Online voting for Hard Rock’s Global Battle of the Bands (called Hard Rock Rising!) has just begun and we need Atlanta’s help to send a local band to London! The Atlanta winner of Hard Rock Rising, KICK THE ROBOT, is competing in online voting against winners from 85 other Hard Rocks around the world. Online voting, which runs through April 22, will determine the top 10 global finalists, who will then be narrowed down to 3 by a panel of industry judges. The top vote getter of the 3 finalists (as determined by judges) will win the trip to London to open Hard Rock Calling where Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, among others, will be performing.
Kick the Robot will now be pitted against 85 other Hard Rock Cafe local winners from across the globe. These local winners will be narrowed down to the top ten bands worldwide via fan voting on Hard Rock Facebook pages. Fans can vote and download free tracks from bands of their choice at Hard Rock Atlanta’s Facebook page. Once the global voting is complete and the top 10 are chosen, a panel of celebrity judges and music industry professionals, including Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, John Gourley, singer of Portugal. The Man, Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, Fyfe Dangerfield of Guillemots, Live Nation Vice President of Promotions Toby Leighton-Pope and Hard Rock International Chief Marketing Officer John Galloway, will select the top three winners.
The first place winner will be flown to London for the ultimate rock star treatment, including a spot on the bill at Hard Rock Calling 2012. Second and third prize winners will receive $5,000 and $2,500, respectively, in ReverbNation PROMOTE IT credits, a revolutionary tool that creates targeted, highly effective Facebook advertising campaigns for musicians and venues promoting songs, Facebook pages and concerts. For full rules and a list of participating locations visit www.hardrock.com.