DATE: MARCH 30, 2012
FROM: MARCEE RONDAN
“THE THREAT TO FORMALIZED RELIGION…I AM”
LOS ANGELES CONFERENCE
SET FOR APRIL 20 AND 21
FREE EVENT TO FEATURE MUSIC, CONVERSATION, ART
AND ACTION SPORTS
THE WHOSOEVERS’ SONNY (FROM P.O.D.) INTERVIEWS
KORN’S FIELDY AND FORMER BANDMATE HEAD MAKING THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE TOGETHER IN SIX YEARS
AND THE WHOSOVERS’ RYAN RIES HOSTS CONVERSTIONS WITH
“SOUL SURFER” BETHANY HAMILTON, AND METAL MULISHA’S BRIAN DEEGAN
Get off your couch and join the movement.
That’s the word from THE WHOSOEVERS about their upcoming “THREAT TO FORMALIZED RELIGION…I AM” CONFERENCE set for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 in Diamond Bar, CA. Formed by Sonny (P.O.D.) and Ryan Ries in 2008, THE WHOSOEVERS are a worldwide movement leading the way to reflect hope, life, and love in culture. For the event, featuring live musical performances and engaging forums, the WHOSOEVERS have assembled a group of influential musicians and artists, along with athletes from the freestyle motocross, surf and skate worlds for their second annual free, all ages conference.
“My favorite thing about being a part of The Whosoever movement is gathering together with a bunch of people who are just as messed up as I am,” WHOSOEVERS member Head (formerly of Korn) says. “One day we will get it right…LOL.”
“I’m excited to be apart of the Whosoever event with a great group of positive role models sharing a message of love,” says Bethany Hamilton (Soul Surfer).
“It’s cool to reach out to the youth from our point of view,” says Freestyle Motocross champion Brian Deegan (Metal Mulisha). “We’ve been there and lived it.”
Fellow WHOSOEVER Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf) adds, “It’s awesome to be able to sit down with crazy famous rock stars, and find out that they are just ‘whosoevers’, like me, with miraculous stories, like anyone else who has eyes to see the odds that we’ve all beaten to still be breathing.”
Legendary skateboarder Lance Mountain notes, “We have all reached goals this youth culture aspire to obtain. We can overwhelming tell you it can leave you empty or needing more without the truth.”
The schedule of events (as of March 30) is as follows, with exact times TBA in the coming weeks:
Day 1: Friday, April 20
Love&Death (the new band from Head, formerly of Korn)
Icon For Hire
Hit Dog Hollar
Skate Demo Mini Ramp Jam Session
Day 2: April 21
Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.)
Sonny interviews Fieldy and Head, on stage together for the first time in six years.
Ryan Ries (The Whosoevers)
Bethany Hamilton (Pro Surfer)
Lacy Sturm (Flyleaf)
Ryan interviews Bethany from the movie Soul Surfer and Lacey lead singer from Flyleaf.
Ryan Ries (The Whosoevers)
Lance Mountain (Legendary Pro Skateboarder)
Sierra Fellers (Pro Skateboarder)
Brian Deegan (General Metal Mulisha)
Ronnie Faisst (Leader Metal Mulisha)
Josh Harmony (Pro Skateboarder/Musician)
Ryan also interviews riders from some of leading companies in Action Sports, Flip, Foundation, Toy Machine, Rockstar, Circa, Nike, Fallen and Osiris.
Frank Pastore, Raul Ries, John Randall, Sean McKeehan, Garid Beeler
and Michael Guido
Lacey Sturm, Dominic Balli, and Josh Harmony
and YouTube sensation Jefferson (I Hate Religion)
Master The Mini contest
$1,000 Best Trick Contest 11am-1pm
(Free Skate from 10am)
KMNDZ, Chase Tafoya, Joseph Reyna, The Death Defeaters, Larry Garcia,
MLove, POAB, John Barrick
More information including local hotel information, can be found at www.thewhosoevers.com.
About THE WHOSOEVERS:
Starting Fires Worldwide…
Imagine people just like us, that were once left for dead…
Now with hope, life, and love…
Connected through a worldwide movement.
No one has to be alone.
“For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”