Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Vincent Black Shadow sets out on tour Thursday

Bodog Music recording artists The Vincent Black Shadow are amping up for another international tour in support of their premier release, "Fears In The Water". First, TVBS will be trekking the nation with headliners Halifax, then hitting the MySpace.com Spring Break Party before jetting off to Europe with headliners Kosheen. They will return to North America for this summer's Warped Tour '07 (details to follow). The 50-plus date run has the Canadian pop-punk noir quintet continent hopping, beginning March 1 at the legendary Glass House in Pomona, Calif., with the Halifax tour.

TVBS is headed on an undeniable, nonstop journey to the top. The Vincent Black Shadow have become "road dogs" supporting their Bodog Music release. Globally strutting their stuff in every setting: intimate showcases at CMJ, and POPKom; The YRB Magic Party; clubs with Bif Naked and the Bodog Music Battle of the Bands competitors; theatres with Snow Patrol and Joan Jett; and outdoor arenas (a.k.a. parking lots) for the entirety of 2006's Warped Tour. Yet, the Halifax tour will take The Vincent Black Shadow to new American sites never before conquered, no doubt with the highlight being a one-off show in Panama City Beach, Fla., where TVBS will play the MySpace.com Spring Break Party at Hammerhead Fred's on March 15. In fine MySpace.com and Bodog Music fashion, the event will have free beer, as well as a foam party following the band's set. After they finish up with Halifax, TVBS is off to Europe for 20-plus dates with Kosheen. Then before they can catch their breath, it's back stateside to tear up the highly anticipated Warped Tour '07.

"We are stoked to be playing the MySpace Spring Break Party! Free beer plus foam plus The Vincent Black Shadow - what more could you ask for?" said drummer Tony Kirkham. "Panama City prepare to rock like you have never been rocked before."

Since the January drop of the band's debut album, "Fears in the Water", the Vancouver-based fivesome of Cassandra Ford (vocals), and brothers Robbie (guitar/vocals), Chris (bass/vocals), and Tony (drums) Kirkham, and cameo keyboardists are generating a huge buzz. The album's single, "Metro", is proving to be a breakthrough track. Garnering radio spins nationwide and lighting up the phones as a top-5 requested track in major cities.

The "Metro" video is also causing a stir. It charted No. 1 on Fuse's "Guilty Pleasures" countdown, beating out emo masters Panic! At The Disco and Head Automatica on the networks "Oven Fresh", and now it's taking a stand on MTVU's "The Freshman".

"I am very excited for the chance to get on the road and give back to the fans who have given us so much lately. Requesting us at radio, MTVU and Fuse, and purchasing our album. We are going to rock their socks off. It's like a great 69 between us and our fans," guitarist Rob Kirkham said.

Mashing a punk-rock mindset with a cabaret sound, this band is making all the right moves. They are writing infectious rock 'n' roll, living on the road and laying the groundwork for a huge break out. Pay attention. The Vincent Black Shadow is coming to your town!

3/1 THU - CA - Pomona - The Glass House
3/2 FRI - AZ - Tempe - The Clubhouse
3/3 SAT - NV - Las Vegas - University Theatre
3/5 MON - TX - El Paso - Chic's Bar and Billiards
3/6 TUE - TX - San Antonio - White Rabbit
3/7 WED - TX - Spring - Java Jazz
3/8 THU - OK - Norman - University of Oklahoma Union Court
3/10 SAT - MO - Joplin - The Foundry
3/11 SUN - AR - Little Rock - The Village
3/13 TUE - TN - Nashville - The Muse
3/14 WED - GA - Atlanta - The Masquerade
3/15 THU - FL - Panama City - MYSPACE SPRINGBREAK at Hammerhead Fred's
3/16 FRI - FL - St. Petersburg - The State Theatre
3/17 SAT - FL - West Palm Beach - Ray's Downtown Blues
3/18 SUN - FL - Jacksonville - Jack Rabbits
3/19 MON - NC - Charlotte - The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
3/20 TUE - VA - Virginia Beach - Peppermint Beach Club
3/21 WED - MD - Baltimore - The Ottobar
3/22 THU - DC - Washington - Rock N Roll Hotel
3/23 FRI - PA - Philadelphia - First Unitarian Church
3/24 SAT - CT - Hartford - Webster Theatre
3/25 SUN - MA - Boston - Axis
3/29 THU - NY - Oneonta - Hunt College Union Waterfront
3/30 FRI - NY - New York - Knitting Factory
3/31 SAT - PA - Allentown - Crocodile Rock
4/1 SUN - OH - Cleveland - Agora Theatre
4/3 TUE - KY - Covington - Mad Hatter
4/4 WED - OH - Columbus - The Basement
4/5 THU - MI - Detroit - St. Andrew's Hall
4/6 FRI - IL - Chicago - Metro
4/7 SAT - MN - Minneapolis - The Loft @Barfly
4/9 MON - WI - Madison - The Loft
4/10 TUE - MO - St. Louis - Creepy Crawl
4/11 WED - NE - Lincoln - Knickerbocker's

4/13 FRI - Koln, Germany - Stollwerck
4/16 MON - Darmstadt, Germany - Centralstation
4/17 TUE - Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
4/18 WED - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkhaus
4/19 THUR - Berne, Switzerland - Bierhübeli
4/21 SAT - Vienna, Austria - Wuk
4/22 SUN - Prague, Czech Republic - Roxy
4/24 TUE - Krakow, Poland - Rotunda
4/25 WED - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
4/26 THU - Ponzan, Poland - Eskulap
4/27 FRI - Berlin Germany - Columbia Club
4/29 SUN - Hamburg, Germany - The Grunspan
4/30 MON - Luxembourg - Rockhall
5/01 TUE - Brussels, Belgium - AB
5/05 SAT - Bristol, UK - Anson Rooms
5/06 SUN - Birmingham, UK - Nottingham Academy
5/07 MON - Manchester, UK - Academy
5/08 SUN - Birmingham, UK - Rescue Room
5/10 THU - London, UK - Islington Academy
5/11 FRI - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms


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About Bodog Music BodogMusic.com is a division of the international digital entertainment giant Bodog.com. With six offices worldwide, the label features a diverse and growing roster of talented musicians. Bodog Music is searching for the top unsigned band in America with "Bodog Battle of the Bands", which is taking place in 17 major markets and features more than 300 live shows. Bodog Music Founder Calvin Ayre, who is recognized as a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006. Bodog.com Entertainment also includes a television production unit, an online magazine, Bodog Nation, and further properties coming soon.

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