Peavey Electronics Corp., manufacturer of a range of musical instruments, will sponsor the spring 2004 Jagermeister Music Tour, which opens March 30 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Fla., and concludes May 14 in at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, Calif.
Tour headliners Slipknot and Chimaira — as well as Sworn Enemy, God Forbid and Full Blown Chaos, who will open select dates — use Peavey equipment. Chimaira guitarists Matt DeVries and Rob Arnold use Peavey 5150 amplifiers. Slipknot bassist Paul Gray plays through Peavey GPS 2600 power amps, Pro 810 bass enclosures and the new Pro 1600 bass amp head.
Dallas Coyle of God Forbid, Mike Raffinello and Lorenzo Antonucci of Sworn Enemy and Mike Facci of Full Blown Chaos all use Peavey 5150 guitar amps, while God Forbid co-guitarist Doc Coyle uses Peavey Triple XXX amps.
Peavey also sponsored the spring and fall 2003 Jagermeister outings, which featured Arch Enemy, Saliva, Stereomud and Systematic.
Peavey will give away one customized Peavey/Jagermeister Triple XXX guitar amplifier stack during the tour and one customized Rage guitar amp at each show. Peavey will also help promote up-and-coming talent by providing backline equipment to the Jagermeister Band Program, which selects a local act in each town to open the show. Provided equipment includes a Triple XXX custom stack, Pro 500 bass amp head, MAX bass preamp, GPS 1500 power amp, 5150 II guitar amp head, 5150 enclosures, Pro 810 bass enclosures and Feedback Ferret and KOSMOS audio processors.