Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual Guitar Center Drum Off Grand Finals, the culmination of the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer. The five grand finalists will share the stage on January 14 at Club Nokia at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles with a slew of world-renowned drummers and perform in front of a live audience as well as panel of celebrity judges for a chance to be named Drum-Off champion.
Hosted by JANE’S ADDICTION drummer Stephen Perkins, Drum-Off will feature exclusive projects from world-class drummers, including Terry Bozzio (FRANK ZAPPA, MISSING PERSONS), Josh Freese (NINE INCH NAILS, DEVO, A PERFECT CIRCLE, WEEZER), Dennis Chambers (SANTANA, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC), Aaron Spears (ALICIA KEYS, USHER), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and Ilan Rubin (ANGELS AIRWAVES, NINE INCH NAILS). Performing with Portnoy at the event will be bassist Billy Sheehan, keyboardist Derek Sherinian and guitarist Tony MacAlpine.
Get your $20 tickets here (including service fees).
The Drum-Off champion will win the grand prize package, valued at nearly $50,000, which includes: $25,000 cash, a feature in Modern Drummer magazine, 2012 NAMM VIP Experience, recording time at the Converse Rubber Track Studios and thousands of dollars in gear and endorsement deals from the drum world’s top manufacturers.