THE EASTPAK ANTIDOTE TOUR?

THE EASTPAK ANTIDOTE TOUR?

DO NOT TRY TO RESIST

EASTPAK, the authentic urban lifestyle brand, announces the 6th edition of one of the hottest punk rock tours ever to hit Europe. For over one month, from 27 October to 29 November, four of the world’s most serious ranking bands will be turning it inside out all over Europe from Bristol to Barcelona, Leipzig to Lyon, Stockholm to Southhampton. The EASTPAK Antidote Tour is live. It is loud. And it is coming your way.

Fall would not be fall without the EASTPAK Antidote Tour looming on the horizon. Now in its 5th year, the Tour, organized by The Agency Group, is set to rock Europe to its core with a star-studded line-up featuring US punk rock sensation, Sum 41, Jim Lindberg’s newest venture The Black Pacific, Texas-based rock and rollers The Riverboat Gamblers and, with a reputation that’s beginning to overtake them, the up-and-coming Veara. 27 cities in all across 13 countries will witness the aural awe of the biggest, loudest, boldest EASTPAK Antidote Tour yet.

THE BANDS

Fresh from the Vans Warped Tour in the US and hard on the heels of the release of their latest album, “Underclass Hero”, Sum 41 will lead the bill of the 2010 EASTPAK Antidote Tour with more than a mild dose of raucous punk-rock and thunderous heavy metal. Following the recent loss of guitarist, Dave Brownsound, “Underclass Hero” represents a significant turning point in the group’s evolution; according to many their most personal and “together” album yet. It’s Sum 41 like you’ve never seen them before… and this time, with no regrets.

The Black Pacific is sure to raise both eyebrows and heartbeats amongst hard-core punk-rockers. After 20 years with Pennywise, vocalist and songwriter Jim Lindberg has transformed the aggression and energy typical of the Californian group and sent it in a whole new experimental direction. Recruiting drummer Alan Vega and Far guitarist and producer Shaun Lopez (Deftones, Giant Drag), Lindberg’s fresh young crew have already forged a debut full-length album with Side One Dummy that is set to send shockwaves throughout the punk community.

No strangers to the punk-rock scene, The Riverboat Gamblers will also be pumping out their ballsy, in-your-face sound on the EASTPAK Antidote Tour. To match vocalist Mike Wiebe’s energetic stage antics, loyal fans will be treated to an earful from the group’s latest full-length album, “Underneath the Owl”. Combining the, quote, “garage DIY scrap and brawl” of their self-titled debut album, the all-out rock of “Something to Crow About” and the self-proclaimed end of pop in “To the Confusion of Our Enemies”, the band’s latest offering is set to send shivers through the eardrums of even the hardiest of rockers this fall.

Undoubtedly the “find” of the EASTPAK Antidote Tour, opening act Veara brings a unique breed of mosh-pop charm to the mix. Indeed, the group’s full-length album “What We Left Behind” (Runningman / Epitaph Records) has already blown the lid off the punk-rock scene with its explosive cocktail of edgy punk riffs and catchy pop tunes. All the way from Augusta, Georgia, vocalist Brad Wyrosdick, guitarist Patrick Bambrick, bassist Bryan Kerr and drummer Brittany Harrell have toured with the likes of The Maine, DangerRadio, Powerspace and most recently, A Day to Remember, perhaps the band’s most noticeable influence.

Make a date with the EASTPAK Antidote Tour in the following cities this fall;

OCTOBER 2009

Wed     27                     Norwich, UK                            UEA

Thu       28                     Southampton, UK                   Guildhall

Fri         29                     London, UK                             Forum

Sun       31                     Glasgow, UK                           ABC

NOVEMBER 2009

Mon      1                       Manchester, UK                      Academy

Tue       2                       Birmingham, UK                      Academy

Wed     3                       Bristol, UK                               Academy

Fri         5                       Tilburg, Netherlands                O13

Sat        6                       Luxembourg                            Rockhal

Sun       7                       Paris, France                          Elysee Montmatre

Mon      8                       Brussels, Belgium                   AB

Wed     10                     Toulouse, France                    Le Bikini

Thu       11                     Barcelona, Spain                     Razzmatazz

Fri         12                     Lyon, France                           Transbordeur

Sat        13                     Milan, Italy                                Alcatraz

Sun       14                     Vienna, Austria                        Gasometer

Tue       16                     Zürich, Switzerland                 Volkshaus

Wed     17                     Karlsruhe, Germany                Substage

Fri         19                     Munster, Germany                  Skaters Palace

Sat        20                     Berlin, Germany                      Huxleys

Sun       21                     Copenhagen, Denmark           Amagher Bio

Tue       23                     Helsinki, Finland                      Cable Factory

Thu       25                     Stockholm, Sweden                Klubben

Fri         26                     Gothenburg, Sweden              Brewhouse

Sat        27                     Hamburg, Germany                Markthalle

Sun       28                     Düsseldorf, Germany              Stahlwerk

Tue       30                     Leipzig, Germany                    Auensee

DECEMBER 2010

Wed     1                       Neu-Isenburg (Frankfurt)         Hugenothalle


THE BANDS

Sum 41                             http://www.sum41.com

The Black Pacific                    http://www.myspace.com/blackpacific

The Riverboat Gamblers        http://www.theriverboatgamblers.com

Veara                                       http://www.myspace.com/veara

MORE INFO
For full details, tickets, bios and the latest news from the tour, get yourself to www.antidotetour.com.

ABOUT EASTPAK

EASTPAK is the authentic brand for stylish, tough and functional packs and bags. The company was created in 1976 when student, Mark Goldman convinced his father to start making a line of backpacks for students. Since then, EASTPAK has become the benchmark against which all others are measured and prides itself on its reputation for being a fun and innovative brand. EASTPAK was the first bag company to use Cordura for non-technical daypacks and to experiment with bright colours and prints in the early 80s. Today, EASTPAK produces a wide range of bags, luggage, apparel and accessories that combine style, utility and value for money.

EASTPAK is proud to support several musicians, artists and athletes worldwide.

www.eastpak.com


MEDIA ENQUIRIES
Please contact your local EASTPAK Press Office.


PR/MARKETING ENQUIRIES
Femke Brouns

EASTPAK Central PR & Events
TEL: +32 3 298 24 72

CELL: +32 486 226 893

femke_brouns@vfc.com

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