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July 24, 2012
By Staff Reports
The national Unity Tour 2012 concert sets up at the University of Nevada, Reno's John Sala Intramural Field on Sunday, Sept. 2. The concert is part of the first Reno Labor Daze, which features the area's leading food trucks and bands.
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) and Battle Born Entertainment, LLC are sponsoring the event. Reno Labor Daze begins at 1:30 p.m. Gates for the Unity Tour 2012 concert open at 3 p.m. and SOJA will begin its performance at 3:50 p.m.
Unity Tour 2012 includes the bands of 311, Slightly Stoopid and SOJA. The bands will play 39 amphitheaters nationwide from July 8 through Sept. 5.
General admission tickets to the concert are $42 and VIP tickets are $75. Tickets are available online at protixonline.com. University of Nevada, Reno students can purchase tickets for the reduced rate of $30 at the University of Nevada Wolf Shop with a college I.D.
This concert is one of the largest sponsored by ASUN. According to Battle Born Entertainment, the largest mobile outdoor stage in the West Coast will be used during the performance.
"We look forward to bringing the students and the Truckee Meadows community quality entertainment and we are excited to help sponsor such great artists," said Huili Weinstock, ASUN president.
About 311, Slightly Stoopid and SOJA:
311 has developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining live bands in the United States. The celebratory live shows and dynamic recordings have earned the band a massive grassroots following and a catalog of modern rock hits, including "Down," "All Mixed Up," "Amber," "Come Original," "Beautiful Disaster," "Love Song" and "Sunset in July." Over the past several years, Unity Tour has included 311 with Snoop Dogg, The Offspring, Sublime with Rome, Matisyahu, The Wailers and The Roots.
A headliner since 2007, Slightly Stoopid's annual summer amphitheater tours have been supported by Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Ozomatli, Sly & Robbie and Stephen Marley. The band has played at numerous venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Berkeley's Greek Theater and New York City's Central Park. Slightly Stoopid has also performed alongside acts including Dave Matthews Band, Damian Marley and The Roots.
Throughout the past few years, SOJA has sold more than 150,000 albums, headlined large theaters in more than 15 countries around the world, generated more than 20 million+ YouTube views, amassed more than a half-million Facebook fans and attracted an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base that grows with each tour.
For more information about Reno Labor Daze, go to renolabordaze.com