Friday, April 13, 2007

Tooth & Nail Tour launches May 1

The TOOTH & NAIL TOUR PRESENTED BY WHITE CASTLE is set to launch May 1 in Seattle and will criss-cross America before wrapping June 11 in Salt Lake City. The six-week trek--now in its third year--will feature Tooth & Nail recording artists MxPx, Hawk Nelson (not on all dates), The Classic Crime, Sullivan and The Fold on all dates, with Project 86 and Run Kid Run appearing on select shows.

Headliners MxPx recently rejoined Tooth & Nail Records, reestablishing a strong and familiar relationship that dates back to the beginning of the legendary Washington state trio's illustrious recording and touring career. Vans Warped Tour veterans, a staple at MTV2 and Fuse, with an international draw in countries as diverse as Australia and Japan, MxPx has been making records since they were in high school, starting with the seminal Pokinatcha. They have survived the ebbs and flows of the trends, sticking to their guns with their integrity and credibility intact, earning critical love from Alternative Press and praise from their peers. MxPx has now sold over 2.4 million records worldwide and will release to release their brand new album Secret Weapon in July. The new album reunites MxPx with Aaron Sprinkle, who produced the band's first album and went on to work with artists such as Pedro The Lion, Anberlin, Eisley and Emery.

Hawk Nelson is touring in support of their 2006 sophomore studio release Smile, It's The End Of The World. This project takes a quantum leap forward musically and lyrically from their debut release. Smile, It's The End Of The World is a positive response to a negative situation. It’s more intense and deliberate in what the band has to say, yet it has all the fun, energetic elements that the fans have come to know and love from Hawk Nelson. The group’s hook-laden rock songs have been featured on the hit MTV show “Laguna Beach,” as well as the WB’s “Smallville” and “Summerland.”

The Classic Crime represents those fighting against injustice, those who stand up for the folks who don't fit in and those who die for one's beliefs or one's art. Their new album Albatross threatens to change lives in such a way with the sheer expanse of its scope. The band has received millions of plays on MySpace and, has been featured on various MTV & ESPN programs and toured on the Vans Warped Tour, as well as with Emery, Anberlin, Quietdrive and many others.

From a rather complicated tangle of events, and by a sometimes dark and winding road, The Fold have managed to not only survive the rough times, but to make the best of them. Their upcoming second album Secrets Keep You Sick (out May 22) is evidence of the band's ability to channel their experiences into powerful, infectious songs. Produced by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel), the 11 tracks stand as a sincere soundtrack to the last couple years of the band’s lives and an open invitation to the rest of the world to share the experience. The Fold's musical prowess and melodic maturity combine to make perfectly crafted music, full of undeniable hooks and passionate lyrics. Secrets Keep You Sick reveals a group quite capable of making something beautiful of life–and finding a way to encourage the rest of the world to do the same.

North Carolina rock band Sullivan is preparing for the June 5 release of their second full-length Cover Your Eyes, produced by James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Paramore). Sullivan has come leaps and bounds from when singer/guitarist Brooks Paschal and bass player Zach Harward were writing songs with a drum machine a few years ago, adding drummer Phil Chamberlain (brother of Underoath vocalist Spencer) and guitarist Tyson Shipman to fully realize their sound and their shared dream of truly connecting with fans emotionally.

The TOOTH & NAIL TOUR continues to help break new ground for the Tooth & Nail label artists. Last year's tour featured Anberlin, Emery, The Classic Crime and Jonezetta, with The Fold and Far-Less appearing on select dates. The 2004 inaugural tour included Anberlin, mewithoutYou, Watashi Wa, Emery and Mae on select dates.

Current tour dates are below and check out for updates.
Date City Venue
Tue 5/1 Seattle, WA Showbox
Wed 5/2 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Thu 5/3 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Fri 5/4 Los Angeles, CA Avalon
Sat 5/5 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Mon 5/7 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Tue 5/8 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Wed 5/9 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Thu 5/10 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Fri 5/11 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Sat 5/13 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Mon 5/14 Houston, TX Meridian
Thu 5/17 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
Fri 5/18 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill Theatre
Sat 5/19 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Mon 5/21 Towson, MD The Recher Theatre
Tue 5/22 Boston, MA Axis
Wed 5/23 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Fri 5/25 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Sat 5/26 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
Sun 5/27 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Mon 5/28 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Tue 5/29 Louisville, KY Headliner's Music Hall
Wed 5/30 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Thu 5/31 Indianapolis, IN The Irving Theater
Fri 6/1 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Sat 6/2 Cincinnati, OH The Underground
Sun 6/3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Tue 6/5 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Wed 6/6 Des Moines, IA Peoples
Thu 6/7 Minneapolis, MN Club 3 Degrees
Fri 6/8 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Sat 6/9 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Sun 6/10 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
Mon 6/11 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

The TOOTH & NAIL TOUR is made possible through the support of title sponsor White Castle, Universal Pictures' film “Evan Almighty,” Best Buy, and

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