Tour dates for the third and final leg of the highly anticipated 2014 Honda Civic Tour featuring Latin DJ trio 3BallMTY will extend through November and December with performances coming to major markets including Dallas, Houston, New York, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. Tickets for Honda Civic Tour will go on sale starting Friday, October 17 and ticket information can be found at www.HondaCivicTour.com. Bilingual hip-hop group Los Rakas will support 3BallMTY on all dates.
3BallMTY (pronounced: Tribal Monterrey) is Erick Rincon, DJ Otto, and Sheeqo Beat – a cultural phenomenon and an award-winning electronic Latin music group from Monterrey, Mexico that received the Best New Artist award at the Latin Grammys in 2012. The young artists specialize in electronic mixes that combine cumbia and tropical music with pre-Hispanic influenced musical textures. As one of the most important and authentic representatives of “La Generacion Tribal” or “tribal generation,” 3BallMTY has broken cultural, generational and language barriers.
“We are honored to have been chosen as the first Latin artists to participate in the Honda Civic Tour and look forward to continuing the success of previous tours,” said Sheeqo Beat of 3BallMTY.
In staying true to annual tradition, all of this year’s Honda Civic Tour headliners have created their own customized Honda Civic vehicles, each showcasing the individual band’s style. Offering a nod to the fashion styles of dance music in Mexico, 3BallMTY‘s design showcases swoop imagery and utilizes diamonds to signify the deep roots of cultural music transformed to modern, electronic sounds.
Fans will have the opportunity to win one of nine incredible prizes through the 2014 Honda Civic Tour Sweepstakes, including a 2015 Honda CBR300R sport machine with 3BallMTY’s signature design. Grand prizes have included three custom-designed and autographed Honda Civic Coupe EX-Ls. First prizes have included a customized 2014 Honda Ruckus scooter featuring a co-design by Grouplove and Portugal. The Man and a customized 2014 Honda Grom motorcycle with custom paint design from American Authors. Second prizes include three amazing flyaway trips to join the Honda Civic Tour at designated stops, including Honda Civic Tour featuring Grouplove and Portugal. The Man at Rumsey Field (Central Park) in New York, American Authors at Paradise Rock Club in Boston and 3BallMTY at The Regent in Los Angeles. Each trip includes flights and hotel for a 3-day, 2-night stay for the winner and a guest, along with premiere tickets for the show. Fans can click here for online entry, additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions and full official rules.
Now in its 13th year, Honda Civic Tour is not one, but three successive tours in 2014, highlighting three distinct genres of music, that also serve as a significant pillar of the new Honda Stage music platform. Alternative rock bands Grouplove and Portugal. The Man co-headlined the first 2014 Honda Civic Tour this summer with Tokyo Police Club and Typhoon supporting on various dates. Brooklyn-based pop rock band American Authors are currently headlining the second leg with support from The Mowgli’s, Echosmith and Oh Honey, with U.S. dates running through mid-November.
Honda’s commitment to music runs deep, with a 13-year history presenting the popular Honda Civic Tour, as well as hosting Honda Stages at premier U.S. music festivals including Governors Ball, Music Midtown and Austin City Limits Music Festival. Honda’s passion for music content curation and delivering unique experiences to music enthusiasts has led the automaker’s development of the new Honda Stage platform. The Honda Stage program provides music fans one-of-a-kind music experiences through live performances and digital content: www.YouTube.com/HondaStage.
Under the Honda Stage program, American Honda brings together an unprecedented group of entertainment and technology leaders to produce and distribute some of the best original, high-quality music content available today, through dozens of live events and exclusive online content. The success of the Honda Civic Tour makes it a natural fit as a pillar of the Honda Stage program.