Chegg and College Battle of the Bands Present the Textbooks & Tickets Tour Offering College Students Exclusive Access to Artists T-Pain, Kreayshawn and More

Free National Concert Series and First Volume Mixtape, a Free Music Download for Students, is a Once in a Lifetime Experience

Oct 03, 2011, 08:30 ET from Chegg

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After a massively successful tour last year, Chegg today announced it will once again present the Textbooks & Tickets Tour and provide free tickets to college students across the country, giving them the opportunity to experience the music of some of the world's most popular artists.  Kicking off October 6, 2011, major musical acts will perform in college towns and cities, exclusively for college students.  The Textbooks & Tickets Tour is presented by Chegg and College Battle of the Bands, with partners Live Nation and Livescribe.

Thousands of students attended last year's Textbooks & Tickets Tour, which is part of Chegg's ongoing mission to connect with students and provide them with tools and services to help them save time, save money and get smarter.  Using direct feedback from college students, Chegg and College Battle of the Bands created this unique tour based on successful up-and-coming artists that students enjoy the most.

The tour, which kicks off on October 6, 2011, includes:

  • Two-time Grammy winner, T-Pain, in Orlando, Florida on October 6, 2011
  • Progressive and dynamic hip hop duo, The Cool Kids and Milkman in Austin, Texas on October 27, 2011
  • Rising electro-pop star MNDR and special guests in Los Angeles, California on November 03, 2011
  • MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist nominee, Kreayshawn, in Tempe, Arizona on November 19, 2011

"Chegg is focused on reducing the cost of education and increasing the tools students can access to increase their learning and results," said Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO of Chegg.  "We appreciate how hard college can be, so we want to celebrate our students by throwing them a party every now and then!"

"Textbooks & Tickets represents the future of college-music promotions and sponsorships. We are excited to grow this series to its huge potential," said Ben Weeden, COO North America at Live Nation.

Beyond putting on great concerts for college students, College Battle of Bands also shines the spotlight on student musicians and up and coming artists, having featured artists such as Chiddy Bang, Mike Posner, Land of Pines and The Local Natives.    

"The Textbooks & Tickets Tour gives college students an unprecedented opportunity to see some of today's hottest acts. Now in its second year, the events are becoming widely known as a unique concert opportunity for thousands of students across the country who may have not been able to afford seeing their favorite music artists on their own," said Evan Shapiro, Co-Founder of Textbooks & Tickets Tour and College Battle of the Bands. "We are thrilled to roll out this second year and look forward to giving students the unparalleled atmosphere and innovative experience they have come to count on!"

Tickets are available now and can be claimed by college students at  Another exciting and new entry to this year's tour is the first ever Back to School Mixtape: Volume I, an exclusive compilation download featuring some of the world's hottest musical artists is available for free to students from the site.

Back to School Mixtape: Volume I track listing includes college favorite Chiddy Bang who opens up with "Baby Roulette" featuring Grammy-award winners Train, followed by "In the Dark" by G6 breakout star Dev (feat. Flo Rida) and a flawless live recording of "Don't Gotta Work It Out" by soul pop ambassadors Fitz and The Tantrums.  Also featured are Tay Dizm feat. T-Pain, T.Mills, Kid Sister, Datarock, Black Cards, Wavves, Wallpaper, Dillon Francis and rising talent Ben Burgess with his aptly named and highly infectious single "College Girls." 2011 College Battle of the Bands winners Land of Pines and their contagious new mix "Not Your Fault" in addition to tracks by finalists The Mohicans, Rozzi Crane, Old Abram Brown and The John King Band to round out this inaugural Mixtape volume. Fans can go to Chegg's Facebook page at to listen and download.  

About Chegg:

Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed before, during and after college.  Students on more than 7,000 campuses nationwide use Chegg 365 days a year for: Homework help, Course selection, Note taking, Textbook and e-textbook rentals, Chegg Deals, scholarships and college recruitment. As a part of the company's philanthropic efforts, Chegg is dedicated to its Chegg For Good program, which aims to inspire, support, and encourage our students to make positive changes through causes focused on education, the environment, and their own communities. Since its founding in 2007, Chegg's growth has made it one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups. From starting as a purely textbook rental company to evolving into the education network, Chegg is disrupting (and enhancing) education for millions of students.  For more information, visit

About College Battle of the Bands:

College Battle of the Bands was launched to help top emerging artists gain exposure and recognition. Any student band or music artist currently enrolled in an undergraduate program can submit music for free at for a chance to be selected for a battle. College Battle of the Bands is presented by along with partners Live Nation, T-Mobile, Samsung and GRAMMY U®. The competition awards more than $100,000 in total prizing. The series began during the 2008-09 school year and has featured notable collegiate-artists including: The Local Natives, Mike Posner, Land of Pines, and many more. College Battle of the Bands also includes the Textbooks & Tickets Tour program, with College Battle competition winners getting an opening performance slot.