Bands on the Run

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This article is about the VH1 reality television series. For the album by Wings, see Band on the Run.
Bands on the Run
Genre Reality competition
Directed by Kenny Hull
Craig Borders
Brendon Carter
Mark Perez
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 16
Executive producer(s) Dan Cutforth
Running time 42 minutes
Original network VH1
Original release April 2 – July 15, 2001
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Bands on the Run is an American reality competition television series which first aired on VH1 from April 2 to July 15, 2001. The show featured four unsigned bands competing for a prize package which included $50,000 in cash, $100,000 in musical equipment from Guitar Center, a showcase in front of recording executives, and a fully produced music video to be aired on VH1. In the season finale, it was revealed that the band Flickerstick won the competition.[1]


Band Name Home Members Genre
Flickerstick Dallas Cory Kreig (guitar/keyboards/vocals), Brandin Lea (vocals/guitar), Fletcher Lea (bass guitar), Rex Ewing (guitar/vocals), and Dominic Weir (drums/percussion). Indie rock, alternative rock
Harlow Los Angeles Amanda Rootes (vocals/guitar), Chimene Gonzalez (bass guitar/vocals), Rayshele Teige (guitar/vocals), and Rebecca Gibb (drums/percussion). Punk rock, goth rock
Josh Dodes Band New York City Josh Dodes (vocals/piano), Jo-Jo Moceri (drums/percussion), Daryl Wilkerson (bass guitar), Maiya Sykes (vocals), and Adrian Hartley (vocals). Jazz fusion, pop rock
Soulcracker San Diego Beastie Ulery (vocals/trumpet), Sutton Althisar (vocals/guitar), A.P. Murray (bass guitar/vocals), Ramsey Fauset (guitar), and Bob Hamel (drums/percussion/vocals). Alternative rock, powerpop


Each band plays a gig in a selected city. The act that makes the most money from ticket and merchandise sales wins. They set the prices. They promote the shows. All they have to survive on are $20 a day per band member, gas and phone cards, and a hotel room.

— VH1, "Bands on the Run" Website


Episode Location First Aired
1 San Francisco 2 April 2001
2 Chicago 8 April 2001
3 Chicago 15 April 2001
4 Cleveland 23 April 2001
5 Pittsburgh 30 April 2001
6 Columbus 6 May 2001
7 Columbus 13 May 2001
8 Nashville 20 May 2001
9 Memphis 28 May 2001
10 New Orleans 3 June 2001
11 Atlanta 10 June 2001
12 Atlanta 17 June 2001
13 Tampa 25 June 2001
14 Miami 1 July 2001
15 Miami 8 July 2001
16 Reunion Show 17 July 2001


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