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May marks the 23rd year for International Drum Month, and to celebrate, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) is holding a contest where one lucky player will get to be a “roadie for a day” with Def Leppard’s Rick Allen.

The winner gets to spend the day with Allen and learn what it’s like to be a professional touring drummer, and includes an all-inclusive, back stage concert experience, band sound-check, and all access Def Leppard concert attendance while Allen and the band tours throughout 2018.

“Music is a gift we’ve all been given and now we’re able to share it and inspire other people to pick-up an instrument. Everyone in this room does their part to pass that on,” Allen said during a recent PMC board meeting.


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Allen has been Def Leppard’s drummer since he was 15 years old. A 1984 automobile accident severed Allen’s left arm, but he did not let that stop him. With the aid of acoustic-electric hybrid drum kit, Allen uses four electronic pedals for his left foot to play the pieces he used to play with his left arm.

Read more about International Drum Month and enter the contest here. Deadline is May 31.

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