Thursday, July 30, 2009

Echo Movement joins Warped Tour

Surf ~ Reggae ~ Soca band ECHO MOVEMENT is set to begin the first of a string of performances as part of the 15th Anniversary lineup of acts on the 2009 Vans Warped Tour. The ECHO MOVEMENT Warped performances begin August 2nd in Minneapolis, MN and continue through August 19 in Fresno, CA. Other artists on the bill include Bad Religion, Less Than Jake and Senses Fail. In what has now become a regular summer event, the Warped Tour winds its way through the U.S. and Canada from June to August each year.

The band is proud to announce newly formed sponsorship alliances. The ECHO MOVEMENT TOUR Title Sponsor is Fukitt Clothing, a New Jersey-based clothing company with an emphasis on surf-culture designs. Clothing for both men and women, Fukitt and Risky.

The band’s Co-Sponsor is Belle by Ally Amblu, a custom apparel company.

Contributing Sponsors include Trilogy Arts Board Company, a Cali-based surfboard/skateboard/snowboard and apparel company. Hemp-Eaze known in surf circles for developing and producing hemp-based therapy cream for a variety of sports-related joint and muscle ailments and Jay Alders Studios, close friend to the band and well-known surf artist. Jay painted the front cover of Echo Movement's In The Ocean album.

Current CD In The Ocean offers an expanded menu of reggae influence. This is a vibe album, casually intense at points, created to comfort your soul. Fans agree ECHO MOVEMENT is a sprawling heat wave of original performance. The music is packed with energy, the lyrics are universal, and the hooks are infectious.


Aug 2 – Vans Warped Tour – Canterbury Park - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 3 – Vans Warped Tour – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - St. Louis, Missouri
Aug 4 – Vans Warped Tour – Capitol Federal Park - Kansas City, Missouri
Aug 7 – Vans Warped Tour – Idaho Center Amphitheater - Boise, Idaho
Aug 8 – Vans Warped Tour – Utah State Fairgrounds - Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 9 – Vans Warped Tour – Invesco Field - Denver, Colorado
Aug 12 – Vans Warped Tour – Race City Speedway - Calgary, Alberta
Aug 14 – Vans Warped Tour – Thunderbird Stadium - Vancouver, British Columbia
Aug 15 – Vans Warped Tour – The Gorge Amphitheater - Seattle, Washington
Aug 16 – Vans Warped Tour – Wash. County Fairgrounds - Portland, Oregon
Aug 19 – Vans Warped Tour – Save Mart Center - Fresno, California

Additional US Headlining dates include Montebello, CA, Newhall, CA, and Augusta, NJ plus others soon TBA

Recording and Touring Band members include:
Stephen – lead vocals
Dave – keyboards, vocals
Colin – drums
Eddie – stunt guitar
Dan – bass, vocals
Matt – sax
Justin – trumpet
Rob – trombone

About Echo Movement:
ECHO MOVEMENT is about love. It’s about a passion to learn, communicate and appreciate life’s opportunities. It’s recognition of the ability to choose your level of involvement in humanity. It’s respect for the earth and our global community and an honor to the pursuit of happiness. It’s a shrine to the human range of emotions. It’s an expression of music, culture and freedom. Echo Movement is about love, and that is all you need.

Brothers Steve and Dave grew Echo Movement from their Jersey Shore roots. They merged local beach culture with island and world music to create a unique blend they call “surf, reggae, soca.“ They set out to represent the rapidly–growing global mindset of the current “Echo Generation“ from which they took their name.

Echo Movement proves the new generation is built on independent accomplishments. Their songs are often about the integrity of the individual and their ability to take on any challenge while still remaining a part of the community. With fans across the world, Echo Movement stands as a living, breathing manifestation of its own honor.

The music is packed with energy, the lyrics are universal and the hooks are infectious.

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