14th Annual Ernie Ball Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands Now Underway
It’s that time of year again!
The 14th Annual Ernie Ball Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands is now underway. Bands can go to www.battleofthebands.com to enter to win a chance to play on the Ernie Ball Stage at this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. The online contest also gives music fans around the world the ability to decide who is eligible to win the coveted slots on the Ernie Ball Stage.
For each of the 2010 Vans Warped Tour shows (June 24-August 15), four different bands will be chosen to play on the Ernie Ball Stage. The top 100 bands in each market–based on fan voting–will then be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals comprised of Battle Of The Bands partners, Vans Warped Tour Organizers, and Ernie Ball Inc. The winning four bands in each city will play live in their hometown venue in front of thousands of fans alongside main stage headliners and Ernie Ball Stage headlining artists Mayday Parade, Emarosa, The Swellers, Automatic Loveletter, Eyes Set To Kill, Closure In Moscow and more.
The winners of this round of the competition will go on to compete for the ultimate grand prize which includes:
- $15,000 Guitar Center Shopping Spree
- All Expense Paid Trip to Hollywood to Play Live at the Vans Warped Tour After-Party
- Two Week Performance Slot on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour
- Recording a 3-Song EP with Multi-Platinum Producer Matt Squire
- One Year of Paid Tunecore Service (digital distribution on iTunes, Yahoo, Rhapsody, Amazon)
- Full Ernie Ball Music Man Endorsement
- Customized Vans Shoes
- Custom Atticus Apparel Package
At the conclusion of the Vans Warped Tour, four winning groups from the Battle Of The Bands are selected to showcase their talent in front of industry and label executives at a major Hollywood venue. The four bands are selected based on their Vans Warped Tour performance, which is filmed in high definition for judges to review. Crowd support, musicianship and overall performance are criteria in determining the finalists. At this Hollywood showcase party, a panel of industry veterans will choose one ultimate grand prize winner from the four finalists performing that evening. Through The Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands, groups have the chance to earn a record label contract, endorsements and a spot on the following year’s Vans Warped Tour.