NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Universal Express, division MadPackers announced today that the headlining artist for the MadPackers.com "Door to Dorm" Music Tour is multi-platinum selling rock band Hinder (hinderonline.com). MadPackers has also secured Grammy-nominated rock act Papa Roach to support Hinder for the tour. The tour will have a spring break kick off show in South Padre, Texas on March 16th and will then resume its full tour schedule on April 13th and continuing for 5 weeks straight into May. The tour will hit 17 colleges and three major music festivals and will reach over 800,000 people.
"Hinder is one of the most popular bands today amongst high school and college students. They represent how rock music should be played and toured. Just as MadPackers represents how college shipping should be talked about and executed. We are extremely honored to have Hinder represent the MadPackers lifestyle brand through our Door to Dorm Music Tour," stated President Brian Altomare.
On college campuses the music tour will be an all day campus event with a fully interactive experience between MadPackers.com and students on the MadPackers.com inflatable midway. The tour will expose students to the MadPackers lifestyle brand and services.
Brian Altomare added, "We will be the first and only college shipping company to attach itself to entertainment. We want to give students a chance to interact, relax, socialize, and most importantly rock out to music on campus. They work hard and this is our chance to give them a reason to take a break and enjoy themselves."
"Students need to know that with hard work come rewards. And we hope this tour does just that. Students who are interested in helping out and hanging out with MadPackers on their campuses should contact us by going to our website madpackers.com," concluded Chris Moreschi, Director of Marketing for Universal Express.
Current Tourdates for Hinder
2/24/07 Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Civic Center
2/25/07 Shreveport, LA – Strand Theatre
2/27/07 Springfield, MO – Shrine Mosque
2/28/07 Tulsa, OK Brady – Theatre
3/01/07 Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
3/02/07 Charenton, LA – Cypress Bayou- Casino Rox Night Club
3/03/07 New Orleans, LA – The Sugarmill Room
3/16/07 South Padre Island, TX – Bahia Mar Resort
3/23/07 Stockholm, SWEDEN – Klubben
3/25/07 Hamburg, GERMANY – Logo
3/26/07 Berlin, GERMANY – Kalkscheune
3/27/07 Cologne, GERMANY – Prime
3/29/07 Munich, GERMANY – Ampere
3/30/07 Amsterdam, HOLLAND – Melkweg
4/01/07 Paris, FRANCE – Maroquinerie
4/03/07 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
4/04/07 Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
4/05/07 London, UK – ULU
4/13/07 Johnstown, PA – University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown
4/14/07 Cullowhee, NC – Western Carolina University
4/16/07 Dahlonega, GA – North Georgia College Student Center
4/17/07 Chattanooga, TN – Memorial Auditorium TN
4/19/07 Maryville, MO – Northwest Missouri State – Bearcat Arena
4/22/07 Lubbock, TX – LoneStar Amphitheater
4/25/07 Boca Raton, FL – Lynn University
4/27/07 Fairfield, CT – Sacred Heart University – William Pitt Center
4/28/07 Clarion, PA – Clarion University – Tippin
4/29/07 Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
5/04/07 Birmingham, AL – Schaeffer Eye Ctr.
5/05/07 Jackson, MS – Jackson Coliseum – Festival Grounds
5/11/07 Nashville, TN – Nashville Riverfront Park
5/16/07 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers