DC Shoes Party At West 49 Canadian Open


Punk Rock Bands Boys Night Out, Hostage Life, and Richmond Hill Round Out Lineup

The West 49 Canadian Open presented by Xbox will get off to a rockin’ start in two weeks with the DC Shoes Launch Party presented by MTV Overdrive featuring headlining act ‘Rise Against’. The launch party, taking place at The Hamilton Convention Centre at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, is an all ages event with a designated licensed area for those 19 or older.

Fellow punk rock acts ‘Boys Night Out’, ‘Hostage Life’ and ‘Richmond Hill’ will join Rise Against on the bill. Tickets for the launch party are priced at $26 in advance and are available through Ticketmaster, or they can also be purchased at the door for $28.

The West 49 Canadian Open presented by Xbox, one of the premier stops on the World Cup Skateboarding Tour, features the sports top skateboarders competing for $75,000 US in prize money in the Billabong Street Course, Rail Rumble, and the KD Invitational Quarter-Pipe competitions.

Tickets for both the concert and the competition are currently on sale for the West 49 Canadian Open through Ticketmaster by calling (905) 546-7666 in Hamilton or (905) 481-4444 outside of Hamilton, or by visiting www.canadianopenskateboard.com or www.ticketmaster.ca

Many of top names in the world of professional skateboarding are expected to attend including Canadian Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Ryan Sheckler, Eric Koston, Chris Haslam, Lyn-Z Adams and Lacey Baker.