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GUITAR CENTER ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL METAL MONTH TOUR

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14 Heavy-metal legends TO CONNECT WITH FANS ACROSS THE NATION THROUGHOUT JULY

Featuring Alice Cooper and notable metal trailblazers from bands like Anthrax, MegadethBlack Label Society and More 

·   Free and open to all ages, At: Guitar Center’s Metal Month series kicks off July 1 

·   The 36-stop tour brings 14 heavy metal heavyweights to 30 select Guitar Center stores across the country, offering fans up close and personal workshops and meet and greets with their idols

Westlake, CA (July 1, 2013): In celebration of Guitar Center’s second annual Metal Month Tour the retailer has dedicated the entire month of July to honoring the full-volume genre with a series of free, all ages in-store artist workshops and meet-and-greets at select Guitar Center locations nationwide. As a part of their ongoing commitment to helping people make music, Guitar Center is excited to offer metal fans the rare opportunity to interact with some of the genre’s most prolific and groundbreaking artists, all within the intimate and convenient setting of their local Guitar Center.

METAL MONTH DETAILS:

Free and open to the public, the 35-stop Metal Month tour will touch down in 29 cities, featuring various meet-and-greet events with a total of 14 metal legends including beloved metal entertainer Alice Cooper, thrash metal pioneer Frank Bello of Anthrax, innovative seven-string shredder Rusty Cooley, renowned metal drummer Glen Sobel who currently keeps the beat for Alice Cooper, and many more.

In addition to a several meet-and-greet events, Guitar Center’s Metal Month also features a series of the retailer’s signature in-store At: Guitar Center Artist Workshops, in which a featured artist (or pair of artists) perform live, participate in a Q&A, and host a meet fans at each workshop.

All At: Guitar Center Metal Month Artist Workshops and in-store Metal Month Artist Meet-and-Greet events are free, all ages and open to the public, as capacity is limited, attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

THE FULL SCHEDULE OF METAL MONTH EVENTS INCLUDES:   (Talent listed alphabetically, by first name) 

In-Sore Meet-and-Greet with Alice Cooper

  • Monday, July 1 @ 5pm – Guitar Center Brookfield – 17135 W. Bluemound Rd. Brookfield, WI 53005

At: Guitar Center Workshop with Daren Pfeier – drummer for Hollwood Undead

  • Monday, July 8 @7pm – Guitar Center North Olmstead – 26635 Brookpark Road Extension North Olmsted, OH 44070
  • Thursday, July 11 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Orange – 50 Boston Post Rd. Orange, CT 06477
  • Friday, July 12 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Cherry Hill – 2100 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
  • Thursday, July 25 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Denver – 1585 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222
  • Monday, July 29  @7pm – Guitar Center San Diego – 8825 Murray Dr. La Mesa, CA 91942

In-Sore Meet-and-Greet with Dave Mustaine Megadeth founding member, original guitarist Metallica

  • Friday, July 12 @ 5pm – Guitar Center Central Dallas – 7814 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75206
  • Tuesday, July 16 @ 5pm – Guitar Center Oklahoma City – 2940 NW 59th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73112
  • Friday, July 19 @ 5pm – Guitar Center Brookfield – 17135 W. Bluemound Rd. Brookfield, WI 53005 WI

At: Guitar Center Workshop with David Ellefson founding bassist for Megadeth

  • Saturday, July 13 @ 1pm – Guitar Center Lubbock – 4930 SO.Loop 289 Suite 220, Lubbock, TX 79414
  • Sunday, July 14 @ 1pm – Guitar Center Corpus Christi – 4127 S. Staples St. Corpus Christi, TX 78411

At: Guitar Center Workshop with Frank Bello – bassist for Anthrax

  • Thursday, July 8 @ 6pm – Guitar Center Manhattan – 25 W. 14th St. Manhattan, NY 10011

At: Guitar Center Workshop with Glen Sobel – drummer for Alice Cooper

  • Tuesday, July 16 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Brooklyn – 139 Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 

In-Sore Meet-and-Greet with Jacky Vincent –  guitarist in Falling in Reverse

  • Tuesday, July 23 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Las Vegas – 6587 S. Las Vegas Blvd. STE B172 Las Vegas, NV 89119

At: Guitar Center Workshop with Jason Bittner – drummer for Shadows Fall

  • Tuesday, July 2 @7pm – Guitar Center Central Dallas – 7814 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75206
  • Thursday, July 11 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Manhattan – 25 W. 14th St. Manhattan, NY 10011
  • Tuesday, July 16 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Boston – 1255 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02215
  • Friday, July 19 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Central Chicago – 2633 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Tuesday, July 30 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Manchester – 120-B Hale Rd. Manchester, CT 06040

At: Guitar Center Workshop with Mark Holcomb – guitarist in Periphery

  • Monday, July 15 @ 5pm – Guitar Center Overland Park, 6700 W. 119th St. Overland Park, KS 66209
  • Sunday, July 21 @ 4pm – Guitar Center Block at Orange – 20 City Blvd W Ste 907D Orange, CA 92868
  • Wednesday, July 24 @ 5pm – Guitar Center Oklahoma City – 2940 NW 59th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73112
  • Friday, July 26 @ 5pm – Guitar Center North Dallas – 4519 LBJ Freeway Farmers Branch, TX
  • Saturday, July 27 @4pm – Guitar Center Sugar Land – 12790 Fountain Lake Cir. Stafford, TX 77477
  • Wednesday, July 31 @ 4pm – Guitar Center Knoxville – 8917 Towne & Country Cr. Knoxville, TN 37923

At: Guitar Center Workshop with Michael Angelo – ambidextrous, multi-guitar metal aficionado

  • Tuesday, July 23 @ 7pm – Guitar Center West Los Angeles – 10831 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064
  • Wednesday, July 24 @ 7pm – Guitar Center South Bay – 4525 Artesia Blvd. Lawndale, CA 90260
  • Thursday, July 25 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Block at Orange – 20 City Blvd W Ste 907D Orange, CA 92868

At: Guitar Center Workshop with Nick Catanese – guitarist in Black Label Society

  • Wednesday, July 31 @ 7pm – Guitar Center Salt Lake City – 5728 S. Redwood Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84123

At: Guitar Center Workshop with Rusty Cooley – renowned metal speed-guitarist

  • Saturday, July 13 @ 2pm – Guitar Center Katy – 24429 Katy Freeway Katy, TX 77494

In-Sore Meet-and-Greet with Zoltán Báthory and Jeremy Spencer – guitarist and drummer for Five Finger Death Punch, respectively

  • Friday, July 19 @ 3:30pm – Guitar Center Scranton – 3001 Shoppes Blvd. Suite 3000 Moosic, PA 18507
  • Saturday, July 20 @ 3:30pm – Guitar Center Manchester – 120-B Hale Rd. Manchester, CT 06040
  • Tuesday, July 23 @ 3:30pm – Guitar Center East Brunswick – 666 Route 18 East Brunswick, NJ 08816
  • Friday, July 26 @ 3:30pm – Guitar Center Indianapolis – 8475 Castleton Corner Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46250
  • Tuesday, July 30@ 3:30pm – Guitar Center Atlanta – 1485 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30329
  • Wednesday, July 31 @ 3:30pm – Guitar Center Tampa – 3914 West Hillsborough Tampa, FL 3361

For more information on dates, times, artists and participating Guitar Center store locations see the schedule below or check out www.guitarcenter.com

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