Quarashi On-Board Van's Warped Tour '02
Icelandic Band Breaks the Mold on First Major U.S. Jaunt
'Stick 'Em Up,' First Single From Debut Album Jinx, Is #1 Most Added at Alterative Radio
NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Quarashi, the radical hip-hop/punk quartet that's smashing the musical stereotypes of the group's native Iceland, embark on the band's first major American tour as part of the hotly-anticipated Van's Warped Tour '02, kicking at the Idaho Center in Boise on June 21 (full itinerary follows).
Picked as one of Spin's "Bands to Watch in 2002," Quarashi is currently enjoying the breakout success of "Stick 'Em Up," the first single to be released from the group's debut U.S. album Jinx. A #1 Most Added record at Alternative Radio, "Stick 'Em Up" can be seen and heard scorching the airwaves on MTV and MTV2.
Back in Reykjavik, Quarashi has ripped apart the fabric of Iceland pop music earning itself two gold albums: the band's debut and follow-up, Xeneizes. According to Billboard (April 13, 2002), Quarashi "is well poised for similar success here ... 'Stick 'Em Up,' a powerful stadium-sized anthem, finds guitars, drums, and turntable wizardry wickedly cavorting ...."
Request (May/June 2002) echoed the sentiments: " ... the band seems poised to accomplish a feat no other Icelandic group has achieved in the States: platinum success .... Blending hip-hop and punk ... Quarashi has loaded its U.S. debut, Jinx, with smart beats, high-energy rhymes, and an abundance of attitude. All in all, it's the perfect recipe for becoming this year's buzz band."
Quarashi - Van's Warped Tour '02 Itinerary 06/21/02 Boise, ID Idaho Center 06/22/02 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark, Arena 06/23/02 Brighton, CO Adams County Fairgrounds 06/25/02 Omaha, NE West Fair Amphitheatre 06/26/02 St. Louis, MO Riverport Amphitheater 06/27/02 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater 06/28/02 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center 06/29/02 Houston, TX Reliant Center 06/30/02 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 07/02/02 Peoria, AZ Peoria Sports Complex 07/03/02 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheater 07/05/02 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center 07/06/02 Lake Tahoe, CA Boreal Ski Resort 07/07/02 Tulare, CA Tulare County Fairgrounds, Stadium 07/10/02 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 07/11/02 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 07/12/02 Ventura, CA Seaside Park 07/13/02 San Francisco, CA Pier 30/32 07/14/02 San Francisco, CA Pier 30/32 07/20/02 George, WA Gorge Amphitheater 07/22/02 Billings, MT Oscar's Park Amphitheatre 07/23/02 Fargo, ND Fargodome, Arena 07/24/02 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre 07/25/02 Noblesville, IN Deer Creek Amphitheater 07/26/02 Cleveland, OH Nautica Stage 07/27/02 Tinley Park, IL World Music Theater 07/28/02 Minneapolis, MN Harriett Island 07/30/02 Columbus, OH PromoWest Pavilion 07/31/02 Cincinnati, OH Firstar Center 08/01/02 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheater 08/02/02 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds 08/03/02 Pompano Bch, FL Pompano Field 08/04/02 Tampa, FL USF Soccer Field 08/05/02 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Raceway 08/06/02 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 08/07/02 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 08/08/02 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion 08/09/02 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center 08/10/02 New York, NY Randall Island
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