Runner Runner, a dynamic young band hailing from punk mecca Huntington Beach, CA, have just been signed to the new partnership of EMI Music’s Capitol Records, Clear Entertainment/C.E. Music (a new label formed by late night host, David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants Inc.), and Jack Ponti’s MRV label. The band, frontman Ryan Ogren, guitarist Nick Bailey, guitarist Peter Munters, bassist Jon Berry and drummer James Ulrich, have over eight-million plays on their MySpace, were named a 2009 Band to Watch by Alternative Press, and have played shows with the likes of Angels & Airwaves, Fall Out Boy and All Time Low.
Veterans to the music industry, bassist Berry was a founding member of the SoCal pop-punk band, Rufio, Ogren was the vocalist/guitarist for New Jersey’s Don’t Look Down, and Munters, Bailey & Ulrich were members of OC’s Over It. They all came together in 2008 to create what is now Runner Runner. The five members are a combination of skillful songwriting and musicianship, punk-infused intensity and songs with humongous hooks with tremendous potential.
The band is currently recording their self-titled debut album in Los Angeles with producer Dave Darling (Stray Cats, Brian Setzer, Soulive), and plan to tour extensively after their album drops later this summer. Their first single, “So Obvious,” will be released to radio on June 15th, and you can take a listen right here. Get to know Runner Runner a little better by checking out their YouTube, Facebook or official site, and to see a list of their tour dates, head to their MySpace.
TOUR DATES w/ AMBER PACIFIC & CARTEL
20 Satyricon, Portland, OR*
22 El Corazon, Seattke, WA*
23 Icon, Pocatello, ID*
24 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT*
25 Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO*
26 The Blue Goat, Salina, KS*
29 Luna Bar & Grill, Lake Charles, LA*
30 The Parish @ House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*
31 The Hangar, Wichita Falls, TX**
2 Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO**
3 Chubby Rain – House of Tunes, Poplar Grove, IL**
6 Wasted Space @ Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV*
8 Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA*
9 Ramona Mainstage, Ramona, CA*
11 The Vault, Temecula, CA*
* with Amber Pacific
** with Cartel