US Air Guitar Championships announce 2012 season!

Ah the illustrious art of the Air Guitar! Everyone does it! If you say you don’t, you’re a damn liar. Hell, I spend 75% of my time at work standing around air guitaring and air drumming to my iPod, instead of doing, you know, work. But did you know that there are actual championships? Well there are. And it’s awesome. Dudes getting on stage and shredding that H20 like no one’s watching. It’s a beautiful thing.

FACT: Eddie Van Halen learned how to play a real guitar after spending his life playing an air guitar.

SECOND FACT: Mr. Eric Melin from our partner site Scene-Stealers.com, is a real life air guitar hero. You may have heard of him? He goes by Mean Melin. He’ll be going up against a dude known as Magic Cyclops from American Idol fame. It will be an epic battle of epic proportions. Below, you’ll find a video of Eric goin’ H.A.M. on Slayer’s “Angel Of Death”. So let’s all give a big ol’ Pete Townsend Good Luck Windmill to Mean Melin!

THE US AIR GUITAR CHAMPIONSHIPS
ANNOUNCE
2012 REGIONAL COMPETITIONS
AND
NATIONAL FINALS IN DENVER, CO

Contestant Sign-Ups Begin Today / Tickets On Sale This Weekend

Star of Air Guitar Nation, Björn Türoque, Returns to Host
2008 World Champion, Hot Lixx Hulahan, Returns to Judge
www.USAirGuitar.com Re-launched

Chicago’s Nordic Thunder Defends His U.S. Title
Magic Cyclops Takes a Shot on American Idol

THE 2012 SEASON

2012 REGIONAL COMPETIONS
June 15 Fri: Portland – Dante’s
June 16 Sat: Seattle – El Corozan
June 20 Wed: Philadelphia – Johnny Brenda’s
June 21 Thu: New York City – Bowery Ballroom
June 22 Fri: Boston – Brighton Music Hall**
June 22 Fri: Kansas City – Beaumont Club**
June 23 Sat: Washington DC – 9:30 Club
June 29 Fri: Chicago – Metro
June 30 Sat: Minneapolis – Cabooze
July 12 Thu: San Diego – Soda Bar
July 13 Fri: Los Angeles – Troubadour
July 14 Sat: San Francisco – The Independent

**two competitions in two cities are happening on the same evening

2012 US AIR GUITAR WILD CARD COMPETITION
July 19 Thu: Boulder, CO – [venue TBA]

2012 US AIR GUITAR NATIONAL FINALS
July 21 Sat: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre

AIR GUITAR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
August 24 Fri – Oulu, Finland

By Richard Pepper

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