New York City’s Apollo Theatre is teaming up with London’s Hackney Empire for a transatlantic amateur contest, OurStage.com is offering undiscovered bands a spot on Warped Tour, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are looking for official fan photographers.
Red Hot Chili Photographers
Red Hot Chili Peppers are giving out photo passes for the band’s North American “I’m With You” tour, with one contest winner selected for each show. The photo pass will allow you to take photographs from the photo pit for the first three songs of the band’s set. The best photos will be featured on RHCP’s website and Facebook page.
To enter the contest, RSVP to the show you’d like to photograph via the Chili Pepper’s website. The photo pass doesn’t include a ticket so you must already have purchased your own ticket to the show.
Winners will be selected at random. Make sure to sign up for a RHCP community account because winners will be via the email tied to your account.
The North American tour has dates scheduled from March 29 through Oct. 25.
For more information click here to visit redhotchilipeppers.com.
Perform On Stage Thanks To OurStage
Described as “the premier digital music destination for unsigned artists,” OurStage.com is giving 23 acts the chance to perform at the 2012 Warped Tour. The grand prize winner will perform on the OurStage.com sponsored stage at 22 of the festival’s tour stops, transported in a private tour bus provided by OurStage. In addition, 22 other bands will get to play the OurStage.com stage at the Warped Tour stop closest to them.
Bands interested in the grand prize can upload their best original song to the OurStage.com Stage Warped National Opportunity contest on the site now through March 27. If you’re looking for a bit of fame but would rather stay close to home, you can upload your music to the OurStage.com Stage Warped Regional Opportunity now through April 22.
You can help pick the winners by logging onto OurStage.com from March 15 through April 30 and ranking the competing artists in order of their preference. Five fans will be given tickets to the 2012 Warped Tour stop closest to their hometown.
The 2012 Vans Warped Tour is scheduled June 16 through Aug. 5.
For more information visit OurStage.com.
Hackney vs. Harlem
The Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night will be sending a few lucky acts overseas to compete at “Live at the Empire/ Amateur Night at the Apollo: Hackney vs. Harlem” talent finals held at London’s Hackney Empire.
Winners will receive an all expense paid trip to London to represent the famous Harlem venue. Musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists are encouraged to enter the contest.
Here’s a breakdown of the schedule of events. Auditions will be held at the Apollo March 31 and April 1, with producer call backs later in the afternoon and early evening.
Acts moving on to the next round will compete at “Apollo Amateur Night: Apollo Goes To London Semifinals” May 23 at the Apollo. The London qualifying rounds are scheduled June 8 at the Hackney Empire.
The grand finale talent competition takes place July 14 in London. Winners of Hackney vs. Harlem will be featured at Amateur Night at the Apollo Sept. 19 as guest artists.
For more information visit ApolloTheater.org or HackneyEmpire.co.uk.