OK Go Join Snow Patrol on North American Tour Internet Pioneers Announce Winner of Their 'OK Go Dances With You(Tube)'

Contest January 16th



    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- OK Go will join Snow Patrol for an
 extensive North American tour, launching February 26th in Portland, OR and
 concluding April 10th in Edmonton, ALB. This Friday, the recent Grammy
 nominees guest star and perform on the hit NBC series "Las Vegas" and the
 following weekend they'll shoot the video for their next single, "Do What
 You Want," in Los Angeles. Lead singer Damian Kulash will direct. In
 February OK Go will headline a month-long European tour with The Plain
 White T's supporting.
     OK Go, whose innovative approach to the Internet has put them at
 music's digital frontier, will close the book on their astoundingly
 successful "OK Go Dances With You(Tube)" contest on January 16th, when the
 band will announce winners via a video posted on okgo.net and
 http://youtube.com/okgo. The contest challenged fans to recreate OK Go's
 famed backyard dance video for the hit single "A Million Ways" and
 thousands of fans from around the world -- from Vietnam to Vienna, and from
 Baltimore to Brazil -- submitted their own homemade interpretations of the
 routine. The elaborate tributes, posted at
 http://youtube.com/group/okgodance, include an (almost) traffic-stopping
 performance in the middle of a busy Hollywood intersection, a blind-folded
 version, many elaborately costumed renditions, and a faithful recreation of
 the dance as a professional ice-skating routine. Several fan videos have
 been featured on national television programs such as "The Early Show" and
 "The Colbert Report," -- the skating routine was nationally televised in
 Canada -- and OK Go included a compilation of them on their first-ever
 full-length DVD, released in November 2006 in a special package with Oh No,
 the band's 2005 CD.
     In an interesting twist, OK Go's dance contest itself is now inspiring
 a wave of imitations. Dozens of like-mined bands have joined the online
 dance party with similar promotions including the Flaming Lips, the
 Decemberists and Moby.
     Of course, OK Go's famous follow-up to "A Million Ways," their
 ingenious treadmill video for "Here It Goes Again," continues its
 staggering, paradigm-shifting success. Having defined the new concept of
 viral blockbuster -- it was viewed more than a million times in its first
 day on YouTube, and has not left the Top 5 at iTunes since last September,
 when it debuted at #1 -- the homemade clip has now earned the band a Grammy
 nomination for Best Short Form Music Video. "Here It Goes Again" continues
 to climb the Alternative, AAA, and HotAC radio charts and was recently
 tapped for a Nike+iPod commercial. Digital single sales of the song soared
 to 65,000 last week, bringing total digital sales close to 400,000.
     Both "Here It Goes Again" and "A Million Ways" are from OK Go's Oh No,
 which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart in September 2005. The
 album claimed the #1 spot again on the anniversary of its release in 2006,
 due to the band's extraordinary talent for connecting with fans online,
 along with 23 months of uninterrupted touring, massive video and radio
 play, and frequent TV appearances.
     Upcoming tour dates are as follows:
 
                  OK GO - NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SNOW PATROL
 
     2/26   Portland, OR            Memorial Coliseum
     2/27   Seattle, WA             Key Arena @ Seattle Center
     3/01   San Francisco, CA       Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
     3/02   Los Angeles, CA         Gibson Amphitheatre
     3/03   San Diego, CA           SDSU Open Air Theatre
     3/05   Salt Lake City, UT      Saltair Resort Pavilion
     3/06   Denver, CO              Fillmore Auditorium
     3/08   Tulsa, OK               Cain's Ballroom
     3/09   Grand Prairie, TX       Nokia Theatre
     3/10   Austin, TX              Stubb's Outdoors
     3/11   Houston, TX             Verizon Wireless Theatre
     3/19   Coral Gables, FL        BankUnited Center
     3/20   Orlando, FL             Hard Rock Live
     3/21   Atlanta, GA             The Arena @ Gwinnett Center
     3/24   Camden, NJ              Tweeter Center
     3/26   New York, NY            Paramount Theater @ Madison Square Garden
     3/27   New York, NY            Paramount Theater @ Madison Square Garden
     3/28   Boston, MA              Agganis Arena
     3/30   Montreal, QC            Metropolis
     3/31   Toronto, ON             Ricoh Coliseum
     4/01   Detroit, MI             State Theatre
     4/02   Chicago, IL             Aragon Ballroom
     4/04   St. Louis, MO           The Pageant
     4/05   Milwaukee, WI           Eagles Ballroom
     4/06   Minneapolis, MN         Northrop Auditorium
     4/07   Winnipeg, MB            Burton Cummings Theater
     4/09   Calgary, ALB            MacEwan Hall & University of Calgary
     4/10   Edmonton, ALB           Shaw Conference Center
 
 

SOURCE Capitol Records

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