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Motley Crue is Coming Back to Vegas

Mötley Crüe – They’re Coming Back…
SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 6, 2013
Tickets on-sale Friday at 10am!

Tweet it: They’re coming back! @MotleyCrue returns for 2nd residency @TheJointLV @HardRockHotelLV, 9/18 – 10/6. On sale Fri at 10am! #MotleyReturns

Las Vegas, NV (April 2, 2013) – The world’s most notorious band will be coming back to the world’s most notorious city this fall, when Mötley Crüe returns to Las Vegas. The rockers best known for going to the extreme will once again take over the stage at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for an exclusive twelve show engagement September 18 through October 6. The band blew away fans and critics last February with twelve over-the-top, sold-out shows.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am PST, however fans can join the brand new Mötley Crüe Fan Club to gain access to an exclusive general admission presale beginning tomorrow at 10AM PST!  Click here for info on how to join.  VIP Pre-sale also begins tomorrow at 10AM PST through Ticketmaster.

The fall shows will be an all-new production and the band is pushing their own envelope once again. The production will be designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live. There will be plenty of surprise elements for fans and a set-list full of hits.

“We are proud to have pioneered the Las Vegas rock residency last year and can’t wait to come back this year to take it over the top with a brand new show that will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen Mötley Crüe do before,” said Nikki Sixx.

“The guys had such a wild and successful run the first time around, I’m sure they will want to do everything bigger and better this time. We are extremely excited to see what the band brings to The Joint and Vegas during their second residency,” said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino “If some is good, more is better! That was our thought when we got serious about bringing the Crüe back to The Joint. The run went so well last time…..the show was awesome, the numbers outstanding and working with the band and their management was a pleasure,” said Bobby Reynolds, Vice President of Booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. “I’m honored to bring one of the most entertaining bands ever back to their element.”

For more information visit, www.Motley.com

Check out highlights from Mötley Crüe’s 2012 residency: http://youtu.be/yohw_idKWik

Tickets, starting at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees), go on sale Friday at 10am at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

Mötley Crüe will perform 12 shows at The Joint. Show time is 9pm.

Wednesday, Sept 18
Friday, Sept 20
Saturday, Sept 21
Sunday, Sept 22
Wednesday, Sept 25
Friday, Sept 27
Saturday, Sept 28
Sunday, Sept 29
Wednesday, Oct 2
Friday, Oct 4
Saturday, Oct 5
Sunday, Oct 6

Follow the band:
@thevinceneil
@MrMickMars
@nikkisixx
@MrTommyLand

About MÖTLEY CRÜE
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee(drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. The first rock band in history to have completed an epic soldout Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, MÖTLEY CRÜE is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show and music, but remain on the forefront of entertainment via cutting edge social media interaction. The band was featured in the award winning Super Bowl commercial for the KIA Optima. MÖTLEY CRÜE’s New York Times bestselling memoir, The Dirt is currently being adapted into a major motion picture.

About The Joint
The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2012, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

NEW DATE ANNOUNCED! VIP PRESALE STARTS TODAY!

Announcing NEW DATE!

5.24 – Big Flats, NY – TAG’S SummerStage

Ticket Links can be found at http://www.motley.com/tour/

Mötley Crüe VIP Ticket Packages being offered are:
Mötley Crüe: “Kickstart My Heart” Diamond Meet & Greet VIP
• Ticket in first 10 rows (or GA in certain areas)
• Meet n Greet and photo op with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
• Pre-Signed Limited Edition Mötley Crüe Lithograph
• Special collectible Limited Edition merchandise (TBD)
• Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
• Backstage/Onstage Tour: photo onstage with band gear

Mötley Crüe: “Livewire” Silver Merchandise VIP Package
• A Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)

Purchase VIP Packages Here!

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED! VIP PRESALE STARTS TODAY!

Announcing NEW DATES!

5.21. – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Event Center
5.23 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone
5.25 – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Taj Mahal**

VIP Presale starts today (except for 5/24)

The code to unlock these tickets in order to purchase them is crue13 (not case sensitive).

Ticket Links can be found at http://www.motley.com/tour/

Mötley Crüe VIP Ticket Packages being offered are:
Mötley Crüe: “Kickstart My Heart” Diamond Meet & Greet VIP
• Ticket in first 10 rows (or GA in certain areas)
• Meet n Greet and photo op with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
• Pre-Signed Limited Edition Mötley Crüe Lithograph
• Special collectible Limited Edition merchandise (TBD)
• Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
• Backstage/Onstage Tour: photo onstage with band gear

Mötley Crüe: “Wildside” Gold Merchandise VIP Package
• A Great Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)

Mötley Crüe: “Livewire” Silver Merchandise VIP Package
• A Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)

** Travel packages also available. Click here for details!

New US Dates Announced!

MOTLEY CRUE ANNOUNCE SEVEN US TOUR DATES
FOLLOWING THEIR BIGGEST CANADIAN RUN EVER
ALL TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 4, 2013) – Following three previously announced dates, MÖTLEY CRÜE unveil today three additional shows for their first US run of 2013. The CRÜE are currently rounding out eight shows in Australia with Kiss before heading out on their biggest headlining Canadian run ever with special guests, Big Wreck. The seven US dates begin on May 16th in Bangor, ME and will also be routing through Gilford, NH; Uncasville, CT; two shows in Bethlehem, PA; Atlantic City, NJ and one other to be announced. For a complete list of MÖTLEY CRÜE tour dates, please see below.

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years.

In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans.

The first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, MÖTLEY CRÜE is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show (with mind blowing elements such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster) and music (brand new song “Sex” released in summer 2012), but remain on the forefront of entertainment via cutting edge social media interaction.

The band was featured in the award winning Super Bowl commercial for the KIA Optima in 2012. MÖTLEY CRÜE’s New York Times bestselling memoir, The Dirt is currently being adapted into a major motion picture.

For more information on MÖTLEY CRÜE and for VIP tickets, please visit:
www.motley.com
www.facebook.com/MotleyCrue
@thevinceneil, @MrMickMars, @nikkisixx, @MrTommyLand

MÖTLEY CRÜE 2013 Canadian/US Tour Dates:

April 20, 2013 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
April 22, 2013 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
April 23, 2013 – Abbotsford, BC – Entertainment & Sports Centre
April 25, 2013 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
April 26, 2013 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
April 28, 2013 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
April 29, 2013 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddeldome
April 30, 2013 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
May 2, 2013 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
May 3, 2013 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
May 4, 2013 – Estevan, SK – Spectra Place
May 6, 2013 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
May 7, 2013 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
May 9, 2013 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Area
May 10, 2013 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
May 11, 2013 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
May 13, 2013 – Montreal, PQ – Bell Centre
May 14, 2013 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
May 16, 2013 – Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront
May 17, 2013 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook
May 18, 2013 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
May 20, 2013 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
May 21, 2013 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
May 23, 2013 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino
May 25, 2013 – Atlantic City, NJ – Taj Majal – Mark G. Etess Arena

Vince attending Skylar Neil Foundation Car Show on April 6th

Vince will be attending The Skylar Neil Foundation Smokin’ Tires & Campfires Car Show benefit on April 6th in Lake Elsinore, CA!

All vehicles are welcome. Rat rods, custom vans, muscle cars, hot rods, exotics, import and custom motorcycles. Live music, gourmet food trucks, pancake breakfast and more…

For more info, check out: http://smokintirescarshow.weebly.com/

Tickets for Canadian Tour on sale TODAY!

Here we go, Canada! Tickets go on sale TODAY for our biggest Canadian tour EVER! Check out the TOUR PAGE for all the details, ticket links and VIP info! See you soon!

4.20.13 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
4.22.13 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
4.23.13 – Abbotsford, BC – Entertainment & Sports Centre
4.25.13 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
4.26.13 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
4.28.13 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
4.29.13 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddeldome
4.30.13 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
5.2.13 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
5.3.13 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
5.4.13 – Estevan, SK – Spectra Place (On Sale March 2)
5.6.13 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
5.7.13 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
5.9.13 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
5.10.13 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
5.11.13 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
5.13.13 – Montreal, PQ – Bell Centre (On Sale March 2)
5.14.13 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place

VIP Pre-sale for Canadian shows start TODAY!

Mötley Crüe is coming to Canada for their Biggest Canadian tour EVER! The tour will commence this spring with a total of 18 show dates, kicking off on April 20 on the West Coast, and running through May 14 when the band completes the tour in the nation’s capital; this will be the only time the band will perform in Canada through 2013. They won’t stop there! The band will continue on to the US for additional tour dates.

VIP packages will not be password protected. You will not need a SIN Club membership to purchase a VIP package. Non VIP packages being sold during presale via Ticketmaster will be password protected. The code to unlock these tickets in order to purchase them is crue13 (not case sensitive).

VIP PRE-SALE BEGINS TODAY at 10AM (Local Venue Time)
TICKETS ON SALE Friday, March 1st!
Dates and Ticket Links can be found at http://www.motley.com/tour/

Mötley Crüe VIP Ticket Packages being offered are:
Mötley Crüe: “Kickstart My Heart” Diamond Meet & Greet VIP
• Ticket in first 10 rows (or GA in certain areas)
• Meet n Greet and photo op with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
• Pre-Signed Limited Edition Mötley Crüe Lithograph
• Special collectible Limited Edition merchandise (TBD)
• Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
• Backstage/Onstage Tour: photo onstage with band gear

Mötley Crüe: “Wildside” Gold Merchandise VIP Package
• A Great Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)

Mötley Crüe: “Livewire” Silver Merchandise VIP Package
• A Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)

TOUR DATES
4.20.13 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
4.22.13 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
4.23.13 – Abbotsford, BC – Entertainment & Sports Centre
4.25.13 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
4.26.13 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
4.28.13 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
4.29.13 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddeldome
4.30.13 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
5.2.13 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
5.3.13 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
5.4.13 – Estevan, SK – Spectra Place (On Sale March 2)
5.6.13 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
5.7.13 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
5.9.13 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
5.10.13 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
5.11.13 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
5.13.13 – Montreal, PQ – Bell Centre (On Sale March 2)
5.14.13 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
5.16.13 – Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront
5.17.13 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook Pavilion
*5.18.13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

*Special VIP Travel Package available for Mohegan Sun.

VIP Travel Package elements include:
• Saturday-night hotel accommodations at Mohegan Sun Casino Resort
• VIP check-in suite with champagne and snacks
• Prime orchestra ticket to the Mötley Crüe concert
• Early entrance to concert
• Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate/Lanyard
• Gala pre-concert private cocktail party. Includes open bar & sumptuous hors d’oeuvres
• Autographed litho
• Meet & Greet with Photo-Op with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars (in groups of 10)
• Exclusive VIP Merchandise (TBD)
• Complimentary VIP admission in to Ultra Night Club after the concert
• Fully escorted by our staff
• All taxes
To speak to a travel package specialist or to book the package, please call a travel concierge at 1-800-ROCK-AIR (1-800-762-5247) or email at [email protected]

Again, VIP packages will not be password protected. You will not need a SIN Club membership to purchase a VIP package. Non VIP packages being sold during presale via Ticketmaster will be password protected. The code to unlock these tickets in order to purchase them is crue13 (not case sensitive).

More dates to be announced.

Motley announces biggest Canadian Tour Ever!

MÖTLEY CRÜE ANNOUNCE THEIR BIGGEST CANADIAN TOUR EVER
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BIG WRECK
TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 1ST

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 25, 2013) – MÖTLEY CRÜE unveiled today the details of their 2013 Canadian tour, which marks the most expansive run of Canada in the band’s history. The tour will commence this spring with a total of 18 show dates, kicking off on April 20 on the West Coast, and running through May 14 when the band completes the tour in the nation’s capital; this will be the only time the band will perform in Canada through 2013. MÖTLEY CRÜE will be joined by special guests Big Wreck; the full tour has been listed below.

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years.

In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans.

The first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, MÖTLEY CRÜE is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show (with mind blowing elements such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster) and music (brand new song “Sex” released in summer 2012), but remain on the forefront of entertainment via cutting edge social media interaction.

MÖTLEY CRÜE have lured Canadian rockers Big Wreck to join them on the massive tour across their home and native land. Big Wreck frontman, songwriter and producer Ian Thornley’s ‘well-schooled Zeppelin inspired rock’ secured the Rock Album of the Year Juno nomination for Big Wreck’s current album Albatross. The five-piece guitar-laden band is sure to bring their sing-a-long radio hits such as “The Oaf”, Blown Wide Open”, “That Song” and “Ladylike” as well the most played rock single of the year – their smash “Albatross” as a suitable primer for the ‘Crue.
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For more information on MÖTLEY CRÜE and for VIP tickets, please visit:
www.motley.com
www.facebook.com/MotleyCrue
@thevinceneil, @MrMickMars, @nikkisixx, @MrTommyLand

For more information on Big Wreck, please visit:
www.bigwreckmusic.com
www.facebook.com/BigWreck
@bigwreckmusic

MÖTLEY CRÜE 2013 Canadian Tour Dates:

April 20, 2013 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
April 22, 2013 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
April 23, 2013 – Abbotsford, BC – Entertainment & Sports Centre
April 25, 2013 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
April 26, 2013 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
April 28, 2013 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
April 29, 2013 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddeldome
April 30, 2013 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
May 2, 2013 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
May 3, 2013 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
May 4, 2013 – Estevan, SK – Spectra Place (On Sale March 2)
May 6, 2013 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
May 7, 2013 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
May 9, 2013 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Area
May 10, 2013 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
May 11, 2013 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
May 13, 2013 – Montreal, PQ – Bell Centre (On Sale March 2)
May 14, 2013 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place

New Interview with Nikki Sixx talking about “The Schecter Sixx”

Check out this new interview with Nikki Sixx talking about the new signature bass, “The Schecter Sixx” exclusively from Schecter Guitars!

Nikki Sixx to Appear at Dean Markley NAMM Booth!

SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 18, 2013 – Dean Markley USA announces a meet and greet opportunity with legendary international rock icon, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Sixx:A.M. at 5:00PM on January 26th, at booth # 5710 during this year’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Anaheim, California.

The collaboration between Dean Markley USA and Nikki Sixx started in late 2011 as the two set out to design a set of signature bass strings able to withstand the demands of the road and the studio while still delivering the tone and attitude that you would expect from a rock icon.  The result became the Nikki Sixx Signature Series Helix bass string.  The signature sets offers the exact string type and gauges he uses on stage and are constructed of stainless steel alloy.   They feature the new Helix patent-pending hyper-elliptical windings and Nikki sums it up best: “Dean Markley puts the bite back in the bass sound.”

Nikki Sixx is a founding member of Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., two-time New York Times bestselling author with The Heroin Diaries and This Is Gonna Hurt, co-founder of rock couture fashion line Royal Underground, philanthropist, photographer and internationally syndicated radio show host of Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx. Some other of Sixx’s accomplishments include over 80-million in album sales with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., countless awards and sold out tours across the globe, Mötley Crüe’s sold out residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas – a first for the hard rock genre – the award-winning 2012 Kia Optima Superbowl commercial, photographing a high fashion shoot for The New York Post’s prestigious supplement Alexa, and raising several hundred thousand dollars through his Running Wild in the Night charity for Covenant House California.

For more information on Dean Markley strings and Nikki Sixx, please visit:

www.deanmarkley.com
www.motley.com
www.sixxammusic.com
www.sixxsense.com
www.facebook.com/nikkisixxofficial
@NikkiSixx on Twitter

About Dean Markley USA
Established in 1972, Dean Markley USA is recognized as an innovator and leader in the world of musical instrument strings. Over the years, the company has expanded its product line to include pickups and accessories. Celebrated by retailers for their sales performance and endorsed by an elite caliber of musicians, Dean Markley USA products are the smart choice. www.DeanMarkley.com