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Tooth and Nail Records is proud to announce the signing of Detroit, MI pop-rock six-piece Rocky Loves Emily.

Hot Topic will handle exclusive physical distribution of the band’s debut EP, American Dream, which will be released on November 23rd. The EP, produced by Casey Bates (Chiodos, Foxy Shazam, Gatsbys America Dream), will also be available digitally via iTunes. The first single “Clueless” will be available on iTunes on November 2nd.


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Foxy Shazam release self titled album today!

Foxy Shazam have released their self-titled Sire Records album today! The band is offering a few configurations of their album across the world today. Hot Topic stores and Shockhound.com will contain an exclusive track titled “Dog In Love With Kitty”, which can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/d557mq. iTunes and Amazon will contain two exclusive tracks for “Teenage Demon Baby” and “Some Kind Of Love” and their official music for “Oh Lord”; iTunes- http://bit.ly/bMakYy and Amazon http://amzn.to/9trcXX. Get in on this early heat the band is currently enjoying thanks to their unprecedented live show and fearless promotion with such websites as ChatRoulette.com.


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Of Mice & Men to debut new video on Monday at HotTopic.com and MTV2/Headbangers Ball

Of Mice & Men will debut their new video for the song “Second and Sebring” on Monday, March 15th on www.HotTopic.com and MTV2/Headbangers Ball.

The online premiere will commence first thing Monday morning at www.HotTopic.com and the broadcast premiere will occur at 2am Eastern on Monday Night/Tuesday morning.

Of Mice & Men are currently on tour with Alesana supporting their debut self titled album which just hit stores this past Tuesday.


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Sub City Take Action Tour Kicks Off Today!

The 2010 Sub City Take Action Tour, presented by Hot Topic, kicks off today in Atlanta, GA! The 2010 lineup features We The Kings, Mayday Parade, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow, Call The Cops, and Stereo Skyline. The annual nationwide charity tour, now in its ninth year, raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action.

In an effort to make a difference throughout the Take Action Tour, Sub City along with DoSomething.org and Driving For Donors have organized a series of charity events that allow bands to participate in local communities and take action. The bands will be visiting children’s hospitals in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Texas for special meet & greets with patients, as well as an acoustic performance to brighten their day.

In addition to off-site charity events throughout the tour, We The Kings, Mayday Parade, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow, Call The Cops, and Stereo Skyline will be making special signing appearances at select Hot Topic stores. Dates can be found below.

To date, Sub City, a registered 501c3 organization, has raised nearly $2 million for various charitable organizations; much of that a result of Take Action, driving home the fact that we can all help bring forth change and that making a difference can be as fun and easy as buying a CD or concert ticket.

Hot Topic In-Store Signings
1/27 Cincinnati, OH – Kenwood Town Center, 4pm
2/05 Farmington, CT – Westfarms Mall, 4pm
2/12 St. Petersburg, FL – Tyrone Square, 4pm
2/19 Tucson, AZ – Park Place Mall, 4pm
2/20 Brea, CA – Brea Mall, 4pm
2/28 Albuquerque, NM – Coronado Center, 4pm
3/01 Oklahoma City, OK – Quail Springs Mall, 4pm’

Take Action Tour
[w/ We The Kings, Mayday Parade, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow, Call The Cops]
1/25/2010 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
1/26/2010 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
1/27/2010 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
1/28/2010 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
1/29/2010 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
1/30/2010 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
1/31/2010 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
2/01/2010 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
2/02/2010 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
2/04/2010 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
2/05/2010 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
2/06/2010 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
2/07/2010 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
2/08/2010 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
2/09/2010 Baltimore, MD – Bourbon Street Ballroom
2/11/2010 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

[w/ We The Kings, Mayday Parade, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow, Stereo Skyline]
2/12/2010 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
2/13/2010 Tallahassee, FL – Floyds Music Store
2/15/2010 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
2/16/2010 McAllen, TX – Las Palmas Event Center
2/17/2010 Austin, TX – Emo’s
2/19/2010 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
2/20/2010 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
2/21/2010 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
2/22/2010 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
2/23/2010 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
2/24/2010 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
2/26/2010 Murray, UT – Murray Theater
2/27/2010 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
2/28/2010 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
3/01/2010 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
3/02/2010 Dallas, TX – The Door

For more infomation, check out: www.takeactiontour.com

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Take Action Tour 2010 Announcement

Hopeless Records, through its non profit organization Sub City, is pleased to once again bring you the Take Action Tour. This year the tour will spotlight Patrick Pedraja and the need to get people signed up for the National Marrow Registry. Presented by Hot Topic, the tour will feature headliner We The Kings, in addition to Mayday Parade, A Rocket To The Moon, There For Tomorrow, and Stereo Skyline (on select dates). The annual nationwide charity tour, now in its ninth year, raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action. The tour will kick off in Atlanta, GA on January 25th and end on March 2nd in Dallas, TX. Pre-sale tickets can be bought now at: tixx1.artistarena.com/takeactiontour.

2010 Take Action Tour Dates
01/25 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
01/26 Rocketown – Nashville, TN
01/27 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
01/28 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
01/29 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
01/30 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
01/31 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
02/01 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
02/02 Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON
02/04 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
02/05 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
02/06 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
02/08 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
02/09 Bourbon St Ballroom – Baltimore, MD
02/11 House of Blues – Orlando, FL
02/12 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
02/13 Floyds Music Store – Tallahassee, FL
02/15 House of Blues – Houston, TX
02/16 Las Palmas Event Center – McAllen, TX
02/17 Emo’s – Austin, TX
02/19 The Rock- Tucson, AZ
02/20 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
02/21 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
02/22 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
02/23 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
02/24 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
02/26 Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
02/27 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
02/28 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
03/01 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
03/02 The Door – Dallas, TX


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The Atticus IV 2-Disc compilation finally makes it’s debut into all Hot Topic stores today (4/7/09).

Disc I
1. Thursday – Resuscitation Of A Deadman
2. The Secret Handshake – Nothing Can Change That
3. Settings – Nothing Left to Save
4. The Friday Night Boys – High School
5. In This Moment – Sailing Away
6. Maylene and the Sons of Disaster – Dry The River
7. New Found Glory – Listen To Your Friends
8. Jet Lag Gemini – Fit To Be Tied
9. The Forecast – A Better Man
10. The Classic Crime – Abracadaver
11. VersaEmerge –Past Praying For
12. I See Stars- What This Means To Me
13. Fireworks – Detroit
14. Poison The Well – Slow Good Morning
15. Secret & Whisper – Spider Besider
16. Adeem – Army of None
17. A Rocket to the Moon – If Only They Knew

1. Whitechapel – Father of Lies
2. August Burns Red – Chasing the Dragon
3. Unearth – Grave of Opportunity
4. God Forbid – War of Attrition
5. Impending Doom – More Than Conquerors
6. Architects – Early Grave
7. Evergreen Terrace – Wolfbiker
8. Cancer Bats – Deathsmarch
9. All Shall Perish – Never…Again
10. In Flames – Alias
11. Lazarus A.D. – Thou Shall Not Fear
12. MyChildren MyBride – The Machinist
13. Vanna – Safe to Say
14. Meshuggah – ObZen
15. The Faceless – Cold Calculated Design
16. Winds of Plague – One Body Too Many
17. Across The Sun – Angelic Deception
18. The Ghost Inside – Faith Or Forgiveness

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Secondhand Serenade will barely catch a breath after wrapping his current headlining tour, as a co-headlining tour with Cute Is What We Aim For has just been announced, with A Rocket To The Moon and Automatic Loveletter supporting on all dates. MySpace, the world’s premier social network, will present over thirty shows during the six-week, outing, in conjunction with Hot Topic.


(w/I Hate Kate, Cory Lamb and Thriving Ivory)
Sept 16 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Sept 17 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
Sept 18 – Lubbock, TX @ Tequila Jungle
Sept 19 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
Sept 20 – Maxwell, TX @ The Cotton Gin
Sept 22 – Houston, TX @ Meridian
Sept 23 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
Sept 24 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
* Sept 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Sovereign Bank Arena (94.5 PST Fest 2008 w/ Jordin Sparks & Jesse McCartney)
Sept 28 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
Sept 30 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Oct 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Strummers Nite Club
Oct 4 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Oct 5 – Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
Oct 8 – E. Lansing, MI @ The Small Planet
Oct 10 – Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
Oct 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
Oct 12 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion


(w/A Rocket To The Moon and Automatic Loveletter)
Oct 31 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Nov 1 – Boston, MA @ Roxy
Nov 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Nov 4 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Nov 6 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Nov 8 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos
Nov 9 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
Nov 11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Nov 12 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
Nov 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov 14 – Sauget, IL @ Pops
Nov 15 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Nov 16 – Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo
Nov 18 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Nov 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Nov 21 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Nov 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Nov 23 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Nov 25 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Nov 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Air Pavilion
Nov 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand
Nov 29 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
Dec 2 – West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
Dec 3 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Dec 6 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Dec 9 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Dec 10 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Pavilion at Concrete Street

More dates to be announced

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On Friday, August 22 at 7:00 PM, all 684 Hot Topic stores nationwide will play the entire new UNDEROATH album LOST IN THE SOUND OF SEPARATION. During the listening event, fans can get 10% off their entire purchase and fans that pre-order a copy of the new UNDEROATH CD will receive a special gift onsite while supplies last.

UNDEROATH will launch their world tour beginning Saturday, August 30 in Mexico City at the Centro De Convenciones. This show marks the group’s first-ever visit to Mexico. On September 2, the day of release of LOST IN THE SOUND OF SEPARATION, UNDEROATH will hold a special in-store signing at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square beginning at 4:00pm (1540 Broadway, New York, NY; 212-921-1020). Later that evening, the band will perform at their CD release party at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza in the city. Following the CD kick off party, the group will launch the U.K. portion of the trek September 6. Tours of Germany, Italy, South Africa and Australia will follow. The band will return to the U.S. for a special show on October 4 at Honolulu’s Pipeline Café before launching their major autumn nationwide U.S. tour on October 15 with Saosin, Devil Wears Prada, P.O.S., Person L and Famine supporting. Look for more dates to be announced shortly as UNDEROATH will tour throughout 2008 and 2009.


Underoath headlining (Warped Tour Party)
8/30 Mexico City, Mexico Centro De Convenciones

Underoath CD release parties
9/2 New York, NY – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
9/3 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

Underoath European Headlining Tour
9/06 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
9/07 Glasgow, UK – Garage
9/08 Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
9/10 Cardiff, UK – University Solus Room
9/11 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
9/12 London, UK – Astoria
9/13 Leeds, UK – Cockpit
9/14 Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
9/16 Berlin, Germany – Kato
9/17 Köln, Germany – Luxor
9/19 Roncade, Italy – New Age Club
9/20 Cesena, Italy – Vidia Club
9/23 Durbanville, South Africa – The Barnyard Theatre
9/24 Umhlanga, South Africa – The Wavehouse
9/25 Boksburg, South Africa – Black Dahlia
9/26 Eikenhof, South Africa – The Lido
9/27 Lonehill, South Africa – The Rustic Theatre on Main

Underoath Australian Headlining Tour
9/30 Sydney, Australia – UNSW Roundhouse
10/1 Melbourne, Australia – Billboard
10/2 Brisbane, Australia – The Arena

Underoath Headlining U.S.
10/4 Honolulu, HI – Pipeline Cafe

Underoath Headlining U.S. w/ Saosin, The Devil Wears Prada, and P.O.S.
10/15 Lake Buena, FL – House of Blues
10/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/18 Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend
10/19 Richmond, VA – The National
10/21 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live!
10/22 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/23 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
10/24 Worcester, MA – Palladium

Underoath w/Saosin, The Devil Wears Prada, and Person L
10/28 Rochester, NY – West Street Music Hall
10/29 Cheswick, PA – Gravity
10/30 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/31 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/01 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
11/02 Sauget, IL – Pops
11/04 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club
11/05 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
11/06 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
11/07 Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
11/08 Salt Lake City, – In The Venue

Underoath w/ Saosin, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Famine
11/10 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
11/11 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
11/13 San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom
11/15 Irvine, CA – UCI Bren Events Center
11/18 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/19 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
11/23 Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre


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Rare NUMBER TWELVE 7″ In Stores Now

In HOT TOPIC stores across the country, The Number 12 Looks Like You have released an exclusive limited edition 7″ in support of the recent live CD/DVD release Here At The End Of All Things.  This specially packaged vinyl collectors piece features 2 remix tracks “Imagination Express – Jesse Cannon Remix” and “Weekly Wars – Endor Remix.”  THE REMIXES 7″ is limited to 1,000 copies and hits all Hot Topic locations on July 29th for $2.99.  Don’t miss your chance to get it, as this is only available while supplies last.

You can also purchase the 7″ online on HotTopic.com

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