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Mapex Drums is pleased to announce the upcoming Chris Adler clinic tour, "A
Throne with a View" which will take him through the country this winter,
beginning February 28th and ending on March 16th, 2011. Adler appeared at
the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in 2005 and performed a "Battle"
clinic tour with his brother Willie Adler across Europe in 2008. "A Throne
with a View" will be his first and only U.S. clinic tour in 2011.
Adler's limited appearances are different from many drum clinics. "My goal
is to share my experiences on and off my drum kit through interaction with
those in attendance. Of course, I will be playing and giving tips, but I
will be far more focused on the story that got me where I am than the notion
of impressing anyone," says Chris. He adds, "I've found that most fans and
young players want to know how I got to where I am, not the tech specs."
On this tour, Adler will be playing on the all-new Black Panther "Blaster"
drum kit. Mapex introduced the Black Panther Drum Collection in January at
the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA and this will be the first opportunity for many
fans to see and hear it. The Blaster kit features a unique maple and walnut
shell design and is the first in a series of new drum sets based on Mapex
Drums' popular series of Black Panther Snare Drums.
See below for all current clinic tour dates, and watch an example of one of
Adler's aforementioned drum clinics at YouTube.com/AdlerDrums. The tour is
sponsored by MAPEX DRUMS, AQUARIAN, PRO MARK, GIBRALTAR, MEINL, and ZOOM
CHRIS ADLER MAPEX DRUM CLINIC TOUR DATES
2/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Backbeats Drum Shop
3/2 Bellevue, WA @ Donn Bennett Drum Studio
3/3 Fresno, CA @ Bentley's Drum Shop
3/6 San Antonio, TX @ Jeff Ryder Drum Shop
3/7 Nashville, TN @ Forks Drum Closet
3/8 Kansas City, MO @ Explorers Percussion
3/9 Memphis, TN @ Memphis Drum Shop
3/10 Kenner, LA @ Ray Fransen Drum Shop
3/14 Plainview, NY @ Original Long Island Drum Center
3/15 Portland, ME @ Drum Shop
3/16 Hollywood, FL @ Resurrection Drums
For more information on Mapex Drums and its Black Panther drum set line,
For more information on Chris Adler and Lamb of God, visit