Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mindless Self Indulgence making waves and touring

When Mindless Self Indulgence (MSI) uploaded their entire new album if onto their MySpace page (, the social networking site probably wasn't expecting that on Monday, April 21st, in just one day's time, the streams for all the new tracks of the album would exceed 680,000 unique plays.

Currently the Number One Band on MySpace Music in all countries and all genres, MSI has always had a strong presence on that social networking site practically since Day One when they established their profile in 2004. Their presence on MySpace has been unsurpassable, even before the "MySpace Music" monikor was established. In addition, MSI have been the ONLY band to remain on the Top Ten Artists Charts since the inception of MySpace Music (even Tila Tequila hadn't tapped into the site yet)!

For a band who is unconcerned with chart positions, MSI have been no strangers to top slots due in larger part to the ferver of their increasingly large fanbase. Oftentimes managing to debut at Numero Uno on a wide gamut of charts including dance singles, sales, daily plays, radio and magazine polls, and other industry benchmarks, it has become abundantly clear MSI and their fans are a force to be reckoned with. In fact, lead-up to the release if on April 29th (UCR/The End Records), has already secured its own share of number one positions. The first single "Mastermind" sold over 1,000 downloads on the first 12 hours alone, while the second single "Never Wanted to Dance" debuted at #1 on Billboard's "Hot Sales Singles Chart" and still remains in the Top Five of that chart.

The band is currently on a near sold-out tour through the UK and will be coming back to the States next week to start their national support of if. A plethora of eclectic bands will accompany them, including (but not limited to) The Birthday Massacre, Combichrist, London After Midnight, Hollowboy, Tub Ring, Fake Shark Real Zombie, and A Kiss Could Be Deadly in select cities.

MSI are currently running an "online order contest" in which fans can win a personalized message from band vox/programmer/mastermind Jimmy Urine.

Mindless Self Indulgence's new album if will be released on April 29, 2008 on UCR/The End Records in four different cover art incarnations, including a limited edition deluxe edition and 12" vinyl. Artwork for the Deluxe and Vinyl editions were done by famed animator Jhonen Vasquez.

Mindless Self Indulgence Tour
with The Birthday Massacre
Apr 29 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Apr 30 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA
May 01 Ram’s Head Live Baltimore, MD
May 02 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
May 03 Bamboozle East Rutherford, NJ
May 04 The Norva Norfolk, VA
May 06 Freebird Live Jacksonville, FL
May 07 Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL
May 08 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 09 The Club Firestone Orlando, FL
May 10 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
May 12 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
May 13 Meridian Houston, TX
May 14 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX
May 15 Scout Bar San Antonio, TX
May 16 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX
May 18 Club 101 El Paso, TX
May 19 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM
May 21 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
May 23 Grand Ballroom @ Regency SF, CA
May 24 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
May 25 House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV
May 27 Empire Sacramento, CA
May 29 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
May 30 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
May 31 Big East Concert House Spokane, WA
Jun 01 Croatian Cultural Centre Vancouver, BC
June 03 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
June 04 The Warehouse Calgary, AB
June 06 Avalon Theatre Salt Lake City, UT
June 07 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
June 08 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
June 09 Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
June 10 The Cotillion Wichita, KS
June 12 First Avenues Minneapolis, MN
June 13 Congress Theatre Chicago, IL
June 14 Pop's Sauget, IL
June 15 The Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI
June 17 Rocketown Nashville, TN
June 18 Headliner's Music Hall Louisville, KY
June 20 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
June 21 Harpo's Detroit, MI
June 22 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
June 23 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
June 25 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
June 28 Kool Haus Toronto, ON

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