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JIMMY EAT WORLD ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES

NEW ALBUM CHASE THIS LIGHT IN STORES OCT.16
FIRST SINGLE ‘BIG CASINO’ AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW

Jimmy Eat World has announced a North American US tour to coincide with the Oct. 16 release of its new album, Chase This Light. The Mesa AZ quartet has covered a good chunk of the globe over the past few months, debuting songs from the forthcoming album and airing both standards and seldom-heard fan favorites alike. The band’s recent U.S. dates generated some of the best live reviews of the band’s career (”a captivating performance that spanned and sometimes re-imagined its catalog”–Arizona Republic) and were followed by a debut tour of South Africa, and finally a string of European festival appearances that culminated at Reading/Leeds in the UK this past weekend.

“Big Casino”, the first single from Chase This Light, is now available at all online music retail, and the album can be pre-ordered at iTunes.

Chase This Light is the band’s first full length studio album since the gold-certified Futures, which landed on ROLLING STONE, BLENDER and SPIN’s Best of 2004 lists. Executive producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Sonic Youth) recently described the album as “Quite eclectic. There are three or four songs that sound like classic Jimmy Eat World, with angular, razor-sharp guitars. There are a couple that are a lot more dreamy, and some that are very groove-acious.”

Confirmed tour dates listed below. Look for more U.S. shows to be announced in the coming weeks. For further information on the tour and Chase This Light contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man Phone: 212.343.0740 email: eliot@nastylittleman.com

Sept 29 – Queen Creek AZ – Schnepf Farms (KEDJ Edgefest) * ON SALE NOW
Sept 30 – Redlands CA – Greek Amphitheatre
Oct 2 – Santa Cruz CA – The Catalyst
Oct 3 – San Francisco CA – The Fillmore
Oct 4 – Reno NV – Grand Sierra
Oct 6 – Salt Lake City UT – Utah State Fair Park (X96 show) * ON SALE NOW
Oct 7 – Missoula MT – Wilma Theatre
Oct 8 – Calgary AB – MacEwen Hall
Oct 10 – Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom
Oct 11 – Seattle WA – Showbox Showroom
Oct 12 – Bellingham WA – Performing Arts Center Main
Oct 14 – Davis CA – Freeborn Hall
Oct 16 – Los Angeles CA – The Wiltern
Oct 18 – Anaheim CA – House Of Blues
Oct 19 – San Diego CA – House Of Blues
Oct 20 – Las Vegas NV – The Joint

ARCADE FIRE ADDS SUPPORT TO RANDALL’S ISLAND APPEARANCE

COMPLETE BILL ANNOUNCED FOR LAST US SHOW OF 2007

Arcade Fire has confirmed and announced all support acts for its Oct 6 show at Randall’s Island in New York. While set times are still TBD the complete lineup is as follows, in order of appearance:

Wild Light
Les Savy Fav
Blonde Redhead
LCD Soundsystem
Arcade Fire

Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and doors open at 3:30 pm.

For more information on this show and the rest of Arcade Fire’s fall tour contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man Tel: 212.343.0740 email: eliot@nastylittleman.com

BECK TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE

“TIMEBOMB” CONFIRMED FOR 8/21 RELEASE AT ITUNES
ON SALE AT ALL OTHER DIGITAL RETAIL 8/28

“Not since the Stones wrote “Satisfaction” has rock ‘n’ roll been so unpredictable.” – San Francisco Chronicle review of The Information
Beck is back at it. On Tuesday 8/21 he will release a self-produced new track called “Timebomb”, which for one week will be available only at iTunes. The following week the track will be available at all other digital music retail.
“Timebomb” is the first new music from Beck since The Information, which was released in October 2006. The lyric of “Timebomb” echoes some of the dark themes from that album but is packaged in digital gris gris thunder as only Beck can do it. The track features Beck on vocals and keyboards, Brian LeBarton on keys and guitar, and a whole gang of studio visitors on back-up vocals. Beck currently has no plans for other releases, full album or otherwise.

For more information on “Timebomb” contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man
Tel: 212.343.0740 email: eliot@nastylittleman.com

PJ HARVEY: WHITE CHALK OUT OCTOBER 2

LONDON & BRISTOL ONE-OFF SHOWS CONFIRMED

PJ Harvey will release her eighth studio album, White Chalk, October 2nd on Island Records.

Described by the NME as “Sparse sounds, spine-tingling pianos and vocals that bring a tear to the eye-in a good way,” White Chalk is a departure from previous PJ Harvey studio albums in that it was written on piano and does not feature her trademark electric guitar. White Chalk was produced by PJ Harvey with Flood and John Parish, the three of whom previously worked together on the GRAMMY-nominated To Bring You My Love and Is This Desire?, and includes musical contributions from Harvey’s long time associate Eric Drew Feldman, and Jim White from The Dirty Three.

PJ Harvey debuted four tracks from White Chalk at a sold out performance at the Manchester International Festival on July 7th and has confirmed two other UK one-off dates prior to coincide with record’s release: September 24th at Bristol’s Colston Hall and a long since sold-out show on September 29th at London’s Royal Festival Hall, her only confirmed London date this year.

The album will be preceded by the single “When Under Ether,” which will be released in the UK September 17th on 7″ vinyl and download, and will feature the B-side “Wait,” one of Harvey’s first ever recordings dating back to 1988.

The track listing for White Chalk is:
1. The Devil
2. Dear Darkness
3. Grow Grow Grow
4. When Under Ether
5. White Chalk
6. Broken Harp
7. Silence
8. To Talk To You
9. The Piano
10. Before Departure
11. The Mountain

For further information re: PJ Harvey, please contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man.
Tel: 212 343 0740 / email: amy@nastylittleman.com

BLAQK AUDIO U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED

CexCells Out Now on Interscope
San Francisco’s Pop Scene SOLD OUT

“The pair delivers an emotionally charged collection that certainly pays homage to pioneering dance/rock/electronic acts like Depeche Mode, Visage and Human League.”–BILLBOARD

Blaqk Audio, the electronic side project of AFI’s Jade Puget and Davey Havok, have announced tour dates across the U.S. in support of their debut release, CexCells, which was released August 14.

Prior to the tour, Jade and Davey will be doing a pair of signings at Los Angeles area Best Buy locations this Friday and Saturday (details below). The official tour kicks off with Blaqk Audio’s live debut at San Francisco’s Pop Scene–which sold out in a matter of minutes.

Signings and Club dates as follows:

8/17
7 PM
Best Buy
1015 N. La Brea Ave
W. Hollywood, CA

8/18
3 PM
Best Buy
2110 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA

8/30 San Francisco, CA Pop Scene (SOLD OUT)
9/5 Atlanta, GA The Loft
9/7 New York, NY Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan
9/10 Boston, MA The Roxy
9/11 Montreal, QUE Le Studio
9/13 Toronto, ONT Mod Club
9/16 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
9/17 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
9/18 Chicago, IL Double Door
9/20 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
9/24 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
9/26 San Diego, CA House of Blues
9/27 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan Theater

ANDREW BIRD RETURNS TO THE ROAD

“IMITOSIS” VIDEO DEBUTS AUGUST 16 AT http://www.myspace.com/andrewbird

“His smart and sparkly indie pop, layered with violin, guitar and
glockenspiel, is just the right parts darkness and light” — NEWSWEEK

“..an ability to make a marriage of classical music and pop sound cool” — DETAILS

Continuing his eco-friendly efforts, Chicago native Andrew Bird will hit the road aboard a bio-diesel tour bus for select dates in the US and Canada this fall, including appearances at the Austin City Limits Festival and Bumbershoot.
Since the top 100 debut of Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew has kept busy touring throughout Europe and the States, headlining to capacity crowds and delivering standout sets at SXSW, Coachella, and supporting the Decemberists at the Hollywood Bowl show in July, where he inspired the Los Angeles Times to comment “the lanky, violin-playing Bird offered an unlikely pastiche of Appalachian folk, John Zorn and Sergio Leone”

Earlier in May, a concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC was webcast by NPR and is available for download here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10213407

On August 16th, the music video for “Imitosis” will debut on Andrew’s Myspace page for one week. Filmed in Seattle by noted short film director Britta Johnson, this video features Andrew and his band, Martin Dosh and Jeremy Ylvisaker, performing in a part science-film, part dream-world drawing from the palettes and photographic style of science books from the late 1960s.
Be sure to watch tomorrow!

http://www.myspace.com/andrewbird

Andrew Bird on tour:
Sep 1 – Vancouver, BC – Richard’s On Richards
Sep 2 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot 2007 (Mural Stage)
Sep 8 – Chicago, IL – 11th Annual Hideout Block Party
Sep 10 – Knoxville, TN – The Bijou Theater
Sep 11 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Sep 12 – Durham, NC – The Carolina Theatre
Sep 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Variety Playhouse
Sep 15 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sep 17 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada (solo show)
Sep 18 – Louisville, KY – WL Lyons Brown Theatre (solo show)
Sep 19 – Bloomington, IN – Buskirk Chumley Theater (solo show)
Sep 20 – Madison, WI – Wisconsin Union Theater
Sep 21 – Urbana, IL – 2007 Pygmalion Music Festival at Tryon Festival
Theatre, Krannert Center (solo show)
Sep 22 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre (solo show)
Sep 24 – Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall at The Church (solo show)
Sep 25 – Toronto, ONT – The Opera House
Sep 26 – Montreal, QUE – La Tulipe
Sep 28 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Sep 29 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Sep 30 – Richmond, VA – Toad’s Place Richmond
Oct 1 – State College, PA – State Theatre
Oct 2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall

JIMMY EAT WORLD CONFIRMS RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM

CHASE THIS LIGHT IN STORES OCT. 16 ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS
FIRST SINGLE “BIG CASINO” ON AIR END OF AUGUST

“Jimmy Eat World delivered a captivating performance – one that spanned, and sometimes re-imagined, its catalog…”–Arizona Republic

“the concert was a triumph on all levels.. If you have any chance whatsoever to see this tour, do what you must. Road trip, buy tickets on eBay, whatever. Just get there.”–AbsolutePunk.net

“It was so good, I was still singing in the shower two days afterwards. I suspect that was the feeling of the rest of the crowd as they walked out, most of them with some variation of “wow” or “oh my god” on their lips or cell phones. Let’s hope a live recording from this tour gets released because it truly was something to behold.”–Pastepunk.com

“The band teased the audience by performing two new ready-for-radio tracks – “Carry You” and “Big Casino”… the show was packed with highlights… the group brought the house down”–GetoutAZ.com

Having just completed a rapturously received tour of intimate rooms on which old standards, rarely performed favorites and a few new songs were aired, Jimmy Eat World has confirmed an October 16 release for their new album Chase This Light. The new album is the 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).

The band is currently en route from its debut trek through South Africa to a run of UK/European festival shows, including Reading and Leeds at the end of the month, which will conclude as Chase This Light’s first single “Big Casino” hits radio. Other highlights from the forthcoming record include the uptempo singalong “Electable (Give It Up),” “Carry You” (cited as a highlight of their recent warm-up shows), and sure to be future live staples “Let It Happen” and “Like She’ll Always Be.”

The complete track listing for Chase This Light is:

1. Big Casino
2. Let It Happen
3. Always Be
4. Carry You
5. Electable (Give It Up)
6. Gotta Be Somebody’s Blues
7. Feeling Lucky
8. Here It Goes
9. Chase This Light
10. Firefight
11. Dizzy

Confirmed tour dates listed below. For further information on Chase This Light contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man.

Phone: 212.343.0740 email: eliot@nastylittleman.com

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

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