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Winner Will Receive Trip to Warped Tour Boston Date, Backstage Pass, SABIAN Gear


SABIAN, the award winning cymbal company, is sponsoring "The Most Warped Drummer" contest, an online competition at www.mostwarped.com. The contest gives aspiring musicians the chance to upload a performance video to be voted on by fans, for a chance to win a grand prize trip and all-access pass to the Boston Warped Tour stop on July 13, 2010, as well as a collection of SABIAN gear.

Musicians are invited to visit the site and upload a video, up to three minutes long, of themselves playing drums in one of five categories; "Drum Solo," "With Music," "Rock/Alternative," "Jazz/Fusion," and "Latin-Inspired." Between April 21 and June 14, the public will be able to vote for their favorite drummers. The 10 videos with the most viewer votes will win cool prizes, and move on to the semi-final round of the competition. Top SABIAN artists on the Warped Tour will then judge the videos, and determine the grand prize winner. Guest judges may include Chris Gaylor of The All-American Rejects, Derek Grant of Alkaline Trio, Rich Russo of Andrew W.K., Ryland Steen of Reel Big Fish, and Tony Thaxton of Motion City Soundtrack.

One grand prize winner will win airfare and accommodations for one to Boston, two all-access passes to the Boston Warped Tour stop, a one-on-one meet and greet with top SABIAN artists, their choice of a SABIAN Performance pack of cymbals (choose from AAX Stage, AA, HHX, HH and Xs20) and a SABIAN BacPac Cymbal Bag set. Nine runners up will receive a 16-inch SABIAN Crash cymbal, and as a bonus, the contestant with the most votes that does not win the grand prize will also get his or her choice of an 18-inch SABIAN cymbal.

"The chance to have your skills viewed by drumming pros like Chris Gaylor and Ryland Steen, not to mention the opportunity to hang with them on tour, is thrilling for musicians. We’re excited to continue our longstanding partnership with the Warped Tour, and to provide drummers with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their talents and meet their idols," said Stacey Montgomery-Clark, Vice President of Marketing, SABIAN.

For more information on the contest, including a full list of rules, please visit www.mostwarped.com.



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