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The Expendables Winter Blackout Tour 2012 With Special Guests MTHDS, Through The Roots, And Fortunate Youth Live At MontBleu Casino Resort, February 11, 2012

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The Expendables Winter Blackout Tour 2012 is coming to the MontBleu Theatre, Saturday, February 11, 2012.  Special guests include MTHDS,Through The Roots, and FortunateYouth.
Tickets are just $18 in advance, or $20 the day of show, and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the MontBleu Box Office, or online at www.ticketmaster.com  You can also purchase by phone by calling MontBleu Resort, 775-588-3515.
The Expendables enjoyed a laid-­-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing, skating, partying, and playing musicwere commonplace. Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast. Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years.

The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers (Guitar and Vocals), Adam Patterson (Drums and Vocals), Raul Bianchi (Lead Guitar) and Ryan DeMars (Bass). The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-­-length, completely independent releases. No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and Gettin’ Filthy (2004), would bring in a combined total of over 40,000 units sold with no physical distribution and no record label.

While touring and supporting their album, Gettin’ Filthy, The Expendables would share the stage with Slightly Stoopid and catch the attention of founders and front men Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty. In 2007 Slightly Stoopid formed their own independent label, Stoopid Records, and signed The Expendables for the label’s first non-­-Stoopid release, which was The Expendables self-­-titled. Released in September 2007, the album would be accepted as an instant classic by fans and received ravereviews from critics.

The band continued supporting the album with hundreds of shows over the next two years, gaining fans around the world, and respect from the bands that influenced them. The band would share the stagewith bands like Slightly Stoopid, NoFX, Less Than Jake, Pennywise and Pepper to name a few. At the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010 the band would work ontheir next album Prove It produced by Paul Leary (producer ofSublime, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Supersuckers, as well as the guitar player for Butthole Surfers) and El Hefe (guitar player for NoFX).

Prove It was released May 11th 2010 debuting at #158 on the Billboard Top 200, #30 on Billboard’s Independent charts, and #4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers! The album also pushed to #15 on iTunes Top 200 and #5 on iTunes Alternative Charts, jumping The Expendables to a new level in theircareer. The band’s new release would include guest performances by C-­-Money, OG, and Dela of Slightly Stoopid throughout the album. Jumping into the mix as well would be long time friend G. Love on the ballad “Wells”.

The Expendables have continued their tenacious touring schedule in 2011 and was a featured band on all dates of the massive yearly festival favorite, Warped Tour. Moving into2012, The Expendables will be ringing in the New Year with Slightly Stoopid at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, followed by their annual Winter Black Out Tour, traveling through the West and mid-­-West on a 14 date run.

Thirteen years later, five albums down and countless miles covered, The Expendables show no signs of slowing down.

Joining The Expendables will be special guests MTHDS, Through The Roots, and Fortunate Youth.

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