Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Bravery making appearances to promote upcoming effort

With the May 22nd release of THE SUN AND THE MOON, their highly anticipated second album less than two months away, Island Records group the Bravery is amping up their first wave of tv and web performances in support of the first single, “Time Won’t Let Me Go.”

Launched five weeks on the Bravery’s official website, “Time Won’t Let Me Go” was the #1 Most Added record at the Modern Rock format for a second time this week, jumping to #27-bullet (from #40-bullet). The single is now available for download at all digital retailers.

The Bravery’s MSN In Concert, A Control Room Event live performance that was taped earlier this month at the SXSW (South By Southwest) Music Conference in Austin, Texas, is now scheduled to air on April 23rd. One month later on May 23rd, the day after the album release, the band returns to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live for an appearance on the outside stage. The Next day (May 24th) the Bravery returns to NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly.

THE SUN AND THE MOON is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s self-titled Island debut, The Bravery (released March 29, 2005), which debuted at #5 in the U.K. and #18 in the U.S., where it spent 24 weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album spun off the #12 Modern Rock track “An Honest Mistake,” whose memorable domino-toppling video clip was nominated for the coveted MTV2 Award in 2005. “Unconditional,” the second single and video took online honors at FUSE’s “Ovenfresh” program. The Bravery were also part of Yahoo’s “Who’s Next” and AOL Music’s “Breaker” program. THE SUN AND THE MOON was produced and mixed by two-time Grammy Award winner Brendan O'Brien, best known for his work with Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and other multi-platinum acts.

The Bravery – singer/guitarist and songwriter Sam Endicott, guitarist Michael Zakarin, bassist Michael Berreto Hindert, keyboardist John Conway, and drummer Anthony Burulcich – are known for their energetic live shows. In support of their first album, they toured worldwide, headlining sold out shows in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. They also opened for U2 in Europe and supported Depeche Mode on their 2005-2006 world tour. After eight months off the road working on completion of THE SUN AND THE MOON, the Bravery surfaced in November 2006 with tour dates around the North­east U.S., then South America, and back home to the East Coast.

The Bravery emerged from New York’s underground scene to pact with UK’s Loog Records in 2003. In addition to “Artists To Watch” commendations for 2005 by MTV and Rolling Stone, the Bravery was named #1 “Most Promising Act of 2005” on the BBC News website’s “Sound Of 2005” poll.

The North American tour dates are:
Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (May 14)
Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom (May 15)
Seattle, WA El Corazon (May 16)
Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena (May 18)
Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom (May 25)
Detroit, MI Magic Stick (May 26)
Toronto, ON Opera House (May 28)
New York, NY Irving Plaza (May 29, 30)
Nashville, TN Exit In (June 3)
Philadelphia, PA TLA (June 5)
Boston, MA Avalon (June 6)
Washington DC 9:30 Club (June 7)
Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl (June 8)
Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater (June 9)
Sacramento, CA Arco Arena (June 10)
Reno, NV New Oasis (June 12)
Salt Lake, UT Club Sound (June 13)
Omaha, NE The Rock (June 15)
Minneapolis, MN Varsity (June 18)
Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club (June 19)
St Louis, MO Pop's (June 20)

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