The 25th annual finals of Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the biggest competition for undiscovered drum talents in the United States, will take place on January 18, 2014 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California.
Five finalists, selected from over 5,000 entrants Nationwide, will battle it out for the title of Guitar Center's Drum-Off Champion and a prize package valued at nearly $50,000.
The finalists are Josaih Maddox from Chicago, IL; Dawud Aasiya-Bey from Lake Elsinore, CA; Jonathan Burks from Little Rock, AR; Shariq Tucker from Bronx, NY and Hilario Bell from Miami, FL.
In addition to these competitors, the night will feature exclusive musical performances by a host of renowned drummers and a special Rock Walk Induction honoring acclaimed drummer Steve Ferrone.
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Average White Band, Chaka Khan), Chris Dave and The Drumhedz (Adele, Dolly Parton, D’Angelo) and Ray Luzier (Korn) are confirmed to perform live.
Additional guest performers as well as a panel of celebrity judges soon to be announced.
The Drum-Off is co-sponsored by DW, Evans, LP, Gretsch, Meinl, Modern Drummer magazine, OCDP, Pearl, Pro-Mark, Remo, Roland, Sabian, Shure, Tama, Vic Firth, and Zildjian.
Ticket are available now for $20 and can be purchased here.
The finals will take place on January 18th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. PST at the Club Nokia at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., #335, Los Angeles, CA 90015.