Who: Multi-platinum rockers Sum 41 and Verizon Wireless.
What: A private concert for all ages where Sum 41 will perform songs from their new upcoming release.
Fans will also have the opportunity to use their mobile phones to help create a music video for the first single off of Sum 41's highly anticipated new album, "Underclass Hero" scheduled to release on July 24, 2007.
Concert clips and songs from the album will premier exclusively on Verizon Wireless V CAST following the event. The final music video, assembled from images submitted by fans, will run on YouTube, Yahoo! Music and Verizon Wireless' V CAST service.
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Press arrivals: 6 p.m. Interviews: 6:30-7 p.m. Doors open: 8 p.m.
Where: The Crocodile Café' 2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98212
How: Tickets will be sent via a Picture Message digital barcode ticket directly to a customers' Verizon Wireless handset. Fans can also receive tickets by visiting a participating Verizon Wireless Communications Store and purchasing or upgrading their phone to the LG VX9400 or LG enV with a two-year agreement. Tickets are also available through local radio promotions on KNDD. For more information click on http://www.textrules.com/SUM4.
Underclass Hero is the long awaited follow-up to "Chuck" (released October 2004), which reached #10 on the Billboard 200 and has sold more than one million copies worldwide. That album was named for the United Nations worker who daringly rescued Sum 41 from bombs and gunfire during the filming of a documentary in the Congo with the nonprofit group War Child Canada. "Chuck" spun off three consecutive Top 20 Modern Rock chart singles: "We're All To Blame," "Pieces," and "No Reason."
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