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7/18/2005

 
Common, Q-Tip, Cypress Hill Join Miller Genuine Draft to Launch 1st Ever 'Flavor 2 Savor' Concert Series

Multi-City Urban Music Tour Celebrates Heart & Soul of American Culture

CHICAGO, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Miller Genuine Draft (MGD) is turning up the volume, and bringing the flavor with some of the freshest sounds in today's music. Beginning in July, MGD takes center-stage with the first-ever "MGD Flavor 2 Savor" concert series, which will travel to four U.S. cities with an all-star lineup that includes Common, plus hip-hop legends Cypress Hill, Talib Kweli and Big Boi of the Grammy Award-winning duo Outkast.

"MGD Flavor 2 Savor" kicked off July 15 in Minneapolis, and will travel to New York, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia before returning in October for the series finale in New York. It promises a rare showcase of chart-topping urban music headliners who have made indelible contributions to the American music landscape. In addition to the aforementioned, featured artists also include Q-Tip, Res and Jean Grae.

Miller Genuine Draft is producing the concert series as an acknowledgement of the influence, and pivotal role that urban music has played in shaping popular culture. "At Miller Genuine Draft, we strive to offer our consumers experiences that reflect the very best that America produces," said Terry Haley, brand manager, Miller Genuine Draft. "Whether it's R&B, hip-hop, neo-soul or jazz, the broad, global appeal of these progressive art forms is testimony to the creativity, talent and traditions that make these artists great. We're pleased to continue to honor that heritage by presenting 'MGD Flavor 2 Savor.'"

"MGD Flavor 2 Savor" tickets are available through special promotions that are being held in participating markets, and through the host venues. Concertgoers may also visit http://www.flavor2savor.com/ for additional ticket and concert information.

Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing Company is the oldest major brewer in America, celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2005. Miller is a wholly owned subsidiary of SABMiller plc, one of the world's largest brewers. Miller's principal beer brands are Miller Lite, Miller Genuine Draft and Miller High Life. The company imports Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Foster's and has craft brews Leinenkugel's and Henry Weinhard's. Its portfolio of brands also includes Milwaukee's Best and Sharp's, a non-alcohol brew. Miller produces Icehouse from the Plank Road Brewery, a small division of Miller; Olde English 800; and Mickey's Malt Liquor. More information about Miller Brewing Company is available at the company's corporate web site, http://www.millerbrewing.com/ .

Source: Miller Brewing Company

CONTACT: Ronald E. Childs, +1-312-986-1260, rchilds@flowerscomm.com, or
Audarshia Townsend, +1-312-986-1268, atownsend@flowerscomm.comm, both of
Flowers Communications Group

Web site: http://www.millerbrewing.com/
http://www.flavor2savor.com/




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