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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