PALM SPRINGS, CA – (April 26, 2015) – On April 30th and May 1st area musicians will be competing in the local segment of Hard Rock Rising, the world’s most far-reaching battle of the bands. Eight groups from around the Palm Springs and Southern California area are scheduled to perform over the two nights for a chance to move forward in the contest, where the grand prize is an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to perform at the first-ever Hard Rock Rising Barcelona music festival this summer!
Hard Rock is in its fifth straight year of hosting the battle of the bands, but it is the first time the competition has come to the Palm Springs area. In partnership with ReverbNation – the global leader in providing independent musicians tools to manage every aspect of their careers – bands applied in January to participate in the local competition.
Two all-ages shows have been scheduled at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs to select one area winner from the competing bands. On Thursday, April 30th, round one will include four bands: Elektric Lucie, Somatic Offense, Red9 and Porcelain Pistols. On Thursday, May 7th, round two will include four additional bands: Wild Sons, Ashon, Inside Riot and Imani Chyle Music.
One winner across the two nights will be selected by a panel of local industry judges scoring each band in the categories of Musicianship, Fan Support, Voice Talent, Originality, and Stage Presence. The winning band will be announced at the end of the show on May 7th, will receive a prize of $1,000 and move on to the regional phase of the competition.
A panel of international music industry professionals will then review the city winners to determine regional winners. Each of the regional winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to perform at Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona for the final live battle event. The overall winner will perform on the main-stage at Hard Rock Rising Barcelona!
Committed to supporting music and emerging artists around the globe, Hard Rock International hosted more than 28,000 live music events worldwide in 2014. The brand continues its dedication to support of up-and-coming artists in 2015 with the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands, providing a forum for today’s hottest new talent.
Live in Barcelona
Hard Rock Rising Barcelona will take place on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Barcelona, Spain in front of 60,000 fans, featuring a lineup of international talent performing against the backdrop of the beach at El Forum. This unique and cultural music event gives music lovers the opportunity to witness the first-ever Hard Rock Rising Barcelona music festival and enjoy some of the hottest and most recognized names in music.