Fan Vote to Determine Opening Acts for George Killian's Irish Red Ruckus Tour

VHS or Beta will headline inaugural 10-city George Killian's concert tour; fans will vote to select opening acts

Aug 02, 2012, 15:34 ET from George Killian's Irish Red

CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Think you've got what it takes to rock the Red Ruckus? As the band VHS or Beta prepares to take the stage on a 10-city Irish Red Ruckus tour this fall, all eyes and ears will be on their opener. Starting today, up-and-coming bands can submit their songs to for the chance to open for VHS or Beta in their city.  To be eligible, all band members must be legal U.S. residents of Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Tennessee or Texas and 21 or older.  No purchase is required to enter or win.

Now through Sept. 2, bands can upload their songs to Facebook to enter for a chance to be selected for the fan vote. George Killian's Irish Red has partnered with The Onion's entertainment off-shoot, The A.V. Club, which will select the top three bands for each concert stop. Then, from Sept. 14Oct. 7, fans can vote on the Killian's Facebook page for their favorite band. Killian's will announce the winning bands via Facebook, and the opening acts will take the stage at their local Irish Red Ruckus tour stop ahead of the headliner.

"George Killian's Irish Red was first brewed in 1864 to be enjoyed with friends, and we think it's time to add to those fun nights out by adding a great soundtrack," said Katie Cowan, Killian's brand manager. "We're thrilled to be partnering with VHS or Beta, the AV Club and 10 amazing, up-and-coming bands to give our fans a rocking show they can enjoy with Killian's."

The Irish Red Ruckus will stop in the following cities:

  • Nashville, TN: 10/29
  • Newport, KY: 10/30
  • Detroit, MI: 11/1
  • Columbus, OH: 11/2
  • Minneapolis, MN: 11/8
  • Denver, CO: 11/11
  • Austin, TX: 11/14
  • Dallas, TX: 11/15
  • Boston, MA: 11/29
  • New York City, NY: 11/30

In addition to hosting the Irish Red Ruckus this fall, George Killian's will also be bringing a new flavor to market. Killian's Irish Stout's full-bodied flavor and dark brown color has been attracting fans for the past seven years when it was brewed annually for a festival in Dublin, Ohio. Starting this September, Irish Stout will be available in select markets on draft.

For more information on the George Killian's Irish Red, Irish Stout or the Irish Red Ruckus, please visit or

About George Killian's Irish Red
George Killian's Irish Red is an authentic Irish lager based on an original family recipe that dates back to 1864 in Enniscorthy, Ireland. George Killian first brewed a ruby ale that later became the inspiration for George Killian's Irish Red. He used only pure spring water and the finest caramel malts roasted longer and slower to give his brew a rich red color and distinctive taste. The beer is still known for its rich amber color and thick, creamy head. More information is available at or at

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