Columbia Records Announces the Stateside Release of 'Not Accepted Anywhere,' the Acclaimed Debut Album From Emerging UK Band, The Automatic Automatic

Best-Selling Welsh Four-Piece Ready For US Concert Debut With Shows At

Austin's SxSW Festival in March

The Automatic Automatic On-Board Vans Warped Tour '07 In June - July

U.S. Version of "Not Accepted Anywhere" Available On Tuesday, June 26

Mar 20, 2007, 01:00 ET from Columbia Records

    NEW YORK, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records will release an
 American version of Not Accepted Anywhere, the best-selling debut album
 from the emerging Welsh rock band The Automatic Automatic, on Tuesday, June
     Already great favorites on the European concert and festival scene --
 the band delivered unforgettable sets at Oxegen 2006, NME's New Bands Tour
 2006, and the Reading and Leeds Festivals -- The Automatic Automatic made
 its American stage debut at this year's South By Southwest (SxSW) festival
 in Austin, Texas, prior to the group's first New York performance at the
 NYC underground venue, Pianos, on March 19.
     The Automatic Automatic has been invited to perform on the Vans Warped
 Tour '07 from June 28 through July 23. (Please see The Automatic Automatic
 concert itinerary following).
     The Automatic Automatic's audacious blend of electronica, dance music,
 and punk-rock-metal has already earned the band widespread critical
 acclaim, legions of fans, a string of hit singles, and a #3 chart-peak for
 the gold certified Not Accepted Anywhere in the UK.
     Currently based in Cardiff, Wales, The Automatic Automatic -- Robin
 Hawkins (lead vocals, bass guitar), James Frost (guitar, vocals), Alex
 Pennie (synths, keyboards, vocals), Iwan Griffiths (drums) -- first met in
 primary school and, in November 2005, released a limited edition
 independent single, "Recover." That same year, the group took home The Pop
 Factory Music Award, voted for by the Welsh public, for "Best New Act."
     The band's second single, "Raoul," reached #32 (a re-release of the
 song hit #30 in January 2007) on the UK singles chart while the group's
 third offing, "Monster," peaked at #4 on the UK singles chart after
 entering that chart the previous week at #23 based solely on online
 download sales. The Automatic Automatic recorded a new, more
 powerfully-realized version of "Recover," which peaked #25 in September
     Released in the UK on June 19, 2006, The Automatic Automatic's eagerly-
 anticipated debut album, Not Accepted Anywhere, peaked at #3 on the UK
 album charts and has gone on to achieve UK gold record status.
     South By Southwest
     Wed   3/14   Austin, TX          NME Showcase @ Stubbs
     Fri   3/16   Austin, TX          Welsh Government Showcase @ Latitude
     Sat   3/17   Austin, TX          Alternative Press/Warped Tour Showcase @
     New York City Debut
     Mon   3/19   New York, NY        Pianos
     Vans Warped Tour '07
     Thurs 6/28   San Diego, CA       Coors Amphitheatre
     Fri   6/29   Pomona, CA          Pomona Fairgrounds
     Sat   6/30   Ventura, CA         Seaside Park
     Tue   7/3    Vancouver, BC       Thunderbird Stadium
     Thurs 7/5    Calgary, AB         Race City Speedway
     Sat   7/7    Salt Lake City, UT  Utah State Fairgrounds
     Sun   7/8    Denver, CO          Invesco Field
     Wed   7/11   Phoenix, AZ         Cricket Pavilion
     Thurs 7/12   Las Cruces, NM      NMSU Practice Field
     Fri   7/13   San Antonio, TX     Amphitheatre Lot
     Sat   7/14   Dallas, TX          Smirnoff / Pizza Hut Center
     Sun   7/15   Houston, TX         Reliant Center
     Wed   7/18   Atlanta, GA         Hi Fi Amphitheatre
     Thurs 7/19   Jacksonville, FL    Metropolitan Park
     Fri   7/20   Tampa, FL           Vinoy Park
     Sat   7/21   Miami, FL           Bayfront Amphitheatre
     Sun   7/22   Orlando, FL         Tinker Field
     Mon   7/23   Charlotte, NC       Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

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