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Motion City Soundtrack’s upcoming album My Dinosaur Life will be released January 19th on Columbia Records.

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Motion City Soundtrack announce a US headlining tour in support of their highly-anticipated new album and major label debut – My Dinosaur Life – due out January 19th on Columbia Records. The tour kicks-off with a hometown show at First Avenue in Minneapolis and Motion City Soundtrack will be joined by fellow rockers Set Your Goals, This Providence and The Swellers for the entire tour. Tickets for the shows listed below go on sale at 10AM this Friday, November 20th.

The upcoming 2010 tour will be Motion City Soundtrack’s first trek in over a year and first in support of their new album My Dinosaur Life. Produced by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and mixed by Andy Wallace, this will be the band’s fourth studio album and major label debut. Fans can pre-order the album now and the band is offering a special deluxe edition only available through the MCS store which you can access via the band’s web site www.motioncitysoundtrack.com.

As the band gears up for the new album and tour ahead, fans and critics alike can follow Justin Pierre on the “Dino Trail” at www.mydinosaurlife.com and catch the guys when they join up with Weezer in December.

Check out www.motioncitysoundtrack.com for the most up-to-date information.

Confirmed 2010 Tour Dates
01/23 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
01/25 The Intersection – rand Rapids, MI
01/26 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
01/27 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
01/29 Clutch Cargo’s – Pontiac, MI
01/31 Mr. Small’s – Pittsburgh, PA
02/01 Recher Theater – Towson, MD
02/03 Fillmore at Irving Plaza – New York, NY
02/04 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
02/05 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA
02/06 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
02/08 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/10 The Door – Dallas, TX
02/11 Emo’s – Austin, TX

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Motion City Soundtrack have revealed the details of their major label debut – My Dinosaur Life – through a post on their website www.motioncitysoundtrack.com today. It’s official, the album – produced by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and mixed by the legendary Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Kaiser Chiefs) – will be released on January 19th, 2010 on Columbia Records. In addition, they have released the final track listing for the new album and revealed the incredible cover art by renowned collectible toy artist Joe Ledbetter (www.joeledbetter.com) – also responsible for the entire album art.


01. Worker Bee
02. A Lifeless Ordinary (Need A Little Help)
03. Her Words Destroyed My Planet
04. Disappear
05. Delirium
06. History Lesson
07. Stand Too Close
08. Pulp Fiction
09. @!#?@!
10. Hysteria
11. Skin And Bones
12. The Weakends

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Motion City Soundtrack are thrilled to announce that they’ll be joining Weezer this December for some select live shows! Kicking off in Chicago December 1st at the Aragon Ballroom, this run will see MCS playing dates in the Midwest and along the East Coast with the like-minded pop rockers. Before heading out on this short trek, Motion City Soundtrack will play to hometown fans and friends at a sold out Triple Rock Social Club show on Halloween Eve aka Mischief night. And directly following the Weezer dates, MCS will return to Chicago for a sold out exclusive three night stand at Lincoln Hall where the band will perform their first three albums in their entirety over three separate nights – I AM THE MOVIE on December 18th, COMMIT THIS TO MEMORY on December 19th, and EVEN IF IT KILLS ME on December 20th.

In the meantime, check out www.motioncitysoundtrack.com for new music and more.

10/30 Triple Rock Social Club (MCS Headline) – Minneapolis, MN *SOLD OUT*
12/01 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
12/03 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
12/07 Agganis Arena – Boston, MA
12/09 Patriot Center @ George Mason – Fairfax, VA
12/10 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
12/18 Lincoln Hall (MCS Headline/I Am The Movie) – Chicago, IL *SOLD OUT*
12/19 Lincoln Hall (MCS Headline/Commit This to Memory) – Chicago, IL *SOLD OUT*
12/20 Lincoln Hall (MCS Headline/Even If It Kills Me) – Chicago, IL *SOLD OUT*

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Motion City Soundtrack confirm My Dinosaur Life as the title of their new album and Columbia Records debut. The album was produced by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, who first teamed up with the boys in 2005 when he produced Commit This to Memory, and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Sonic Youth). To give fans their first taste of what’s to come, the band will be releasing “Disappear” – their first new studio song in more than two years – exclusively through iTunes on October 20th.

Motion City Soundtrack has not only built up a reputation for their catchy songs and idiosyncratic lyrics, but as a very visual band with their elaborate and smart videos. That said, they are already working on a video for “Disappear” to be released next month. For the most up-to-date information please visit the band’s web site: www.motioncitysoundtrack.com.

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Motion City Soundtrack set to perform their first three albums in their entirety over three separate nights –
12/18 I Am The Movie
12/19 Commit This To Memory
12/20 Even If It Kills Me

Motion City Soundtrack are giving fans a holiday season treat this year when they spend three nights at Chicago’s newest venue – Lincoln Hall – in December. The band will be taking a look back at their seven year career when they perform their first three albums in their entirety over three separate nights – I Am the Movie on the 18th, Commit This to Memory on the 19th and Even if it Kills Me on the 20th. Tickets will go on sale on Friday October 23rd at 12pm and fans will be able to buy a three show pass for $49.99 and a single show ticket for $20. For more information you can visit the band’s web site: www.motioncitysoundtrack.com and the venue’s web site: www.lincolnhallchicago.com

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Motion City Soundtrack are heading back into the studio! After a busy 2008 touring the globe, the release of an acoustic EP, and the hit TV series Gossip Girl featuring the track “Fell In Love Without You” off the EP, the band has been hard at work writing the follow-up to 2007’s critically-acclaimed Even If It Kills Me.

Rejoining MCS in the studio to produce their Columbia Records debut will be Mark Hoppus of Blink-182. No stranger to the members of Motion City Soundtrack, Hoppus first teamed up with the band when he produced their hit record Commit This to Memory – which has gone on to sell more than 300,000 copies since its summer 2005 release. In the midst of his super busy schedule reuniting him with his Blink-182 bandmates AND recording new music for their upcoming album, Hoppus has chosen MCS as one of the only records he will produce this year.

The band has also launched a new website that will have new webisodes up every two weeks.
Check it out now at www.motioncitysoundtrack.com.

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CHIODOS – announce co-headline fall tour with MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK

With frontman Craig Owens appearing on the latest cover of Alternative Press–for the second time in less than a year (October 2007, September 2008)–Flint, MI’s CHIODOS continue to gain momentum, almost a year after the release of their hugely successful second album BONE PALACE BALLET. Released in September 2007 on indie label Equal Vision Records, the album debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. Critical praise for their compelling post-hardcore music–from outlets, including New York Times, Blender, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, Revolver, Village Voice and UK’s Kerrang! (see quotes below)–has helped bolster sales of the set to over 157,000 copies.

A mainstay on the road, with international appearances spanning clubs, arenas and major rock festivals, CHIODOS has announced their latest tour: a co-headlining fall U.S. trek with Motion City Soundtrack. Set to kick off September 22 in Louisville, KY, the band will bookend the tour with headlining shows across the continental U.S., Alaska and Mexico. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the public Friday, July 25, check www.myspace.com/chiodos for more information.

CHIODOS have also announced they will release a special edition of BONE PALACE BALLET due out this fall; the CD will include brand new songs and a 30-minute teaser of their upcoming concert DVD, title TBA, coming in early 2009.

CHIODOS Tour Dates:  





Headlining dates




Syracuse, NY

Lost Horizon



Poplar Grove, IL

Chubby Rain House

Headlining dates w/ The Showdown, Dr. Manhattan and Forever in a Day



Toledo, OH

Toledo Civic Theatre



Lexington, KY

Downtown Arts Center



Memphis, TN

New Daisy Theatre

Headlining dates




Anchorage, AK

Club Millennium



Fairbanks, AK

Chena Convention Center

Co-headlining with Motion City Soundtrack, Hit the Lights and Person L



Louisville, KY

Club Oasis



Columbus, OH

Newport Music Hall



Johnson City, NY

Magic City Music Hall



Clifton Park, NY

Northern Lights



Providence, RI

Lupo’s at The Strand



New Haven, CT

Toad’s Place



Richmond, VA

The National



Raleigh, NC

Lincoln Theater



Nashville, TN


International dates




Monterey, MX

Café Iguana



Mexico City, MX

Hard Rock Live



Mexico City, MX

Hard Rock Live


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Phoenix, Arizona’s DEAR AND THE HEADLIGHTS have set a September 30th release date for sophomore album, titled Drunk Like Bible Times. Regarding the unique title, bassist Chuckie Duff explained “it just makes us laugh and people are free to read whatever meaning they want into it. It’s just a good name for what it is – a party record.”


The follow-up to 2007’s Small Steps, Heavy Hooves, has already been named one of the Most Anticipated of 2008 by Alternative Press and DEAR AND THE HEADLIGHTS is certainly not going to disappoint. The album’s opener, “I’m Not Crying. You’re Not Crying, Are You?” may hint at another slow album starter (see: Small Steps, Heavy Hooves’ “Oh No”) but quickly picks the listener up in the band’s familiar piano & tambourine infused pop/indie-rock sound with comparisons to The Flaming Lips. The album’s middle and bridge is “Saintly Rows (Oh Oh)”, a haunting affair channeling Bob Dylan as each line of vocalist Ian Metzger’s lyrics trail off in a sad tone, but ultimately the song builds up to frantic piano lines and a chaotic ending. The theme of the record is most prevalent on the album’s closer, “I Know”: smooth transitions between slowed down, soulful ballads to good old fashioned rock n’ roll.

The 12-track set was recorded with producer and friend, Bob Hoag (The Format, Limbeck), at Flying Blanket Recording in their hometown earlier this summer. “Bob has been pretty influential in the overall sound and to some degree the arrangements on this record, like he was on the last record. He kind of becomes the sixth member in the studio and that works well because we trust him and he hears things the same way we do,” described guitarist, PJ Waxman.

In 2007, the band logged 162 shows on tour with the likes of Circa Survive, Straylight Run, and many more diverse artists. This past Spring, the five-piece spent just over a month opening for emo/indie powerhouses and fellow Arizonians, Jimmy Eat World. During their current headlining trek, DEAR AND THE HEADLIGHTS took the stage with Jimmy Eat World again in a support slot for 5 shows between July 15th and 20th. This fall, the band will hit the road with Minneapolis pop-rock quintet, Motion City Soundtrack, and indie/folk Indianapolis natives, Margot And The Nuclear So & So’s, for The Left Handed Forms Of Human Endeavor tour. Further touring is planned through the end of the year.

Track Listing

1. I’m Not Crying. You’re Not Crying, Are You?

2. Bad News

3. Carl Solomon Blues

4. Willetta

5. Talk About

6. Saintly Rows (Oh Oh)

7. Flowers For My Brain

8. Now It’s Over

9. Parallel Lines

10. If Not For My Glasses

11. Try

12. I Know

Tour Dates

w/ What Laura Says (Thinks And Feels)

07/25 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

07/26 Las Cruces, NM – Code Red Cafe

07/28 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

07/29 Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ

07/30 Dallas, TX – House of Blues

07/31 San Antonio, TX – Rock Bottom

w/ Motion City Soundtrack

09/06 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café

09/07 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues

09/08 Towson, MD – Recher Theatre

09/10 Ashville, NC – The Orange Peel

09/11 Charleston, SC – Music Farm

09/12 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

09/13 Gainesville, FL – Alachua County Fairgrounds

09/15 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

09/17 Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club

09/18 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note

09/19 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall

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Motion City Soundtrack Announce “Left Handed Forms of Human Endeavor” Tour

Motion City Soundtrack announce the “Left Handed Forms of Human Endeavor” tour, featuring special guests Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s and Dear and the Headlights. Kicking off on Thursday, September 4th at MSU Auditorium in East Lansing, MI, the band will embark on this 12 city tour which will be the first part of their last string of tour dates in 2008.

Joining them on the road are eight-piece indie rock orchestra, Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s, who are releasing Animal! (vinyl & digital) and Not Animal (CD and digital) on October 7th on Epic Records, and Equal Vision recording artist Dear and the Headlights, who are releasing the follow up to their 2007 release Small Steps, Heavy Hooves this September.


Tickets for all the shows go on sale the weekend of July 18th, check your local listings for further information.


Motion City Soundtrack Tour Dates:

Sept   4th       MSU Auditorium*                                       East Lansing, MI

            6th       Crocodile Rock Café                                Allentown, PA

            7th       House Of Blues                                            Atlantic City, NJ

            8th       Recher Theater                                          Towson, MD

            10th     The Orange Peel                                        Asheville, NC

            11th     The Music Farm                                          Charleston, SC

            12th     40 Watt Club                                              Athens, GA

            13th     Alachua County Fairgrounds#             Gainesville, FL

            15th     House of Blues                                             New Orleans, LA

            17th     Canopy Club                                              Urbana, IL

            18th     The Blue Note                                             Columbia, MO

            19th     Liberty Hall                                                   Lawrence, KS

* Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, The Hard Lessons, and The Silent Years

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