Zumiez Couch Tour ’08 Dates

The 2008 Zumiez Couch Tour is just around the corner, so click here to make sure you don’t miss a date. They’ve got the Volcom, Lakai, Baker, Element, Enjoi, Flip, and C1RCA teams lined up, plus the usual carnival antics, so mark your Blackberries, iPhones, or whatever it is that’s replaced calendars these days. You saw last year’s coverage, so you know ’08 is gonna be just as hot…

ZUMIEZ LAUNCHES 'KILLER' COUCH TOUR 2008

Alkaline Trio, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Bayside, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Mark Appleyard, Jim Greco, Erik Ellington, Cairo Foster, Caswell Berry, Lance Mountain, Adrian Lopez, Mike Vallely, and many more invading 12 cities across the U.S.

Everett, WA, May 12, 2008- Zumiez, Inc., a leading specialty action sports retailer, launches the eighth annual Zumiez Couch Tour in Puyallup, WA on May 31. The Zumiez Couch Tour 2008 features skateboarding demos by pros Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, Mark Appleyard, Darrell Stanton, and many more. The Zumiez Couch Tour 2008 also offers free live music performances by bands including Alkaline Trio, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Bayside, Year Long Disaster, and Jamie Lynn's band Kandi Coded.

The tour hits 12 cities with skate demos from Baker, C1RCA, Element, Enjoi, Flip, Lakai and Volcom. Admission to tour stops is free and includes prizes and giveaways from Zumiez Couch Tour 2008 promotional partners TransWorld Skateboarding, New Era, and Boosted/Boost Mobile, a youth lifestyle brand that offers premium pre-paid wireless phones and services. The events also feature skate team autograph signings, an interactive festival area, space food, killer clowns, and more.

A highlight of all tour stops is the second annual Zumiez ‘Best Foot Forward’ Amateur Skate Contest presented by Boost Mobile, which aims to help up-and-coming skaters “take one giant leap for Am kind”. Zumiez Best Foot Forward is a jam format invitational Am contest series that will start from the Rio Vista skate park in Peoria, AZ on May 27th before joining up with the Zumiez Couch Tour. New in 2008, each contest will begin with an open qualifier, where the first 20 skaters to register will compete for one of 3 spots in the invitational contest later that day. The winner of each local BFF invitational will then be flown to compete in the Zumiez Best Foot Forward Finals in Maplewood, MN at the final stop of the tour. From there the three top skaters will be invited to compete at the Hometown Heroes Finals as part of the 5th annual etnies Goofy vs Regular weekend in Orange County, CA.