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July 11, 2011 09:53 ET

Tune In: Red Bull Rock the Route Premieres on NBC Chicago

Route 66 Program Featuring Chicago Bands Brighton, MA and Young Jesus to Begin Airing July 17

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) -

On Sunday, July 17th at 11:35 p.m., NBC will air the first episode of "Red Bull Rock the Route." The TV program will showcase two bands from Chicago, Brighton, MA and Young Jesus, and their journey along the famed Route 66. Not just any cross-country tour, five stops along a seven-day journey were filled with challenges on and off the stage while the bands were pitted against each other in a unique music competition judged on various criteria along the way by surprise critics. Who won? Tune into NBC to find out!

Aside from each performance, the bands took turns driving a debilitated van and riding in a decked-out, refurbished 1955 Greyhound bus, pulling over in Texas for a 72 oz steak-eating challenge between a guitar player and a drummer as one of the challenges given to them. The band who successfully garnered enough points at the end of the tour won studio time at the state of the art, Red Bull Recording Studio in Los Angeles.

Check out their journey and learn more at

Two bands from Chicago with two different sounds:

Brighton, MA - Matthew Kerstein, Jim Tuerk, Sam Koentopp, Joe Darnaby, Jon Ozaksut
Young Jesus - Shawn Nystrand, John Rossiter, Peter Martin, Cody Kellogg

Celebrity appearances: Plain White Ts, Shiny Toy Guns & Gilby Clarke (Guns & Roses)

NBC5 (WMAQ-TV) & NBC Chicago Nonstop:

TV: NBC5 Sunday at 11:35 p.m.
Episode 1: July 17
Episode 2: July 24
Episode 1: July 31
Episode 2: August 7

Web: NBC Chicago at 9:00 p.m. & at 9:30 p.m.
Episode 1: July 16
Episode 2: July 23
Episode 1: July 30
Episode 2: August 6

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