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US Air Guitar Wed May 02 2012

US Air Guitar Chicago Regionals Come to the Metro June 29

usairguitar_200.jpgThe US Air Guitar train is revving back up with the announcement of this year's regional competitions. The Chicago regional will be held June 29 at the Metro, site of the 2011 National Finals, which saw Chicago's own Nordic Thunder win the title.

Although Nordic Thunder doesn't have to compete, you can bet he'll be present for the regional competition. And no doubt we'll see plenty of last year's competitors vying for the chance to unseat him -- not least his own protégé, Dry Ice, who made a strong showing in his debut year last year.

Whoever wins in Chicago will go on to face Nordic Thunder and the other regional finalists at US Air Guitar Championship Finals July in Denver's Bluebird Theater, the winner of which will go on to the Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland August 24.

Trust me, you want to be present for the action... and be wearing earplugs. A limited number of early bird tickets are on sale on sale now for just $9.99; they'll be $15 when they officially go on sale at noon on May 4.

2012 US Air Guitar Regional Competition Schedule

June 15: Portland - Dante's
June 16: Seattle - El Corozan
June 20: Philadelphia - Johnny Brenda's
June 21: New York City - Bowery Ballroom
June 22: Boston - Brighton Music Hall
June 22: Kansas City - Beaumont Club
June 23: Washington DC - 9:30 Club
June 29: Chicago - Metro
June 30: Minneapolis - Cabooze
July 12: San Diego - Soda Bar
July 13: Los Angeles - Troubadour
July 14: San Francisco - The Independent
July 19: Boulder - [TBD] (Dark Horse Competition)

 
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