Hip-Hop Artist Common to Perform in San Francisco at Toyota City Championships

Dew Tour heads back to San Francisco for it’s second consecutive year of action-packed competition and cultural events including a live concert by Grammy winning, hip-hop artist Common!

Known for his innovation and lyrics, two-time Grammy winning artist Common, and a special guest yet to be announced, will take the stage Saturday, October 12 at the Regency Ballroom. Dew Tour fans 18 and over are invited and encouraged to assemble with the mases to hear him spit – tickets are $50 and available HERE.

Common joins a weekend of skate, BMX and FMX competitions featuring the sports top athletes. In addition, Dew Tour Recognize will showcase San Francisco’s action sports history with a gallery of photographs featuring influential skate and BMX photographers. This FREE event will captivate the culture and lifestyle of action sports and of San Francisco.     

Read the press release below to find out how you can join the action of the competition, meet athletes, ride the courses and see Common perform live! Scroll to the bottom of this post to watch and listen to Common’s “Universal Mind Control” featuring Pharrell and get pumped.


Tickets On Sale Now 

 Action Sports Festival Celebrates Music and Photography in San Francisco October 11-13

Burr Ridge, Ill. – Sept 25, 2013 – Returning to San Francisco for the second consecutive year, The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships celebrates the action sports lifestyle, incorporating cultural events throughout the weekend. Tickets are on sale now for a music performance by hip-hop artist, Common, rounding out a day of athletic competitions. Also adding to the entertainment and excitement of the weekend is the year’s second installment of Dew Tour Recognize, a photo exhibit showcasing inspirational skate photography from well-known industry photographers.

With more than eight recorded studio albums, a successful television series and more, Common takes the stage, with a special guest, in San Francisco on Saturday, October 12. Fans 18 and over are invited to head to the Regency Ballroom (1300 Van Ness Ave.) from 9-11p.m., with doors opening at 8:30p.m., to listen to one of hip-hop’s best lyricists. Known for having one of the most innovative and positive voices among the hip-hop community, Common has earned two Grammy awards and has captivated audiences for more than two decades. Tickets for the show are $50 and can be purchased starting today at DewTour.com.

On Friday, October 11, Dew Tour Recognize will celebrate San Francisco’s rich skate and BMX history. From 8- 11p.m. at Book & Job Gallery (838 Geary St), Dew Tour will host a gallery of San Francisco photography, featuring influential skate and BMX photographers such as Bryce Kanights, Gabe Morford, Joe Brook, Luke Ogden, Mike Blabac, Kyle Camarillo, Chris Ortiz, Jeff Landi, Tobin Yelland, Dave Chami, Rob Dolecki and Jeff Zielinski. The event is free and open to the public. Book & Job will also be open to the public from 11a.m. to 6p.m. Friday through Sunday with the Recognize: Photo gallery on display.

These events round out three days of free skate, BMX and FMX competitions featuring the world’s top action sports athletes. The family-friendly Dew Tour Experience will also be open throughout the weekend for fans to interact with Dew Tour partners, meet athletes, skate, ride the Dew Tour fan courses and more. 

Dew Tour Premium Passes, on sale now at DewTour.com, are the perfect way to guarantee a spot in the action, offering fans guaranteed seating or sections, a souvenir credential and an exclusive Dew Tour swag bag. Friday Premium Passes will cost $25; Saturday Premium Passes will cost $50. 

Coverage of the 2013 Dew Tour Toyota City Championships will be broadcast on NBC October, 12-13 and will also be presented NBCSN, and Dew Tour Live on Dew Tour.com. Dew Tour Live – Dew Tour’s dedicated digital platform – will stream every competition live bringing more Dew Tour action, interviews and behind-the-scenes access than ever before. In addition, all telecast hours will be distributed internationally across NBC’s global distribution partners.

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