August 19, 2004

The Harsh Reality Tour – a four-week U.S. tour of clubs spotlighting three of the hottest new bands on Reality Entertainment – is set to open in Cedar Falls, Iowa on September 8 and will run for one month. The tour is being co-sponsored by Metal Edge magazine and Epiphone Guitars. An Epiphone guitar will be given away each week in an enter to win contest hosted at Free CD samplers and other special promo items will also be given away at all shows.

LYZANXIA (France),SYBREED (Switzerland) and FREAKHOUSE (Los Angeles) each bring their own unique brand of hard edged music and this tour is designed to showcase the bands as well as offering a fan-friendly ticket price for these all-ages shows. In each market, two local bands will be offered the opening slots while the three Reality acts will rotate the headlining position. "The idea behind the tour," explains Reality CEO Warren Croyle, "was to bring it back to the two most important elements — the music and the fans. By offering a low price ticket to see three bands on the verge of international success, we hope to remind people what this business is truly built on. If this comes off as well as we expect, we will expand the length of the tour, the roster and the concept next year with a second Harsh Reality Tour that may turn into an annual event."

The following are confirmed dates and there will be a couple of additions announced within the next few days:

Sep. 08 - The Reverb - Cedar Falls, IA
Sep. 09 - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
Sep. 10 - JJ Kellys - Lansing, IL
Sep. 11 - The Complex - Ft. Wayne, IN
Sep. 12 - The Blue Cat - Bellefontaine, OH
Sep. 14 - Club Rock It - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep. 15 - Club Far - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sep. 17 - Obsessions - Randolph, NJ
Sep. 18 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Sep. 19 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Sep. 22 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
Sep. 24 - Cari's 2000 - Houston, TX
Sep. 25 - Sin 13 - San Antonio, TX
Sep. 26 - Tokyo Joe's - Lubbock, TX
Sep. 28 - LaunchPad - Albuquerque, NM
Sep. 29 - Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ
Sep. 30 - Showcase - Corona, CA
Oct. 01 - The Key Club - W. Hollywood, CA
Oct. 02 - The Pound SF - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 03 - Sabala's - Portland, OR
Oct. 04 - The Catwalk - Seattle, WA
Oct. 06 - Creepy Crawl - St. Louis, MO
Oct. 07 - Sudsy's Malone - Cincinnati, OH
Oct. 08 - Penny Road - S. Barrington Hills, IL

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