Hard Rock International called on aspiring musicians around the globe to battle for a chance at stardom through this year’s Hard Rock Rising global battle of the bands competition – and they responded.
With more than10,000 bands entered worldwide, 418,000 votes submitted and 750 bands competing in live battles at 70+ Hard Rock Cafes around the world, the results are in and Las Vegas’ own Avalon Landing is now one step closer to having their dream come true! Following several battle rounds against some of Las Vegas’ top talent, Avalon Landing will now move on to the final voting round and vie for the opportunity of a lifetime – an all-expenses paid trip to Rome, Italy to perform at the first Hard Rock Live Rome music festival this summer! Second and third prize winners will each receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.
Avalon Landing has already received a taste of the rock star lifestyle in Las Vegas, and will now be judged alongside 24 other winners from across the globe. These local winners will be evaluated by a panel of celebrity judges and music industry professionals, including Steven Van Zandt, producer, songwriter, creator of the world’s most successful radio rock show “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” founding member of the E Street Band and soon to be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee; singer and hit songwriter Bonnie McKee, known for her hit single “American Girl” as well as hit songs for Katy Perry, Ke$ha, and Britney Spears; Scott Hutchison of acclaimed indie-band, Frightened Rabbit; Laura Taylor of Everybody’s Management, who currently works with Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons; Stone, guitarist of Taiwanese band Mayday and Hard Rock Records’ Artist Relations Executive James Buell, who will determine the grand prize winner and two runner-up bands.
The Grand Prize winner will be flown to Italy and receive the ultimate rock star experience – the chance to visit the historic city of Rome and join NEGRAMARO for the main stage festivities at Hard Rock Live Rome! Two runner-up bands will each receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.
Visit www.hardrock.com/lasvegas for additional details.