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Puddle of Mud to Headline Dew Tour Cleveland

NEW YORK –June 12, 2007 – The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced that rock band Puddle of Mudd will headline the music stage on Friday, July 20 at the second stop of the 2007 AST Dew Tour, Cleveland’s Right Guard Open.  

"Famous," is Puddle of Mudd’s new hit single from the upcoming album with the same title ‘Famous,’ which will be released on July 24.  The album is the band’s first studio record in four years.  Since their last recording the band has also picked up two new members; guitarist Christian Stone and drummer Ryan Yerdon.

“We think a live concert by Puddle of Mudd will be a great draw for action sports fans in Cleveland,” said Wade Martin, president and general manager of the AST Dew Tour.  “Cleveland’s rich tradition in sports and music will create a great mix of energy, passion, and intensity.”
 
Wesley Scantlin, lead singer of Puddle of Mudd stated, “The AST Dew Tour is a great place to showcase our new and old songs. Playing near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be a great experience.  The energy for music in Cleveland is unmatched and the fans have so much passion. It will be a great experience for all involved.”

The complete 2007 AST Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                                       Date                                         Location
Panasonic Open            June 21-24                    Baltimore, Md.—Camden Yards Sports Complex
Right Guard Open          July 19-22                                 Cleveland, Ohio—North Coast Harbor
Vans® Invitational          Aug. 16-19                                Portland, Ore.—Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge           Sept. 20-23                               Salt Lake City, Utah—Energy Solutions Arena
PlayStation® Pro           Oct. 18-21                                 Orlando, Fla.—Amway Arena

Entering its third year, the AST Dew Tour is the most watched and attended action sports property in the world.  Attendance for the 2006 AST Dew Tour totaled nearly 250,000 and an average of 38 million viewers tuned in via NBC and USA each year.  The top athletes in the world will take part in this year’s Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup which will be awarded in Orlando at season’s end to champions in each of the six disciplines.  The 2006 Dew Cup winners include Nate Adams (Freestyle Motocross), Jamie Bestwick (BMX Vert), Anthony Napolitan (BMX Dirt), Daniel Dhers (BMX Park), Bucky Lasek (Skateboard Vert) and Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park).

The AST Dew Tour
The AST (Action Sports Tour) was created in 2007 to function as the umbrella brand of the organization; the Dew Tour is the AST’s premier professional property.  Owned by NBC Universal and Live Nation, the AST Dew Tour, the world's premier season-long action sports tour, debuted in June 2005 and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, a $2.5 million competitive purse - the largest in action sports - and an additional $1 million bonus pool based upon year-end standings.   NBC and USA Network combine for exclusive AST Dew Tour coverage with the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. The AST Dew Tour is distributed in over 230 million homes worldwide and in over 100 countries. The Tour features skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross, and at season’s end, the Tour awards champions in the six disciplines with the Dew Cup.  Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event include the festival village with video gaming and interactive events, as well as live cutting edge music.  The AST Dew Tour returns all of its founding partners including Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); and Panasonic, Right Guard Xtreme, Vans®, Toyota and PlayStation® (event title sponsors).  Associate partners include Ball Park, MasterCard, Mongoose®, Slim Jim and Verizon Wireless.  More information can be found at www.astdewtour.com

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