(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Sprite and Creative Artists Agency, producers of the Sprite Liquid Mix Tour, have finalized the tour line-up. The main stage will feature N.E.R.D. with Kelis, O.A.R., The Roots, Talib Kweli, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Skillz. Kevin Lyman of Immortal Entertainment is the co-producer of the tour and will also help to create many of the experiential elements of the festival.
The 20-city tour, a mix of music, street sports and entertainment, begins August 14 in Denver and runs through September 14 in Boston, MA. Tickets are $10.
Sprite Liquid Mix features both established and rising musical artists ranging from hip-hop to rock and returns with the cultural and musical diversity established with 2002's legendary line-up. The successful inaugural year with headliners, Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella Family, 311, N.E.R.D., Hoobastank and Nappy Roots boasted nearly sold out venues in every market and established a solid foundation for a 2003 Sprite Liquid Mix Tour.
A seven-hour event, Sprite Liquid Mix caters to a cross-cultural, ethnically diverse teen and young-adult audience. Festival elements are expected to include the PlayStation2 Urban Playground featuring BMX bikers, an NBA Rhythm N Rims half court and the exclusive Blockbuster Video Gaming Lounge showcasing free game play on PlayStation2 computer entertainment systems and software titles as well as free game rental offers from Blockbuster. Additionally, Scion Sessions will feature local DJ talent and graffiti artists painting on Scion vehicles and the Pinnacle "Work It" Performance Zone will feature strength and endurance contests.
The second stage lineup August 14-31 is
Borialis, Spymob, High Speed Service, Jessy Moss and Slightly Stoopid; September 1-14 is Borialis, Spymob, High Speed Scene, The Wylde Bunch and Slightly Stoopid. Red Warning Blue replaces Slightly Stoopid on September 6-7.
Sprite Liquid Mix itinerary:
14-15 Denver, CO Universal Lending Pavilion
August 17 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
August 21 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
August 22 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 23 San Francisco, CA Chronicle Pavilion
August 26 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Centre
August 27 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 29 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre
August 30 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 31 Washington DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 1 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
September 3 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 4 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
September 5 Columbus, OH Germain
September 6 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
September 7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Center
September 9 Pittsburgh, PA IC Light Amphitheatre
September 10 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre
September 12 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
September 14 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
–edited by Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner