N.E.R.D Performs LIVE at the Joint During the Dew Tour Championships

Part of the MTV2 Rock N Jock Concert Series, N.E.R.D to Rock the Skate Park Course at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Legendary Venue

Burr Ridge, Ill. – August 11, 2010 – N.E.R.D will perform live on the skate park course at the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas. Moments after the best skateboarders in the world battle it for the coveted Dew Cup, N.E.R.D will rock the skate park stage inside the legendary Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, October 15th. The concert is part of the Dew Tour Championships, a four-day event culminating the 2010 Dew Tour season and featuring competitions with the best skateboard, BMX and freestyle motocross athletes in the world, including Shaun White, Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez, Dave Mirra and many more. Tickets are now on sale starting at just $15.

Rock/funk/hip hop group, N.E.R.D is made up of childhood friends Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, with a recent addition of Rhea to the group in late 2009. Williams and Hugo originally started as the three-time-Grammy-winning production duo, The Neptunes, who produced hits for leading artists like Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, creating N.E.R.D in 2001 as a side project. Fast forward three albums later – In Search Of…(2002 U.S. release), Fly or Die (2004) and Seeing Sounds (2005) – that contained hit songs like “Lapdance,” “She Wants to Move,” and “Everyone Nose,” N.E.R.D has set the bar high for the much anticipated release of their fourth album, Nothing, in September 2010.

Tickets for the Dew Tour Championships are now on sale at Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com, select Ticketmaster retail outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office.

Tickets for the Plaza at the Hard Rock on Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th are just $15. Tickets for The Joint at the Hard Rock on Friday, October 15th and Sunday, October 17th range from $34 – $63.

The complete 2010 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                                        Date                 Location

Skate Open,                              June 25-26        Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
ISF Skateboarding World Championships                                                                                  
Nike 6.0 BMX Open                   July 23-24         Chicago, Ill. – Soldier Field South Festival Lot
Wendy’s Invitational                   Aug. 12-15        Portland, Ore. – Rose Quarter             
Toyota Challenge                       Sept. 16-19       Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions Arena
Dew Tour Championships        Oct. 14-17         Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

In its sixth year, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010 Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at season’s end to champions in each of the five disciplines, culminating at the Dew Tour Championships at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 2009 Dew Cup champions include Chris Cole (skateboard park), Bucky Lasek (skate vert), Garrett Reynolds (BMX park), Jamie Bestwick (BMX vert) and Ryan Nyquist (BMX dirt).