The John Lennon Tour Bus hits the European roads
The John Lennon Educational Tour comes to Europe and Yoko Ono Lennon celebrates the launch of the non-profit mobile studio in John Lennon’s hometown, Liverpool. Over the last 16 years, the non-profit state-of-the-art mobile audio and video recording and production studio was present at American schools and festivals. While traveling from coast to coast, the bus stops at schools, universities, concerts and music festivals in order to provide young people with further music education.
In 2013 the popular Tour Bus gets a European counterpart, which drives through Europe. On 8th of May, Yoko Ono Lennon unveiled the brand new Education Tour Bus for Europe during a launch event in John Lennon’s hometown Liverpool, UK. Attendees were able to preview this extraordinary vehicle before it sets off on an exciting tour of the UK and Europe. In mid-June, the new bus will make its way to London to attend the Yoko Ono curated Meltdown Festival on the South Bank, amongst other soon to be announced dates.
In 2010, Montblanc supported this great project for the first time and accompanied the bus during its tour through the USA. This year, Montblanc once again supports the John Lennon Tour Bus and its effort to give students of all ages the possibility to learn more about music and its production as part of their education. Stopping at local schools, colleges and festivals, the bus and its staff strive to reach as many people as possible in order to inspire students to create art, music and film.
During its 16 years on the road, the US Lennon Bus has teamed up with renowned artists such as will.i.am, Natascha Bedingfield and the Black Eyed Peas. Continuing this tradition, the European edition will invite name recording artists to participate, mentor students, and utilise the facilities throughout its journey.