Shift _ 2 Nissan Tour Announces Battle Of The Bands

While showcasing the talents of recording artists Jody Raffoul, Jessica Andrews, and Jeff Austin Black, each stop on the 2006-2007 Shift _ 2 Nissan Tour is turning up the volume on local music with the Shift _ 2 Nissan “Battle of the Bands” competition. To set the wheels in motion, on-line submissions for the competition are now being accepted for the first two markets on the tour (New York – November 3-5 and Washington, DC – November 10-12). The “Battle of the Bands” Champion will receive a prize package that includes: Set of Equipment valued at $10,000 and a MAC Computer featuring Pro Tools Audio Package.

The lights will shine on eight promising bands from each city slated on the Shift _ 2 Nissan tour, so musicians looking for some national exposure, this could be your big break. All eight bands from each city may also have the opportunity to have their music heard on XM Satellite Radio. Eligible bands must enter on-line at Registration information needed from bands will include:

Band’s name / bio / hometown state
Genre of music
Band contact information (name, phone, e-mail)
A video of their “best” song uploaded to

Band submissions must be received by 12:01 a.m. 14 days before the scheduled Shift _ 2 Nissan event date. The eight semi-finalists from each city will be notified with details for their performance (date, time and location) via phone and/or e-mail the Tuesday before the tour arrives in each city. Through on-line and on-site ballot voting, the City’s top eight bands will be narrowed down to two semi-finalists after their performances and announced on stage by the national headliners – one announced Friday with the other announced Saturday.

Semi-finalists from each city will also be posted on the Shift _ 2 Nissan Web site ( so fans nationwide can follow the Shift _ 2 Nissan “Battle of the Bands” competition and continue the on-line voting in anticipation of the announcement of the “Battle of the Bands” champion at the end of the Shift _ 2 Nissan ten-city tour ends in February-March 2007. Each semi-finalist from the ten-city tour will have one of their tracks featured on the Shift _ 2 Nissan compilation CD, which also features songs from the tour’s headliners. The “Battle of the Bands” champion – who will be chosen by a panel of music industry and Nissan executive judges. The Shift _ 2 Nissan Battle of the Bands Grand Champion will receive: Set of equipment valued at $10,000 and an Apple computer featuring a Pro Tools audio package.

Fans can watch the favorite local bands they voted for compete live Friday and Saturday nights during the Shift _ 2 Nissan tour on their designated nights beginning at 6 p.m. – before the headliners take the stage at 7 p.m. The evening’s concerts will be hosted by DJ Xclusive from XM Satellite Radio.

More information on the Shift _ 2 Nissan Battle of the Bands.

Author: FutureMusic

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