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BEASTIE BOYS ADD DATES TO SOLD OUT TOUR

BEASTIE BOYS ADD CHICAGO, DETROIT, MONTREAL, TORONTO DATES TO SOLD OUT TOUR
$1 FROM EVERY TICKET TO GO DIRECTLY TO ECOFUND VIA ARIA

Fans And Media Encouraged To Bring Old Phones, PDAs For Recycling
www.reverbrock.org/beastieboys/

“A dose of classic hometown hip hop– a hometown Beastie Boys extravaganza”-THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Beastie Boys managed to raise the temperature of an already sweltering Central Park– they sent their fans off in a state of satisfied exhaustion”-THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A triumphant homecoming…We’ve been known to declare “Best Concert Ever” at the end of quite a few shows but last night in Brooklyn was definitely off the charts”-GOTHAMIST

Beastie Boys have begun announcing additional fall dates for their tour in support of the all-new all-instrumental The Mix-Up. The tour-which features alternating full-scale shows and intimate Gala Event Exclusive Instrumental Shows-has been garnering rave reviews across the board.

The newest additions to this travelling “extravaganza” (THE NEW YORK TIMES) are September 20 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, September 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Gala Event Exclusive Instrumental Shows September 22 at Toronto’s Hummingbird Centre for Performing Arts and September 26 at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago (already sold out), and full scale shows September 24 at the Fillmore in Detroit and September 27 at Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion. Further announcements-including Gala Event Exclusive Instrumental Shows in Detroit and Montreal–can be expected shortly.

As previously announced, in an effort to lessen the tour’s impact on the environment, Beastie Boys will make a $1.00 charitable donation from every ticket to an EcoFund through the non-profit organization ARIA (Artists Resources in Action) which supports Reverb, the outreach program to educate and engage musicians and their fans to promote environmental sustainability and fund local nonprofit organizations in the cities the tour visits. This will include offsetting CO2 emissions from band, crew and gear travel as well as the powering of the concerts; coordinating BioDiesel to be used in touring vehicles; arranging for voter registration at all shows; coordinating local and national non-profit organizations to conduct environmental and social justice education and outreach at shows; and the funding of non-profit organizations working to achieve environmental sustainability.

Beastie Boys encourage fans-as well as media attending the on-site media roundtable/press conferences currently being scheduled in select markets–to bring old mobile phones, PDAs and related accessories to the shows, where they can be collected at on-site recycling booths. For more info on Beastie Boys cellular recycling efforts, visit www.reverbrock.org/beastieboys or on cellular recycling in general, visit collectivegood.com.
The updated Beastie Boys North American itinerary for 2007 is now as follows:

August 16th – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater – SOLD OUT
August 17th – Denver, CO – Fillmore – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show – SOLD OUT
August 19th – Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theater – SOLD OUT
August 20th – Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theater – SOLD OUT
August 21st – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show – SOLD OUT
August 23rd – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl – SOLD OUT
August 24th – San Francisco, CA – Warfield – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show – SOLD OUT
August 25th – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater – SOLD OUT
September 20th – Montreal QUE – Bell Centre (On Sale This Weekend)
September 21st – Toronto ONT – Air Canada Centre (On Sale Now)
September 22nd – Toronto ONT – Hummingbird Centre for Performing Arts – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show (On Sale This Weekend)
September 24th – Detroit, MI – Fillmore (On Sale This Weekend)
September 26th – Chicago IL – Riviera Theatre – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show – SOLD OUT
September 27th – Chicago IL – Charter One Pavilion (On Sale This Weekend)

ARCADE FIRE COMPLETES ITINERARY FOR FALL US TOUR

NEWLY ANNOUNCED DATES INCLUDE SALT LAKE CITY, SEATTLE

“Montreal’s orchestral-pop heroes the Arcade Fire are arguably the most successful indie-rock band in the world today… Friday’s performance offered ample evidence of why the band has reached such exalted heights.”- Chicago Sun-Times
“the intense, cathartic performance was the kind of thing that makes all the current head-scratching and doomsaying about rock’s dwindling album sales and cultural prominence seem irrelevant, at least for the moment.”- Los Angeles Times
“A ticket to an Arcade Fire show represents the possibility, if not the probability, of being transported — of transcendence… one of the most vital live acts in contemporary popular music.”- Washington Post

Arcade Fire has confirmed and announced all dates for their fall US tour, which will be the last American shows in support of their second album Neon Bible. LCD Soundsystem will support on all dates, including a special evening at Randall’s Island in New York, to which additional support acts are still being added.

Full tour itinerary listed below. For more information on the tour and Neon Bible contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man
Tel: 212.343.0740 / email: eliot@nastylittleman.com

September 15 – Austin TX – Austin City Limits festival
September 17 – Morrison CO – Red Rocks
September 20 – Los Angeles CA – Hollywood Bowl
September 21 – Mountain View CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 24 – Seattle WA – Bank Of America Arena
September 26 – Lehi UT – Waterfall Amph. at Thanksgiving Point
September 28 – Kansas City MO – Starlight Theatre
September 30 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium at RiverCent
October 3 – Louisville KY – Waterfront Park
October 5 – Columbus OH – LC Pavilion
October 6 – New York NY – Randall’s Island

DAX RIGGS UPCOMING TOUR DATES

DAX RIGGS UPCOMING TOUR DATES WITH QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
We Sing of Only Blood or Love set for August 21 release

“As if Jeff Buckley covered Ziggy Stardust on the banks of the Mississippi Delta”–ESQUIRE
“…like a ghostly David Bowie” — THE NEW YORKER

Dax Riggs’ appearance at the 2007 Austin City Limits festival in September will kick off a string of dates opening for Queens of the Stone Age in support of his solo debut, We Sing of Only Blood or Love (Fat Possum Records).

Having disbanded the well-received deadboy & The Elephantmen, Riggs teamed up with esteemed musician/producer Matt Sweeney to record the 15-track We Sing… under his own name. And considering the first two song titles on We Sing of Only Blood or Love are “Demon Tied to a Chair best online casino in My Brain” and “Didn’t Know Yet What I’d Know When I Was Bleedin’,” it’s quite clear Dax hasn’t lost the morbidly rocking edge that earned deadboy & the Elephantmen critical and cult acclaim.
All dates with Queens of the Stone Age:
Sept. 15 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits – AT&T Stage (solo show)
Sept. 15 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits – La Zona Rosa
Sept. 16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Sept. 17 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
Sept. 19 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Sept. 20 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
Sept. 21 – Jacksonville, FL – Plush
Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Sept. 24 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Sept. 25 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Sept. 26 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Sept. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Theatre
Sept. 29 – Charleston, SC – Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium

Be sure to stay tuned for tour dates following the QOTSA stint.
For further information, please contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man
tel 212-343-0740 email amy@nastylittleman.com

FOO FIGHTERS NEW SINGLE “The Pretender” HAS MASSIVE RADIO DEBUT!

FOO FIGHTERS: “The Pretender” BIGGEST COMBINED ADD WEEK OF 2007 FOR ANY SONG AT ACTIVE, ALTERNATIVE & MAINSTREAM ROCK FORMATS
#2 iTunes SPOT FOR ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE & GRACE PRE-ORDER
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace In Stores September 25

Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender,” the first single from the band’s sixth studio album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, out September 25 on Roswell/RCA, has become both the most added alternative track of 2007 and experienced the biggest combined add week at the active, alternative and mainstream rock formats for the year to date.
Rush-released Tuesday, August 7, “The Pretender” has also propelled the pre-order of Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace to #2 on the iTunes chart a full seven weeks before the album’s release.

For further information re: Foo Fighters, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man
tel: 212 343 0740 email: eliot@nastylittleman.com

RYAN ADAMS ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES

CRITICAL PRAISE CONTINUES FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES, NEW ALBUM
“an intimate, finely detailed acoustic concert showcasing Adams’ skills as a balladeer, making a convincing argument that he is one of our best chroniclers of heartbreak… he’s probably giving the best performances of his career.”
– Variety
“Easy Tiger’s burnished, vulnerable balladry yields both a proportional elegance and a deep soulfulness”
– Los Angeles Times
“Adams is making the best music of his life and has put together a versatile band that follows his every twist and turn.”
– Portland Oregonian
Every band struggles to some extent with how to recreate their studio work on stage, and that struggle can be exacerbated when a catalog is as diverse (and yes, as large) as that of Ryan Adams & The Cardinals. But as evidenced by the above quotes (any many others like them) Ryan & The Cards are not only living up to the high bar set by Ryan’s new album Easy Tiger, but are by many accounts turning in their best performances ever. The band has just wrapped up a hugely successful summer tour and announced a new batch of fall dates that launches immediately after an upcoming two week tour of New Zealand and Australia.
Calling Easy Tiger a “high bar” is perhaps an understatement; the album has been widely hailed as some of Ryan’s best work to date. As People noted, “Adams is still capable of the real revelation, as on ‘I Taught Myself To Grow Old’, where he schools the competition on how to make a heartbreakingly beautiful ballad.” Time called the album “a career breakthrough”, and Entertainment Weekly summed it up nicely: “Easy Tiger keeps it simple: beguiling melodies, an ace band, and Adams’ elastic tenor.”

See fall tour itinerary below and stay tuned to Ryan-Adams.com for further confirmations
Sept 13 – Charlottesville VA – Charlottesville Pavilion
Sept 16 – Northampton MA – Calvin Theater
Sept 17 – Portland ME – Merrill Auditorium
Sept 19 – Montreal QC – St. Denis Theatre
Sept 21 – Toronto ONT – Massey Hall
Sept 22 – Ann Arbor MI – Michigan Theater
Sept 24 – Kalamazoo MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre
Sept 25 – Milwaukee WI – Milwaukee Riverside Theater
Sept 27 – Minneapolis MN – State Theater
Sept 28 – Madison WI – Barrymore Theatre
Sept 29 – Chicago IL – Chicago Theatre
Oct 1 – Iowa City IA – Iowa Memorial Union, main lounge
Oct 2 – Kansas City MO – Uptown Theatre
Oct 4 – Urbana IL – Foelinger Auditorium
Oct 5 – St. Louis MO – The Pageant
Oct 13 – North Charleston, SC – N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
Oct 15 – Birmingham AL – Alabama Theatre
Oct 18 – Houston TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre
Oct 19 – Dallas TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Oct 27 – Lakewood OH – Lakewood Civic Auditorium
Oct 29 – Pittsburgh PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland
Oct 30 – Washington DC – D.A.R. Constitution Hall
Oct 31 – New York NY – Hammerstein Ballroom

The Cardinals are:
Neal Casal – guitar
Brad Pemberton – drums
Chris Feinstein – bass
Jon Graboff – pedal steel
Jamie Candiloro – piano

For more information on the tour and Easy Tiger contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man
Tel: 212.343.0740 email: eliot@nastylittleman.com

FOO FIGHTERS ANNOUNCE FIRST SINGLE FROM ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE & GRACE!

FOO FIGHTERS
“The Pretender”
First Single From Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace to Debut Friday August 3rd on Summer X-Games
Available For Download Tuesday August 7

Having commemorated their tenth anniversary with a year-plus run commencing with In Your Honor (a double album the New York Times called an “unexpected magnum opus”), sold out rock arena shows and a toned down intimate theater trek, and a headlining gig at London’s Hyde Park for a crowd of 85,000, the question looms larger than any in the Foo Fighters’ career to date: What do they do for an encore?!?

The answer comes in the form of “The Pretender,” the first single from the band’s sixth studio album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, out September 25 on Roswell/RCA. Produced by Gil Norton, who last worked with the band on 1997’s double-platinum The Colour and The Shape (recently reissued in deluxe 10th anniversary form), Dave Grohl, bassist Nate Mendel, drummer Taylor Hawkins and guitarist Chris Shiflett have crafted a 12-track milestone that casino online showcases and reconciles the band’s every strength and sensibility in the most complex and confident Foo Fighters album to date.

“The Pretender” is a prime example of the newest weapon in the formidable Foo Fighters arsenal: The track begins with a sparse, ominous minor key single guitar and vocal intro before exploding into a frenetic, explosive anthem that stops on a dime in just enough time to leave the listener fully winded but wanting more. Early reaction to the track has it poised to become an instant fan favorite and staple of the FF live set for years to come.

“The Pretender” will receive a special premiere/preview during Friday’s Summer X-Games broadcast on ESPN (check local listings) and will be featured prominently throughout ESPN’s coverage of the Games. This unique debut coincides with the track’s launch at rock radio, where it became the chart’s greatest gainer within hours of being available for broadcast. “The Pretender” will be commercially available for download this coming Tuesday, August 7.

For further information re: Foo Fighters, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man tel: 212 343 0740 email: eliot@nastylittleman.com

BEASTIE BOYS ADD DATES TO SOLD OUT TOUR!

$1 FROM EVERY TICKET TO GO DIRECTLY TO ECOFUND VIA ARIA
Fans And Media Encouraged To Bring Old Phones, PDAs For Recycling
www.reverbrock.org/beastieboys/

Having sold virtually every ticket for their recently announced tour dates in support of the all-new all-instrumental The Mix-Up, Beastie Boys have announced additional full-scale shows and Gala Event Exclusive Instrumental Shows in a number of cities (See full itinerary below).

In other news, in an effort to lessen the tour’s impact on the environment, Beastie Boys will make a $1.00 charitable donation from every ticket to an EcoFund through the non-profit organization ARIA (Artists Resources in Action) which supports Reverb, the outreach program to educate and engage musicians and their fans to promote environmental sustainability and fund local nonprofit organizations in the cities the tour visits. This will include offsetting CO2 emissions from band, crew and gear travel as well as the powering of the concerts; coordinating BioDiesel to be used in touring vehicles; arranging for voter registration at all shows; coordinating local and national non-profit organizations to conduct environmental and social justice education and outreach at shows; and the funding of non-profit organizations working to achieve environmental sustainability.

Beastie Boys encourage fans-as well as media attending the on-site media roundtable/press conferences currently being scheduled in select markets–to bring old mobile phones, PDAs and related accessories to the shows, where they can be collected at on-site recycling booths. For more info on Beastie Boys cellular recycling efforts, visit www.reverbrock.org/beastieboys or on cellular recycling in general, visit collectivegood.com.

The updated itinerary is now as follows:

August 1st – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
August 2nd – Atlantic City, NJ – The Borgata – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 4th – Baltimore, MD – Virgin Festival_
August 5th- Boston, MA – Boston Opera House – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show – Appropriate Dress
August 6th – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
August 8th – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
August 9th – Brooklyn, NY – McCarren Pool
August 10th- NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 16th – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
August 17th – Denver, CO – Fillmore – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 19th – Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theater
August 20th – Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theater
August 21st – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 23rd – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl
August 24th – San Francisco, CA – Warfield – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 25th – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater

ARCADE FIRE ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CITY DATE!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6 AT RANDALL’S ISLAND
ONLINE PRE-SALE TO BEGIN JULY 24

Arcade Fire continues to flesh out its fall tour itinerary with a headlining date at New York City’s Randall’s Island being the latest in a new batch of U.S. dates accompanying the previously announced shows at Red Rocks, the Hollywood Bowl in LA, St. Paul MN, Louisville KY and Columbus OH. LCD Soundsystem will support on all dates, listed below, and additional shows will be announced soon.
Arcade Fire is currently in the midst of a UK/Europe festival tour that concludes with the Reading and Leeds Festivals on Aug. 25 & 26. Prior to the U.S. headline dates, they will appear at the Austin City Limits festival on Sept. 15, and will tape an appearance that weekend for an episode of Austin City Limits to air in December (exact date TBD).

In order to make the headline dgfev online casino shows more accessible and to keep service charges low, Arcade Fire will make a limited number of tickets available for purchase prior directly through http://www.arcadefire.tickets.musictoday.com prior to tickets going on sale to the general public. Ticket pre-sale and general on-sale dates are listed below where applicable.

September 15 – Austin TX – Austin City Limits festival
September 17 – Morrison CO – Red Rocks
September 20 – Los Angeles CA – Hollywood Bowl

September 30 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium at RiverCent
(online presale 7/25-7/27, general on-sale 7/28)

October 3 – Louisville KY – Waterfront Park
(online presale 7/23 – 7/27, general on-sale 7/28)

October 5 – Columbus OH – LC Pavilion
(online presale 7/31 – 8/3, general on-sale 8/4)

October 6 – New York NY – Randall’s Island
(online presale 7/24-26. general onsale 7/27)
For more information, contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man
phone: 212 343 0740 email: eliot@nastylittleman.com

SPOON UPDATE!

On behalf of Spoon, we’d like to thank you all for all the really great coverage! As you all know, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga hit stores yesterday, and we couldn’t be happier with the way everything has come together. Here’s what’s happening this week in the world of Spoon:
Also this week, they will be playing San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord on Saturday, July 14th.

The rest of the tour is as follows (please note NEW dates!)
07/11/07 – New York, NY – River to River Festival
07/14/07 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
07/28/07 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
08/04/07 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/05/07 – Baltimore, MD – Virgin Festival
08/10/07 – Oslo, Norway – Oyafestivalen
08/11/07 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
08/12/07 – Leicester, UK – Summer Sundae Weekender
08/14/07 – Paredes De Coura, Portugal – Paredes De Coura
08/16/07 – London, UK – Cargo
08/18/07 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival
09/06/07 – Portland, OR – MusicFest NW
09/07/07 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
09/08/07 – Victoria, BC – Sugar
09/10/07 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater
09/11/07 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater
09/14/07 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
09/15/07 – Morrison, CO – Monolith Festival
09/16/07 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Festival
10/10/07 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/11/07 – Mineeapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/13/07 – Detroit, MI – Majestic
10/15/07 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
10/16/07 – Montreal, QC – Le National
10/17/07 – Boston, MA – Roxy
10/19/07 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/20/07 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
10/24/07 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/26/07 – Nasvhille, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10/27/07 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival
11/01/07 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/02/07 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

JIMMY EAT WORLD ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR DATES!

Jimmy Eat World has announced a run of summer tour dates to road test some new material and shake off the studio cobwebs. The Arizona quartet is currently completing work on its follow up to the gold-certified Futures, which has sold over 600,000 copies in the U.S. since its Oct. 2004 release and landed on ROLLING STONE, BLENDER and SPIN’s Best of 2004 lists. Futures itself came in the wake of the band’s 2001 breakthrough album Jimmy Eat World (originally titled Bleed American).
After the US tour the band ventures to South Africa, where they have three festival shows scheduled. Finally they’ll continue on to a run of European and UK festivals that culminates with appearances at Reading and Leeds in late August.
Confirmed tour dates listed below, all shows are all ages except as noted.
July 18 – Albuquerque NM – Sunshine Theatre
July 19 – Denver CO – Gothic Theatre (16+)
July 20 – Lawrence KS – Granada Theatre
July 21 – Omaha NB – Slowdown
July 23 – Minneapolis MN – Fineline Music Café
July 24 – Milwaukee WI – Pabst Theatre
July 25 – Chicago IL – Park West
July 27 – Newport KY – Southgate House (Light Bright Festival, 18+)
July 28 – Knoxville TN – Bijou Theatre
July 30 – Austin TX – Emo’s Alternative
July 31 – Dallas TX – Granada Theatre
August 3 – Mesa AZ – Mesa Arts Center
August 9 – Northam, South Africa
August 10 – Johannesburg, South Africa
August 11 – Cape Town, South Africa
August 16 – Frequency Festival, Austria
August 17 – Gampel Festival, Switzerland
August 18 – Lowlands Festival, Holland
August 19 – Highfield Festival, Germany
August 21 – Stollwerk – Cologne, Germany
August 24 – Reading Festival, UK
August 25 – Leeds Festival, UK
For further information, contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man

Phone: 212 343 0740    email: eliot@nastylittleman.com