Canadian Indie Rock Band 22nd Century Needs Your Vote In The "Bands On The Run" Contest To Win Spot To Perform In India
Online PR News – 29-June-2010 – – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duane Chaos, Tim Plommer, and Zippy Pinhead of the Canadian Rock Band 22nd Century are asking you to "Mark your calendars for the next seven days because we need your vote!" Having won the Vancouver stage of the ‘Bands On The Run to India 2010' contest, the band must now garner enough votes to triumph over 6 other bands in the final stage of the contest, sponsored by Supernova. You can help 22nd Century win by voting for them once each day at http://www.supernova.com/shows/10044 beginning today, June 28th through July 5th, 2010.
The contest began with an initial qualifying round where several bands applied to perform at city showcases. After the initial cut, SuperNova selected an average of six bands per city (Ottawa, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Kitchener). In BC, the selected bands each played a 40 minute set, and 22nd Century was selected as the Vancouver winner by judges and voting audience members. The contest has now entered Phase 3, where bands from the other Canadian cities will to perform at Independence Rock XXV, India's biggest rock festival, to a crowd of over 200,000 people on August 15, 2010. Judges for the next phase of the contest include Andy Curran, A&R Director at SRO Management and Anthem Entertainment, Victor Mijares, Director of A&R for Warner Music, and Joel Baskin, President and Founder of the Pilot Agency.
22nd Century is comprised of members Duane Chaos (a.k.a "Duane Nickull" on bass/vocals), Tim Plommer (guitar/vocals) and Zippy Pinhead (drums/percussion); three veteran musicians with long lists of credits in various bands. Their 6 track debut album "The Twenty Second Century," released in January 2009, was met with much critical acclaim. Commenting on the album, The Association of Rock and Roll Podcasts said, "22nd Century's hard punching and sometimes comical style is a mixture of Ramones style power punk with a healthy dose of 1990's grunge." Adobe TV has played 22nd Century's songs over 1,000,000 times in the last 24 months. The album also received an honorable mention in Billboard's 2009 song writing contest. Their single "509" landed on the number 1 spot on the UK Independent Chart Somojo in December 2009. The band recently completed the recording of their second album with Motley Crue producer John Webster who has worked with bands such as Aerosmith, The Cult, Motley Crue and Metallica.
Together since 2008, 22nd Century has helped to raised money for several charitable causes, and is scheduled to perform on July 8th at the Concert For A Cure, which funds research for cervical, breast and ovarian cancer. Any proceeds that exceed their expenses in India will be donated to a charitable cause such as helping to clean up the Gulf, build more schools in Tanzania, and fight the HST and other issues they feel strongly about.
Don't forget to vote: http://www.supernova.com/shows/10044!
About 22nd Century
22nd Century is a high energy Canadian Rock band that has been compared to bands such as the Foo Fighters and GreenDay. The Vancouver, BC band's official website is at http://22ndcenturyofficial.com/
For over a decade, Supernova.com has helped Indie bands grow from garage to emerging, empowered listeners to explore new music, and provided the music industry with the next wave of emerging artists. More information for the 2010 Band on the Run to India contest may be found online at http://www.supernova.com/battle/botrlicensed