January 17, 2007

Press Release: AP Announces "The Bands You Need To Know" Tour Presented By Rockstar Energy Drink

JANUARY 17, 2007



Alternative Press Magazine and Rockstar Energy Drink are proud to present the first-ever “Bands You Need To Know” tour, kicking off March 16, 2007, in Houston, Texas.

The AP Tour, in conjunction with the magazine's annual “100 Bands You Need To Know” special, is designed to showcase bands on the brink of big success paired with those who are just starting out. Every year, AP highlights 100 up-and-comers they think people need to take notice of. When these bands start making waves, AP is proud to say that their readers heard it from them first.

Co-headlining the six-week tour are pop-rock darlings Cute Is What We Aim For and atmospheric prog-punks Circa Survive. Cute Is What We Aim For have steadily gained momentum since their debut release last summer, The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch. The fresh-faced band—the members are barely out of high school--have found favor with a wide audience via their catchy sound and tongue-in-cheek lyrics, and the band recently crisscrossed the U.S. with Hellogoodbye. Circa Survive feature former members of underground hardcore staples Taken and This Day Forward, as well as former Saosin vocalist Anthony Green and have toured with everyone from My Chemical Romance to Dredg

Indie-rock upstarts As Tall As Lions from NYC and post-hardcore newcomers (and former AP&R unsigned band selection) Envy On The Coast will provide support on all dates. The unique blend of musical genres presented on the tour caters directly to AP's readers’ wide range of tastes and interests, providing them with a true “Must Know” experience.

The tour will play in 1,000- to 1,500-capacity venues that allow for a casual, one-of-a-kind environment, integrating music and a behind-the-scenes atmosphere for the ultimate fan experience before, during and after the show.

Dates for the 2007 AP “Bands You Need To Know” Tour:

3/16 Houston, TX- Meridian
3/17 Austin, TX- Emo' (free SXSW Party, all-ages) *more bands to be announced
3/18 Ft. Worth, TX- Ridglea Theater
3/20 Tempe, AZ- Marquee Theater
3/21 Pomona, CA- Glass House
3/22 San Diego, CA- House of Blues
3/23 Las Vegas, NV- House of Blues
3/24 Los Angeles, CA- Avalon
3/25 San Francisco, CA- Slim's
3/27 Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theater
3/28 Seattle, WA- El Corazon
3/30 Boise, ID- The Big Easy
3/31 Salt Lake City, UT- In The Venue
4/2 Englewood, CO- Gothic Theater
4/3 Omaha, NE- The Rock
4/4 MInneapolis, MN- Trocadero's
4/5 Chicago, IL- Metro
4/6 Cincinnati, OH- Bogart's
4/7 Detroit, MI- St Andrews Hall
4/8 Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
4/10 Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade
4/11 Orlando, FL- House of Blues
4/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Revolution
4/13 Jacksonville, FL- Free Bird Cafe
4/14 Charlotte, NC- Tremont Music Hall
4/15 Norfolk, VA- Norva
4/16 Baltimore, MD- Ram's Head Live
4/18 Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts
4/19 New York, NY- Irving Plaza
4/20 Asbury Park, NJ- Stone Pony
4/21 Hartford, CT- Webster Theatre
4/22 Boston, MA- Avalon

For more information, visit www.ALTPRESS.COM/THEAPTOUR

Since its debut as a photocopied fanzine handed out at a punk show in 1985, Alternative Press has been the publication where the honest word, the correct word, the authoritative word has been spoken on new music and youth culture. An early promotional sticker for AP read, “100% Manure-Free Magazine”—and that’s still true today. We’re the place where stars are born and where they return to get back to their roots. We’re the official seal of approval for artists seeking credibility.


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