November 8, 2004 - Dont Look Down Make The Cut For MTV2's Dew Music Breakout Competition
Come online and VOTE for Dont Look down on Wednesday, November 24 (9pm ET / 6pm PT). You will have 24 hours from show time to go online and toss Dont Look Down a vote.

Here is the skinny:


Winning Band To Win The Ultimate ėBreakoutî With $50,000, Weeklong Appearance on ėMTV2 Rockî & Their Own ėBands A to Zî Page On

New York, NY (November 8, 2004) ņ MTV2 today announced it will join forces with Mountain Dew and FreedomZone to give one lucky, unknown band their ultimate big break with ėMTV2ís Dew Circuit Breakout.î Beginning Monday, November 22nd, MTV2 will host the twelve band semi-finalists from the ėDew Music Circuit,î as they compete head-to-head in a weeklong battle of the bands tournament on MTV2. Determined entirely by music fans voting on, MTV2 will narrow the field to three band finalists who will perform live on-air at MTV2ís Time Square Studios on Saturday, December 4th. Once again, voted on by the fans, the winner will get their ultimate break including $50,000, their own ėBands A to Zî page on, and will appear on ėMTV2 Rockî for the week of December 6th at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

Each of the twelve semi-finalist bands competing survived Mountain Dew and FreedomZoneís ėDew Music Circuitî where they were judged and selected from a pool of over 100 other bands by college radio station directors nationwide. Now, facing the chance to join famous ėDew Music Circuitî alumni Yellowcard and Taking Back Sunday, each band will up the stakes and compete on ėMTV2ís Dew Circuit Breakout.î Participating bands include:

Dont Look Down
Hawthorne Heights
Fifth Year Crush
Jahi and the Life
Mock Orange
Stereo 360
The Kite-Eating Tree
River City High

The first round of ėMTV2ís Dew Circuit Breakoutî competition will begin on MTV2 Monday, November 22nd and continue throughout the week. ėMTV2ís Dew Circuit Breakoutî semi-finals programming will include:

Monday, November 22nd at 9pm ET/6pm PT
Tune-in as MTV2 VJ Jim Shearer kicks off the competition and introduces the audience to The Kite-Eating Tree, Fifth Year Crush, Zion-I, and Limitpoint. Featuring in-depth profiles, interviews and performances, viewers will then have 24-hours to visit where they can vote for their favorite. The winner of the four bands will proceed to the final competition on December 4th. During this show viewers will also hear from ėDew Music Circuitî alumni Yellowcard on their early beginnings and their success since the Circuit.

Tuesday, November 23rd at 9pm ET/6pm PT
The competition will continue as MTV2 VJ Jim Shearer announces Monday nightís winner, and introduces the next set of semi-finalists. The MTV2 audience will meet EXO, Mock Orange, Jahi and the Life, and Hawthorne Heights with feature profiles on each band, interviews and performances. Fans will once again have 24-hours to visit to vote for their favorite. During this show fans will also hear from Taking Back Sunday on their ėDew Music Circuitî experience.

Wednesday, November 24th at 9pm ET/6pm PT
MTV2 VJ Jim Shearer will announce the winner of Tuesdayís show, and introduce the MTV2 audience to the last four semi-finalists which include Stereo 360, Donít Look Down, Aceyalone, and River City High. Once again, fans will have 24-hours to vote for their favorite on Viewers will also hear from Circuit alumni the Starting Line.

Thursday, November 25th at 9pm ET/6pm PT
In this half-hour special, MTV2 will recap the events from the three previous nights and announce the winner from Wednesday nightís show, airing complete profiles on each of the three finalists. Viewers will also be invited to vote at for their favorite up until the live finale on December 4th.

On Saturday, December 4th at 6pm ET/3pm PT MTV2 will air the ėMTV2ís Dew Circuit Breakout Live Finale.î Hosted by MTV2 VJ Jim Shearer, each of the three band finalists from the previous week will appear at MTV2ís studios in Times Square to perform a song off their current album for a live studio audience. Each band will then be critiqued by MTV alumni and Sony A&R executive Matt Pinfield, along with Circuit alumni Yellowcard who will also take the stage to perform. Music fans will be able to vote live on during the one-hour special for the one band they feel deserves to ėbreakoutî above all the others. The winner of ėMTV2ís Dew Circuit Breakoutî will be announced live on-air and will hit the stage for celebratory second performance, plus walk away with $50,000, appear on ėMTV2 Rockî throughout the week of December 6th at 8pm ET/5pm PT, and receive their own ėBands A to Zî page on

For complete details on ėMTV2ís Dew Circuit Breakoutî including band information, show dates, and much more,

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