We are less than two weeks away from the retail availability of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 devices and plans have been made to herald their arrival across the country at 10 Microsoft Store retail locations.

“We’ve worked hard to ensure that Microsoft retail stores will be the best place to experience and purchase the most productive tablet on the planet — Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2,” said David McAughan, chief operating officer of Microsoft Retail Stores. “Our stores are all about having fun with our customers and connecting with local communities. These Surface launch events are a great example of the type of experiences you can enjoy at our stores as we kick off the holiday season.”

The store locations are:

These events begin at 10 PM local time for each store on the 21st of October.  One winner and their guest from each store will be sent to Orlando, Florida to see a concert by Pitbull at the Microsoft Store grand opening at the Mall at Millenia the following day.

The second generation Surface devices should be available in all of Microsoft’s retail locations, including specialty stores, the following day.

Source: Microsoft News Center