When you think of the bad boys of rock you’d like to meet, who comes to mind?
Sure, there’s Keith Richards, Johnny Rotten and Jerry Lee Lewis, but honestly, which of them would you really wanna hang out with? Ah yes, I hear you say, what about Slash of Guns & Roses? Now there’s a dude you could really find interesting… and now’s your chance!
Thanks to a nice little bit of corporate largess, Visa cardholders in Singapore with the bravado to perform their best air guitar performance stand a chance to meet rock icon Slash, and just as cool, win an Epiphone guitar. One lucky fan will have the rock ‘n’ roll experience of a lifetime with a personal meeting with the God of the Axe himself.
All you have to do is dare to take the chance to show off your best air guitar moves in a competition organized by Visa in conjunction with our hard rocking brothers in music, LAMC Productions, who since 2002 have brought the best concerts to town including Muse, Pussycat Dolls, The Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails, The Ting Tings, Slipknot, Steve Vai, Deep Purple and more.
So start practicing, as three finalists will face off in a showdown before a live audience on 30 July 2010, at the Hard Rock Café. The winner will be presented by sponsors with an beautifully crafted Epiphone guitar and get to look forward to hanging out with Slash during his Fort Canning concert on 2 August 2010. Slash has even offered personally autograph the winner’s guitar should they choose to bring it with them.
Meranda Chan, Country Manager for Visa explains their reason for the promotion: "Visa cardholders are always on the lookout for unique lifestyle experiences. We are excited to offer them the opportunity to live their rock star dreams of performing in front of a live audience and rubbing elbows with Slash." To that end, as an added show of love, Visa Premium1 cardholders who purchase two or more tickets to Slash’s concert can take advantage of the Early Bird price of $98 per ticket till 1 August 2010.
For you squares who don’t know, Slash is one of the most high-profile rock musicians of the past 20 years, first with the legendary Guns ‘N’ Roses, and then with his own band, Slash’s SnakePit and with Velvet Revolver. He has worked with many notables in the industry, including Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and most recently with Jamie Foxx at the 82nd Academy Awards, which means you’ll be in good company…
To participate, contestants simply have to make a purchase with their Visa card from 1 to 30 July 2010. They can then log on to www.lamcproductions.com to submit a 30-second video clip of their air guitar performance covering any Slash song from Guns ‘N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash’s SnakePit or his latest solo album.
The three contestants with the most Facebook "Likes" will move on to perform live on 30 July 2010, so tell your friends and get them to vote… even your mom can vote! (The finalists must bring a Visa card sales slip and their Visa card to Hard Rock Café for verification purposes). Visa, LAMC Productions and the audience will choose the winner. The closing date for the contest is 28 July 2010.