Fall Out Boy Hits The Fastlane As They Headline 7th Annual Honda Civic Tour
Fall Out Boy Customized Civic Hybrid Inspired By New Album Infinity on High to Be Given to a Lucky Fan
Nationwide Tour Kicks Off on April 18th in Charlotte, NC
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 -- To kick off the 7th year of the hugely successful Honda Civic Tour, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. announced multi-platinum, two-time MTV VMA award-winning band, Fall Out Boy as the 2007 headliner during an event and surprise performance today at the company's U.S. headquarters in Torrance, California.
Over the last six years, the Honda Civic Tour has become one of the music industry's hottest tours by putting fans in touch with their favorite artists at moderate ticket prices while promoting environmental consciousness. This year's headliner, Fall Out Boy, has had hit after hit blowing up the airwaves with their chart topping album From Under the Cork Tree. The band is back with their latest CD, Infinity On High, due in stores February 6, 2007, bringing their already unique sound to the next level. Collaborating with hit-makers Jay Z and Babyface, the band's latest endeavor is said to be their most eclectic yet. The band debuted their first single from Infinity On High, "THIS AIN'T A SCENE, IT'S AN ARMS RACE" on the American Music Awards in November, and the song quickly charged up the radio charts.
This year's Honda Civic Tour is pulling out all the stops with Fall Out Boy's super-charged, over-the-top stage show, guaranteed to bring both loyal and new fans to their feet. Fall Out Boy will be kicking off the 7th Annual Honda Civic Tour on April 18th in Charlotte, NC, with full tour schedule and support acts to be announced soon.
"We've been fans of the bands that have come before us on Honda Civic Tour so it's exciting to be part of such an awesome tour. We're able to do some cool things with our stage show this time around because of Honda and we are excited for our fans to come along for the ride," said Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.
As part of the partnership, Fall Out Boy created and designed special custom features for a Honda Civic Hybrid which will be displayed on tour with the band and showcased at each venue. Throughout the tour, fans will have the opportunity to enter to win this customized, one-of-a-kind car which has been autographed by the band making it the ultimate memorabilia. The vehicle was unveiled during the announcement and special performance that took place today for selected Honda associates.
The completely redesigned 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid, which can get up to an amazing 50 miles per gallon (EPA estimated combined fuel economy, 49 hwy/51city. Use for comparison. Actual mileage may vary.), was customized with some really cool additions that were created and designed by the band. Customization aspects include: custom metallic-black, gunmetal, and silver flaked paint provided by Shop Smart Supply; Paint design includes Fall Out Boy graphics and band's autographs; custom embroidered "eco-friendly" hemp and vinyl upholstery including the headliner and carpeting; custom-painted dash and door panels featuring Fall Out Boy graphics; custom-fabricated Audix microphone shift knob; Factory stereo head unit with a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System combined with additional speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers provided by Alpine Electronics; XM Satellite Radio; 18" Konig Sideways racing-inspired rims with Dunlop sport tires; Eibach Springs lowering suspension; Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Aero Kit and Polished Exhaust Tip; a Meguiar's professional car care kit and a personalized Honda Civic Tour Fall Out Boy audio clip system from Ridetones that includes personalized messages from Pete Wentz as well as music clips from the band.
Honda Civic Tour general on-sale begins February 17th in select cities. Fans can log onto www.hondacivictour.com to gain access to information about upcoming pre-sale dates and also register to win the Fall Out Boy customized Civic Hybrid. No purchase is necessary to enter and entry is limited to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older.
With roots in Chicago's hardcore scene, Fall Out Boy formed in 2000 (Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley and Pete Wentz), building their loyal fan base online and on tour before releasing their debut record, Take This to Your Grave. In spring 2005 they followed up with their first major-label release, From Under the Cork Tree, which sold more than 3 million copies worldwide and earned them a Grammy nomination in the competitive "Best New Artist" category and two MTV VMA awards. Fall Out Boy's latest album Infinity On High, with its fresh and innovative sound, is certain to be more successful then the last. Since headlining their first major-market North American arena tour in spring 2006, they have appeared on the covers of Spin, Blender and Alternative Press and have performed on NBC's Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more. For more information on Fall Out Boy visit www.falloutboyrock.com.
Past headlining artists on the Honda Civic Tour include top acts: Blink-182, Everclear, Incubus, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional, Maroon 5 and most recently The Black Eyed Peas.
Honda began operations in the U.S. in 1959 with the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda's first overseas subsidiary. Honda now employs more than 30,000 associates in North America. Honda currently has 12 manufacturing plants in North America, producing automobiles, light trucks, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft, engines, transmissions and other components. Nearly 8 of 10 Honda and Acura cars and light trucks sold in America are assembled in North America as well. Many of these products are now designed and developed at one of Honda's U.S. R&D centers. Honda annually purchases more than $12 billion in parts and materials from suppliers in North America.
Produced by Marketing Factory, the Honda Civic Tour brings innovation and environmental consciousness to the masses by combining the hottest in automotive technology with the hottest in music.
For more updated information, visit the official 2007 Honda Civic Tour site at http://www.hondacivictour.com/.