Rock The Bells 2009 Festival Series w/ Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, The Roots, Big Boi, Common + More!

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ROCK THE BELLS 2009 FESTIVAL SERIES

IN ASSOCIATION WITH BUDWEISER

GUERILLA UNION ANNOUNCES DATES AND VENUES OF

NORTH AMERICA’S ONLY MAJOR TOURING HIP-HOP FESTIVAL

BUSTA RHYMES, THE GZA AND THE KNUX ADDED

TO THE ALL-STAR LINE-UP

KRS-ONE’S TEMPLE OF HIP-HOP TO PROVIDE A UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE IN EACH CITY

TICKETS ON-SALE MAY 2

Guerilla Union, the promoter for the ROCK THE BELLS 2009 FESTIVAL SERIES, has unveiled the dates and venues of North America’s only major touring hip-hop festival.  In addition, Busta Rhymes, The GZA and The Knux will join the previously announced stellar line-up of performers featuring headliners Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, The Roots, Big Boi, Common and more.

The 10-city tour–which kicks off June 27 at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Chicago—will pass through major music venues across North America.  These include the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit on June 28, the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto in July 5, the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington D.C. July 12, Boston’s Comcast Center July 18, Jones Beach Amphitheatre in NYC July 19, Deer Lake Park in Vancouver August 1, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver August 6, San Manuel Amphitheatre in Los Angeles August 8 wrapping at Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco August 9.  Tickets will go on-sale in select markets starting May 2.  Please check www.guerillaunion.com for the exact line-up and ticketing information for each city.  Additional festival dates will be announced soon.

Another element besides top-notch musical performances fans can experience at ROCK THE BELLS is the legendary KRS-One’s Temple of Hip-Hop.  “Rock The Bells has always strived to be the world-class platform dedicated to hip-hop culture,” states Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union.  “This year we are excited to announce that KRS-One and the Temple of Hip Hop will be producing unique fan experiences dedicated to cultivating hip-hop culture by hosting guest speakers, workshops, art displays, lectures, book signings and more.  Plans are still being finalized, but expect a unique Temple of Hip-Hop area to be built in each city.  We are going to reach out to all artists on this year’s line-up to contribute their efforts to help educate and expand perspective on hip-hop culture.”

“ROCK THE BELLS is committed to providing a unique opportunity to our fans who can begin their 2009 experience by logging onto our websites and viewing our media players for exclusive tracks, videos and digital content made especially for our community,” adds Weisberg about what’s in store to connect with ROCK THE BELLS fans.  “Technology has given us the ability to distribute content from our artists directly to the fans that support their live shows.  It’s the beginning of our commitment to support the artists performing at our shows with resources developed over 10 years at Guerilla Union.  Our databases, media relationships, and strategic partners are united in providing the best possible platform for these artists to thrive.  By working with our strategic partners like Myspace.com, VIBE magazine, Live Nation and many others, we are developing a global artist support mechanism capable of exposing these artists and their creativity to audiences world-wide.  Guerilla Union and ROCK THE BELLS are building the future music model by producing exceptional live shows and unique digital content that provides tremendous value to the fans and artists.  When our fans buy a ticket to ROCK THE BELLS, they are supporting the fabric of hip-hop culture.”

Dates and venues for the ROCK THE BELLS 2009 FESTIVAL SERIES are:

Chicago – Saturday June 27th First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Detroit- Sunday June 28th DTE Energy Music Theatre
Toronto- Sunday July 5th Molson Amphitheatre
Washington DC – Sunday July 12th Merriweather Post Pavilion
Boston- Saturday July 18th Comcast Center
New York -Sunday July 19th Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Vancouver- Saturday August 1st Deer Lake Park
Denver- Thursday August 6th Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Los Angeles – Saturday August 8th San Manuel Amphitheatre
San Francisco- Sunday August 9th Shoreline Amphitheatre

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