Takeover Records Searching For Unsigned Talent To Open For Yellowcard

By | June 16, 2004 at 12:00 AM

On this summer’s Warped Tour, Yellowcard guitarist Ben Harper and his label, Takeover Records, will be looking for a talented unsigned band to take under their wing. Not only will this band be guaranteed at least one spot opening for Yellowcard on their 2005 tour, but they’ll also score an album release from Takeover.

Working in conjunction with PureVolume.com and AbsolutePunk.net, Takeover Records will be gathering demos for their nationwide “Sign My Band” contest at the tent they share with Yellowcard on the Warped Tour. “This contest is just a great way to directly connect with kids everywhere and show our involvement,” Harper said. Ten finalists will be selected from the submissions to be featured on PureVolume.com, where they will then be voted on by the public. From there, one lucky group will win the prize.

Though formed in 1997 by Harper and good friend Greg McDonald, Takeover Records has only recently started to expand its empire. The label began by releasing early Yellowcard material, but has since grown to be the home of punk bands Stole Your Woman, HeyMike!, Craig’s Brother, and Gametime.

Despite their current acts, Takeover isn’t a label exclusively for punk. “We’re just an outlet for great music. Signing a hip-hop artist would even be cool,” Harper said. Overall, the Yellowcard guitarist describes Takeover as “a creative label that’s artist-friendly and really into music.”

With a goal to expand its roster yet stay indie, Takeover Records ultimately hopes to be worldwide. So far Yellowcard has been paving the way for the label, but with all its continued development, Harper thinks Takeover will soon stand on its own. “This label was always just a dream,” he said, “but our hard work made it a reality.”

For more information on Takeover Records, log on to TakeoverRock.com.

Catch Yellowcard And Takeover Records On The Warped Tour:

  • June 25 – Houston, TX – Reliant Center – Reliant Park
  • June 26 – Dallas, TX – Smirnoff Music Centre
  • June 27 – Selma, TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • June 29 – Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico St. Univ. Practice Field
  • June 30 – Peoria, AZ – Peoria Sports Complex
  • July 01 – Fullerton, CA – California St. University
  • July 02 – Fullerton, CA – California St. University
  • July 03 – San Francisco, CA – Pier 30 / 32
  • July 04 – Las Vegas, NV – Desert Breeze Park
  • July 06 – Chula Vista, CA – Coors Amphitheatre
  • July 07 – Ventura, CA – Seaside Park
  • July 08 – Marysville, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • July 09 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center
  • July 10 – George, WA – The Gorge
  • July 11 – Saint Helens, OR – Columbia Meadows
  • July 13 – Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Stadium
  • July 15 – Calgary, AB – Race City Speedway
  • July 16 – Bozeman, MT – Gallatin County Fairgrounds
  • July 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
  • July 18 – Denver, CO – Invesco Field At Mile High
  • July 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
  • July 21 – Maryland Heights, MO – UMB Bank Pavilion
  • July 22 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • July 23 – Cleveland, OH – Tower City Amphitheater
  • July 24 – Tinley Park, IL – Tweeter Center
  • July 25 – Minneapolis, MN – HHH Metrodome
  • July 26 – Bonner Springs, KS – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • July 28 – Atlanta, GA – HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
  • July 29 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
  • July 30 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Waterfront Park
  • July 31 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
  • August 01 – Jacksonville, FL – Fairgrounds
  • August 02 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amp. Charlotte
  • August 03 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Bch. Amp.
  • August 04 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion
  • August 05 – Burgettstown, PA – Post-Gazette Pavilion @Star Lake
  • August 06 – Camden, NJ – Tweeter Center At The Waterfront
  • August 07 – New York, NY – Randalls Island
  • August 08 – Englishtown, NJ – Raceway Park
  • August 10 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
  • August 12 – Quebec City, QC – Colisee Pepsi
  • August 13 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
  • August 14 – Barrie, ON – Molson Park
  • August 15 – Pontiac, MI – Pontiac Silverdome
  • August 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
  • August 17 – Columbus, OH – Germain Amphitheater
  • August 18 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C.
  • August 19 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
  • August 20 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium

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