New York Band To Play ArenaFest 2009

BulletProof Messenger Named as the First SellaBand Band to Perform on Arena Tour

SellaBand (, the online music company where bands crowdfund investment, today announces New York based rock band BulletProof Messenger as the first wildcard band to perform at ArenaFest 2009. ArenaFest comprises 91 interactive concerts during the summer of 2009 that include: live music, sports, gaming, dating and competitions. During each live concert, two up-and-coming SellaBand bands will support a major headline act.

BulletProof Messenger was the 12th band to crowdsource investment on SellaBand and released its SellaBand album ‘Arm Yourself’ in January 2009, featuring 11 original compositions. Previously, BulletProof Messenger performed with Incubus and Collective Soul for their earlier release ‘The Crucial Line’ and was selected by XM Satellite Radio as one to the top unsigned acts in the USA. They have also established themselves as an exciting live act since winning a Clear Channel radio sponsored battle of the bands.

“Writing ‘Arm Yourself’ was no easy process, especially with one member of the band miles away serving in the US Army. It presented us with a unique challenge and we literally wrote the entire album online by emailing demos back and forth. We are extremely pleased with all the songs on the album and excited to be performing them at ArenaFest,” said Matt Litwin, DJ and electronics, BulletProof Messenger. “ArenaFest is a great opportunity for BulletProof Messenger to fulfil one of our dreams.”

“With the support of fans and music lovers from around the world, anyone with musical talent and a dream can tour major US arenas. ArenaFest gives emerging bands the opportunity to share the stage with some of today’s biggest music acts, all expenses paid,” said Johan Vosmeijer, CEO SellaBand. “BulletProof Messenger is a young, talented rock band that will provide the audiences of ArenaFest with great live performances.”

Announced arenas include: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas; The Place, Detroit, Michigan; US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona; Toyota Center, Cleveland, Ohio and the Honda Center, Anaheim, California. Further arenas and wildcard bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

SellaBand is continuing to seek bands to perform at ArenaFest. To sign up bands from Europe and North America should visit and register. On SellaBand artists and bands can crowdsource funding, record a professional album, utilise its worldwide distribution network and now perform live to thousands of people.

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