July 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education for all ages, is embarking on their annual AllStars Summer Tour. After a demanding International audition process, the chosen top one percent of SOR students are set to go on an exciting adventure complete with tour buses and multiple live concerts throughout the country. These selected few are not only highly skilled musicians, but have also exhibited an unparalleled level of excellence in dedication, teamwork and leadership. With 22 tour dates set for this summer at some of rock’s most iconic stages, including Gathering Of The Vibes and the famed Lollapalooza in Chicago, these young aspiring musicians get to experience firsthand what a professional career in rock and roll is like.
School of Rock launched the AllStars Program in 2006 in keeping with the mission of inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life. The opportunity to be on stage performing for thousands of rock and roll fans nation-wide is a dream come true for these deserving students. Past AllStars have had the opportunity to share stages with notable acts as Portugal. The Man, Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction, Slash from Guns n’ Roses, and countless others. The AllStars tour gives these exceptional students the chance to both step into the limelight and to show to the world what their hard work, rock and roll spirit and collaboration has accomplished.
In addition to the showcasing of their students’ talent, School of Rock will be partnering up with Who Cares, Teen Cancer America. Given the deeply rooted rock and roll history of Who Cares Teen Cancer America, this collaboration with the School of Rock AllStars is a match made in rock n’ roll Heaven.
"I'd like to thank the School of Rock and all of you young people that are helping to promote the work of The Who's charity, Teen Cancer America. Teenagers helping teenagers with cancer by performing live shows is incredible and means a lot to me personally.” said Teen Cancer America Co-Founder and The Who band member, Roger Daltrey. “The music business as we know it would not exist without the support of teens and young adults. Their social needs have been ignored in the hospital system for too long and it is no longer acceptable. Teen Cancer America is a movement for change."
“It’s exhilarating each year to see and hear our most gifted and enthusiastic student performers on stage, rocking out, and reveling in the spotlight that their hard work has brought them.” said School of Rock CEO, Dzana Homan. “This tour is truly helping to make a difference in the world by giving these brilliant students a way to support Teen Cancer America and bring awareness to such a significant and meaningful cause, through their passion for music.”
The music school your mom and dad wished they had when they were kids, School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and up on stage, performing with their peers. With more than 150 locations in nine countries, the franchise proves that rock and roll is here to stay.
SOURCE School of Rock