Bachman & Turner to Rock Together for First Time in 20 Years

Bachman & Turner
Bachman & Turner
The two men at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive, rock n’ roll legends Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, are finally giving in to overwhelming fan demand and reuniting for the first time in nearly 20 years. The pair’s first gig will be an intimate club show on their hometown stage at Winnipeg’s renowned Pyramid Cabaret, before heading out for shows worldwide. The band’s official global return will be in front of tens of thousands of attendees of the Sweden Rock Festival, which also features Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses and Billy Idol.

“It’s appropriate that Fred Turner and I are stepping back on stage together where it all started for us as teenagers,” explains Randy Bachman. “After we limber up in Winnipeg, we’ll be taking the show to Sweden, London, the USA and beyond.”

Meanwhile, the duo and their top-notch band have released their first new single in two decades, “Rollin’ Along,” which is currently available for streaming at their website www.bachmanandturner.com. The digital single will be for sale on June 1st, and offers fans a long-awaited glimpse into Bachman & Turner’s as-yet-untitled, brand new album currently set for a September 7th release on E1 Music (Canada), and on RBE Music/Fontana (U.S.). Bachman & Turner’s upcoming studio album will be stocked with all original new tracks penned by the pair, including “Rollin’ Along,” which has a sound that seamlessly fits alongside their classic rock anthems such as “Takin’ Care of Business” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.” Bachman & Turner are currently backed by journeymen musicians Brent Howard, Marc LaFrance and Mick Dalla-Vee, who themselves have been performing together for more than 20 years.

Over the course of their initial four-year run in the 1970s, Bachman-Turner Overdrive sold in excess of 30 million records, earning a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver discs, and notching up hits in more than 20 countries. The band reached #1 on Billboard’s singles chart (“You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”) and album chart (Not Fragile), as well as scoring another handful of hits including “Taking Care of Business,” “Hey You,” “My Wheels Won’t Turn” and “Looking Out for #1.”
Bachman & Turner 2010 Tour Dates

June 7 The Relentless Garage London, UK
June 12 Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, SE
June 25 Fraze Pavillion at Lincoln Park Centre Kettering, OH
June 26 Riverside Casino & Golf Resort Riverside, IA
July 3 Confederation Park Charlottetown, PE*
July 17 Nakusp Music Fest Nakusp, BC
July 25 High Voltage Festival London, UK
July 28 The Filene Center Vienna, VA
July 29 Penn’s Peak Jim Thorpe, PA*
August 26 Casinorama Rama, ON
August 27 ArtPark Lewiston, NY
August 28 Ives Concert Park Danbury, CT

* Date to be confirmed.

Robyn launches U.S. tour with Kelis and promoting “Dancing on my Own”

Robyn
Robyn
Robyn’s new digital single, “Dancing On My Own,” is available on iTunes this week. Recently named “Best New Track” by Pitchfork, it’s the lead single from her forthcoming album, Body Talk PT 1, which is scheduled for release on June 15th on Cherrytree Records. Robyn recently premiered the Max Vitali-directed video for the track which can be seen on VEVO.com.

It was just announced that Robyn will perform on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on July 19th, and she’ll be kicking off a North American tour on July 16th with a performance at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Beginning July 23rd, Robyn will team up with Kelis for a string of co-headlining dates, and they plan to bring UK sensation Dan Black and Robyn’s Cherrytree Records label-mates, Far East Movement, along for the ride.

Stay tuned for the exclusive global listening party for the already critically acclaimed Body Talk PT 1 on MySpace.com from June 11th-18th. Early reviews have called the album “Genius” (NME), “a perfect example of how she eschews the norm” (New York Post) and “…beyond anything that exists in my musical library” (Nylon). A mix of cool electronica, heartfelt pop and tracks that have all the hallmarks of becoming classic hits, Body Talk PT 1 promises something for everyone to love.

Robyn Upcoming Tour Dates

6/17 London, England Heaven
6/19 London, England G.A.Y
6/25 Cologne, Germany Spex Live event
7/1 Borlange, Sweden Peace & Love Festival
7/3 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival
7/4 North Wales, U.K. Wakestock Festival
7/15 Arvika, Sweden Arvika Festival
7/16 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
7/17 Detroit, MI Crofoot Ballroom
7/22 Solana Beach Belly Up Tavern
7/23 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box *
7/24 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine *
7/27 Boston, MA House of Blues *
7/30 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre – Disco Lemonade: Summer Mashup Festival
7/31 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau – Osheaga Festival
8/2 Washington, DC 9:30 Club *
8/3 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero *
8/5 New York, NY Webster Hall *
8/13 Oslo, Norway Oya Festival
8/20 Trondheim, Norway Pstereo Festival
8/21 U.K. V Festival
8//22 U.K. V Festival
8/27 Stockholm, Sweden Popaganda Festival

* co-headlining show with Kelis

Goldfrapp to release “Alive” and tour

Goldfrapp
Goldfrapp
British pop pioneers Goldfrapp release their brand new single “Alive” through Mute on June 8th 2010.

A joyous summer rush of anthemic escapism, “Alive”, written and produced by band mates Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, follows “Rocket” as the second single to be taken from the duo’s fifth album Head First, which Rolling Stone described as “Absorbing the ethereal atmosphere of Giorgio Moroder’s Cat People soundtrack and the skeletal fuzz-bluster of Suicide’s 1977 melancholy synth-punk blueprint “Cheree”, Head First has an edge that’s softer, warmer and dreamier…”

The single, with mixes by Joakim, Tensnake, Dave Audé, and Arno Cost, is accompanied by a new video directed by the creative studio, Legs. In the video Pitchfork calls “genius”, watch an enchanting Alison Goldfrapp captivate the underworld with spandex-clad sidekicks. The video for “Alive” premiered on Vevo’s homepage on May 20th 2010. Watch it here.

Goldfrapp will take Head First to select US cities this summer – following the massive acclaim for both the Supernature and Seventh Tree tours and festival appearances around the world, Goldfrapp have underlined their reputation as one of the most transcendent and inventive live bands around.

Head First is Goldfrapp’s most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance. With life affirming lyrics and stellar production it lifts off at full tilt and takes us on a journey to the heart of 2010.

The diversity, ambition and direction of the new album continues to highlight Goldfrapp as true agenda-setters and modern British musical icons. Head First follows the critically acclaimed Seventh Tree, and is the latest in a brilliantly consistent body of work – from the captivating electronic balladry of Mercury nominated debut Felt Mountain and its distorted-dancefloor follow-up, Black Cherry to the glitterball glamour of Supernature which came out in summer 2005 and went on to sell over a million copies worldwide.

“Alive” track list:
1. Alive (Album Version)
2. Alive (Joakim NRG Dub)
3. Alive (Tensnake Remix)
4. Alive (Dave Audé Club Dub)
5. Alive (Arno Cost Remix)

JUNE 21

WASHINGTON, DC – 9:30 CLUB
JUNE 23

NEW YORK, NY – HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
JUNE 26

OAKLAND, CA – FOX THEATER
JUNE 27

LOS ANGELES, CA – HOLLYWOOD BOWL

Tamar Kaprelian Announces Tour Dates

Tamar Kaprelian
Tamar Kaprelian
Tamar Kaprelian is hitting the road! The twenty-two year old singer/songwriter has just announced a new batch of summer tour dates where she will open up for the Florida-based trio, Boyce Avenue. Dates can be found below.

Tamar recently premiered the beautiful video for “New Day” which is the lead single from her forthcoming debut album. Sinner or a Saint is due out later this summer and features co-writes with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Brent Kutzle.

Also, today is the last day to help Tamar secure a spot on the 2010 Lilith Tour. Show your support by voting here where aspiring female artists have the opportunity to play a full set on the Village Stage. Visit Tamar’s official site for more ticketing information and tune in to her Monday Night Music Club on CherryTreeRadio.com every Monday night at 6pm PST.

Tamar Kaprelian Tour Dates w/Boyce Avenue

6/17 – Media Club – Vancouver (19+)
6/18 – Vera Project – Seattle, WA
6/19 – Satyricon – Portland, OR
6/21 – Café Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
6/23 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
6/25 – The Epicentre – San Diego, CA
6/26 – Rhythm Room – Scottsdale, AZ
6/28 – Emo’s Alternative – Austin, TX
6/29 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
6/30 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
7/2 – The Backbooth – Orlando, FL
7/8 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
7/9 – Café 939 (The Red Room) – Boston MA
7/10 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
7/12 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY (21+)
7/14 – El Mocambo – Toronto, ON
7/15 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
7/16 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL

The Pack Set To Tour West Coast with Chiddy Bang

The Pack
The Pack
Bay Area trendsetters, The Pack, are preparing to hit the road with Chiddy Bang, the buzzworthy hit makers who are currently enjoying rave reviews of the mash-up styled sound. The ‘Opposite of Adults’ tour, will also feature performances by XV and 2am Club. The first leg of the tour hits 15 cities beginning on June 6 at Nuemos in Seattle, and is tentatively scheduled to hit the Midwest and East Coast starting in August.

Fans can now listen to “Wolfpack Party 2010,” the title track off of The Pack’s debut album, on the group’s MySpace. Another track off the forthcoming album, “Sex On The Beach,” will hit radio waves soon and is slated to be this summer’s anthem, so prepare yourself.

“Wolfpack Party 2010” is available on iTunes now with the “Sex On The Beach” deluxe single scheduled for a June 17th release.

The Pack Tour Dates With Chiddy Bang:

6/05 Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
6/09 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
6/10 Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan
6/12 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
6/13 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
6/14 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
6/16 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
6/17 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
6/18 Orangeville, CA @ The Boardwalk
6/20 Scottsdale, AZ @ Club AfterLife
6/21 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

A Rocket to the Moon to release “On Your Side” and announce tour

A Rocket to the Moon
A Rocket to the Moon
“ON YOUR SIDE” follows last year’s acclaimed Fueled By Ramen debut, “GREETINGS FROM…” The EP was highlighted by the singles “If Only They Knew” and “Dakota,” the latter of which A ROCKET TO THE MOON performed live on MTV’s TRL as part of a feature on America’s best unsigned bands. The quartet filmed a new video for their second single “Like We Used To” which will be released in the coming weeks.

The brainchild of Braintree, Massachusetts-based songwriter/musician Nick Santino, A Rocket To The Moon has toured virtually non-stop since the EP’s release, sharing bills with an array of artists, including 3OH!3, Motion City Soundtrack, Mayday Parade, The Maine, The Cab, Cute Is What We Aim For, Secondhand Serenade, Hey Monday, This Providence, We The Kings and Hit The Lights. This summer the band will hit the road again with Mayday Parade, before taking on a fall tour with Hanson. ARTTM has proven a MySpace favorite, now with over 26 million streams and counting.

A ROCKET TO THE MOON on Tour 2010
Supporting Mayday Parade w/ Sing It Loud & Sparks the Rescue Rocket to the Moon (5/4-5/28)

Supporting Hanson (9/14 – 10/01)

MAY
18 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
19 Jacksonville, FL Free Bird Live
20 Charleston, SC Music Farm
21 Greenville, SC Handlebar
22 Parkersburg, WV The Inferno
23 San Antonio, TX KXXM Mixfest @ Hemisfair Park
24 Greensboro, NC Greene Street
25 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
26 Richmond, VA The Hat Factory
27 Columbus, OH Skully’s
28 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
30 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

June
01 Altoona, PA The Eldolyn

September
14 Mesa, AZ Piper Theater
16 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
17 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
18 San Diego, CA House of Blues- San Diego
20 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
22 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
23 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre
27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
28 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
30 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot

October
1 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre

Leona Lewis joins Christina Aguilera on tour

Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
Multi-platinum, three-time Grammy-nominated recording artist Leona Lewis will be performing on her first-ever tour in the US, joining Christina Aguilera’s North American dates.

The Live Nation produced summer tour will begin on July 15th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT making a 20 date trek throughout North America. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning May 21st at LiveNation.com. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, May 19th at 10am local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Global superstar, multi-platinum recording artist, and three-time Grammy Award nominee Leona Lewis, released her second album ECHO (J/Syco Music) last year and sang the Golden Globe nominated song “I See You” (Theme from Avatar). Leona’s debut album Spirit, sold over 6 million copies and broke multiple first-ever records – it entered the UK charts at #1 and became the U.K.’s fastest-selling debut of all time. In the U.S., Spirit debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, marking the first time in music history that any album by a British female artist has entered Billboard’s Top 200 album chart at #1, as well as the first time any British artist, male or female, has claimed the top spot with a debut album. Spirit features her #1 worldwide massive hit single “Bleeding Love” which was the best selling single of 2008 and awarded Leona the honor of being the first British female solo artist to top the Hot 100 in more than 21 years.

For complete ticket and tour information visit: leonalewismusic.com and LiveNation.com.

LEONA LEWIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

July 15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
July 17 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 18 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
July 20 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 22 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 24 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 25 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 28 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 30 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 31 Boston, MA Comcast Center
August 03 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
August 05 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 07 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
August 10 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
August 12 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 14 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
August 15 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
August 18 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
August 19 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Video: Kittie “Die My Darling” behind the scenes and tour dates

Kittie
Kittie
Kittie has just finished shooting a third video for the song “Die My Darling”, the third single from their most recent album “In The Black” released late last yearon E1 Music. Veteran Canadian director John Barber directed the video. “We had the most fun we have ever had filming this video. There are cars babes and beatings involved, and it is unlike anything we have ever done before. We can’t wait for everyone to see it!” says front woman Morgan Lander.

The behind the scenes video can be seen here:

KITTIE will be heading out on tour this spring supporting INSANE CLOWN POSSE, KOTTONMOUTH KINGS and COOLIO. Dates will run coast to coast through the first week of June.

5/9/10 – Memphis, TN
5/10/10 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
5/11/10 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater Outdoors
5/13/10 – Louisville, KY – Inn Place Hotel & Conference Center
5/14/10 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
5/15/10 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Amphitheater
5/16/10 – Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre
5/17/10 – Charlotte, NC – The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory
5/19/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
5/20/10 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
5/21/10 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
5/22/10 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
5/23/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Amphitheatre at Station Square
5/24/10 – Cleveland, OH – Nautica Pavilion
5/26/10 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
5/27/10 – Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater
5/28/10 – Sauget, IL – Pops Outdoors
5/29/10 – Bonner Springs, KS – Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
5/31/10 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
6/1/10 – Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air – Outdoors
6/3/10 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
6/4/10 – Portland, OR – Expo Center – Hall C
6/5/10 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
6/6/10 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove of Anaheim
6/7/10 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
6/8/10 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

The Dirty Heads release “Any Port in a Storm” and tour

The Dirty Heads
The Dirty Heads
The Dirty Heads new album Any Port In A Storm – Special Edition is finally here and available in-stores and online. The highly anticipated record features the chart topping single “Lay Me Down” as well as the upbeat fan favorite “Stand Tall.” You can stream the album in its entirety at DirtyHeads.com NOW and check out Billboard.com’s must read review of the lead single “Lay Me Down”.

Check out The Dirty Heads on tour with Sublime with Rome and pick up the band’s debut album via EMG at Best Buy for a price that can not be beat, only $7.99 (including free shipping)! Any Port In A Storm is also available for download now at iTunes.

The Dirty Heads are also allowing anyone to download a free track off of their upcoming special edition release of Any Port In A Storm! The free mp3 of “I Got No Time” can be found at the Dirty Heads official bandcamp page. Download the track now!

The So Cal locals will be stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform their breakout single “Lay Me Down” on May 13th! Tickets will be available to the general public free of charge at www.1iota.com. Check your local listings for airtimes and make sure to tune in on ABC to watch The Dirty Heads give their first televised late night performance!

Head over to the Dirty Heads official YouTube page and watch the bands first of many to come tour blogs. Jared talk’s about the tour with Sublime with Rome thus far and thanks all of the fans for their amazing support!

All tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster!

4/28 The Riviera Theatre- Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
4/29 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
4/30 LC Pavilion- Columbus, OH
5/01 Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
5/02 Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
5/03 House of Blues – Boston, MA
5/05 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA (SOLD OUT)
5/06 The Norva – Norfolk, VA
5/13 Jimmy Kimmel Live – Los Angeles, CA
5/15 The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
5/20 University Union Plaza – San Luis Obispo, CA
5/22 X107.5 Presents The Dirty Heads – Henderson, NV
5/29 California Roots Festival at Monterey County Fairgrounds – Monterey, CA
6/06 LIVE 105’S BFD @ Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
6/12 92.9 KJEE Summer Round-Up 2010 – Santa Barbara, CA
7/03 Summerfest 2010 @ The Cellular Center – Milwaukee, WI

B.o.B. announce tour for “The Adventures of Bobby Ray”

B.o.B.
B.o.B.
B.o.B has announced a flurry of activity surrounding the upcoming release of his hugely anticipated debut album. “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY” – which includes the #1 hit single, “Nothin’ On You (Feat. Bruno Mars)” – arrives in stores and at all online retailers on April 27th.

“Nothin’ On You” is currently the #1 single in the country, according to Billboard’s “Hot 100,” marking B.o.B as the 4th solo male artist to top the tally with a debut single since October 2009. The track – which is also standing tall at #1 on iTunes’s “Top Singles” chart – is exploding at multi-format radio outlets nationwide. “Nothin’ On You” is #1 on Billboard’s “Rhythmic Airplay” chart – the fastest rising debut track since Drake’s 2009 smash, “Best I Ever Had” – while also drawing top 5 airplay at both Urban and CHR/Top 40 outlets.
“Airplanes (Feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore),” the recently released next single from “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY,” is following hot on the heels of “Nothin’ On You,” debuting this week at #12 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” while also standing strong as the #2 best-seller on iTunes’ “Top Singles” chart. What’s more, the track’s superstar-packed sequel, “Airplanes, Part II (Feat. Eminem & Hayley Williams),” is streaming now at B.o.B’s own www.bobatl.com.
An additional new album track – “Bet I (Feat. T.I. and Playboy Tre)” – has just gone on sale at the iTunes Store, where it has proven an instant hip-hop hit. A sure bet to join “Nothin’ On You” and “Airplanes” on next week’s “Hot 100,” the track has already burst into the Top 10 on iTunes’ “Top Hip Hop/Rap Songs” chart (which is currently topped by “Nothin’ On You” and “Airplanes” respectively).
“B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY” is now available for pre-order at B.o.B’s official website, www.bobatl.com. An array of packages are on offer, with exclusive extras including immediate MP3 downloads of both “Nothin’ On You” and “Satellite”, as well as a bonus track on release date; a “Haterz Everywhere” t-shirt; a limited edition B.o.B poster (signed for the first 100 orders); the “Nothin’ On You” video; a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the upcoming “Bet I” video; and a private post-release webchat with B.o.B himself. In addition, www.bobatl.com is jam-packed with tons of exclusive tracks, videos and user-generated features.
“B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY” will premiere this weekend via an exclusive MySpace listening party at B.o.B’s official MySpace page, www.myspace.com/bobatl, slated for Saturday, April 24th and Sunday, April 25th. The rapper has already proven an online phenom, with over 24 million total plays at MySpace alone.
Having spent much of last year sharing stages with such like-minded artists as Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, and Shwayze, B.o.B is currently heralding the release of “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY” by supporting 1st & 15th/Atlantic labelmate Lupe Fiasco’s “Steppin Laser Tour.” The dates – many of which are already long sold out – continue through early May. B.o.B also performed at this past weekend’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California – the first of a series of eagerly awaited festival appearances that also includes the upcoming Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival as well as Lollapalooza (see attached itinerary).
Born Bobby Ray Simmons, B.o.B has been a familiar face on TV in recent months with breakout performances at BET’s Rip The Runway and MTV’s annual Spring Break festivities. The ATL-based rapper/musician/producer was named last week’s “MTV P.U.S.H. (Play Until Someone Hears) Artist Of The Week,” with over 100 promotional spots airing across all MTV platforms. What’s more, he performed on the nationally syndicated The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this week, with further appearances slated for the May 12th episode of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! as well as the nationally syndicated The Wendy Williams Show – check local listings for complete details.
One of hip-hop’s most inventive and exciting young artists, B.o.B has quickly drawn a bounty of rapturous critical applause. In its 2010 “Faces To Watch” feature, Billboard celebrated the rapper’s “versatility,” declaring that he “recalls both OutKast’s Big Boi and crooner Raheem DeVaughn and may be the first rapper to play the guitar well.” XXL – which named B.o.B among its “10 Freshmen of 2009” – called him “ready for stardom,” while John Ivey, program director at Los Angeles’ influential KIIS-FM, told Entertainment Weekly that the multi-talented MC is his pick for “next big thing,” explaining that “a lot of hip-hop guys are just rappers, but (B.o.B) plays guitar and just kills it.”
Furthermore, Smooth celebrated B.o.B’s “virtuosic talent” and “lyrical directness,” while Ozone called him “one of the most anticipated newcomers in the game.” Nylon hailed B.o.B as a leading figure of “a new generation of hip-hop upstarts” and the Wall Street Journal concurred, praising the MC for “testing the genre’s conventions.” Additional profiles have appeared in such publications as Complex and Paste, which included B.o.B in its “The Best of What’s Next ‘09” round-up.
“B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY” sees the resourceful rapper producing the majority of the album by himself, while also playing multiple musical instruments, including piano, trumpet and French horn. In addition, B.o.B is joined by a star-studded line-up of surprising special guests, including Hayley Williams of Paramore, T.I., Eminem, Janelle Monáe, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Playboy Tre, and Lupe Fiasco. Endlessly inventive tracks such as “5th Dimension” and “Magic” offer a funky and fascinating journey into a gifted new talent’s far-reaching imagination.
“I just want to show people that there are endless possibilities of what you can do,” B.o.B says. “You don’t just have to be a rapper, you don’t just have to be a trapper; you can be anything you want to be and whatever you do, just love it and it will show.”
For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.bobatl.com, www.myspace.com/bobatl, or www.twitter.com/bobatl.

(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)

B.o.B
ON TOUR 2010
All Dates w/Lupe Fiasco’s “Steppin Laser Tour” Except *

APRIL
23 Charlotte, NC UNC
26 Houston, TX House of Blues
27 Dallas, TX House of Blues
29 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

MAY
1 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
2 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
5 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
6 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
7 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo

JUNE
11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival *

AUGUST
6 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza *