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[The Pandemonium]
9/04 Orlando, FL –Cent. FL Fairgrounds

[w/ Hit The Lights, Fireworks, Sparks the Rescue, This Time Next Year]
10/08 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
10/09 Pontiac, MI – ilounge
10/10 Grand Rapids, MI – Mixtape Café
10/11 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
10/13 DeKalb, IL – The House Café
10/14 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
10/15 Des Moines, IA – House of Bricks
10/16 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/18 Boise, ID – The Venue
10/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/21 Portland, OR – Satyricon
10/22 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill

[w/ Hit The Lights, Fireworks, Sparks the Rescue, I Rival]
10/23 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
10/24 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/25 Hollywood, CA – Knitting Factory
10/27 San Diego, CA – Soma
10/28 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
10/30 Dallas, TX – The Door
10/31 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
11/01 McAllen, TX – McAllen Creative Incubator
11/03 Houston, TX – Meridian
11/04 Metairie, LA – The High Ground

[w/ Hit The Lights, Vinnie Caruana, Sparks the Rescue, I Rival]
11/07 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
11/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/11 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
11/12 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
11/14 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
11/15 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
11/17 Allston, MA – Harper’s Ferry
11/18 NYC – Highline Ballroom
11/19 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/20 S. Hackensack, NJ – School of Rock
11/21 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
11/22 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
11/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
11/24 Columbus, OH – The Basement
11/25 Cleveland Hts, OH – Grog Shop

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Fresh from headlining the Smartpunk stage on Warped Tour ’09, Hit The Lights is pleased to announce the MANATOUR. This will be the bands first headline tour in support of Skip School, Start Fights.

The last 12 months have seen the band touring the world relentlessly, sharing the stage with Cobra Starship, All Time Low, Forever The Sickest Kids and taking part in the sold out Alternative Press Tour with 3OH!3, The Maine and Family Force 5. After all this touring Hit The Lights is ready for their first US headlining tour in support of Skip School Start Fights.

Ending the year in style, Hit The Lights humorously named their headlining run MANATOUR, a six week journey across the US starting in early October. Hit The Lights is more excited than ever to get out on the road and be able to play a longer set for their fans. Joining the band on this tour will be There For Tomorrow (Hopeless Records), Fireworks (Triple Crown Records), Vinnie Caruana (of I am the Avalanche & The Movielife), Sparks The Rescue (Fearless Records), This Time Next Year (Equal Vision Records) and I Rival on selected dates.

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Our contributing writer Angela has whipped up a little snazzy review for Hit The Lights’ latest EP, Coast To Coast.

Check it out here!

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Triple Crown Records’ Fireworks! will be heading out on tour for Gig Life! Featuring Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals, with Polar Bear Club, The Swellers, and Drive A on select dates.

Jul-15 Iowa City, IA Picador
Jul-16 Chicago, IL Metro
Jul-17 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Jul-18 Toronto, ON Reverb
Jul-19 Montreal, QC The Underworld
Jul-20 Portland, ME The Station
Jul-22 Albany, NY Northern Lights
Jul-23 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
Jul-24 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
Jul-25 Worcester, MA Palladium
Jul-26 Long Island, NY Crazy Donkey
Jul-27 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Jul-28 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Jul-29 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Jul-30 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
Jul-31 Richmond, VA The Canal Club
Aug-01 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Aug-02 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
Aug-04 Montgomery, AL Off the Wagon
Aug-05 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Aug-06 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
Aug-07 St. Petersburg, FL State Theater
Aug-08 W. Palm Beach, FL Culture Room
Aug-09 Orlando, FL The Social
Aug-11 Metairie, LA The High Ground
Aug-12 Houston, TX Java Jazz
Aug-13 Austin, TX Emo’s
Aug-14 Dallas, TX The Max
Aug-15 Tulsa, OK The Marquee
Aug-16 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Aug-17 Phoenix, AZ The Clubhouse
Aug-19 San Diego, CA SOMA
Aug-20 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
Aug-21 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Aug-22 Portland, OR Satyricon
Aug-23 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Aug-24 Boise, ID The Venue
Aug-25 St. Lake City, UT Murray Theatre
Aug-26 Denver, CO Cervantes

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Fans anxious to hear new music from THE DEAR HUNTER should head to the band’s Myspace page right away (www.myspace.com/thedearhunter). “In Cauda Venenum,” streaming now through the album release, is from their forthcoming album, ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH, which is due out June 23 on Triple Crown Records. The third chapter of the band’s epic rock opera chronicles the latest endeavors of “the boy,” now a man, looking (and finding) love, loss and reinvention.

With Mewithoutyou
06/08 Richmond, VA The Canal Club Downstairs
06/09 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
06/10 Orlando, FL The Social
06/11 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
06/12 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
06/13 Metairie, LA The High Ground
06/14 Houston, TX Java Jazz
06/15 Dallas, TX The Door
06/16 Austin, TX Emo’s Alternative Lounge
06/18 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
06/19 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
06/20 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
06/21 Pomona, CA Glass House
06/22 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
06/23 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
06/25 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
06/26 Seattle, WA Neumos
06/27 Boise, ID The Venue
06/28 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre
06/29 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
07/01 Lawrence, KS Granada
07/02 St. Paul, MN Station 4
07/04 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
07/05 Chicago, IL Metro
07/06 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
07/07 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
07/09 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
07/11 Boston, MA Middle East

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THE DEAR HUNTER will be releasing the third chapter of their rock opera on June 23 via Triple Crown Records. ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH chronicles the latest endeavors of “the boy,” now a man, looking (and finding) love, loss and reinvention.

To celebrate the album’s release, THE DEAR HUNTER will hit the road as direct support for Mewithoutyou starting June 8 in Richmond, VA and concluding July 11 in Boston, MA.


Sat 5/9 Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theater

Mon 6/8 Richmond, VA The Canal Club Downstairs
Tue 6/9 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Wed 6/10 Orlando, FL The Social
Thu 6/11 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
Fri 6/12 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
Sat 6/13 Metrairie, LA The High Ground
Sun 6/14 Houston, TX Java Jazz
Mon 6/15 Dallas, TX The Door
Tue 6/16 Austin, TX Emo’s Alternative Lounge
Thu 6/18 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Fri 6/19 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
Sat 6/20 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
Sun 6/21 Pomona, CA Glass House
Mon 6/22 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
Tue 6/23 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Thu 6/25 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Fri 6/26 Seattle, WA Neumos
Sat 6/27 Boise, ID The Venue
Sun 6/28 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre
Mon 6/29 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Wed 7/1 Lawrence, KS Granada
Thu 7/2 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Sat 7/4 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Sun 7/5 Chicago, IL Metro
Mon 7/6 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Tue 7/7 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
Thu 7/9 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri 7/10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sat 7/11 Boston, MA Middle East

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FIREWORKS received an offer they can’t refuse: the chance to tour with one of their all-time favorite bands whose guitarist happens to be their producer. New Found Glory axeman Chad Gilbert and the rest of his band mates extended the offer to FIREWORKS this week, so they decided to pull off the tour they started just last week and join up with their mentors through May 10. The band has also been added to Bamboozle on Saturday, May 2 in East Rutherford, NJ at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

All with New Found Glory, Bayside and Set Your Goals:
4/18 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
4/19 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
4/20 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
4/22 Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
4/23 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
4/24 Milwaukee, WI – Rave
4/25 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/26 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak
4/28 Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre
4/29 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
4/30 Boston, MA – House of Blues
5/02 East Rutherford, NJ – Bamboozle
5/03 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
5/05 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
5/06 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
5/07 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
5/08 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
5/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
5/10 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

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Starting April 14 in Cincinnati, FIREWORKS–Brett Jones (guitars), Chris Mojan (guitars), David Mackinder (vocals), Kyle O’Neil (bass), Tymm Rengers (drums)—will hit the road to promote their debut album, ALL I HAVE TO OFFER IS MY OWN CONFUSION, which was released March 24 on Triple Crown Records.

It’ll be quite an ambitious tour for the Detroit band. With 33 shows scheduled, they only have two days off. How will they manage it? “Witchcraft,” says bassist Kyle O’Neil.

4/14 Cincinnati, OH – Tee’s House
4/15 Corbin, KY – Corbin Tech Center
4/16 Nashville, TN – The Muse
4/18 New Orleans, LA – The High Ground
4/20 Tallahassee, FL – Big Daddy’s
4/21 Gainesville, FL – 1982 Bar
4/22 Tampa, FL – Transitions Skate
4/23 Miami, FL – Goo
4/24 Delray Beach, FL – Backbone Records
4/25 Cocoa Beach, FL – Bun Java Coffee
4/26 Orlando, FL – Black Box
4/27 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
4/28 Marietta, GA – Swayzes
4/29 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
4/30 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G
5/01 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundrolounge
5/02 Virginia Beach, VA – Attitudz
5/03 Harrisonburg, VA – The Artful Dodger
5/04 Richmond, VA – The Czar
5/05 Baltimore, MD – Charm City Artspace
5/06 Philadelphia, PA – The Fire
5/07 Asbury Park, NJ -Asbury Lanes
5/08 Amityville, NY – V.P. South
5/09 Allston, MA – The ICC
5/10 Holyoke, MA – Water Front Tavern
5/11 New London, CT – El-N-Gee
5/12 Freehold, NJ – Freehold VFW
5/13 Lemoyne, PA – Champion Ship
5/14 Peekskill, NY – Popeye’s Pub
5/15 Bronx, NY – Bronx Underground @ FLC
5/16 Albany, NY – Jans Road House
5/17 Auburn, NY – Auburn Public Theatre
5/18 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place

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The Gay Blades long-awaited debut album – Ghosts – is out today 9/23, on the band’s 4Never Records imprint on Triple Crown Records. Want to check it out? The full album will be streaming on AOL Spinner in the Listening Party section this week. But the fun doesn’t stop there…The exclusive track “O Shot” (Black Jesus Remix f/ Ant Stone) along with the album track “Hey She Say” is available via the RCRD LBL website (www.rcrdlbl.com).

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THE GAY BLADES Set to Release Debut Album – Ghosts – Due Out Fall 2008

This fall, The Gay Blades will release their debut full-length album, Ghosts, on their imprint, 4Never Records, via Triple Crown Records. They will precede their full-length with a digital 7” release through RCRD LBL (Cold War Kids, Tokyo Police Club, Santogold) this summer.  Catch them soon as they take their T Rex/Bill Murray inspired live show on the road as part of their “Touring the Dustbowl and Back” tour with dates into August.

 “If Freddie Mercury sang for Death From Above 1979, these guys would open the show.” – CMJ

The Gay Blades are a two piece from New York City and play an acerbic brand of Trash Pop. What is Trash Pop, you ask? Trash pop is what happens when two keenly observant wannabe hipsters write and record songs the same pair couldn’t possibly pull off live, and make up for their missing bass player with consistent TNT like performances and a heaping spoonful of swagger. Clark Westfield plays the guitar and Puppy Mills plays the drums. They met when volunteering in a traveling sideshow while still in college, Clark juggling and Puppy taking tickets.  Afterwards, back in NYC, they formed The Gay Blades.

They have been called “retro-trangressors” by the Village Voice and after first listen to Ghosts, with its twelve eccentric and trashy pop songs, including two “en-dance-d” bonus remixes, you’ll see why.  From the stand out track and first single, “O Shot” (showcasing drummer Puppy Mills’ glamorous and propulsive drums) to “Why Can’t I Grow A Beard?“ (where Clark Westfield takes cues from his idol, Brian Wilson, becoming the recluse he knows he never could be), The Gay Blades grab your attention and keep it. 

The band was featured in Alternative Press’ Unsigned Bands to Watch column earlier this year, as well as NYC Tastemaker ‘zine and blog, The Deli, as January 2008’s Artist of the Month and hailing the duo as one of the Top Bands in NYC.

Check out www.thegayblades.com or www.myspace.com/gayblades for further info and to see why The Gay Blades wished The Eagles of Death Metal would just lift the restraining order already…

The Gay Blades Tour Dates:

July      11th       Conservatory                                         Oklahoma City, OK

            12th       The Door                                               Fort Worth, TX

13th       White Rabbit (Back Stage)                     San Antonio, TX

            14th       House of Rock                                       Corpus Christi, TX

            16th       Sluggo’s                                                Pensacola, FL  

            17th       Thirsty Hippo                                         Hattiesburg, MS

            19th       The Nick                                               Birmingham, AL

21st       The Social                                             Orlando, FL

25th       Danbury CityCenter Green                      Danbury, CT

26th       Masquerade at Crocodile Rock                Allentown, PA

Aug.     11th       Mercury Lounge                                     New York, NY

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