Common To Headline Winter Dew Tour Stage At Northstar

HIP HOP STAR AND GRAMMY WINNER COMMON

TO HEADLINE MUSIC STAGE AT WINTER DEW TOUR’S TOYOTA CHAMPIONSHIP AT NORTHSTAR-AT-TAHOE

ON FRIDAY, FEB. 20

Progressive Rock Band Tweak Bird to Kick Off the Free Show

at 5 p.m.

NEW YORK – January 27, 2009 – The Winter Dew Tour today announced that hip hop star and two-time Grammy winner Common will headline the Verizon Wireless music stage on Friday, Feb. 20, at the Toyota Championship, the third and final stop of the Winter Dew Tour, in Truckee, Calif.

Common burst onto the hip-hop scene in 1992 with his debut album “Can I Borrow a Dollar” and hasn’t looked back. In 2006 his hit record “Be”, produced mostly by superstar rapper Kanye West, was nominated for four Grammy Awards and won the coveted honor for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the hit single “Southside” featuring West. Cannon, who is set to release his highly anticipated album “’09”, also boasts a burgeoning acting career. The Chicago native held significant roles in blockbuster films “Smokin’ Aces”, “Street Kings”, “American Gangster”, “Wanted”, and the upcoming “Terminator Salvation”.

“I’m a huge Common fan so I’m pumped to see him perform live,” said Tanner Hall, currently first in the Freeski Superpipe Dew Cup points standings. “Common is the perfect performance to end the successful inaugural season of the Winter Dew Tour.”

Progressive/Psych-Rock band Tweak Bird features a tandem of brothers, guitarist Caleb and drummer Ashton Bird. Tweak Bird’s debut EP “Reservations”, released in September ’08, is filled with instrumental-style jamming and the high-energy sound the Los Angeles based Bird brothers have become known for.

All music from the Verizon Wireless music stage is free to the general public including the Friday night concert with Common and Tweak Bird.

The third and final stop of the inaugural Winter Dew Tour season, Northstar-at-Tahoe, will be broadcast LIVE on NBC with additional broadcasts on USA Network.

TV Schedule

NBC                 Saturday, Feb. 21th 2:30pm-4:00pm EST                  SKI Slope Men Finals

NBC                 Sunday, Feb. 22st 4:00pm-6:00pm EST                  SNB Pipe Women/ Men Finals

USA Network     Friday, Feb. 20th Midnight-1:00am EST                 SNB Slope Women/ Men Finals

USA Network     Saturday, Feb. 21th Midnight-1:00am EST                 SKI Pipe Men Finals

Similar to the Dew Tour’s summer competition structure, the Winter Dew Tour is based on a cumulative points system as the top snow athletes battle it out for a piece of the $1.5 million prize purse and the chance to take home the Dew Cup at the conclusion of the season in February.

The complete 2008/09 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event Date Location

Stop 1                           Dec. 18-21, 2008           Breckenridge, Colo.—Breckenridge Ski Resort

Stop 2                           Jan. 8-11, 2009              West Dover, Vt.—Mount Snow Resort

Toyota Championship     Feb. 19-22, 2009            Truckee, Calif.—Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort