International Pop Overthrow (IPO) 2007

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International Pop Overthrow (or IPO, as it has affectionately become known) is a pop music festival that has been held for the past nine years in Los Angeles, and more recently in Chicago, New York, Boston, Baltimore, Nashville, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Liverpool, England (at the world famous Cavern Club)! 2006 was the most successful year yet, and 2007 should be even better.

The first stop in 2007 will be Atlanta, for the first time ever, from February 21-24. Later in the year, shows will be back in Nashville, Chicago, Liverpool, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver BC, Boston and New York, and Minneapolis for the first time, as well as other potential locations. Each International Pop Overthrow features between 100 and 180 of the best pop bands from around the world. The purpose of International Pop Overthrow is two-fold: to give every worthy band who'd like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do so, and to bring pop music the attention it so richly deserves, with the hope that it gains the kind of exposure that brings it into the hearts and minds of the mainstream and, hopefully, today’s radio and video markets.

Please note deadlines for regional events are as follows:

Nashville: January 15

Chicago: February 6

Minneapolis: February 24

Liverpool: March 13

Los Angeles: April 15

San Francisco: April 22

Seattle: May 8

Vancouver, BC: June 5

Boston: August 18

New York: August 18

Toronto: August 18

Pop music, as it applies to International Pop Overthrow, is primarily guitar-based, melody-driven rock 'n roll music that is inspired by the spirit of the music that graced the radio waves in the 1960s and 1970s, but with a modern edge. If you feel that your music falls within this umbrella, we'd love to hear it!

IPO Sponsors include Sonicbids, Not Lame Recordings, Jam Recordings, Rainbow Quartz Records, DW Drums, Fender/SWR Amplifiers, Victoria Amplifiers, Zildjian Cymbals, and various others in particular locations.

IPO is held at venues like Schubas (Chicago), Knitting Factory (Los
Angeles), The Cavern Club (Liverpool), The End (Nashville), The Uptown Bar (Minneapolis) Red Devil Lounge (San Francisco), The Railway Club
(Vancouver), The Paradise Lounge (Boston), The Baggot Inn (New York), and many, many more!

*This year's dates are:

Atlanta (February 21-24) Deadline passed.

Nashville: February 27-March 3 (40 performance slots)

Chicago: April 12-April 28 (160 performance slots)

Minneapolis: May 2-5 (30 performance slots)

Liverpool: May 22-28 (175 performance slots)

Los Angeles: July 27-August 11 (160 performance slots)

Bay Area: August 17-22 (40 performance slots)

Seattle: August 24-27 (30 performance slots)

Vancouver, BC: August 28-September 1 (30 performance slots)

Boston: October 31; November 2-4 (40 performance slots)

New York: November 8-13 (60 performance slots)

Toronto: November 14-17(35 performance slots)

*Festival dates and number of performance slots are approximate and subject to change.

IPO is currently accepting applications for all of the above locations.

Please note: This Promoter is not using Sonicbids Status Manager and will only reply to those artists who are being selected.