RICHIE KOTZEN TO PERFORM AT ROCK AGAINST DIABETES 2008:
May 28, 2008
Rock Against Diabetes, the first of it’s kind in delivering a HD interactive worldwide internet broadcast of a charity concert festival has announced RICHIE KOTZEN has been added to the roster, as well as launching a competition to find a band to take the opening slot at the August 23rd, 2008 worldwide broadcast, and perform with greats such as KARENVAL (featuring Dario Lorina), MAGNETICO (featuring Rafael Moreira – Paul Stanley, Rock The Cradle), and BUMBLEFOOT (Ron Thal, Guns N Roses) at the Rock Against Diabetes 2008 pre-show kickoff party August 22nd at Club ROX in Las Vegas. New Blade Guitars endorsee Steve Brand (Rock Against Diabetes Music Director) will also be taking part in the pre-show party gun-slinging for Thal. Tickets on sale soon for the Club ROX pre-show event. Info @ www.rockagainstdiabetes.org [email protected]
Touted as one of the best guitar players in the world, a voice on par with some of the greatest rock/soul singers and creative songwriting, Richie Kotzen has had an incredible journey in the world of music. In 2006 as a solo artist, Kotzen was the opening act for the legendary Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour in Japan.
It all started at the age of seven when Richie learned to play the electric guitar in his hometown of Reading, PA. He formed his first band at the age of twelve and played live gigs around PA, Delaware and New Jersey. When he turned eighteen he headed West to San Francisco and recorded his first album for Shrapnel Records. That year, Kotzen was featured on several magazine covers including Guitar World and was voted one of the Top 3 Best New Guitarist’s of The Year by it’s readers. More at www.richiekotzen.com
ONLINE TICKETS FREE
You can now fully support this event, and become part of concert history by attending this one of a kind, fully interactive LIVE concert broadcast FREE. You get 8 hours of LIVE music, online only auctions, interactivity with host Evel Dick Donato, the bands and a ton of other surprise guests, for FREE and the opportunity to donate any amount, if any, that you wish.. AND you can invite your friends FREE when you grab your ticket. The change of ticket price to free will happen before May25th. Tickets currently available at: www.deeprockdrive.com/event/5462/rock_against_diabetes_2008
THE OPENING BAND SEARCH COMPETITION
Rock Against Diabetes has decided to find the opening act where else, but on the music Social Networks of the internet. Myspace, Facebook, Garageband, PureVolume and the multitude of other musical communities will be invited to submit their music, and videos to Rock Against Diabetes to be judged, and pared down to a Top 10, that will be judged by a panel of musicians, promoters, television personalities and industry giants.
The winner of the competition, that will begin May 20th, 2008 and conclude with a winner on July 26th. See www.myspace.com/rockagainstdiabetes and www.rockagainstdiabetes.org for further information. All questions to [email protected]
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