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Sounds of Addiction in Hard Rock’s Global Battle of the Bands

By Staff | Apr 22, 2011

Sounds Of Addiction advanced from the Hard Rock Cafe Maui’s contest.

LAHAINA — They have knocked out local competitors, wowed music industry experts and even had veteran rockers Little Steven Van Zandt and Pete Wentz in their corners.

Now the top 40 acts from Hard Rock’s global 2011 Battle of the Bands are ready to face their toughest critic: YOU!

Through April 25, Hard Rock is giving fans across the world a chance to play a part in rock history with the launch of online consumer voting in Hard Rock’s 2011 Battle of the Bands competition.

At stake for each winner — including Maui’s Sounds Of Addiction — is a chance to make it to the big stage and perform live at Hard Rock Calling 2011 in London’s Hyde Park, one of the world’s most anticipated concert events.

With thousands of fans and top headliners, including Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks, Hard Rock Calling 2011 is the chance of a lifetime for emerging artists to gain exposure and showcase their talent in front of today’s most iconic rock stars.

Fans worldwide can log on to www.hardrock.com to check out video performances of Hard Rock’s Battle of the Band’s top 40 and vote for their favorites.

Based on fan voting, four finalists will be flown to London, treated like rock stars and given a spot on the bill at Hard Rock Calling 2011. But only one band will open for one of the festival’s iconic headliners on the Main Stage.

The band that receives the most votes will take the Main Stage at Hard Rock Calling, with the runners-up performing on the Second Stage. (Visit www.hardrock.com for complete program rules.)

“I was really impressed by the level of talent shown from the bands in Hard Rock’s battle,” said Pete Wentz, judge of Hard Rock’s Battle of the Bands. “I know how tough it can be to make it in the music industry, and Hard Rock is definitely giving these artists an amazing opportunity!”

Visit www.hardrock.com to cast your vote!