BOYS LIKE GIRLS & GOOD CHARLOTTE READY TO CO-HEADLINE THE SOUNDTRACK OF YOUR SUMMER TOUR
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The rapidly-rising Boston-based rock/pop band Boys Like Girls will join forces with the multi-platinum-selling American pop/punk ensemble Good Charlotte as co-headliners on the upcoming Soundtrack Of Your Summer tour (full itinerary follows). In what promises to be one of the year’s biggest blockbuster concert extravaganzas, the Soundtrack Of Your Summer tour will include sets from special guest artists Metro Station and The Maine.
News of the Boys Like Girls/Good Charlotte tour arrives shortly after “Thunder,” the third single from the eponymous Boys Like Girls debut album, impacts Top 40 radio. A remix of “Thunder” posted on the band’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/boyslikegirls) has already accrued more than 850,000 plays since its initial posting in March 2008. Boys Like Girls recently ran a contest encouraging fans to create their own music videos for “Thunder” with the best entry scoring a trip for the winner to the band’s official video shoot for the track.
“Thunder” is the latest in an unbroken string of Boys Like Girls crossover hits, following the success of the RIAA platinum certified “The Great Escape” — which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 (#23) Top 10 on the Billboard Pop 100 (#9), Pop 100 Airplay (#7), and Top 40 Mainstream (#8) charts — and “Hero/Heroine” — which reached the Top 40 on the Pop 100 (#32), Pop 100 Airplay (#31), Top 40 Mainstream (#22) and Hot Digital Songs (#32) while peaking in the top half (#43) of the Billboard Hot 100.
Produced by Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Northstar, Hit The Lights), the RIAA Gold-certified Boys Like Girls debut album spent more than forty weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers Top New Artist chart and the SoundScan Alternative New Artist Sales chart, reaching #1 on both charts for three weeks running in June 2007. The album hit #55 on the Billboard Top 200 that August, remaining on that chart well into 2008. Boys Like Girls has achieved total sales of well over a half million units.
Boys Like Girls, a veritable touring machine minting pure fandemonium at every show, headlined the SRO “Tourzilla” concert extravaganza after spending the summer of 2007 performing a series of highly-successful shows on the Vans Warped Tour. The group spent much of January 2008 touring Japan and the UK before returning stateside for a run of shows opening for Avril Lavigne from March through May 2008.
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Recently returning from a highly successful international tour Good Charlotte, made up of twin brothers JOEL MADDEN (vocals) and BENJI MADDEN (guitars/vocals), BILLY MARTIN (guitars), PAUL THOMAS (bass) and DEAN BUTTERWORTH (drums) continue to take the world by storm. Hailing from Waldorf, Maryland, Good Charlotte topped charts worldwide with the group’s 2002 break-out album, the hugely successful The Young and the Hopeless, which included the hit singles “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” and “Girls and Boys.”
Returning to work with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne)–who helmed Good Charlotte’s eponymous 2000 breakthrough debut–was the decisive change that reinvigorated the band. After the triple platinum The Young and the Hopeless and 2004’s subsequent million-selling follow-up The Chronicles of Life and Death (which were realized with producer Eric Valentine), GC singer Joel Madden says its modus operandi on their recent album was simply to “make a record that we loved and that felt good.”
Good Charlotte’s latest release, Good Morning Revival (Epic/Daylight), is the best-selling group’s fourth full-length album and features the hit singles “The River” and “(I Don’t Wanna Be In Love) Dance Floor Anthem”– which the Associated Press called “An instantly infectious toe-tapper.” Good Charlotte’s newest single “Where Would We Be Now” will officially impact radio on May 20 and will be available everywhere digitally.
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The Hollywood-based Metro Station — Trace Cyrus (vocals, guitar), Mason Musso (vocals, guitar), Blake Healy (keyboards, synthesizer), and Anthony Improgo (percussion) — create a hook-filled danceable pop sound mirroring the yearning of their generation and the excitement of contemporary life. Masters of traditional song craft and modern technology, Metro Station released its eponymous debut album (Red Ink/Columbia Records) in September 2007. The group’s current single, “Shake It,” reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #22 on the Pop 100.
The press has been quick to respond to the fresh young sound and attitude of Metro Station. Alternative Press (July 2007) singled the group out as one of “22 Underground Bands (Who Likely Won’t Stay Underground For Long)” while Teen Vogue (April 2007) declared Metro Station a “Best New Unsigned Artist.” The group became part of Urb magazine’s “Music Revolution” in January 2007 while “Seventeen Forever,” Metro Station’s breakout youth culture anthem, was featured in The N Network’s Summer ’07 television promos. In addition to the band’s more than 7.3 million MySpace plays, Metro Station has enjoyed multiple spins on Indie 103 and KROQ specialty shows.
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In 2007, when The Maine formed in Phoenix, Arizona, many of the band’s members were still in high school. Signing with Fearless Records that same year, the group recorded the EP “The Way We Talk,” which hit #45 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and #10 on the Heatseekers chart in 2008. The group’s debut album, produced by Matt Squire, is slated for release on July 8, 2008.
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Boys Like Girls/Good Charlotte – Soundtrack Of Your Summer Itinerary
Tue 7/8 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
Wed 7/9 Milwaukee, WA The Rave
Thur 7/10 Des Moines IA Val-Air Ballroom
Fri 7/11 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
Sat 7/12 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air Theater
Mon 7/14 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Tue 7/15 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Thur 7/17 Berkeley CA Berkeley Community Theatre
Fri 7/18 Anaheim, CA The Grove
Sat 7/19 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Sun 7/20 Alpine, CA Concerts in the Park
Mon 7/21 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
Thur 7/24 Houston, TX Verizon Theater
Sat 7/26 Baton Rouge, LA Dixie Landin’ Theme Park
Tue 7/29 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Wed 7/30 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Thur 7/31 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheatre
Fri 8/1 St. Augustine FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sat 8/2 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Sun 8/3 Richmond VA 18th Street – Shockoe Bottom
Wed 8/6 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River
Thu 8/7 Detroit MI The Fillmore at State Theater
Fri 8/8 Cleveland OH Time Warner Cable Amp.
Sat 8/9 Cincinnati OH National City Pavilion
Sun 8/10 Charlotte NC Amos’ Southend
Wed 8/13 Toronto ON Kool Haus
Thu 8/14 Montreal QC Metropolis
Fri 8/15 Lowell MA Tsongas Arena
Sat 8/16 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum Parking Lot
Sun 8/17 Poughkeepsie NY Mid Hudson Civic Center
Wed 8/20 Philadelphia PA Festival Pier @ Penn’s Landing
Thu 8/21 Jackson NJ North Star Arena @ Six Flags NJ