Puddle of Mudd To Headline Cleveland AST Dew Tour

June 12, 2007 9:16am

NEW YORK –June 12, 2007 – The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced that rock band Puddle of Mudd will headline the music stage on Friday, July 20 at the second stop of the 2007 AST Dew Tour, Cleveland’s Right Guard Open. 

"Famous," is Puddle of Mudd’s new hit single from the upcoming album with the same title ‘Famous,’ which will be released on July 24.  The album is the band’s first studio record in four years.  Since their last recording the band has also picked up two new members; guitarist Christian Stone and drummer Ryan Yerdon.

“We think a live concert by Puddle of Mudd will be a great draw for action sports fans in Cleveland,” said Wade Martin, president and general manager of the AST Dew Tour.  “Cleveland’s rich tradition in sports and music will create a great mix of energy, passion, and intensity.”

Wesley Scantlin, lead singer of Puddle of Mudd stated, “The AST Dew Tour is a great place to showcase our new and old songs. Playing near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be a great experience.  The energy for music in Cleveland is unmatched and the fans have so much passion. It will be a great experience for all involved.”

The complete 2007 AST Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                                       Date                                         Location
Panasonic Open            June 21-24                    Baltimore, Md.—Camden Yards Sports Complex
Right Guard Open          July 19-22                                 Cleveland, Ohio—North Coast Harbor
Vans® Invitational          Aug. 16-19                                Portland, Ore.—Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge           Sept. 20-23                               Salt Lake City, Utah—Energy Solutions Arena
PlayStation® Pro           Oct. 18-21                     Orlando, Fla.—Amway Arena

Entering its third year, the AST Dew Tour is the most watched and attended action sports property in the world.  Attendance for the 2006 AST Dew Tour totaled nearly 250,000 and an average of 38 million viewers tuned in via NBC and USA each year.  The top athletes in the world will take part in this year’s Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup which will be awarded in Orlando at season’s end to champions in each of the six disciplines.  The 2006 Dew Cup winners include Nate Adams (Freestyle Motocross), Jamie Bestwick (BMX Vert), Anthony Napolitan (BMX Dirt), Daniel Dhers (BMX Park), Bucky Lasek (Skateboard Vert) and Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park).