Santa Monica, Calif. (December 21, 2007) – Punk/pop stars Angels & Airwaves will perform live between the two Red Bull Experiments on New Year’s Eve at the Rio All Suite & Hotel in Las Vegas. Joining them throughout the night are Boys Like Girls, Mix Master Mike, Slow Children and Vitamin D, who will be the house DJ for the evening.
The two Red Bull Experiments are attempts at Guinness World Records: Robbie Maddison, a freestyle motocross star, will jump the length of a football field on a motorcycle, and Rhys Millen, a top Hollywood stunt driver and Formula Drift champion, will attempt to be the first person to ever backflip an off-road racing truck. This lineup of musical acts is sure to add to the excitement of the evening.
ROCKING AT THE RIO
Founded by former blink -182 singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge, Angels & Airwaves have performed their self-described “hybrid of punk rock and new wave music” on such shows as The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. The band is currently supporting their sophomore album, “I-Empire,” which debuted in the top-ten on the charts in early November. The band’s performance will be live on New Year, No Limits: New Year's on ESPN, which will begin immediately after the Chick-fil-A Bowl game, approximately 11:15 p.m. ET/8:15 p.m. PT.
“It’s always an honor to be a part of a New Years Eve special,” said DeLonge. “But being that it’s ESPN and Red Bull just makes it that much more exciting for us since we know that we're going to be a part of the best New Year’s Eve special out there. What more can you ask for on New Year’s Eve than Angels & Airwaves and death-defying acts from dudes that must be crazy to even consider doing what they are attempting to pull off that night. I know I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out for them.”
COMPLETING THE BILL
Boys Like Girls got its start on MySpace in 2005, and has toured across America, so this Boston-based band will be recognized by many. The quartet was voted 2006 Artist of the Year by readers of Spin magazine.
Another recognizable name is Mix Master Mike, one of the most recognized West Coast DJs in the industry. He has worked with the Beastie Boys, and has collaborated with Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Lee, Rob Zombie and Joss Stone, among others. He is known for his heavy-hitting bass and intricate scratch routines. He is often credited with inventing the “Tweak Scratch.”
Fans can expect some local flavor from the Las Vegas favorite Slow Children. Originally from Oregon, they recently relocated to Sin City where they have been performing their alt-rock to a huge following.
Vitamin D, or Derrick Daisey, as he is also known, started as a house DJ in the Los Angeles rave scene in the early 1990’s. He has toured the world and also has put out releases on more than 40 labels. His techno beats will add to the night’s already diverse lineup.
WHERE ARE THE GROUPIES?
Tickets for the public to witness the Red Bull Experiments and enjoy all of the musical acts can be purchased for $12 at www.newyearnolimits.com and at the Rio Box Office. Day-of tickets will be available as well.
For additional information on the Red Bull Experiment, please visit www.redbullexperiment.com and for hi-res images, free for media use, visit www.redbull-photofiles.com. For information on ESPN, please visit www.espnmediazone.com. For information about the Rio, please visit www.riolasvegas.com.