Dec 13th, 2006 THE GRADUATE NUMBER ONE MOST ADDED AT COLLEGE RADIO! DEBUT FULL-LENGTH IN STORES APRIL 10, 2007!
The Graduate dominated the last add week of CMJ for 2006 as the band's EP Horror Show came in as the #1 Most Added record at college radio this week with 167 adds in total!
The Springfield, IL 5-piece will release their highly-anticipated Icon MES Records debut Anhedonia on April 10th, 2007 and will be announcing a full-scale US tour shortly.
For more information:
www.iconmes.com Dec 6th, 2006 Hot Topic Presents The 2007 Sub City Take Action! Tour; Full List Of Dates Announced Today
Punk rock has been known to accentuate the negative, but a number of bands have joined to promote suicide-prevention efforts on the Sub City Take Action! Tour.” —USA Today
“…this tour is about much more than just music. It’s a way to get information out to kids, who might be at risk, and it helps people realize that depression and things like that are legitimate mental illnesses.” — Sugarcult guitarist Marko
Full List Of Dates Announced Today
The Take Action! Tour Benefits The Youth America Hotline! 1-877-YOUTHLINE (968-8454)
VAN NUYS, CA — December 6, 2006- The 2007 Take Action! Tour, the nationwide, charity tour that brings the issues of suicide and depression to the front page, has announced their confirmed 2007 tour dates. Kicking off February 1, 2007, in Baltimore, the tour will crisscross the country for seven weeks and appear in over 40 cities across the US and Canada, personally bringing the message of help and hope to thousands of young people.
Headlining the sixth annual Take Action! Tour this year is The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, performing with Emery, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, A Static Lullaby and Kaddisfly. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ debut album, Don’t You Fake It, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album was released just 4 months ago and entered the Billboard Top 200 national album sales chart at #25, they currently have the #6 song in the country at Alternative Radio with "Face Down," which tackles the tough topic of domestic violence.
Take Action, founded by Hopeless & Sub City Records, aims to create a better world, one voice and one action at a time. By working with various non-profit organizations, Take Action strives to educate people about the positive difference that can be made by each of us in our community through activism and charitable work.
The 2007 Take Action! Tour and the Take Action Volume 6 Compilation once again support the Youth America Hotline! 1-877-YOUTHLINE (968-8454). 10% of all ticket sales and 5% of the retail price for each compilation CD are donated directly to the organization. The benefiting charity was founded by the Kristin Brooks Hope Center to help young people in crisis through peer-to-peer counseling and education about mental health issues. Take Action raised over $100,000 last year for the Youth America Hotline!
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus band members are working on becoming certified crisis counselors for the Youth America Hotline! “We are really proud to be headlining this great tour and to personally help with the cause. We are also happy to continue spreading the awareness of domestic abuse through the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence,” says lead vocalist Ronnie Winter.
Over 40,000 fans attended the 2006 Take Action! Tour, surpassing previous tours and exposing more young people to resources that could save their lives. Since the tour began, government funding for suicide prevention has increased from $0 to $16 million. With the completion of the 2007 Take Action! Tour Hopeless/Sub City Records is projected to surpass $1 million in charitable donations to various non-profit organizations.
Hot Topic, the music lifestyle mall retailer (hottopic.com), is once again the title sponsor of the tour. Hot Topic is a natural fit, as they demonstrate a passion for music in everything they do. Since the inception of Take Action in 1999, Hot Topic has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Take Action cause, helping to save countless lives and educate millions of people to make a difference. Additional 2007 Take Action! Tour sponsors include Purevolume.com, Alternative Press Magazine, Chord Magazine, Fanscape, Punknews.org, Absolutepunk.net, Stim.TV, Downloadpunk.com, and Rockthestreet.com.
The tour has an incredible history of helping bands break out into the mainstream. Bands that have previously performed on the tour include Anti-Flag, Avenged Sevenfold, Hawthorne Heights, Jimmy Eat World, Matchbook Romance, Silverstein, Sugarcult, The Early November, Thrice, and many more.
For all of the latest news please visit the official tour website: www.Takeactiontour.com
Confirmed Take Action! Tour dates (subject to change):
02/01/07 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
02/02/07 - Baltimore, MD – Sonar
02/03/07 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
02/04/07 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
02/06/07 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
02/07/07 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
02/08/07 - Jacksonville, FL – Plush
02/09/07 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
02/10/07 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
02/11/07 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues – Orlando
02/13/07 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
02/14/07 - Pharr, TX - Pharr International Convention Center
02/15/07 - San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
02/16/07 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Ballroom
02/17/07 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
02/19/07 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
02/20/07 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
02/21/07 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
02/22/07 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
02/23/07 - Santa Barbara, CA - University of California at Santa Barbara
02/24/07 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
02/25/07 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
02/27/07 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
02/28/07 - Bakersfield, CA - The Dome
03/01/07 - Sacramento, CA - Cal. State Univ. Sacramento
03/03/07 - Seattle, WA - The Fenix
03/04/07 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
03/05/07 - Boise, ID - The Big Easy Concert House
03/06/07 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
03/07/07 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
03/09/07 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
03/10/07 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
03/11/07 - Sauget, IL - POPS
03/14/07 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
03/15/07 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
03/16/07 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
03/18/07 - Toronto, ONT - Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/20/07 - Rochester, NY - The Harro East Ballroom
03/21/07 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
03/22/07 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
03/23/07 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
03/24/07 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
03/26/07 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Nov 22nd, 2006 Happy Thanksgiving from Earshot Media! Nov 14th, 2006 Rockstar Taste of Chaos Is Back!!
THE THIRD ANNUAL
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK
TASTE OF CHAOS ANNOUNCES THE STRONGEST LINEUP OF ARTISTS TO DATE...
THE CHAOS RETURNS WITH....
THE USED, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, SENSES FAIL, SAOSIN, CHIODOS, AIDEN, EVALINE
FUSE Television and Alternative Press are Announced As Media Partners;
The Tour will coincide with the highly anticipated release of the third album from Headliner THE USED
Chaos MOBILE is launched, providing fans with access, information, giveaways and an interactive portal for their mobile lifestyles
Rockstar Energy Drink returns as Title Sponsor
Tour To Kick Off February 15 In Seattle;
After over 130 Worldwide dates in the past two years playing in 18 countries which have included the United States Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Japan, France, New Zealand, Italy and many others. The only worldwide lifestyle festival tour, the Rockstar Taste of Chaos is back with
another onslaught of Winter shows in the United States and Canada, featuring
a who's-who of young, loud, aggressive bands.
Kevin Lyman, the man behind the Van's Warped Tour, has once again created a successful model of more-bang-for-your-buck. Lyman says, "We have succeeded in giving a World audience an action packed lineup for an inexpensive price.
The success of the tour on a worldwide level has been unprecedented. The
2007 USA and Canada Tour is our strongest lineup to date and we are excited to bring this great show to the fans." The tour is scheduled to hit 41 cities in the U.S. and Canada between mid-February and mid-April. The multi-artist package in the U.S.A. and Canada will feature THE USED, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, SENSES FAIL, SAOSIN, CHIODOS, AIDEN, EVALINE and other special musical surprises to be announced.
ROCKSTAR Energy Drink will continue to be the title sponsor of the 2007 tour and will be sampling their products, as well as coming up with some great surprises for attendees. Other sponsors include Best Buy, Guitar Center,Hurley, Chaos Mobile, PETA, Hard Rock Café, Hot Topic, PunkStop, 420 Players, Smarkpunk, SFA and Ernie Ball (who will provide musical instruments
for fans to test out and will pick the opening act through their massively successful Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands in conjunction with Chaos Mobile.)
FUSE Television and Alternative Press (who will produce the Official Tour Program) have signed on as official Rockstar Taste of Chaos media partners.
The Canadian Leg sponsors include MTV Canada, SBC Media, West 49, D-Tox & Amnesia. The concourses at each show will be filled with interactive activities that attendees can enjoy, play and tinker with.
THE USED who have been one of the most successful bands in alternative music
over the past five years are launching their highly anticipated third album to coincide with the 2007 Tour. Bert McCracken lead vocalist states, "The
Rockstar Taste of Chaos is so much fucking fun for the bands and the fans alike. Fans can see a big production and all enjoy all sorts of interactive concourse activities for the price of going to the movies and eating some popcorn. We really support giving our fans a shitload of entertainment for a
fair price and this tour accomplishes that... and we are gonna rock some of
our new songs on the tour which we are really excited about."
Internet pre-sale for the 2007 edition of the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos will begin December 1 at www.chaosmobile.com
in conjunction with Music
Today. Information, updates and free stuff will also be available at
www.chaosmobile.com , a new
venture started by the Rockstar Taste of Chaos partners. Chaos Mobile will
be involved in the pre-sale as well as the Ernie Ball Battle of The Bands Opening Act contests. By registering at www.chaosmobile.com
attendees will have the
ability to win free musical gear, new music, clothing, video game systems as well as a CUT THE LINE code to get in the venue first and a FRONT OF THE LINE code for getting to the front of the line for autograph signings. Chaos
Mobile will also have custom voicetones, video clips, candid photos, free phone wallpapers, exclusive content and lots of exciting features for all of
Having already spawned multiple soundtrack CD's and a Live DVD (which was recently featured as a 30-minute show on FUSE Television) Rockstar Taste Of
Chaos, like its summer sibling the Van's Warped Tour, is only getting bigger and better, offering fans the opportunity to see their favorite bands as well as take part in a number of activities including playing the newest
video games, checking out acoustic performances, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of interactive fan activities that will add to the experience.
Here's what critics had to say about last year's Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour:
"Rockstar Taste of Chaos patrons can expect six full hours of noise, games and enlightenment-all costing less than a U2 tour shirt."
- Alternative Press
"A smorgasbord of music that is sure to delight your musical palette. Who knew that chaos could taste so good?"- Metal Edge
"Taste of Chaos has become the must-see package tour during cold-weather
months..."- Cleveland Plain Dealer
The definitive hard music tour of the spring time is here in all of its hard-rockin' glory..."
- Skinnie Magazine
"...Some captivating Chaos..."
- Orange County Register
"Six hours of cutting-edge metal that is on the extreme end of the energy scale."- Toledo Blade
For more information go to:
The Used are one of the most successful bands to emerge over the past 5 years and in the process they have sold in excess of 3 million albums Worldwide. Their debut album "THE USED" was a genre defining work that helped usher in a new style of music that touches legions of fans. Their second album "IN LOVE AND DEATH" continued to expand their fanbase
worldwide. The band's highly anticipated third album is scheduled for an early 2007 release. The Used headlined the inaugural Taste of Chaos Tour in
2005 and they return in 2007 to headline the tour that has become a
phenomenon across the globe.
30 SECONDS TO MARS
30 Seconds To Mars released the near platinum record A Beautiful Lie to critical acclaim. Alternative Press said of the band, "... they just might
be rock's best-kept secret." "The Kill," became a top three hit at Modern Rock Radio while their latest single "From Yesterday" is climbing up the charts. 30STM took home a multiple of awards this year for their video for "The Kill." They won the MTV2 Award at the 2006 VMAs after being nominated
for two - "Best Rock Video" and the "MTV2 Award." The band also received honors at this year's FUSE Fangoria Chainsaw Awards where they won "Best Video Inspired By Film" while Jared took home the award for "Prince Of Darkness." They also enjoyed a win at the mtvU Woodie Awards for Best Video
(Live Action) as well. Continuing to tour through the end of 2006 headlining the MTV2 $2 Bill "Welcome To The Universe" tour, the band also played
Bamboozle East and West, Lollapalooza, and this summers Warped Tour.
If SENSES FAIL named their new Vagrant Records release Still Searching because they were looking for the upper reaches of the Billboard charts, it was a prophetic move. Still Searching, the band's second full-length
release, debuted this past October at No. 15 on The Billboard 200. Their 2004 full-length Let It Enfold You, has gone on to sell more than 325,000
copies. The Bergen County, NJ five-piece recorded the new album with
producer Brian Mcternan. Still Searching features a new musical cohesiveness
resulting from hundreds of shows and tens of thousands of miles on the road (including their most recent stint on the International Taste of Chaos tour).
Post-hardcore heroes and Capitol Records' new pride and joy Saosin are tearing up the scene. Currently on the road with Rockstar Taste of Chaos International, Saosin have been blowing minds on 3 continents including Australia, Japan, and Europe. Their immense live show has been honed through years on the road with such bands as AFI, Avenged Sevenfold, and My Chemical
Romance. Along the way, they've amassed millions of fans worldwide who
eagerly follow every move of this exciting young act. With the recent
success of Saosin's self-titled debut full-length (selling almost 40,000 copies in its first week) Saosin is set to explode behind this creative and compelling work.
The band Chiodos formed in high school, just outside of Flint, MI. Then known as The Chiodos Bros, they played the local scene and began writing
original music. In June 2002, they recorded a demo called, The Best Way To Ruin Your Life, which gave the group a healthy local following. Chiodos (now
with a shortened moniker) has covered plenty of ground since then. Citing such bands as Saves The Day, Queen, and At The Drive In as influences,Chiodos' latest full-length All's Well That Ends Well (Equal Vision Records)
blasts menacingly at times, and sighs thoughtfully at others. Despite the complex range and genre-shifting within songs on the record, when asked how
the album will transcend live, front man Craig Owens sums it up by saying, "We take pride in sounding better live [than on the album]." Chiodos have toured with such bands as Atreyu and Coheed and Cambria and became one of the breakout acts on last summer's Vans Warped Tour.
Aiden, a brash, young band that likes to call its pounding sound "horror
rock" - aptly melding punk, post hardcore and goth, was a recent winner of
Kerrang! Magazine's Best International Newcomer Award over the likes of
Panic! At The Disco and Wolfmother. The Seattle foursome has sold over
100,000 copies of their Victory Records' debut Nightmare Anatomy and their latest EP/DVD Rain In Hell was just released on Halloween.
Evaline from Turlock, California is a pure source of energy manifesting
itself into artistry. From their teetering, poignant front man to the force
behind the kick. Their music cannot be boxed into a specific genre and
because of this their songs come across as fresh and new. Their six song
EP, postpartum modesty. a portrait of skin. was released by Warner Brothers
Records in June 2006 and was hailed by Exclaim! as, "...driving and
melodic...these are six tracks that will leave you hanging for more."
AllMusic.com raved, this "sweeping EP bodes very well for the band's
future." Evaline was featured as one of Kevin Lyman's personal picks on the
2006 VANS WARPED TOUR and in October 2006 they toured with Placebo. The band
is very excited to share the experience of the Rockstar TASTE OF CHAOS in 2007. Following the tour the band will record their first full length LP and it will see a release in the summer of 2007. Oct 31st, 2006 Boo! Welcome to the new Earshot website! Prev 1
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