ZUMIEZ COUCH TOUR 2005 UNLEASHES TOP SKATE AND FMX TEAMS AND MUSICAL TALENT ON TWELVE CITIES
Coheed and Cambria, Alien Ant Farm, Bam Margera, Shaun White, Mark Appleyard, Colt Cannon and Carey Hart on Board for Biggest Summer Tour to Date
Zumiez, Inc., a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, has announced plans for its Couch Tour 2005, which will consist of a series of entertainment events that include skateboarding demonstrations from top professionals, autograph sessions, competitions and live music. The Couch Tour kicks off in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 4th.
The Couch Tour, in its 5th year, is expected to be the most extensive to date with stops in twelve cities and the new addition of top musical artists including Coheed and Cambria, Alien Ant Farm, Victory Records Recording Artists Bayside and Aiden, and more. Skate teams from Element, Volcom, DC, and Adio will participate with a list of skateboarding’s elite expected to appear that includes Bam Margera, Shaun White, Mark Appleyard, Colt Cannon, Rob Dyrdek, Geoff Rowley, Darrell Stanton, and Kenny Anderson just to name a few. Fox’s Land Air Sea Tour FMX demo team and a special autograph session with Fox legend FMX rider Carey Hart will share the stage with the Element skate team at the Minneapolis, MN tour stop.
Admission to tour stops is free and, beyond performances and demonstrations from the featured bands and teams, respectively, events will include some of the hottest Nintendo GameCube & Nintendo DS games, Jones Soda and Wonka Donutz sampling, product sales and giveaways, appearances by local radio personalities, autograph sessions with featured teams, and the Zumiez Couch.
The complete Zumiez Couch Tour 2005 schedule is as follows:
June 4 — Fashion Place Mall in Murray, UT with the Volcom skate team and Volcom Ent. Bands
June 11 — Fiesta Mall in Mesa, Ariz. with the Element skate team, Alien Ant Farm, and Lydia
June 15 — Southwest Plaza in Littleton, CO with the Element skate team and bands TBA
June 18 — Downtown Minneapolis, MN (corner of Washington & Hennepin Ave) with the Element skate team, Fox FMX motocross team, Dropping Daylight, Mike V. and The Rats, Bayside, and Aiden
June 20— Fox Valley Mall in Aurora, IL with the Element skate team, Allister, Mike V. and the Rats, Bayside, and Aiden
June 23 — Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY with the DC skate team, Bayside, and Aiden
June 25 — Crossgates Mall in Albany, NY with the Element skate team, Bayside, and Aiden
June 29 — Alderwood Mall in Seattle, WA with the Element skate team, Aiden, and Bayside
June 30— Clackamas Town Center in Portland, OR with the Adio skate team, Aiden, and Bayside
July 2 — Sunrise Mall in Sacramento, CA with the Adio skate team, Tsunami Bomb, and Five Minute Ride
July 6 — Boise Town Square in Boise, ID with the DC skate team and Coheed and Cambria
July 8 — Spokane Valley Mall in Spokane, WA with the DC skate team and Coheed and Cambria
In addition to the featured skate teams, promotional partners for the Zumiez Couch Tour 2005 include Nintendo, Jones Soda, Spy Optic, TransWorld Skateboarding, Victory Records, and Wonka Donutz. Marketing support for the tour will include print ads in TransWorld Skateboarding, local radio and print advertising, promotions in Zumiez retail locations and online at www.zumiez.com, flyer and poster street marketing campaigns in each tour city and marketing trade (e.g. online, email) with tour participants and sponsors.