Outkast and Slimm Calhoun in the House at Atlanta Footaction Store

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Footaction USA

    IRVING, Texas, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletic footwear retailer
 Footaction USA has teamed up with Outkast, the nation's hottest hip-hop duo,
 and rapper Slimm Calhoun for a special store appearance in Atlanta.  The
 appearance coincides with Outkast's current concert tour, and is a homecoming
 of sorts for the Atlanta-based group.
     Dre, Big Boi and Slimm will sign autographs for fans at the Greenbriar
 Mall Footaction store on Monday, April 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The first hour
 will be exclusively for Starclub Gold Card members, Footaction's VIP
 customers.
     Radio station WHTA-FM "Hot 97" will broadcast live from the event and will
 be giving away Footaction T-shirts and gift certificates to callers during the
 weekend of April 7th and 8th.
     The appearance is in conjunction with Outkast's national Stank Love tour.
 Their triple platinum album (3 million) Stankonia has dominated the Billboard
 charts for 18 weeks with the hit singles "B.O.B." and "Ms. Jackson."
     Slimm Calhoun is the first signing on Outkast's Aquemini imprint, which is
 distributed through Elektra Entertainment Group.  Slimm's debut album, The
 Skinny, is scheduled for release on April 10.  He is currently on the road as
 a special guest on Outkast's Stank Love tour.
     In a promotion that began April 1, Footaction customers purchasing $75 or
 more will receive a free CD sampler featuring tracks from Outkast and Slimm
 Calhoun.  The samplers will be available at most Footaction stores while
 supplies last.
     The Outkast and Slimm Calhoun promotion is the most recent Footaction
 partnership with major recording artists.  Previous Footaction store events
 featured hip-hop artists Eve, Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli and Profyle.
     Founded in 1976, Footaction operates 554 stores in 43 states, Puerto Rico
 and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The company is a division of Footstar, Inc.
 (NYSE:   FTS) based in Mahwah, N.J.
 
 

SOURCE Footaction USA
    IRVING, Texas, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletic footwear retailer
 Footaction USA has teamed up with Outkast, the nation's hottest hip-hop duo,
 and rapper Slimm Calhoun for a special store appearance in Atlanta.  The
 appearance coincides with Outkast's current concert tour, and is a homecoming
 of sorts for the Atlanta-based group.
     Dre, Big Boi and Slimm will sign autographs for fans at the Greenbriar
 Mall Footaction store on Monday, April 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The first hour
 will be exclusively for Starclub Gold Card members, Footaction's VIP
 customers.
     Radio station WHTA-FM "Hot 97" will broadcast live from the event and will
 be giving away Footaction T-shirts and gift certificates to callers during the
 weekend of April 7th and 8th.
     The appearance is in conjunction with Outkast's national Stank Love tour.
 Their triple platinum album (3 million) Stankonia has dominated the Billboard
 charts for 18 weeks with the hit singles "B.O.B." and "Ms. Jackson."
     Slimm Calhoun is the first signing on Outkast's Aquemini imprint, which is
 distributed through Elektra Entertainment Group.  Slimm's debut album, The
 Skinny, is scheduled for release on April 10.  He is currently on the road as
 a special guest on Outkast's Stank Love tour.
     In a promotion that began April 1, Footaction customers purchasing $75 or
 more will receive a free CD sampler featuring tracks from Outkast and Slimm
 Calhoun.  The samplers will be available at most Footaction stores while
 supplies last.
     The Outkast and Slimm Calhoun promotion is the most recent Footaction
 partnership with major recording artists.  Previous Footaction store events
 featured hip-hop artists Eve, Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli and Profyle.
     Founded in 1976, Footaction operates 554 stores in 43 states, Puerto Rico
 and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The company is a division of Footstar, Inc.
 (NYSE:   FTS) based in Mahwah, N.J.
 
 SOURCE  Footaction USA