LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Welcome home, OK Go! The band
returns this week from a month-long UK tour to the good news that the video
for their latest hit single, "Here It Goes Again," is currently the #1
most-played video on MTV and VH1. The video has been #1 on iTunes' US video
music chart for the past four weeks and it's also a huge hit in the UK,
where it's the #1 video on iTunes and the #2 video at MTV2.
OK Go will headline an extensive North American tour that commences on
October 7th with a special free show at Ann Arbor's Pontiac Garage Stage
before the University of Michigan vs. Michigan State football game. While
on the West Coast, the band will perform on "The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno" on November 7th. After the tour concludes, OK Go will open for Death
Cab For Cutie on a series of shows in late November.
"Here It Goes Again" is a multi-format radio smash and digital single
sales are approaching 400,000 copies. The accompanying video, which
features the band doing a synchronized treadmill routine, has been viewed
over 8 million times already on youtube.com, where it ranked as one of
YouTube's Top 10 videos of all time after only two weeks. It's in Big 10
rotation at MTV, and has been added by FUSE and mtvU.
OK Go was recently nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award for the
video for their previous single, "A Million Ways." The MTV Europe Music
Awards will be held November 2nd in Copenhagen, Denmark. The video, which
simply features the band members dancing in their backyard, created a viral
sensation documented by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The
Washington Post and others, as fans worldwide posted their own versions of
the dance on YouTube.com. OK Go's original version ranks as the most
downloaded video in music history.
"Here It Goes Again" and "A Million Ways" are both from OK Go's Oh No,
which topped Billboard's Heatseekers chart again on the first anniversary
of its release (It debuted at #1 on September 4, 2005). While maintaining
an extraordinary online presence over the past year, the band has also
toured incessantly and appeared on numerous television shows, including
"Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Good
Morning America," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and
Fox's "MAD TV." "Invincible," another album track, has been tapped by ABC
as one of two theme songs for its "Saturday Night Football."
Upcoming tour dates are as follows:
OK GO - FALL 2006 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
(all dates are headlining unless otherwise noted)
10/7 Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan/Pontiac Garage Stage
(next to Michigan Stadium - free show -
open to public)
10/8 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Pavilion Buzzfest XVIII (KTBZ)
10/14 Cincinnati, OH Fountain Square
10/29 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
10/30 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
11/1 Pomona, CA Glass House
11/2 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
11/3 Sacramento, CA The Empire
11/4 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/5 Seattle, WA Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
11/8 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
11/9 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
11/10 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
11/13 Toronto, ON Mod Club
11/15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
11/16 Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom WFNX Radio Show
11/17 Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11/18 New York, NY Irving Plaza
11/19 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
11/21 Charlotte, NC Amos'
11/26 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom with Death Cab For Cutie
11/27 St. Louis, MO The Pageant "
11/28 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre "
11/29 New Orleans, LA The Republic "
11/30 Houston, TX Hobby Center "
SOURCE Capitol Records