Lakewood, NJ (August 29, 2006)–Neutrik’s Silent Plug recently handled the demanding rigors of the 2006 Vans Warped Tour. Designer and manufacturer of the “XX” series XLR cable connector, Neutrik served as an official sponsor of the recently completed East Coast Indie Stage (ECIS) at the Warped Tour. As sponsor, Neutrik supplied Silent Plug cable assemblies to each of the performing bands.
Neutrik’s involvement with this year’s music festival is part of the company’s dedication to supporting young, aspiring musicians and the Silent Plug was reportedly met with enthusiasm from the East Coast Indie Stage staff and various musicians who participated in the event.
Modern Day Saint performs at the East Coast Indie Stage.”On tour, you don’t really spend too much time thinking about cables and connectors, but when you’re using a product like the Neutrik Silent Plug, you are forced to pay attention,” stated Joe Urban from ECIS performing band Modern Day Saint. “The Silent Plug saves you time and wear and tear on yourself and your amplifier.”
Josh Fifty from the group Split Fifty agrees, and added, “Neutrik cables are super sturdy and that’s important when you are a touring band; your gear has to hold up and the Neutrik equipment definitely does.” Bandmate Zach Fifty added, “There has never been a cable assembly that offered this kind of performance. From the reaction of the other performers on tour, I know the Silent Plug will be popular with live musicians.”
Split Fifty performs at the Warped Tour’s East Coast Indie Stage.The East Coast leg of the 2006 Vans Warped Tour kicked off in June, and featured more than 70 bands, including Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Helmet, and The Early November. The ECIS, coordinated by East Coast Independent, featured a lineup of independent bands from across the U.S.