Since its debut in June 2005, the Dew Action Sports Tour was quick to be named THE Pro Tour of Action Sports. Including five major, multi-sport events, the Dew Tour offers the biggest competitive cash purse ever seen in action sports - $2.5 million, with an additional $1 million bonus pool that is spread based on year-end tour standings. And for the 2006 season, NBC and USA Network will provide some pretty insane TV coverage.
The Dew Tour includes skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and FMX (freestyle motocross). At the end of the season the Dew Cup is awarded to the champion in each of the six disciplines. The Dew Tour stays true to the lifestyle that IS action sports with live concerts, a festival village featuring the latest video gaming, cool events, prize giveaways and a whole lot more.
This year, more than 150 of the world’s top action sports athletes are back for the second season of the Dew Action Sports Tour - all competing for the Dew Cup. Last year’s champions include Kenny Bartram
(Freestyle Motocross), Jamie Bestwick
(BMX Vert), Ryan Guettler
(BMX Park and BMX Dirt), Bucky Lasek
(Skate Vert) and Ryan Sheckler
The 2006 Dew Action Sports Tour skates into San Jose September 7-10 and will be held at HP Pavilion at San Jose.
In addition, the Dew Action Sports Tour has announced its music lineup for the Toyota Challenge in San Jose, CA. The Verizon Wireless music stage schedule will feature hip-hop legend, The Roots on Friday, September 8 starting at 9:00 p.m. with Dilated Peoples as the opening act.
The Roots is fronted by Black Thought, Questlove, and Kamal and their new album, Game Theory, comes out on Def Jam, August 29.
Opening for The Roots is LA-based hip-hop trio Dilated Peoples. Their first three albums – 2000’s The Platform, 2001’s Expansion Team and 2004’s Neighborhood Watch – are hip hop at its best. Look for their show to feature tracks from their new album, 20/20. Dilated Peoples hit the hip-hop radar hard with “This Way”; produced by and featuring Kanye West, this single vaulted them into wide-scale television and radio success, giving them a clearer vision for their music - hence the title of their new album 20/20.
The Friday evening concert is scheduled from 9:00-11:00 p.m. The music stage will be outside on the grounds of the event's festival village, at HP Pavilion, and will be easily accessible from all skateboard, BMX and freestyle motocross competition venues.
Concert admission is included in the daily ticket price for the Dew Action Sports Tour's Toyota Challenge. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, ticketmaster.com, charge by phone (408-998-TIXS), and at the HP Pavilion Box Office.