Rock N Jock Concert Series: Motion City Soundtrack and New Politics to Perform July 23
July 06, 2010
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Photo: Julian Gilbert from www.newpoliticsrock.com
New PoliticsMTV2's Rock N Jock Concert Series continues at the second Dew Tour stop. Motion City Soundtrack and New Politics will perform in Chicago on July 23 for the Nike 6.0 BMX Open. Press release and more info about the bands and concerts below:
Burr Ridge, Ill. July 6, 2010 Motion City Soundtrack will headline with New Politics opening at Soldier Field s South Festival Lot in Chicago on Friday, July 23 at 9:00pm.The concert is part of the MTV2 Rock N Jock Concert Series and will kick of the second stop of the 2010 Dew Tour, the Nike 6.0 BMX Open. The two-day event features park, vert and dirt competitions with the best BMX athletes in the world including Dave Mirra, Garrett Reynolds, Jamie Bestwick and Ryan Nyquist. Tickets to the event start at just $15.
Motion City Soundtrack released their Mark Hoppus produced major label debut My Dinosaur Life on Columbia Records earlier this year to raves from the media including Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly (A-), Spin, USA Today, and Alternative Press (5 out of 5). The album debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200 and the band preformed their first single on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. They followed the release with sold out headlining tours of the US, Australia, Japan, and UK and are currently out as one of this year s Vans Warped Tour headliners. The band just launched their Give A Little Help Campaign, in conjunction with their next single A Lifeless Ordinary (Need A Little Help) , where fans can post a video about something they ve done to help a person, cause, or charity check out www.motioncitysoundtrack.com for more information. And at the end of the summer Motion City Soundtrack will head to the UK to play the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival before returning Stateside to play Bumbershoot in Seattle and another US headline tour set for the fall.
Denmark rock band, New Politics, is made up of David Boyd (vocals), Soren Hansen (guitar/vocals/keys), and Poul Amaliel (drums/vocals). In November 2009, they signed with RCA. New Politics Yeah Yeah Yeah is the theme song for the 2010 Dew Tour Season, playing at the open and close to all Dew Tour broadcasts on NBC Sports, USA Network, MTV2, Fuel TV, Universal HD and Extreme Channel, as well as internationally on Eurosport 2, Fox Sports Australia and Extreme Channel. It will be heard throughout the season during athlete features, commercial bumpers and on-site at Dew Tour events. Check out http://www.newpoliticsrock.com/ for more info.
Tickets for the Nike 6.0 BMX Open are now on sale at Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com and select Ticketmaster retail outlets or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Friday and Saturday Action Zone tickets cost $75 for adults and children and provide access to priority reserved seating for all finals. Additionally, Action Zone ticket-holders receive Dew Tour merchandise, a behind-the-scenes tour, athlete autograph session, merchandise discount coupon, Fast Pass access into all venues and interactive areas and cold Mountain Dew. Reserved seating tickets are $35 for children and adults and guarantees seating for all finals competitions. Grounds Pass tickets cost $15 for adults and children.
The complete 2010 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Skate Open, June 25-26 Boston, Mass. TD Garden
ISF Skateboarding World Championships
Nike 6.0 BMX Open July 23-24 Chicago, Ill. Soldier Field South Festival Lot
Wendy s Invitational Aug. 12-15 Portland, Ore. Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 16-19 Salt Lake City, Utah EnergySolutions Arena
Dew Tour Championships Oct. 14-17 Las Vegas, Nev. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino