Friday, July 10, 2009

SICK PUPPIES/Trio-Polar available July 14th, 2009!


Tri-Polar is the 2009 sophomore album from Sick Puppies. After forming in Australia in 1997, and following their dream of moving to the US to record their debut album, Sick Puppies made a huge impact with their video for ‘All The Same’ (AKA the Free Hugs video). The video became an international phenomenon, tallying more than 43 million views worldwide, netting Sick Puppies an international deal and release of their debut album Dressed Up As Life through Virgin Records. 2009.


SICK PUPPIES’ SUMMER TOUR TO BE POWERED BY SAMSUNG MOBILE


Aussie rock sensations Sick Puppies’ upcoming summer tour in support of the July 14 release of their highly anticipated, sophomore Virgin/EMI Music album, Tri-Polar, will be sponsored by Samsung Mobile in a multi-leveled promotion that will include a gala launch party/showcase at the famed Capitol Tower on July 7. Dates for the Sick Puppies… Powered by Samsung Mobile tour dates have been announced and can be found below. The headlining and co-headlining concerts will include appearances at mid-size theatres and larger summer festivals, starting mid-July and lasting through September.
The July 7 record release/tour launch event will also feature a screening of Rock Prophecies, the film about the band’s good friend, legendary rock photographer Robert M. Knight, who originally took the group under his wing when they came to America, introducing them to the people who helped kick-start their stateside career. Samsung will also sponsor showings of the film along the tour route, promoting their camera phone, under the banner, Samsung Memoir Presents Rock Prophecies. Rock Prophecies will have a theatrical release this fall.
The band’s new single, “You’re Going Down,” which also served as the theme for WWE’s Extreme Rules PPV broadcast last month, is currently Top 20 at both Active and Modern Rock, adding such Active Rock stations as WRIF Detroit, WIYY Baltimore, WCHZ Augusta, KLAQ El Paso and WHXR Portland and Modern Rockers outlets WSUN Tampa and WJRR Orlando. A video for the song has just been completed, while in-stores for week of album release are scheduled for Homers in Omaha (7/14) and Best Buy in Houston (7/18), with a date in Tulsa to be announced.
Sick Puppies are also currently featured on Joost.com’s “Countdown to Release” feature with a series of webisodes that document the making of the album at http://www.joost.com/.
Samsung’s sponsorship of the tour will include several Sick Puppies’ acoustic performances on site at T Mobile locations, a national radio promotion, as well as flat-screen and camera phone giveaways in designated markets as part of a “Roadie for a Day” promotion, with winners getting a chance to experience a day with the band, including tickets to the show in their city.
Sick Puppies will also offer thrice-weekly text and photo blogs shot with their Samsung Memoir camera phones at http://www.rockprophecies.com/ and www.SickPuppies.net/SamsungMemoirMoments. In addition, Samsung will include insert cards in the first 60,000 units of the new album.
Sick Puppies relocated to Los Angeles four years ago, taking the world by storm with their song, “All The Same,” used for a video shot in a Sydney shopping mall featuring their friend Juan Mann, who held up a hand-written placard offering “Free Hugs,” a clip seen by more than 10 million viewers on YouTube alone, spurring six-figure sales of their Virgin/EMI Music major label debut, Dressed Up As Life.


Sick Puppies Powered By Samsung Mobile:
Wed 7/8 Pomona, CA Glass House
Thu 7/9 Bakersfield, CA Jerry's Pizza
Fri 7/10 Tucson, AZ The Rock
Tue 7/14 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Wed 7/15 Tulsa, OK Cain's
Thu 7/16 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Fri 7/17 Dallas, TX HOB
Sat 7/18 Houston, TX HOB
Sun 7/19 Abilene, TX Midnight Rodeo
Tue 7/21 Springfield, MO Remington's
Wed 7/22 Columbia MO Blue Note
Thu 7/23 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Fri 7/24 Milwaukee, WI Rave 2
Sat 7/25 Ft. Wayne, IN Pieres
Sun 7/26 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
Tue 7/28 Pontiac, MI Crofoot
Wed 7/29 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
Thu 7/30 Toledo, OH Headliners
Fri 7/31 Chestwick, PA Chest-A-Area
Sat 8/1 Albany, NY EdgeFest
Sun 8/2 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
Tue 8/4 Allentown, PA Croc Rock
Wed 8/5 Poughkeepsie, NY Chance
Thu 8/6 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Fri 8/7 Portland, ME The Station
Sat 8/8 Syracuse, NY WKRL
Sun 8/9 Rochester, NY
Tue 8/11 New York, NY Highline
Wed 8/12 Philadelphia, PA The Note
Thu 8/13 Baltimore, MD Recher Theatre
Fri 8/14 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans
Sat 8/15 Charlotte, NC Amos
Sun 8/16 Hilton Head, SC Shoreline
Tue 8/18 Columbia, SC Headliners
Wed 8/19 Atlanta, GA The Loft
Thu 8/20 Orlando FL House of Blues
Fri 8/21 Tampa, FL The State Theatre
Sat 8/22 West Palm, FL Respectable Street
Mon 8/24 Ft. Walton The Swamp
Tue 8/25 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity
Wed 8/26 Layette, LA Nite Town
Sat 9/5 Seattle, WA Bubbershoot
Tue 9/8 Colorado Springs, CO BlackSheep
Wed 9/9 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Fri 9/11 St. Louis, MO Pageant
Sat 9/12 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless

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