Zumiez Couch Tour kicks off

(Everett, WA)-- Zumiez, a leading specialty action sports retailer, is setting sail this summer for the 10th Annual Zumiez Couch Tour. The Zumiez Couch Tour 2010 features skateboarding demos by pros Chris Cole, Jake Duncombe, Erik Ellington, Cairo Foster, David Gonzalez, Jerry Hsu, Terry Kennedy, Kevin Spanky Long, Billy Marks, Mike Mo Capaldi, Chad Muska, Leo Romero, Daewon Song, Ed Templeton, Jamie Thomas, Nick Trapasso, Stevie Williams, and many more. The Zumiez Couch Tour also offers free live music performances by bands including Bayside, The Bled, Dance Gavin Dance, Hawthorne Heights, Hit The Lights, In Fear & Faith, Just Surrender, Jamie Lynn's Kandi Coded, and The Maine on the Skullcandy stage.

The tour hits 12 cities with skate demos from Fallen, Zero, DGK, Lakai, Almost, Volcom, Enjoi, RVCA, KR3W & Toy Machine. Admission to tour stops is free and includes prizes & giveaways from tour partners Chipotle Mexican Grill, EA Skate 3, Fuel TV, Glamour Kills, Keep A Breast, Matador by Jack Link's, New Era, Skullcandy, Transworld SKATEboarding, and Vestal. The events also feature skate team autograph signings, an interactive festival area, and enough good times to sink a ship!

New to this year's tour is the Zumiez Couch Tour app, a free download from Apple's app store. From the app, users can watch each of the 12 stops live on their iPhone or iPod touch through an expanded appcast and webcast that will be streamed live on www.zumiezcouchtour.com. Along with the appcast there will be weekly content from Zumiez Couch Tour on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace & Youtube.

A highlight of all tour stops is the 4th Annual Zumiez Best Foot Forward Am Contest Series 2010 Presented by BONES WHEELS, a jam format contest that will give up and coming skaters a chance to "catch the elusive footshark." The BFF series pushed off in Indianapolis, IN on May 9th, with four additional renegade stops taking place in Madison, WI on May 17th, Tulsa, OK on May 22nd, Phoenix, AZ on May 24th, Las Vegas, NV on May 25th, and then goes overboard feeding on all 12 stops of the Zumiez Couch Tour.

Each BFF stop includes a local open qualifier for the first 20 skaters to register online. Registration information can be found at www.zumiezbestfootforward.com. The top three skaters from each local BFF open qualifier will be invited to compete in the BFF invitational contest later that day. The top amateur skater from each of the 17 BFF contest stops will win an all expense paid trip to the Zumiez Couch Tour's final port of call in St. Paul, MN, to compete in the 'Best Foot Forward' Finals on July 1st, 2010. From there, the top three skaters will earn an all expense paid trip to compete at the 7th Annual Hometown Heroes Finals at X Games 16 on July 31, 2010. www.zumiezcouchtour.com

Zumiez Couch Tour 2010 Schedule
Date, Location, Lineup
May 29 Puyallup, WA South Hill Mall Fallen Skate Team, Dance Gavin Dance & Kandi Coded
May 30 Happy Valley, OR Clackamas Town Center Zero Skate Team, Dance Gavin Dance & Kandi Coded
June 5 Milpitas, CA Great Mall DGK Skate Team, The Bled & In Fear & Faith
June 9 Murray, UT Fashion Place Lakai Skate Team, Hit The Lights & Just Surrender
June 14 Littleton, CO Southwest Plaza Almost Skate Team, Hit The Lights & Just Surrender
June 17 Garland, TX Firewheel Town Center Volcom Skate Team, Hit The Lights & Just Surrender
June 19 Katy, TX Katy Mills Volcom Skate Team, Hit The Lights & Just Surrender
June 23 Baltimore, MD White Marsh Mall Enjoi Skate Team, Bayside & Hawthorne Heights
June 24 North Wales, PA Montgomery Mall Enjoi Skate Team, Bayside & Hawthorne Heights
June 26 Paramus, NJ Westfield Garden State Plaza RVCA Skate Team, Bayside & Hawthorne Heights
June 29 Aurora, IL Westfield Fox Valley KR3W Team, Bayside & Hawthorne Heights
July 1 St. Paul, MN Maplewood Mall Toy Machine Skate Team, The Maine & Just Surrender

Participating Skate Teams
Fallen: Chris Cole, Jamie Thomas, Brian "Slash" Hansen, Tommy Sandoval, Billy Marks, Garrett Hill, Tom Asta, James Hardy,Tony Cervantes

Zero: Chris Cole, Jamie Thomas, Tommy Sandoval, Garrett Hill, Tony Cervantes, Keegan Sauder, Ben Hatchell, Dane Burman,Jamie Tancowny

DGK: Stevie Williams, Josh Kalis, Marcus McBride, Jack Curtin, Lenny Rivas, Wade Desarmo, Keelon Dadd, Dwayne
Fagundes, Rodrigo Lima, Marquise Henry

Lakai: Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Cairo Foster, Guy Mariano, Brandon Biebel, Mike Mo Capaldi, Daniel Espinoza

Almost: Rodney Mullen, Daewon Song, Chris Haslam, Cooper Wilt, Lewis Marnell, Justin Schulte

Volcom: Mark Appleyard, Dustin Dollin, David Gravette, Caswell Berry, Luan Oliveira, David Gonzalez, Jake Duncombe, Darrell Stanton

Enjoi: Ben Raemers, Nestor Judkins, Louie Barletta, Cairo Foster, Jose Rojo, Caswell Berry, Clark Hassler, Jerry Hsu, Wieger
van Wageningen

RVCA: Leo Romero, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Cairo Foster, Josh Harmony, Keegan Sauder, Austin Stevens, David Reyes, Julian
Davidson, Cory Kennedy, Nestor Judkins, Ed Templeton

KR3W: Terry Kennedy, Erik Ellington, Chad Muska, Jim Greco, Antwuan Dixon, Ramiro "Furby" Salcedo, Spencer Hamilton,
Lizard King, Greg Myers, Boo Johnson

Toy Machine: Ed Templeton, Austin Stephens, Diego Bucchieri, Billy Marks, Nick Trapasso, Leo Romero, Matt Bennett, Johnny Layton, Josh Harmony, Jordan Taylor, Collin Provost, Daniel Lutheran