|(from a Chrysler Group press release)|
The Jeep(R) brand announced today that eight emerging artists will tour the country performing 320 free concerts in an Uncharted: The Jeep Compass Music Tour launching the all-new 2007 Jeep Compass.
The tour kicks off Thursday, Aug. 24 with a free concert in New York City's Central Park featuring headliner G. Love & Special Sauce and the eight emerging artists.
"The Jeep Compass music tour kick-off concert and subsequent grassroots concerts are a great opportunity to expose a wide audience to some new, really talented artists," said G. Love. "We are excited to be part of the New York event and look forward to making some great music."
Following the Central Park kick-off event, Uncharted: The Jeep Compass Music Tour hits the road, with the emerging artists touring eight regions of the country and performing at stops -- some planned and some spontaneous -- in their designated region. The performance stops will be at traditional concert venues and public locations that are popular with music-oriented audiences. During each performance, the artists will incorporate the all-new Jeep Compass with its flip-down rear lift gate speakers.
"The artists in Uncharted: The Jeep Compass Music Tour were selected for their 'true-to-themselves' sound. Similar to the Jeep brand, they are authentic and original," said Jay Kuhnie, Director - Jeep Communications. "Through this concert series, we want to reach a new audience who are not traditional Jeep buyers, but a much younger group that makes music a part of its lifestyle. G. Love is an excellent choice to kick off the concert series with his unique sound and popularity with the people we want to reach."
Fans can track the tour and listen to the artists on the Jeep Compass Uncharted MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/jeep ). The MySpace page will include a tour schedule of performance dates and locations, downloadable videos and pictures from performances, and an interactive chat with other fans.
The 2007 Jeep Compass expands the Jeep brand into a new territory with an all-new modern-styled compact Jeep that delivers fun and utility, while Uncharted: The Jeep Compass Music Tour is an opportunity for emerging artists to expose their music to a wider audience.
"The Jeep brand has a history of supporting emerging artists at owner events such as Camp Jeep(R), so the music tour is a natural extension for us," said Kuhnie. "It is mutually beneficial. It gives the emerging artists a chance to increase their audience base and gives us the opportunity to showcase the unique features of our newest Jeep vehicle in less traditional settings."
Uncharted: The Jeep Compass Music Tour
The Thursday, Aug. 24 kick-off concert, featuring headliner G. Love & Special Sauce and eight emerging artists, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Rumsey Playfield in New York's Central Park. G. Love, whose style is described as blues infused hip-hop, will perform a 75-minute set during the Central Park concert that will include new tracks from his just-released CD "Lemonade" and other favorites. The emerging artists, including Dave Berkeley, SONiA and AM, will each perform a short set prior to G. Love. Additionally, other artists will perform using the Jeep Compass with its unique flip-down rear lift gate speakers as their stage.
Following are the eight emerging artists and their tour cities for the Uncharted: The Jeep Compass Music Tour, which begins on Aug. 26 at locations across the country. For a more detailed concert schedule, visit http://www.myspace.com/jeep . All performances are free of charge.
Artist Region Markets
AM West Portland, Ore.; San Francisco;
Aug. 26 - Sept. 24 Los Angeles; Pasadena, Calif.;
Berkeley, Calif.; Santa Monica,
Calif.; San Diego; Escondido,
Calif.; Phoenix; Tempe, Ariz.;
Creede Williams Southwest Albuquerque, N.M.; Austin,
Aug. 26 - Sept. 22 Texas; Dallas; Baton Rouge,
La.; New Orleans; Memphis,
SONiA Mid-Atlantic Philadelphia; College Park,
Aug. 26 - Sept. 24 Md.; Washington, D.C.;
Annapolis, Md.; Landover, Md.;
Upper Marlboro, Md.; Largo,
Md.; Reholboth Beach, Del.;
Dewey Beach, Del.; Baltimore;
Charlottesville, Va.; Norfolk,
Eric Hutchinson Great Lakes Cleveland; Indianapolis;
Aug. 26 - Sept. 24 Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio;
Detroit; Auburn Hills, Mich.;
Ypsilanti, Mich.; Royal Oak,
Mich.; East Lansing, Mich.; Ann
Mike Himebaugh Midwest Minneapolis, Minn.; Madison,
of the Hello Aug. 26 - Sept. 24 Wis.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Chicago;
Dave Band Normal, Ill.; Champaign, Ill.;
John Pringle Southeast Miami; Miami Beach, Fla.;
Aug. 26 - Sept. 24 Tampa, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.;
Jacksonville, Fla.; Atlanta;
Athens, Ga.; Chapel Hill, N.C.;
Durham, N.C.; Charlotte, N.C.
Christopher Jak Rocky Mountains Park City, Utah; Denver;
Aug. 26 - Sept. 24 Boulder, Colo.; Fort Collins,
Colo.; Lawrence, Kan.;
Manhattan, Kan.; Kansas City,
Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Lincoln,
David Berkeley Northeast Belmar, N.J.; Seaside Heights,
Aug. 26 - Sept. 24 N.J.; Wildwood, N.J.; Avalon,
N.J.; Ocean City, N.J.; Sea
Isle, N.J.; Syracuse, N.Y.;
Hampton Beach, N.H.; Chestnut
Hill, N.H.; Boston; New York;