PacTour Announces Tour Dates: Saosin, P.O.S., Innerpartysystem and Eye Alaska Kick-Off 11/6 in LA

PACSUN KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE CONCERT TOUR NOVEMBER 6TH IN L.A.

2009 PacTour to Feature Headlining Artist Saosin, Co-Supporting Artists,
P.O.S. and Innerpartysystem with opening act Eye Alaska

LOS ANGELES — September 2, 2009 — PacSun, the clothing store inspired by the California lifestyle, has officially announced tour kick-off, November 6th in Los Angeles, CA at the House of Blues and wraps December 20th at House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Saosin, P.O.S., Innerpartysystem, and Eye Alaska as well as local battle of the band contest winners will be performing on each date.

“The diverse lineup this year makes me very excited” says Josh Hubberman, Manager of Music Marketing for PacSun. “Kids aren’t just listening to one genre of music these days and PacTour is a great place for them to be exposed to new music styles.” PacSun stores near each tour stop will again play host to PacTour bands each day of the tour for free and intimate in-store acoustic sessions. Not only can fans show up for the performance and meet and greet, but this year, Ernie Ball will be giving away a free guitar at every in-store performance. Stay tuned for specific in-store performance dates and locations.

Saosin erupted out of Orange County in 2003. The follow-up to Saosin’s 2006 self-titled full-length debut, which bowed at No. 22 on The Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, In Search Of Solid Ground charts a journey with universal themes – mankind’s search for truth and meaning, the fragility of relationships, the pain implicit in growth and goodbyes – from a fresh perspective. Hailed as one of the most anticipated albums of 2009 by Alternative Press, In Search Of Solid Ground is a remarkable step forward for Saosin.

P.O.S. (Rhymesayers) is an artist whose music blurs genre lines. His most recent release “Never Better,” equal parts hip-hop and punk rock, stretched far beyond the conventional underground hip-hop scene. It’s been a busy year for P.O.S. who’s traversed the country on his own headline tour, the entire Warped Tour and a stint opening for Atmosphere. New York Times praised P.O.S. as one of the breakout artists of SXSW 2009. “”Never Better,” is an early candidate for best hip-hop album of 2009. P.O.S. has bona fide star quality; it’s easy to imagine him achieving the same level of mainstream success as Mos Def or Common.” – Metromix

Innerpartysystem started writing songs together, inspired by both their love of electronic music and hardcore punk. Says Innerpartysystem: “When you see us, there’s a real aggressive vibe in some ways to what we do, and then there’s also this party atmosphere.” The band has begun working on a second album. “We don’t know exactly what it will become, but this year has been a huge growth experience for all of us. The underlying theme of the material so far just seems to be ‘bigger.’ Bigger sounds, bolder statements, and creating a larger than life video, online, and live presence… like we’ve always done.”

Eye Alaska’s eclectic sound, self-branded as “cinematic rock”, has never been more defined than on new album Genesis Underground. Orchestrated by renowned producer Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More, Sheryl Crow) and co-produced by Eye Alaska’s frontman Brandon Wronski, Genesis Underground encompasses pop rock, hip hop and laid back lounge, building on the Orange, CA quintet’s reputation for grandiose-yet-meticulous delivery. Following their successful main stage performance at Bamboozle left Festival for the second year in a row, Eye Alaska has just wrapped up a U.S. tour with The Cab.

In conjunction with the PacTour, PacSun has launched the PacTour “Battle of the Bands” competition, powered by FameCast, in which bands can enter to perform on their local city date. From the pool of local battle winners, one grand prize winning band will be selected to receive a prize pack worth over $15,000. To enter, check out: pacsun.com/battleofthebands and encourage fans to rate, comment and repost. 6 finalists will be chosen per PacTour market, and will then battle it out for a slot on their local PacTour date.

For Battle Of The Bands Submission, Click Here: pacsun.com/battleofthebands

For more information on the PacTour, stop by pacsun.com/pactour.

DATES:
Fri/11-6 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Sat/11-7 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Sun/11-8 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
Tue/11-10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Wed/11-11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Fri/11-13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre
Sat/11-14 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Sun/11-15 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont
Tue/11-17 Des Moines @ People’s Court
Wed/11-18 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Thu/11-19 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Fri/11-20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Sat/11-21 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Sun/11-22 Columbus Newport @ Music Hall
Tue/11-24 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wed/11-25 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Fri/11-27 NJ @ Starland
Sat/11-28 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s
Sun/11-29 Pittsburgh, PA@ Altar Bar
Tue/12-1 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Wed/12-2 State College, PA
Thu/12-3 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Fri/12-4 Washinton, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sat/12-5 Norfolk, VA @ Norva
Sun/12-6 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Tue/12-8 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Wed/12-9 Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
Thu/12-10 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Sat/12-12 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Sun/12-13 Houston, TX @ Meridian
Tue/12-15 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Thu/12-17 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Fri/12-18 Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
Sat/12-19 San Diego, CA @ Soma
Sun/12-20 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

ABOUT PACSUN
Pacific Sunwear is a leading lifestyle specialty retailer rooted in the youth culture of California. The Company sells casual apparel with a limited selection of accessories and footwear designed to meet the needs of teens and young adults. The Company currently operates 917 stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico.
pacsun.com.

ABOUT FUEL TV
Offical Media Sponsors Fuel TV, the action sports lifestyle network for skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross and wakeboarding. A unit of Fox Cable Networks, FUEL TV was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in 30 million U.S. homes. fuel.tv

ABOUT FAMECAST
FameCast is a leading digital marketing and entertainment platform company that delivers customized, branded contests combining user-generated video, fan participation, viral marketing and social media to drive cost-effective, comprehensive marketing campaigns for major brands. Find out more at famecastmedia.com.

ABOUT ERNIE BALL
Ernie Ball was the first to offer rock strings with the creation of Slinkys, and further revolutionized the market by offering guitarists Custom-Gauge single strings. The Ernie Ball Company also produces Music Man guitars and basses, volume pedals, and other accessories. The company’s strings and accessories are available in more than 6,000 music stores throughout the U.S, and are available in over 95 countries around the world. Widely revered as the world’s most popular strings, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, John Mayer and Slash are just a few of the many musicians who play Ernie Ball strings exclusively. For more information, contact the Ernie Ball company at (800) 543-2255 or visit their website at ernieball.com

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