Quarashi On-Board Van's Warped Tour '02

By | May 15, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Quarashi, the radical hip-hop/punk quartet that’s smashing the musical stereotypes of the group’s native Iceland, embark on the band’s first major American tour as part of the hotly-anticipated Van’s Warped Tour ’02, kicking at the Idaho Center in Boise on June 21 (full itinerary follows).

Picked as one of Spin’s “Bands to Watch in 2002,” Quarashi is currently enjoying the breakout success of “Stick ‘Em Up,” the first single to be released from the group’s debut U.S. album Jinx. A #1 Most Added record at Alternative Radio, “Stick ‘Em Up” can be seen and heard scorching the airwaves on MTV and MTV2.

Back in Reykjavik, Quarashi has ripped apart the fabric of Iceland pop music earning itself two gold albums: the band’s debut and follow-up, Xeneizes. According to Billboard (April 13, 2002), Quarashi “is well poised for similar success here… ‘Stick ‘Em Up,’ a powerful stadium-sized anthem, finds guitars, drums, and turntable wizardry wickedly cavorting….”

Request (May/June 2002) echoed the sentiments: “… the band seems poised to accomplish a feat no other Icelandic group has achieved in the States: platinum success…. Blending hip-hop and punk… Quarashi has loaded its U.S. debut, Jinx, with smart beats, high-energy rhymes, and an abundance of attitude. All in all, it’s the perfect recipe for becoming this year’s buzz band.”

Quarashi – Van’s Warped Tour ’02 Itinerary

  • 06/21/02 Boise, ID Idaho Center
  • 06/22/02 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark, Arena
  • 06/23/02 Brighton, CO Adams County Fairgrounds
  • 06/25/02 Omaha, NE West Fair Amphitheatre
  • 06/26/02 St. Louis, MO Riverport Amphitheater
  • 06/27/02 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater
  • 06/28/02 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center
  • 06/29/02 Houston, TX Reliant Center
  • 06/30/02 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 07/02/02 Peoria, AZ Peoria Sports Complex
  • 07/03/02 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheater
  • 07/05/02 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center
  • 07/06/02 Lake Tahoe, CA Boreal Ski Resort
  • 07/07/02 Tulare, CA Tulare County Fairgrounds, Stadium
  • 07/10/02 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • 07/11/02 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • 07/12/02 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
  • 07/13/02 San Francisco, CA Pier 30/32
  • 07/14/02 San Francisco, CA Pier 30/32
  • 07/20/02 George, WA Gorge Amphitheater
  • 07/22/02 Billings, MT Oscar’s Park Amphitheatre
  • 07/23/02 Fargo, ND Fargodome, Arena
  • 07/24/02 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
  • 07/25/02 Noblesville, IN Deer Creek Amphitheater
  • 07/26/02 Cleveland, OH Nautica Stage
  • 07/27/02 Tinley Park, IL World Music Theater
  • 07/28/02 Minneapolis, MN Harriett Island
  • 07/30/02 Columbus, OH PromoWest Pavilion
  • 07/31/02 Cincinnati, OH Firstar Center
  • 08/01/02 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheater
  • 08/02/02 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
  • 08/03/02 Pompano Bch, FL Pompano Field
  • 08/04/02 Tampa, FL USF Soccer Field
  • 08/05/02 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Raceway
  • 08/06/02 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 08/07/02 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 08/08/02 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
  • 08/09/02 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center
  • 08/10/02 New York, NY Randall Island

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