NEW YORK (Top40 Charts/ Decaydance / Fueled By Ramen Records)
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes
has scored another No 1 hit with "Stereo Hearts (Feat. Adam Levine)," the first single from their eagerly awaited new album, "THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II." The track has just ascended to the top spot at CHR/Top 40 radio outlets nationwide, and is No 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, with 112 million in audience.
Produced by Benny Blanco (Wiz Khalifa, Santigold) and Robopop, "Stereo Hearts" is shaping up as Gym Class Heroes' biggest multi-format hit to date. In addition to its No 1 success at CHR/Top 40, the track is currently a top 10 smash at Rhythmic radio outlets while also scoring top 5 success on the "Digital Songs" chart, with total sales now exceeding 1.5 million.
What's more, the "Stereo Hearts" companion video clip - directed by Hiro Murai (Lupe Fiasco, Bloc Party, B.o.B) - has been added across all MTV platforms, as well as Fuse and VH1, where it reached the top slot on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown. The video is streaming now at Fueled By Ramen's official YouTube channel (located at www.youtube.com/user/FueledByRamen) where it is now approaching a stunning 30 million views.
In addition, the "Stereo Hearts" lyric video - directed by DJay Brawner (Foo Fighters, Scars On 45) and also featured at Fueled By Ramen's YouTube channel - has proven nearly as popular, earning close to 10 million views and counting. The clip has just received a "Best Lyrics Video" nomination from MTV's O Music Awards, celebrating the best in digital music. Winners will be announced later today at www.omusicawards.com.
Gym Class Heroes will herald "THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II" - due in stores and at all digital retailers on November 15th - with a number of high profile TV appearances. First up, GCH frontman Travie McCoy will team up with Adam Levine and Maroon 5 for a very special performance of "Stereo Hearts" on the Saturday, November 5th installment of NBC's Saturday Night Live (check local listings). Travie and Gym Class Heroes are then scheduled to perform the chart-topping track on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, slated for Thursday, November 17th. As if all that weren't enough, GCH will hit NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, December 8th for the debut TV performance of "Ass Back Home (Feat. Neon Hitch)," the upcoming second single from "THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II." That song will be available tomorrow for sale exclusively tomorrow on iTunes.
Gym Class Heroes - who recently performed "Stereo Hearts" with Levine on NBC's blockbuster singing competition, The Voice - are currently in the midst of a major North American tour. The dates - which see the band co-headlining alongside The Dirty Heads - continue through mid-November (see itinerary below). GCH will then spend the season celebrating at an array of upcoming holiday radio concerts, including Z100's annual Jingle Ball extravaganza, slated for Friday, December 9th at New York City's world-famous Madison Square Garden. For up-to-the-minute information, please visit https://gymclassheroes.com.
The current itinerary follows Gym Class Heroes' summer stint as one of the top acts headlining Vans Warped Tour '11, as well as at September's sold-out FBR15 series of multi-artist concerts at New York City's Terminal 5. The band was also among the artists who took part in AT&T's recent "Music For You" concert series. Their live performance from Dallas will be presented to fans starting November 15 through a range of AT&T multimedia platforms, including AT&T U-verse TV On Demand, U-verse Online, and U-verse Mobile App.
"THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II" sees Gym Class Heroes continuing to push the envelope with their trademark fusion of rock, pop, and alternative hip-hop. The exhilarating collection finds the band collaborating with a stellar line-up of studio talents and special guests, including such top stars as Adam Levine, Ryan Tedder, Oh Land, and Neon Hitch. Fans are invited to check out such new tracks as "Martyrial Girl$" and "Life Goes On (Feat. Oh Land)" - which is also on sale now at iTunes - via Fueled By Ramen's official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/FueledByRamen). Another track from the album, "The Fighter (feat. Ryan Tedder)," will become available on 11/8 exclusively on iTunes.
"THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II" is available now for pre-order at the official FBR webstore, conveniently located at store.fueledbyramen.com. The album is being offered with a number of elite extras, including a t-shirt and a limited edition "Sign Language" throwback sticker, with all pre-orders receiving an instant MP3 download of "Stereo Hearts." Fans attending the current GCH tour can also pre-order the digital album at the band's well-stocked merch booth. The exclusive pre-order card - which doubles as a sticker - features a unique PIN that can be redeemed on release day, November 15th.
For more information, please visit https://gymclassheroes.com, www.facebook.com/gymclassheroes, www.myspace.com/gymclassheroes, twitter.com/gymclassheroes, and www.fueledbyramen.com.
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
GYM CLASS HEROES On Tour 2011
All Dates w/The Dirty Heads except*
31 - Cleveland, OH House of Blues
1 - Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
2 - Chicago, IL House of Blues
4 - Milwaukee, WI The Rave
5 - Columbia, MO The Blue Note
6 - Kansas City, MO The Midland Theatre
7 - Park City, KS Hartman Arena *
8 - Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
9 - Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10 - Boise, ID Knitting Factory
11 - Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
12 - Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
14 - San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
15 - West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre *
16 - San Diego, CA House of Blues
18 - Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
19 - Anaheim, CA The Grove
1 - Sacramento, CA 107.9's Jingle Ball *
2 - Phoenix, AZ Johnjay & Rich Present Phooson *
4 - Minneapolis, MN KDWB's Jingle Ball 2011 *
6 - Buffalo, NY Kissmas Bash*
7 - Philadelphia, PA Q102's Jingle Ball*
9 - New York, NY Z100's Jingle Ball 2011 *
10 - Miami, FL Y100's Jingle Ball 2011*
15 - San Antonio, TX Kidd Kraddick's Not So Silent Night*