DREAM THEATER's MIKE MANGINI, FOO FIGHTERS' TAYLOR HAWKINS To Perform At 27th Annual 'Drum-Off' Finals

DREAM THEATER's MIKE MANGINI, FOO FIGHTERS' TAYLOR HAWKINS To Perform At 27th Annual 'Drum-Off' Finals

Five talented drummers from across the country have been chosen from over 5,000 drummers entered in more than 1,000 local competitions nationwide to compete as finalists in Guitar Center's 27th annual Drum-Off: the world's premier drum competition. A proven platform for success, celebrated and embraced by the drumming community, past winners have gone on to play for the likes of Prince, Beyonce, Jay Z, THE MARS VOLTA and more. At stake is a prize package including cash, gear, endorsement deals and more.

Seto take place January 16 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, the night will be hosted by Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth) featuring exclusive musical performances by a host of renowned drummers (listed below) and a special ceremony inducting Vic Firth and Jim Keltner into Guitar Center's RockWalk. All five finalists will perform live to compete for the winning title in front of a panel of celebrity judges and an audience full of fans and industry professionals on one of drumming's most celebrated nights.

Artist performances:

* Taylor Hawkins (FOO FIGHTERS)
* Mike Mangini (DREAM THEATER)
* Robert Sput Searight (SNARKY PUPPY, GHOST-NOTE)
* Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown)
* Gil Sharone (MARILYN MANSON, TEAM SLEEP)

Guitar Center's Drum-Off finalists:

* Hilario Bell (Miami, FL)
* Jonathan Burks (North Little Rock, AR)
* Luis Burgos Jr. (Brooklyn, NY)
* Brandon Zackey (Murrieta, CA)
* Tony Taylor (Matteson, IL)

Advance tickets are available for $25 and can be purchased here.

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