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  • Blackstar Amplification Featured as Sponsor of the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands

    By HC News |

    - Ernie Ball warped Tour battle of the Bands 18 is Now Open -

    MELVILLE, NY, April, 2014 - Blackstar Amplification is proud to be a prize and backline sponsor for this year's ErnieBall Battle of the Bands contests. Multiple opportunities are being offered this year, including The Showdown on Cedar Street, Welcome To Rockville, Rock On The Range, and the coveted Ernie Ball Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands, giving bands a chance to play for thousands of concert-goers at premiere music festivals.

    The Ernie Ball Warped Tour Battle of The Bands competition will give 200 bands the opportunity to perform at the Warped Tour, and four finalists the chance to perform at an industry showcase. The finalists will also receive a prize package that includes Blackstar ID:Core 20 combo amps and more. One band will then be selected as the Grand Champion and awarded $20,000 in gear, including two Blackstar ID:100 half stacks, as well as a $15,000 Guitar Center shopping spree, a 3-song EP, and a feature in Alternative Press magazine.

    Other competitions including the Showdown on Cedar Street, Welcome To Rockville, and Rock On The Range each give one band a chance to perform and win $15,000 in music gear, including Blackstar ID:60 combo amps, an Ernie Ball string endorsement, and more.

    About Blackstar Amplification:
    From our new ID:Core practice amps to the flagship HT Venue series, all the way up to the high-end Series One and Artisan tube amps, our award-winning products are made for guitarists by guitarists, with a passion for tone that's evident in everything we design. Whether you play rock, country, pop or any other musical style, our products will help you to find the "sound in your head."

    About Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands:
    Now in its 18th year, the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands has grown to become one of the most successful live music promotions of its kind, with over 25,000 bands entering every year, offering a platform for emerging musicians to cultivate their craft, create networks and establish a community. For details, visit:

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