06:48 AM on 06/23/09
AUDRYE SESSIONS ANNOUNCES
THE NEW DEAL TOUR WITH PAPER ROUTE
BAND RECOGNIZES FANS AFFECTED BY ECONOMY WITH FREE TICKETS...PAYING TO GET INTO A SHOW IS SO PRE-RECESSION!
Tough economic times might keep some music lovers from catching their favorite band when they're in town, but for fans of Audrye Sessions this may not be the case. The band is teaming up with Paper Route for the New Deal tour, which kicks off July 6th in Newport, KY and goes through the end of the month.
Fans can submit their tales of financial woe to an email address found on the Audrye Sessions Myspace page. The band will select the best stories in each city and give away free tickets- as many as the venue permits- to those people.
The idea for this tour struck a chord with the band. "Art thrives during difficult times...Times of economic crisis, political turmoil and social injustice always spark an artistic movement of some sort," said Alicia Campbell, Audrye Sessions' bass player. "The art of music should always remain accessible, especially in times like these...when it's needed the most."
About Audrye Sessions:
Since even before the release of their debut album earlier this year, the band has been touring nonstop, often playing for sold-out crowds. The album, produced by Andrew Scheps (U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash) and Matt Radosevich (The Hives, Taking Back Sunday), has garnered critical accolades, among them a 4 ½ star rave review in Alternative Press, and a nod from Billboard who lauded single "Turn Me Off" as "catchy...hit material."
Amidst wrapping up their last tour (with Manchester Orchestra) and hitting the road again this summer, Audrye Sessions found time to host Subterranean on MTV2. The band was recently selected by RollingStone.com as a "Breaking Artist." Their video for "Turn Me Off" was dubbed "Buzzworthy" by MTV and won MTVu's Freshman Video contest. The single has been featured on the CW's popular remake of series 90210.
Below are the tour dates for Audrye Sessions:
7/2 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
7/4 - Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival
With Paper Route:
7/6 - Newport, KY - Southgate
7/7 - Detroit, MI - The Garden Bowl @ Magic Stick
7/8 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
7/9 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
7/11 - Providence, RI - Jerky's Live Music Hall
7/12 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
7/14 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
7/15 - Washington, D.C. - DC9
7/16 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
7/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
7/19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks
7/21 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection- Front Lounge
7/22 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's
7/23 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
7/24 - Columbia, MO - Mojo's
7/25 - Lincoln, NE - Box Awesome
7/26 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
7/27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
06:57 AM on 06/23/09
Very cool of them.
These guys are so great. I wish they were coming to Toronto sooo bad.
07:13 AM on 06/23/09
i must have read a thousand faces
i missed Paper Route last time they came here to see Forgive Durden, and now this tour comes nowhere near me.
08:50 AM on 06/23/09
nice, i'll have to do this for the newport date
09:05 AM on 06/23/09
I've heard good things about Audrye Sessions, I need to check them out.
09:28 AM on 06/23/09
they were really good w. man orch and the bass player is cuuute
09:35 AM on 06/23/09
saw these doods at BFD a couple weeks ago. great show. awesome idea
03:49 PM on 06/23/09
my band is playing the st louis date. i'm excited. both great bands.
08:19 PM on 06/23/09
that is extremely cool of them, i saw them with manchester orchestra recently and loved them even more than before.they are great live and their music is just amazing
10:14 PM on 06/23/09
If you've never seen these guys before, do it. They're amazing live in a small club setting.
Wish this was coming around here. Although I've seen them twice in the past month or two, so I might be getting greedy.
12:29 AM on 06/24/09
put your hands up for detroit
i think the detroit show is free which would be funny if its the only free one cause michigan is hurting most right now
02:17 AM on 06/24/09
All I need are sounds of ecstasy.
That's awesome, but I wish they were playing in California. Even though they're local I have yet to see them live.
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