ROCK STARS & STRIPES – THE AMERICAN ROCK EXPERIENCE

Posted Monday, July 18th

Starring BOSTON's DAVID VICTOR - Firehouse Aug 6-7

July 18, 2016

Former Guitarist/Vocalist of BOSTON Unveils

“Rock Stars & Stripes: The American Rock Experience”

 Two Night Concert at Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton Honors Local Heroes

Pleasanton, CA (July 4th, 2016) – After years of crisscrossing the country, entertaining fans as vocalist and guitarist with former band BOSTON, Bay Area native David Victor decided it was time to celebrate more than the music. It was time to celebrate America and the people that make this country great.

 

“Rock Stars & Stripes: The American Rock Experience” does just that. Combining classic American rock hits performed by world class musicians, including Victor, and live video, this unique concert is making its debut at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, CA on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. Audiences are taken on a virtual “rock ‘n roll road trip across America,” with a live performance enhanced by powerful and evocative visuals of the U.S.A. and the people.

 

“When I was in BOSTON, the only way to know where we were was a piece of duct tape on the monitor that said the name of the city,” says Victor. “We never had time to get to know the people and the places. With ROCK STARS & STRIPES, we celebrate the people, the country and their town, what makes them unique and special in America.”  About the multi-media component Victor notes: “And our video contributes to the story of the music we’re playing in a very engaging way…I’ve never seen anything like it.” The visuals are directed by two-time MTV “Best Music Video of the Year” and Emmy Award winning director Jeff Clark.

 

A “Local Hero” will also be recognized at each of the shows. The hero is nominated by local community members and can be from police, fire or military organizations, a teacher, a volunteer or anyone who has had a positive impact on the community. Those looking to nominate a “Local Hero” are encouraged to visit http://rockstarsandstripesshow.com/nominate/.  At this writing, nominations are still open for the Pleasanton shows.

 

In addition to recognizing a deserving hero, the “Rock Stars & Stripes” will support a local charity at each performance. A portion of the August 6th show will benefit the Pleasanton Military Families organization, which provides care, comfort and support to the families of military personnel, both active duty and reserve, who live in Pleasanton. A portion of the proceeds from the August 7th show will be donated to the Pleasanton Police Officers Charitable Foundation which provides financial assistance to countless families, individuals, and local charities throughout the city of Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley.

 

Reserved seating tickets: $27.00-$38.00. Purchase online at www.firehousearts.org, or call Box Office 925-931-4848, and in person at the Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.  Box Office hours are Wednesday – Friday 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and two hours prior to the performance.

For more information about “Rock Stars & Stripes: The American Rock Experience” visit http://www.rockstarsandstripesshow.com

 

The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge.  With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.  The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton. 

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David Victor is available for interviews and radio/TV appearances: dv@davidvictor.com

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