AFI and Green Day announce their summer tour to begin in August

Green Day
Green Day
In a double bill that is sure to set any punk rocker’s heart aflame, AFI and Green Day have announced they will hit the road together for a late summer tour beginning August 3rd. The tour will mark another piece of joint history for the two iconic bands who both got their starts in the Nor Cal scene. While both bands have come a long way from their Gilman days the tour will give fans the chance to experience an epic night of music rooted in the East Bay!

AFI has been touring tirelessly in support of their recent release, Crash Love, and will also be headlining Bamboozle Left this coming Saturday, March 27th, in Anaheim, California. For fans who can’t make it to Bamboozle, check out AFI’s tourdates with Green Day below and keep checking www.AFireInside.net as new dates will be added soon.

August
3 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center On Sale 4/3
5 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center On Sale 4/17
9 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre On Sale 3/27
11 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live On Sale 4/9
12 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater On Sale 4/2
14 Holmdel, NJ PNC On Sale 3/26
16 Boston, MA Comcast Center On Sale 3/27
18 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre On Sale 3/27
23 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater On Sale 3/26
26 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center On Sale 4/2
28 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater On Sale 3/27
30 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion On Sale 4/3
31 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sale TBA

September
2 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre On Sale 4/2

Ludacris announces “The Battle of the Sexes” and tour dates

Ludacris
Three-time Grammy Award-winner Ludacris takes over the #1 spot on Urban Radio for a second consecutive week with “How Low” – now certified RIAA platinum for U.S. sales in excess of one million units, setting the stage for THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES, the 7th studio album from Disturbing Tha Peace CEO and DTP/Def Jam artist Luda, arriving in the physical and digital marketplace on March 9th.

As anticipation builds for THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES, Ludacris moves into his second week as special guest on the Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. Tour. The 10-week, 32-city tour of stadiums and major arenas across North America runs through April 11th in Vancouver. (Please remaining tour dates below.)

With tour venues quickly selling out, fans will also have their chance to see Ludacris on television over the next month – starting with NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 2nd. Appearances continue March 10th on ABC’s Live with Regis & Kelly; March 23rd on The Ellen DeGeneres Show; and March 26th at the outdoor stage of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Luda will round out the month with a double-header on March 30th, hitting TBS’s Lopez Tonight with George Lopez and E! network’s Chelsea Lately.

THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES is the long-awaited follow-up to Luda’s previous concept album, Theater Of The Mind (November 2008), which spun off a pair of singles that both hit Top 20 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the Top 40 stretch of the Hot 100: “What Them Girls Like” (featuring Chris Brown and Sean Garrett), and “One More Drink” (featuring T-Pain).

It was October of 2008, in the heat of electioneering fever, when Ludacris (Chris Bridges) made hip-hop history as co-star of two major motion pictures that opened within two weeks of each other. Max Payne, based on the popular video game, in which Luda starred as an internal affairs agent alongside Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Beau Bridges, opened on October 17th; and Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla, in which Luda joined Gerard Butler and Thandie Newton for an exciting tale of the Russian mob in London, opened on October 31st.

In between his movie premieres in October, Ludacris performed at the syndicated BET Awards ’08 tv broadcast, hosted by D.L. Hughley. Most recently, Luda co-starred in the Lionsgate film Gamer (September 2009), joining Gerard Butler for another action thriller.

Theater Of The Mind followed-up Luda’s RIAA platinum Release Therapy of 2006, which debuted at #1 – the same week that its first single, the RIAA platinum “Money Maker” (featuring Pharrell Williams) hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. Luda’s next #1 single was “Runaway Love” with Mary J. Blige, which they performed with special guests Earth, Wind & Fire at the 49th annual Grammy Awards worldwide telecast. Release Therapy won the Grammy for Best Rap Album, and “Runaway Love” won Best Collaboration at the BET Awards ’07.

In addition to appearing as both guest host and performer on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, 2006 was a landmark year for Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges. He scored rave reviews for his star appearance in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the show’s highest rated episode ever. His role in the critically acclaimed film, Crash (which opened in 2005) earned him honors in 2006, sharing the SAG Award for Best Ensemble, the Critics Choice Awards for Best Ensemble, and winning him the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporter Actor in A Motion Picture.

LUDACRIS ON THE E.N.D. TOUR WITH THE BLACK EYED PEAS

Feb. 10 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum

12 Nashville, TN Sommet Center

13 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena

16 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

17 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena

19 Raleigh, NC RBC Center

20 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena

22 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum

23 Washington, DC Verizon Center

24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena

26 Boston, MA TD Garden

27 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

Mar. 1 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

3 Philadelphia, PA The Wachovia Center

4 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena

9 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills

11 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center

13 Chicago, IL United Center

18 Houston, TX Reliant Stadium @ Reliant Park

(Houston Livestock Show And

Rodeo / RodeoHouston)

19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

20 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

22 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

24 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

25 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

27 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

29-30 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

31 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena

Apr. 2 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose

3 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena

7 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena

10 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

11 Vancouver, B.C. General Motors Place

Bad Lieutenant announces tour dates

Bad Lieutenant, the project formed in 2007 by New Order’s Bernard Sumner (guitar, vocals) and Phil Cunningham (guitar), along with Jake Evans (guitar, vocals), is thrilled to announce that the band is coming to America to play four dates that will include a special appearance at the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival (4/17). Shows in San Francisco (4/16), Chicago (4/19) and New York (4/21) are also now confirmed.

Tickets for the San Francisco, Chicago and New York dates go on sale this week, (see itinerary below for details) and can be purchased at the respective venue’s box office and at ticketmaster.com

These dates will mark Bad Lieutenant’s U.S. concert debut and are in support of the band’s first album, Never Cry Another Tear, which was released last October through Original Signal Recordings.

“As promised,” said Bad Lieutenant’s Bernard Sumner, “we are coming to the U.S. to play our re-scheduled dates in Chicago and New York with the addition of the Coachella Festival and a concert in San Francisco. We are really looking forward to playing our songs live for our fans in the U.S. It’s been some quite time since I have played in America, and we are all very excited about the prospect.”

Of Never Cry Another Tear, one journalist wrote that it was “…confident and solid, and a winning combination for the old NO’ers and newcomers,” while another said it “…rings with familiar joys, playing off beautifully observed minimalism and a voice of wonderfully understated northern British soul.”

The track “Twist of Fate” is set for worldwide digital release March 23, and sees the band doing what they do best – 21st century guitar music, blending catchy guitar hooks, and pounding bass sitting perfectly with Sumner’s familiar, effortless vocal style. The track is already a firm live favorite and shows a more edgy side to the band than the summery, unbridled energy of the band’s first single, “Sink or Swim.”

Bad Lieutenant has already played a series of concerts in the UK and Europe, and these upcoming U.S. dates will be preceded by a string of concerts in Great Britain.

The core members of Bad Lieutenant – Sumner, Cunningham, and Evans – will be joined on these dates by former Joy Division/New Order drummer Stephen Morris (who also played on the new album) and bassist Tom Chapman. According to Sumner, “The bulk of the set will be Bad Lieutenant songs, but we’ll also play some songs from my past, some New Order songs, some Joy Division, and a few other surprises.”

Sumner, responsible for creating some of the most influential and popular music of the last 30 years, pulled together an impressive group of musicians to record Never Cry Another Tear – New Order guitarist Cunningham, Blur bassist Alex James, drummer Morris, and up-and-coming vocalist Evans. The album was produced by Sumner and recorded in the UK last year, with the essence of the new album being crisp, streamlined 21st century guitar music, underscored by keyboards and occasional melodica, and the distinct vocals and guitar work of Evans.

New Order, born from the ashes of the near-mythic English band Joy Division, was one of the most innovative and critically-acclaimed bands of the 1980s, embracing the electronic textures and dance rhythms of the underground club culture while maintaining a mysterious and distant image. The group’s pioneering fusion of modern aesthetics and dance music successfully bridged the gap between the two worlds, creating a distinctively thoughtful and oblique brand of pop. Between 1981 and 2005, New Order released eight studio albums, sold millions of albums worldwide and amassed Gold and Platinum awards. In addition, the band’s single “Blue Monday” bears the distinction of being the biggest-selling 12-inch of all time, having sold in excess of 3-million copies.

Confirmed U.K. and U.S. tour dates are as follows:

MARCH
15 Leadmill, Sheffield, England
16 Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
18 Electric Ballroom, London, England
20 53 Degrees, Preston, England
21 Masque, Liverpool, England

APRIL
16 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA – (tickets on sale Sunday, February 14)
17 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA (tickets on sale NOW)
19 Park West, Chicago, IL – (tickets on sale Saturday, February 13)
21 Webster Hall, New York, NY – (tickets on sale Friday, February 12)

Daughtry continues tour through 2010

Daughtry
Following the success of its nationally televised New Year’s Eve performance in Times Square, Daughtry reveals plans for the second leg of its U.S. arena tour, which is scheduled to begin March 18 in Baltimore, Maryland and will continue into the summer.

For the upcoming shows, singer Chris Daughtry, bassist Josh Paul, drummer Joey Barnes, and guitarists Brian Craddock and Josh Steely will be joined by special guest Lifehouse and opening band Cavo.

Daughtry launched its first-ever arena tour last fall, making stops all over the American heartland before taking a break in late December. The group is currently on tour in the U.K. and Europe.

As the band prepares for another round of headlining U.S. arenas, Chris Daughtry says the excitement has not worn off. “Growing up, you dream about singing one of your songs in front of a packed house,” he says. “I still get chills when we’re playing and I hear the crowd singing louder than we are.”

The tour announcement comes as Daughtry’s latest single “Life After You,” continues to perform well on the charts. The song is the second from the group’s sophomore album Leave This Town, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last summer. The album’s first single, “No Surprise,” became the band’s fourth #1 hit and the band’s third single is scheduled to be released this spring.

Daughtry fans registered to receive the www.daughtryofficial.com email newsletter will have access to exclusive passwords with which to pre-order tickets for upcoming shows. Every effort will be made to ensure that Daughtry fans who pre-order tickets will receive the best seats in the house. Tickets go on sale January 22 and January 23 for the March 18 through April 24 shows. The remaining dates will go on sale either January 30 or February 6.

The following is a list of cities and dates scheduled as part of the tour:

March 18 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena

March 20 Boston, MA Agganis Arena at Boston University

March 21 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

March 23 Syracuse, NY The War Memorial at OnCenter

March 24 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center

March 26 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum

March 27 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods

March 28 Albany, NY Times Union Center

March 31 University Park, PA Penn State

April 1 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center

April 6 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University

April 7 Milwaukee, WI U.S. Cellular Arena

April 9 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

April 10 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena

April 18 Champaign, Il University of Illinois

April 20 Broomfield, CO Odeum Colorado

April 22 West Valley City, UT The E Center

April 23 Nampa, ID Idaho Center

April 24 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

April 26 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center

April 28 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena

April 29 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena

May 1 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena

May 3 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

May 4 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena

May 6 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose

May 7 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena

May 9 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater

May 10 Yakima, WA Yakima Valley Sun Dome

May 13 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

May 14 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre

May 15 Regina, SK Brandt Center

May 17 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

May 19 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

May 21 Green Bay, WI Resch Center

May 22 Rockford, IL Rockford MetroCentre

May 24 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena

May 25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

May 27 Hoffman Estates, IL Sears Centre Arena

May 28 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

May 30 Nashville, TN Nashville Arena

June 2 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center

June 3 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center

June 5 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center

June 6 N. Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum

June 8 Clemson, SC Littlejohn Coliseum

June 9 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena

June 11 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena

June 12 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum

June 14 Amherst, MA Mullins Center

June 15 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena

June 17 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center

June 19 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena

Nada Surf announce new album “if i had a hi-fi” and tour dates

Nada SurfNada Surf bring their trademark sense of harmony and musical craftsmanship to 12 of their favorite songs with their latest release, if i had a hi-fi, their first album of covers. Only a group with their wide-ranging and eclectic taste could bring songs from such artists as Kate Bush, Dwight Twilley and the Go-Betweens together into a coherent, intelligent record. hi-fi also includes some intriguingly obscure numbers like Spanish band Mecromina’s “Evolution” and Bill Fox’s power-pop “Electrocution.”

Nada Surf ImageAlthough a great deal of thought went into the song selections, the band’s intent is not to make an overarching musical statement. Singer-guitarist Matthew Caws says, “We really just wanted to do it organically, whatever we felt like covering in the moment, rather than trying to sum up our influences or something. It’s whatever we were excited about in the months before making it. And I think we got to everything we wanted to.” The result is both inspired and casual, like a conversation with a friend who shares your taste but also pushes your musical boundaries. A vintage Moody Blues tune, the proto-prog tempo-shifting “Question,” shares space with The Soft Pack’s blissfully rudimentary “Bright Side,” Depeche Mode’s grand “Enjoy the Silence,” and experimental music icon Arthur Russell’s terse but sweet “Janine.”

Although the band had just returned from a worldwide tour in support of their 2008 release Lucky, and had looked forward to some time off, if i had a hi-fi mysteriously reenergized them. “The material came together spontaneously,” says Caws. “We’d get together and kick ideas around and soon we had an A list, a B list, a C list…. .” They’re particularly proud of the title, which is both a callback to the musical platform of their youth and a palindrome.

if i had a hi-fi was recorded over three weeks in September at Resonate Studios in Austin, TX with long-time collaborator and part-time keyboardist Louie Lino. Fans who attend shows during the spring tour will be able to get their hands on the record before it’s in stores, offering true believers the opportunity for a double-first: hearing the songs for the first time and being able to take them home.

The tour begins March 25th with three “Album Shows” in NYC. On consecutive nights, Nada Surf will perform their three most recent albums: Let Go, The Weight Is A Gift, and Lucky in full, along with songs from if i had a hi-fi, fan favorites and b-sides. The band will then continue on to cover both the East and West coasts.

There is a Fan pre-sale for most US shows on Wednesday, January 6th at 10 am Local Time at http://nadasurf.musictoday.com

2010 Tour Dates:

MARCH

25 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (“Let Go”)

26 – Brooklyn, NY – Bell House (“The Weight is a Gift”)

27 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (“Lucky”)

29 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

30 – Montreal, QC – Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour

31 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street

APRIL

01 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

02 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

03 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

13 – London, UK – ICA

15 – France – Printemps de Bourges Festival

17 – France – Strasbourg Artefact Festival

18 – Utrecht, Holland – Tivoli De Helling

19 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique

20 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria

21 – Lausanne, Switzerland – D! Club

23 – Zurich, Switzerland – Abart

24 – Vienna, Austria – WUK

25 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar

26 – Berlin, Germany – Lido

27 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust

28 – Paris, France – Trabendo

29 – Madrid, Spain – Joy Eslava

30 – Murcia, Spain – Estrella Levante SOS 4.8 Festival

MAY

01 – Galicia, Spain – Villagarcia de arosa

15 – Longirod, Switzerland – Long’l’rock Festival

24 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern

25 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour

27 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

29 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

The Offspring announce tour dates

The Offspring
The Offspring
The Offspring, one of rock’s most exciting and enduring bands, have announced they will hit the road this May for their first full North American tour in nearly 4 years. The announcement came via the band’s just unveiled “S*** Is F***ed Up” tour widget featuring a mock “presidential address” by Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar). View the widget now on www.offspring.com.

Dexter along with Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums) will kick things off May 15 in Nashville, TN. The tour will feature different openers on each leg and will be highlighted by a hometown show June 5 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.

Following the success of the single “Hammerhead” and its follow-up “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid,” The Offspring remain a favorite on the airwaves with “Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?,” the band’s third radio hit from their latest Columbia Records release Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace.

Produced by the legendary Bob Rock [Metallica, The Cult], the new album has forged new territory while staying true to the Offspring’s vision. Every song on their eighth studio release delivers, lengthening the list of accomplishments from a band that has performed over 1000 shows and has sold more than 34 million albums worldwide. Fifteen years after its release, their 1994 release Smash remains the highest-selling album of all time on an independent label.

Initial tour dates are listed below with the latest information continually updated online at www.offspring.com.

DATE: CITY/STATE: VENUE: ON SALE:

05/15/09 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park (Merrell Crawfish Boil Festival) 3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon

05/17/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (The 2009 MMR*B*Q festival) 3/27/09 @ 10:00 AM

05/19/09 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall 3/28/09 @ 10:00 AM

05/20/09 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre 4/3/09 (time tbd)

05/22/09 Kansas City, MO City Market (Buzz Under The Stars festival) on sale now

05/25/09 Sioux City, IA Gateway Arena 4/4/09 @ 10:30 AM

05/26/09 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM

05/28/09 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Punk Rocks festival) 3/27/09 @ 10:00 AM

05/30/09 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater 3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon

06/01/09 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre 4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/03/09 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre 3/27/09 @ 12:00 Noon

06/05/09 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 3/28/09 @ 12:00 Noon

06/09/09 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater 4/18/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/10/09 Vancouver, BC UBC Thunderbird Arena tbd

06/12/09 Calgary, AB The Stampede Corral 3/27/09 (time tbd)

06/13/09 Edmonton, AB Northlands – Hall D 3/27/09 (time tbd)

06/15/09 Saskatoon, SK Prairieland Park tbd

06/17/09 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre tbd

06/19/09 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium tbd

06/20/09 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island 4/11/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/21/09 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Amphitheater at Tower City 4/10/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/23/09 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion 4/4/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/24/09 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend 4/18/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/26/09 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest on sale now

06/27/09 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn tbd

06/28/09 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill 4/3/09 @ 10:00 AM

06/30/09 Canandaigua, NY CMAC tbd

07/02/09 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheater 4/10/09 @ 10:00 AM

07/03/09 St-Ephrem de Tring, QC Woodstock en Beauce Festival tbd

07/07/09 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom tbd

07/08/09 New York, NY Roseland tbd

07/10/09 Boston, MA Tsongas Arena tbd

07/11/09 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion tbd

07/14/09 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Boutique Amphitheatre at The Music Factory tbd

07/16/09 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live tbd

07/17/09 St. Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Amphitheatre tbd

07/18/09 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amp tbd

Alkaline Trio & Street Dogs will support 5/19/09-6/9/09 on headlining dates.

Shiny Toy Guns & Street Dogs will support 6/10/09-6/17/09.

Dropkick Murphys will support 6/19/09-6/30/09.

Pennywise will support 7/2/09.

Sum 41 will support 7/10/09-7/18/09.

Papa Roach releases Metamorphosis today and world tour dates

Papa Roach
Papa Roach
Spending over 10 years as an alternative rock force, Papa Roach have returned in 2009 revitalized and ready to bring their infectious anthems to scores of fans around the world. Boasting a wealth of growth and bravado, their fifth studio album, “Metamorphosis,” is out today, March 24th via DGC/Interscope Records. Remaining true to their LA roots, Metamorphosis was written at the legendary Paramour Mansion and recorded at NRG Recording Studios. The album was co-produced by Jay Baumgardener (311, Evanescence, Incubus) and the band, with James Michael (Motley Crue, Sixx:A.M.) picking up additional co-production credits on five of the tracks. Metamorphosis secures the bands’ legacy in modern rock, showcasing their songwriting growth and maturity over the last decade.

The first single from “Metamorphosis,” “Lifeline” hit radio in January and was the most added song at Rock radio in its first week. Only 8 weeks in, the track has hit #1 at Active Rock and exhibits serious staying power. The band performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 6th. “Lifeline” is one of the fastest growing songs at active, alternative and mainstream rock and is available online at iTunes, various digital outlets and at Hot Topic stores on an exclusive two-song CD single. Papa Roach recently shot the official video for the song with director Chris Sims (Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World), which was immediately premiered on imeem.com, and added at MTV2, MTVu, Fuse, and Music Choice. The video underscores the social messages prevalent throughout the track and the album. Papa Roach will be hitting the road with Nickleback for a full US tour in July, as well as trekking through Europe in June for their first headlining tour in over 2 years.

As a thank you to their most loyal fans, anyone purchasing Metamorphosis as a CD or iTunes digital album will be granted access to the “Backstage Pass” section of the bands site, which will feature exclusive video greetings from the band and more, and will be regularly updated. The URL is www.paparoach.com/promo/backstagepass (those that purchased the CD must have it in their CD-drive to access content).

PAPA ROACH TOUR 2009

WITH BUCKCHERRY & AVENGED SEVENFOLD:
3/24 Chattanooga, TN Memorial Auditorium
3/26 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall
3/27 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
3/28 Asheville, NC Asheville Civic Center
3/30 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
4/2 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum
4/3 Grand Island, NE Heartland Events Center
4/4 Topeka, KS Topeka Event Center
4/6 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
4/7 Belton, TX Belton County Expo Center
4/9 Amarillo, TX Amarillo Civic Center
4/10 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
4/11 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center

EUROPEAN HEADLINING DATES:
4/16 Machester, UK Academy
4/17 London, UK Forum
4/18 Birmingham, UK Academy
4/20 Cologne Live Music Hall
4/21 Amsterdam Melkweg
4/22 Hamburg, GER Docks
4/24 Berlin, GER Huxley’s
4/25 Vienna, AUS Gasometer
4/27 Munich, GER New Backstage
4/28 Zurich, GER X-Tra

CANADIAN AND US DATES
5/2 Vancouver, British Columbia UBC Thunderbird Arena
5/3 Prince George, British Columbia CN Centre
5/5 Edmonton, Alberta Shaw Conference Centre
5/7 Calgary, Alberta Stampede Corral
5/12 Orlando, Florida House Of Blues
5/13 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina House Of Blues
5/15 Richmond, Virginia The National

EUROPEAN SUMMER FESTIVALS:
6/3 Moscow, RUS Tochka
6/5 Nuernberg, GER Rock im ring
6/6 Nuernberg, GER Rock im park
6/7 Prague, CZECH REP Roxy
6/9 Copenhagen, DEN Vega
6/13 Bergum, NETH Waldrock Festival
6/14 Donnington, UK Download Festival
6/15 Exeter, UK Great Hall
6/19 Nantes, FR Hell Fest
6/20 Bilboa, SP Kobetasonik Festival
6/22 Lusanne, CH Les Docks
6/26 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
6/28 Luxembourg Rock A Field Festival

PAPA ROACH ON TOUR WITH NICKELBACK:
7/10 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
7/15 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/18 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
7/21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/24 Boston, MA Comcast Center
7/25 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theater
7/28 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
7/29 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
7/31 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
8/1 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
8/12 Clarkson, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
8/15 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/17 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/21 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
8/25 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
8/26 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
8/28 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater at Clark County
8/29 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/31 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/1 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
9/3 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/5 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
9/9 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion

Late of the Pier announce U.S. tour dates

Eclectic modern-rock Nottingham, England quartet LATE OF THE PIER is preparing a month of U.S. tour dates that will span such major springtime festival events as Austin, TX’s South By Southwest and south Florida’s Winter Music Conference, and will also include a series of headline gigs and an appearance on the closing day of Indio, CA’s Coachella Festival (full schedule below).

Late of the Pier
Late of the Pier

Praised at its U.K. release last year for its “spirit of invention, its surfeit of ideas and its ear for a good tune” (The Guardian), LATE OF THE PIER’s ambitious and genre-confounding album ‘FANTASY BLACK CHANNEL’ was released January 13th 2009 on Astralwerks in a special U.S. edition with two U.S.-only bonus tracks. The American response was instant, and unanimous: “The quartet’s fervent debut, produced by DJ Erol Alkan, offers a fabulous simulation of 80’s new wave, with burping, sputtering synths and sleazy, Bowie-inspired crooning from frontman Sam Eastgate,” said Spin. Blender was no less of a convert, saying: “(Late of the Pier) have made one of the most vital EPs of the year.” Teen Vogue, Billboard, and a host of local papers agreed, praising the band’s “loud, feverish thrills” (Marie Claire) and “the most genius, gonzo anthems you’ll have heard come the New Year” (Filter).

Now, anticipation of the band’s arrival in America is building fast, with LATE OF THE PIER’s MySpace.com webpage nearing a total of 4 million audio streams, with individual album tracks well in the mid-six-figure range. “Late of the Pier…can create arena-electro as good as the 80’s antecedents that came before them,” raved Alternative Press.

“They reference prog, heavy metal, Roxy Music, Blur, Aphex Twin and Gary Numan – often all in the same song,” The Guardian continued. “Every time you play this album, you’ll find a new favourite song, riff or wayward moment.” The Observer called the album a “tour de force comprising glam techno and rave…It’s hard to see how (Alkan) or (the group) could spin a more definitive statement.”

Late of the Pier is comprised of Sam Eastgate (vocals/guitar), Sam Potter (synths/samplers), Ross Dawson (drums/percussion) and Andrew Faley (bass).

For more info on Late of the Pier, please visit: www.lateofthepier.com or
www.myspace.com/lateofthepier

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LATE OF THE PIER ON U.S. TOUR SPRING, 2009

March 18 – 21 Austin, TX South by Southwest
March 24 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
March 26 Miami, FL Gansevoort Hotel (DJ set)
March 27 Miami, FL Vagabond Hotel (DJ set)
March 28 Miami, FL Bicentennial Park
March 30 Atlanta, GA The Earl
April 01 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
April 02 New Haven, CT Yale
April 03 Brooklyn, NY Studio B
April 04 Philadelphia, PA TLA
April 07 Washington DC 930 Club
April 08 Boston, MA Paradise
April 09 Montreal, QC Les Saintes
April 10 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
April 11 Chicago, IL Congress
April 14 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
April 15 Portland, OR Holocene
April 16 San Francisco, CA Popscene
April 19 Indio, CA Empire Polo Grounds

Chris Cornell announces tour dates

Chris Cornell has announced that he will hit the road for a 2009 US tour to support his upcoming Timbaland produced album, Scream, which hits stores March 10th. The tour will kick off in Austin, TX on March 27th and continuing through April 19th hitting major cities like Chicago, New York, and Boston. Check out Cornell’s MySpace page to hear tracks from his upcoming album and head over to his official page for more information regarding the tour and to read his personal blog. Tickets for the tour go on sale this coming Friday, February 13th.

Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell

“Scream” is out March 10th on Mosley Music/Interscope Records

March 27th in Austin, TX @ Stubbs Bar-B-Q
March 28th in Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
March 29th in Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
March 31st in New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
April 1st in Atlanta, GA @ CW Center Stage
April 3rd in Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
April 4th in Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
April 5th in Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
April 7th in New York, NY @ Webster Hall
April 8th in New York, NY @ Webster Hall
April 10th in Boston, MA @ House of Blues
April 11th in Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
April 13th in Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
April 14th in Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
April 15th in Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre
April 17th in Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
April 18th in St Paul, MN @ MYTH
April 19th in Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater

Funeral Party announce tour w/…Trail Of Dead with debut album out April 21st

Funeral Party will be hitting the road with …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead next month as direct support on their full US tour. See confirmed dates below. The band is also confirmed for SXSW 2009. Funeral Party’s debut album is set for release on April 21st and music will be available in the near future. In the meantime, their digital only The Bootleg EP is out now at all digital retailers featuring their blogger approved jam “Car Wars.”

Funeral Party
Funeral Party

Described by the LA Times as “a quintet of electro-charged youngsters from East L.A.. At moments recalling the dance-punk revivalism of early Moving Units and The Rapture and at others bouncing along to a skittish cowbell like LCD Soundsystem.” The band’s universal appeal to dance, funk, disco and punk fans alike has contributed to their rising popularity.

Funeral Party just completed their first full US tour as direct support for Yelle and are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album at The Mars Volta’s studio in Los Angeles which will be released April 21st. The band is going to be all over SXSW this year so get them on your radar! “Car Wars” is the focus track.

Confirmed Dates w/Trail Of Dead:
Feb 19 2009 8:00P – Granada Theatre Dallas, Texas
Feb 20 2009 8:00P – Walter’s Houston, Texas
Feb 21 2009 8:00P – One Eyed Jack’s New Orleans, Louisiana
Feb 23 2009 8:00P – Social Orlando, Florida
Feb 24 2009 8:00P – The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 25 2009 8:00P – Cat’s Cradle Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Feb 26 2009 8:00P – Rock and Roll Cafe Washington D.C.,
Mar 1 2009 8:00P – Middle East Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 3 2009 8:00P – La Sala Montreal, Quebec
Mar 4 2009 8:00P – Lee’s Palace Toronto, Ontario
Mar 5 2009 8:00P – Pike Room Detroit, Michigan
Mar 6 2009 8:00P – Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, Illinois
Mar 7 2009 8:00P – Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 9 2009 8:00P – Bluebird Denver, Colorado
Mar 10 2009 8:00P – Urban Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 12 2009 8:00P – Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
Mar 13 2009 8:00P – Richard’s on Richards Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 14 2009 8:00P – Berbati’s Portland, Oregon
Mar 16 2009 8:00P – Slim’s San Francisco, California
Mar 17 2009 8:00P – Echo Plex Los Angeles, California