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


SOURCE: Columbia Records

Contact: Miguel Baguer, Columbia Records, Media, New York,
+1-212-833-8562, miguel_baguer@sonymusic.com, or Tour press - Renee Pfefer,
Columbia Records, Media, New York, +1-212-833-4424,
renee_pfefer@sonymusic.com, or Online press - Lisa Linder, Columbia Records,
Online & Emerging Technologies, New York, +1-212-833-6666,

Website: http://www.quarashi.net/