Roland is starting to roll out the big guns as they announced that Tony Royster, Jr, who drums for Jay-Z, will lead an all-star cast at their Championship event to be held on August 25, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. That promises to be an exciting show featuring guest performances by by Tony Royster Jr, Chad Wackerman, and Recycled Percussion. A panel of celebrity judges, including the legendary Jim Keltner, will be on hand to select the National Champion. Top prizes will be given away to audience members in attendance. The U.S. winner will compete in the 2012 V-Drums World Championship in Los Angeles where drummers from a dozen countries will show their V-drum chops and innovations. [DRUM! Magazine is a co-sponsor of the event.]
Regional finals in the Roland V-Drums Championship will be held Thursday July 28. You can check them out in Los Angeles, Denver, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Fort Wayne, New York, and San Antonio.
Here’s the Tony Roster trailer for the event.