Expo Center, and will be easily accessible from all skateboard, BMX and freestyle motocross competition venues. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, and the Kentucky Expo Center box office. Friday and Saturday evening concerts are scheduled from 9-11:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10 Saturday, June 11
Headliner: Crossfade The Offspring
Opening Act: The Exies & Acceptance
Owned by NBC Universal and Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports, the Dew Action Sports Tour debuts in June 2005, and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, the biggest competitive purse in action sports and a $1 Million Bonus Pool based upon year-end standings. NBC and USA Network will combine for 32 original hours of exclusive Dew Action Sports Tour coverage – the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. Each tour stop will feature competitions in skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross. At season¿s end, the Tour will award champions in the six combined disciplines of skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event¿s festival village will include live cutting-edge music, video gaming, and interactive courses.
TheDew Action Sports Tour¿s founding partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); and Panasonic, Right Guard Xtreme, Vans®, Toyota and PlayStation® (event title sponsors). Also joining the Tour as associate partners are OXY® Acne Solutions, Peanut Chews® and Pacific Cycle¿ – the owner and supplier of Mongoose®, Schwinn®, and GT® bicycle brands.