Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience Adds College StopsFebruary 23, 2016 by Les Paul Foundation
Interactive Music Tour Visits Colleges Starting with ASU on 2/26
Les Paul – The Tour is coming to college campuses as part of the CAMPVS program featuring stops with major university partners and select Campus DJ and College Battle of the Bands events, starting with Arizona State University on February 26, 2016.
Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience, the 53’ interactive mobile tour which is making its way across the United States is making the special stop to join the school’s annual Devilpalooza event, on the SDFC (formerly SRC) Fields starting at 6p MST. The event will feature a headlining set by star artist Hunter Hayes, and a variety of Carnival-like programming with ASU. The celebration is free for ASU college students to attend with event registration. Everyone who visits will have the opportunity to experience the life of Les Paul through extraordinary interactive musical experiences on board the tour. Students and visitors will have the chance to take the tour and learn all about the fascination that led Les Paul to become one of the greatest music innovators of all time.
The enormous tour unit takes visitors behind the scenes into the world of Les Paul giving them an opportunity for numerous interactive exchanges within 1,000 square feet full of music, technology and the energy of Les Paul! Guests can immerse themselves in music exploration, sound and technology innovations and hands-on interactive entertainment. Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience at ASU will be open February 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for student and academic viewing, and from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m at Devilpalooza to all Devilpalooza attendees.
As part of the tour, the Les Paul Foundation will also be offering college students a semester-wide guitar raffle giveaway, collecting entries online and on the ground. Just tag #LESPAUL100 @collegebattle with an image or why you should win, for a chance at the guitar giveaways. Check out highlights from Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience recent visit to Oregon State U.
About the Les Paul 100th Anniversary
Les Paul was an innovator who inspired creativity throughout his life. As the inventor of the solid body electric guitar, multi-track recording, over-dubbing (sound on sound) and numerous other recording techniques, he left an unmistakable mark on the music industry for future generations. The year-long Les Paul 100th Anniversary celebrates Les Paul’s life and includes major events and programs, tours, promotional campaigns, education grants and marketing initiatives that will secure his legacy for generations. The re-launched Les Paul Foundation website includes interactive opportunities with the late, great Les Paul as well as new merchandise. For more information and up-to-date schedules of the official Les Paul 100th Anniversary activities go to www.les-paul.com or www.lespaulfoundation.org.
CAMPVS is an intercollegiate entertainment platform focused on talent discovery, currently operating national Campus DJ and College Battle of the Bands properties. The venture has initial backing from: Universal Music Group, leading Silicon Valley angel investors, and a strategic partnership with Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors’ student housing portfolio.