ROCK THE INK
The Ultimate Music & Lifestyle Experience to debut in
Rock The Ink
Featuring: Godsmack, Killswitch Engage, Bret Michaels, State Radio, Sevendust, All That
Remains, Badfish, Rehab, Gary Hoey, Saliva, Drowning Pool, Taproot
At the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Friday, October 24, Saturday, October 25 and Sunday October 26, 2008
Tickets prices are $31.50, $77.50 (3 day pass) and $97.00 (1 day VIP).
Providence, RI (September 29, 2008)-Rock The Ink, the highly anticipated three day music and
tattoo lifestyle expo, rolls into Providence Rhode Island on October 24th, 25th and 26th, appearing
for three days and nights at the Dunkin' Donuts Center and Rhode Island Convention Center.
Rock The Ink is the cultural fusion of music, on-site tattooing, fine art performances, celebrity
appearances, local band competitions, daily tattoo contests, motorcycle exhibitions and
fashion. Designed for fans of cutting edge music, the hard-core inked, the newly inked and the
simply curious, Rock The Ink brings together 50 bands and over 100 of the world's top tattoo artists
for a three-day immersion in the Rock The Ink way of life.
Killswitch Engage, a local New England band whose success has taken them to forefront of modern
music, kicks off Rock The Ink on Friday night. Also appearing Friday night are Drowning Pool,
Saliva and All That Remains. Leading the headline talent and spearheading the Rock The Ink
experience is New England's own Godsmack. In their only 2008 Northeast appearance, Godsmack
and front man Sully Erna will appear on Saturday night, along with Sevendust and Taproot. Bret
Michaels, star of VH1's “Rock of Love”, and his band will headline Sunday night. Sunday night's
line-up also features NE favorites State Radio and Rehab, whose song "Bartender" is poised to top
the national charts. Rounding out Sunday's talent is rising star Gary Hoey and area favorite Badfish:
Tribute to Sublime.
Ami James, premier tattoo artist and star of Miami Ink, will appear all three days at Rock The
Ink. Ami James will introduce bands, meet his fans, sign autographs and unveil his Rock The Ink
merchandise and jewelry designs, including t-shirts, hoodies, dog tags, pendants and belt
buckles. Ami will no doubt find some fresh skin to tattoo. Attendees will get to see Ami tattoo the
lucky winner of a Rock The Ink promotional contest.
In its commitment to artistic expression, Rock The Ink is proud to announce that renowned visionary
artist Alex Grey will appear all three days at Rock The Ink. Alex Grey will take fans on a visual
journey as he creates his extraordinary artwork live on stage. His artwork has appeared on the
album covers of Tool, Beastie Boys and Nirvana. Alex Grey’s paintings and signed posters will be
offered as prizes in Rock The Ink promotional contests.
Over 100 of the world’s top tattoo artists and body piercers will set up shop on the floor of the RICC,
including featured artists Tony Olivas, Bob Tyrrell, Nikko Hurtado, Jess Yen, Cory Kruger, James
Kern, Jon Clue, Pooch, Jon Jon, Alec Bezzina and Yoji from Miami Ink. H2Ocean, the leader in all
natural after care products and sponsor of Rock The Ink tattoo artists, will host daily tattoo contests
open to all patrons. This is an amazing opportunity to get a tattoo or watch it all happen before your
eyes, as talented artists, with their tattoo machines buzzing, make their mark on rock stars and
patrons alike. Rock The Ink will honor tattoo legend Lyle Tuttle, the forefather of modern tattooing,
with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Rock The Ink lifestyle expo is the place to check it out and get checked out, where daily events
include celebrity signings, interactive competitions with reality TV stars and professional athletes,
Miss Tattoo USA Contest, daily tattoo contests, fashion shows and the filming of new reality TV
Local and unsigned bands will be given a shot at stardom as Locobazooka, 17-year fixture in the
Northeast, hosts its battle of the bands competition at Rock The Ink. Live music begins just after
the doors open, and celebrity judges cast their votes as bands vie for the opening slot on the Rock
The Ink main stage.
Rock The Ink. A Way of Life. Brought to you by Yamaha Star Motorcycles.
For more information and schedules please visit: www.rocktheink.net
Tickets are available at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Box Office and at
Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (401)-331-2211 or by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com . Tickets subject to applicable service charges
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