With a top speed of 45mph (downhill), the vintage red, double-decker bus, complete with plasma screens, Kicker audio equipment, and a custom built mahogany bar, travels coast to coast carrying a stellar lineup of breaking UK artists, and entourage support from Triumph and Land Rover.
The talent is a classic mix that has existed since rock and roll first started criss-crossing the Atlantic – three UK groups influenced by three different genres of music.
The Crave - Poised for a US breakthrough, the four-piece group from Manchester brings a Foo Fighters- and Green Day-influenced big rock sound on their first tour of the States. Through a strong DIY mentality, nonstop touring, and their debut EP Bring It On (Panic Room) they have become popular in the UK.
Jyrojets - Jyrojets have toured the UK, Europe, and Russia, supporting their debut Limited Edition EP (Songphonic) and are climbing up the UK Indie charts. The five-piece group blends a heavy dose of Nirvana with Simon and Garfunkel harmonies, Beatles melodies, and plenty of attitude.
Julia Jones is the Welsh-born tour founder. Julia wrote her latest album Notes from the Road while on the Tour last year.
These emerging artists will perform at all BBC America BritBus Tour public events, to be held in high-profile downtown areas and feature cool exhibits, such as photography of iconic British artists by the legendary Mick Rock, contests, and product and cultural displays by Tour partners. The BBC America BritBus Tour will also feature events at top venues, including Virgin Megastore and British Invasion nights continue the celebration, bringing the party to popular local area pubs and clubs in select markets. Launch parties are held at area hotels amidst tea parties that put a cool spin on proper high tea.
2007 BBC America BritBus Tour Itinerary
April 24-28 San Francisco, CA
April 29-May 1 San Jose, CA
May 2- May 5 Los Angeles, CA
May 6-7 San Diego, CA
May 9-12 Phoenix, AZ
May 16-19 Denver, CO
May 21-23 St. Louis, MO
May 23-28 Chicago, IL
May 31 – June 2 Atlanta, GA
June 5 Washington, DC/Baltimore
June 8-10 Philadelphia, PA
June 12-13 Boston, MA
June 15-16 New York, NY
June 17 Hoboken, NJ/ NYC evening
June 18 New York
For more information, visit www.thebritbustour.com