Malibu® Brings Summer's Hottest Party Across America with The Malibu® Music Invasion Tour

The World's Best Selling Caribbean Rum is Cranking Up the Heat Once Again This Summer, Hitting 10 Party Cities with Bumpin' Beats, Live Performances and Electric Cocktails

Jul 19, 2012, 10:50 ET from Pernod Ricard USA

NEW YORK, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Malibu® Music Invasion Tour kicks off Sunday, July 22, to bring summer's most unforgettable party to 10 cities across the country. From dance parties with the country's hottest DJs to exclusive music performances with the hottest bands, to tropically spiced-up cocktails on hand, Malibu continues to celebrate summer by delivering the most anticipated tour of the season!

The ultimate summer celebration heats up today in Miami, the hottest party city of the south. DJ Reach and DJ Tommy Virtue, the reigning performer of the Malibu Black Beats Battle earlier this month, are firing up the turntables to provide the ultimate soundtrack for a red-hot summer.

Along with the bumpin' DJ beats, party-goers will be treated to tunes from famed electronic duo, The Knocks, as well as a hot performance from a surprise musical guest in select tour cities, with jams that are sure to be coined this summer's ultimate party anthems. "It's time to break out the bikinis and board shorts and raise a glass to summer—Malibu style," said DJ Reach. "Only Malibu can deliver summer's hottest event, and this summer, things are on fire!"

Tour Stops:  

Sunday, July 22nd: Miami featuring a performance by The Knocks               

Saturday, July 28th: Virginia Beach featuring a performance by The Knocks            

Thursday, August 2nd: New York City featuring a performance by a guest performer           

Sunday, August 12th: Boston featuring a performance by The Knocks

Saturday, August 18th: NJ featuring a performance by The Knocks                                   

Wednesday, August 22nd: Chicago featuring a performance by The Knocks                              

Saturday, September 15th:  Austin featuring a performance by a guest performer

Friday, September 21st: San Diego featuring a performance by a guest performer               

Saturday, September 29thPhoenix featuring a performance by a guest performer

Thursday, October 4th:  Los Angeles featuring a performance by a guest performer


The Ultimate Summer DJ Gig

On July 11th in New York City, DJ Tommy Virtue dominated the Malibu Black Beats Battle to score the summer gig of a lifetime: a chance to be the opening act for well-known DJ Reach during the Malibu Music Invasion Tour. In true Malibu style, a battle was waged that featured the country's hottest DJs scratching their way to be selected as DJ Reach's opening act. Through a partnership with THEFUTURE.FM, original tracks were uploaded by DJs and voted on by fans through the Malibu Facebook page. Three DJs were then selected to perform in the ultimate spin off battle in NYC on July 11th, where DJ Tommy Virtue was officially declared the victor. In addition to the gig, DJ Tommy Virtue also received three cash installments and a new set of DJ equipment to amplify his killer beats across the country during the Music Invasion Tour.

To learn more about DJ Tommy Virtue's experience at each of the stops along the Malibu Music Invasion tour, check out or follow @Malibu_Rum on Twitter. 


Stir Up Your Own Beachy Beat

With Malibu, you're always in a summer state of mind. For those who aren't able to experience the Malibu Music Invasion Tour in person, it's easy to experience summer's hottest party from home! Raise a glass to summer and ignite your night with Malibu's delicious signature recipes:

  • Malibu Lemonade
    1 part Malibu Rum
    3 parts Lemonade


  • Maliboom Boom™
    3 parts Malibu Rum
    2 parts Grapefruit Juice
    2 parts Lemonade


  • Malibu Bay Breeze
    1.5  parts Malibu Rum
    2 parts Cranberry Juice
    2 parts Pineapple Juice


  • Malibu Pina Colada
    2 parts Malibu Rum
    2 parts Pineapple Juice
    1 part cream

More details on Malibu's summer of fun, including information on the Music Invasion Tour, videos from the road and beach-worthy tracks from DJ Reach, can be found at the Music Invasion  website ( Consumer fans can also "like" Malibu's Facebook page at for a chance to be invited to these exclusive private events.

About Pernod Ricard USA®

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, which employs more than 18,000 people worldwide and is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI).

The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlua® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Plymouth™ Gin, Seagram's Extra Dry Gin®, Martell® Cognac, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Pernod®, Ricard® and Avion™ Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avion); such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouet® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is based in Purchase, New York, and has roughly 850 employees across the country.

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