NEW YORK, NY. (Top40 Charts/ Atlantic Records) - Photo Finish recording duo 3OH!3 has unveiled details of their upcoming fall headline tour. The dates - sponsored by MySpace, the world's premier social network - will kick off on October 19th at Fresno, California's The Exit, and then travel the U.S. through late-November (see below itinerary). Accompanying 3OH!3 on the tour will be Innerpartysystem and the Chain Gang of 1974.
3OH!3 were recently named "Artists To Watch" by Rolling Stone, which hailed the Boulder, Colorado-based duo's "unhinged" live sets, "tuneful emo-pop hooks," "spastic electro grooves and aggro rapping." "WANT," 3OH!3's just released full-length debut, entered the Billboard 200 at No 89 earlier this summer, while also proving a major online phenomenon, premiering at No 11 on SoundScan's "Digital Albums" chart. The album also reached the top 10 on the iTunes Store's "Top Albums" chart immediately upon its release, and remains a top 15 favorite on the "Top Alternative Albums" tally.
Produced by Matt Squire (Panic At The Disco, Boys Like Girls), "WANT" sees beatmaster Nathaniel Motte and MC Sean Foreman unleashing tongue-in-cheek rhymes and beats that incorporate '80s pop, electronica, and crunk hip-hop to deliver a knockout punch. The album is highlighted by the lead single, "Don't Trust Me" - co-produced by Squire and up-and-coming hitmaker Benny Blanco (Spank Rock & Katy Perry) - though all of the album's 11 tracks are, as Foreman says, "so banging, they'll blow any sound system."
"Don't Trust Me" is beginning to look like a breakthrough smash, having just been added at Los Angeles' influential rock outlet, KYSR 98.7 FM, Sirius Satellite Radio, WLUM Milwaukee, WSUN Tampa, KJEE Santa Barbara, while also rocketing into the Top 10 at KTCL Denver. 3OH!3 recently completed production on a companion video clip for "Don't Trust Me" with directors Travis Kopach (Panic At The Disco, All Time Low, Circa Survive) and newcomer Isaac Ravishankara. The video will have its MTV premiere later this month.
3OH!3's MySpace page - located at www.myspace.com/3oh3 - has long been among the Top 10 MySpace bands since June 2008, coming in among this week's top 10 "Indie - Rock" pages, while also topping the "Indie - Electronica" and "Indie - Thrash" rankings. The duo's tracks have registered over 10.5 million streams thus far, with more than 100,000 plays per day.
Ranked among Alternative Press's "100 Bands You Need to Know in 2008," 3OH!3 spent their summer lighting it up nightly on the Vans Warped Tour. The duo's explosive live show - which has earned them opening slots for artists as diverse as the Faint, Snoop Dogg, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - was unquestionably among the traveling festival's biggest crowd-pleasers. 3OH!3 will precede the headline tour with performances at a pair of unique West Coast festivals. October 4th sees the duo performing at the 2nd annual "Murder The Dancefloor" extravaganza at Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center. Then, on October 18th, 3OH!3 will perform with a surprise headliner at Icer Air 2008, a one-of-a-kind urban skiing competition/concert event to be held at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park. What's more, the duo will play two back-to-back grand opening shows at L.A.'s new "Club Nokia" on November 13th and 14th as supporting acts to a big name headliner to be announced soon.
Last but definitely not least, acclaimed DJ/producer Diplo (Kanye West, Spoon, Black Lips) & Mad Decent Crew have crafted a remix of the "WANT" favorite, "PunkB*tch." Both the remix and a companion viral video can be accessed at Diplo's www.maddecent.com/blog.
For up-to-the-minute news, please visit www.myspace.com/3oh3, www.photofinishrecords.com or www.myspace.com/photofinishrecords.
3OH!3 - On Tour 2008
10/19 - 11/26: Presented by MySpace,
w/Innerpartysystem & The Chain Gang of 1974 except *
3 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction *
4 Los Angeles, CA Murder The Dancefloor @ Shrine Auditorium *
18 San Francisco, CA Icer Air 2008 @ AT&T Park *
19 Fresno, CA The Exit
20 San Jose, CA San Jose Skake
21 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
25 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
26 Seattle, WA Nectar Lounge
28 Boise, ID The Venue
29 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
31 Englewood, CO Trick Or Vote @ Gothic Theatre *
1 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
3 Des Moines, IA The House of Bricks
5 St. Paul, MN Station 4
6 Tinley Park, IL Mojoes Rock House
7 Pontiac, MI Eagle Theater
8 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
9 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
11 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
13 Los Angeles, CA Club NOKIA *
14 Los Angeles, CA Club NOKIA *
16 Allston, MA Harper's Ferry
18 New York, NY Blender Theatre @ Gramercy
19 Philadelphia, PA Balcony Bar
20 South Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
21 Baltimore, MD Fletcher's
22 Virginia Beach, VA Steppin' Out
23 Charlotte, NC The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
25 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
26 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade - Downstairs