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PRS Guitars Named As The Exclusive Official Acoustic Guitar Of The Van’s Warped Tour
(STEVENSVILLE, MD) May 16, 2014 – Paul Reed Smith Guitars, a leading US manufacturer of high quality electric and acoustic guitars, is pleased to announce a major sponsorship of the 2014 VANS WARPED TOUR PRESENTED BY JOURNEYS. As the exclusive acoustic guitar of the summer-long festival, PRS Guitars will be activating in Warped’s Acoustic Basement at over forty concert events this summer, starting on June 11 in Anchorage, Alaska, traversing the USA, and culminating in a final concert on August 3 in Denver, Colorado. PRS also has planned a special consumer-facing element at the July 22 Columbia, Maryland event where the Maryland guitar manufacturer plans on spending some quality down time with music fans.
Since 2012 the FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY ACOUSTIC BASEMENT STAGE has featured leading and up-and-coming acoustic acts within the punk/indie/folk genres in the setting and spirit of an intimate punk basement show. The Acoustic Basement’s semi-indoor tented stage offers a respite from the full-band stages of this massive annual touring festival. Basement audiences are able to get up close and personal with the artists, relax in the shade, and get a break from the clamor of the crowd. Kevin Lyman, Director of the Van’s Warped Tour states, “As the Acoustic Basement has grown into a focal point, it is awesome that PRS has stepped up to support this aspect of the tour.”
SE Angelus guitars are as comfortable on stage at the Vans Warped Tour as they are in a small club or in your basement. Made with high quality components, including solid backs of either mahogany or rosewood, solid spruce tops, bone nuts and saddles, and PRS designed SE tuners, these guitars are highly reliable and instantly comfortable to play. They share the same proprietary “hybrid X/Classical” bracing pattern as the acclaimed Maryland-made PRS Acoustic guitars and feature a PRS pick-up system that highlights their rich, resonant, and responsive tone.
“The SE Acoustic line is a major accomplishment for PRS. The value and integrity of these instruments are remarkable, making them a great fit for first-time buyers and gigging musicians,” said Paul Reed Smith.
This year, concert goers can get a break from the high decibels of the main stage by visiting the Acoustic Basement for intimate acoustic performances by Brian Marquis, Bad Rabbits, Front Porch Step and Anthony Raneri of Bayside and more. While there, fans are sure to hear the lush sounds of PRS Guitars SE Angelus steel string acoustics. SE acoustics will also be used for demonstrations at the BandHappy educational space on the Van’s Warped Tour festival grounds. PRS Guitars is also planning a summer promotion in conjunction with this sponsorship. The Grand Prize will be one SE Angelus valued at $689. Details and complete official rules on the promotion will be posted on www.prsguitars.com closer to the start of the Vans Warped Tour.
For more information and full specifications on PRS SE Angelus guitars, please visit PRS at: www.prsguitars.com/seangelus.
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About PRS Guitars: Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Marty Friedman, Orianthi, Dave Knudson of Minus the Bear, Dustie Waring of Between the Buried and Me, Josh Mix of Casting Crowns, and Zach Myers of Shinedown are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.
PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com
About Vans Warped Tour: The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists--with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punk, metal and indie to rock, hip-hop, rap, electronic, reggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental concepts every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) focus on making the tour more environmentally friendly whether it is through eco conscious catering for the artists and crew courtesy of Tada Catering or a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage. Further, www.vanswarpedtour.com even showcases public transportation options for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well as exotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009/2010 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival” (2005) go to: www.vanswarpedtour.com. Now in its 20th year, the 42-date tour will commence June 13 in Houston, TX and end on August 3 in Denver, CO.
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