(June 11, 2004, New York, NY) – Fuse, the nation's only viewer-driven, all-music network, announced that New Found Glory, the pop/punk quartet who have just released their new CD Catalyst, will host the premiere episode of Fuse's "Warped Wednesdays" on June 16th from 11 AM – 3 PM (EST). "Warped Wednesdays" is a slate of exclusive up-to-the-minute coverage and programming tied around the 2004 Vans Warped Tour, the U.S.'s longest-running music festival tour, which combines a mix of alternative music and extreme sports.
Every Wednesday all summer long between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM (EST), Fuse's air will be overtaken by the hottest bands on the tour, hosting hours of their favorite music videos and sharing their Warped road stories. Later in the day, fans can then tune-in to Fuse's live daily studio telecast between 6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST) for a final fix of tour updates, news, exclusive interviews from the road, and much more. Upcoming "Warped Wednesdays" shows include hosts Blink 182, Andrew WK, Story of the Year and Sugarcult.
Fuse has also teamed up with the RED service, America Online's all-new online experience for teens, to give up-to-the-minute coverage of the 2004 Vans Warped Tour. AOL RED personality Rob Czar will report live from the road each week during "Warped Wednesdays" during Fuse's live studio show between 6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST) and online on AOL's RED service.
"Warped Wednesdays" will air in conjunction with promotional spots and tour date announcements and provide build-up for a 90-minute special, "Warped Tour 10th Anniversary Special." The special will premiere on September 24th at 7:00 PM on Fuse and highlight exclusive footage from the tour that features more than 30 bands in the line-up such as Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Yellowcard and Taking Back Sunday.
Fuse, a network of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, is the nation's only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts and specials — all rooted in the music experience. Fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience by uniting the media platforms that are at the center of their communication and entertainment – TV, online, and interactive games – and by incorporating their opinions and suggestions into its on-air and online programming. More information about Fuse is available at www.fuse.tv.