Riddlin' Kids Return to the Road

On Warped Tour After Stint With Mest and Dynamite Boys


Austin-Based PowerPunks' Aware Records Debut Album Due in June

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Riddlin' Kids, the ferociously melodic powerpunk band from Austin, Texas, are preparing to start touring in earnest in anticipation of the June 4 release of Hurry Up And Wait, their album debut on Aware/Columbia Records (see itinerary following). They will be part of the Warped Tour starting mid-July; preceding the Warped dates, the group will tour with Mest and Dynamite Boys beginning in early April. The first single from their upcoming album is "I Feel Fine." The music video for "I Feel Fine" is being filmed by Smith N Borin of Geneva Films on April 1 in Los Angeles.

Last summer, the band released Any Day Now, a four-song EP on Aware Records which has been available exclusively at Riddlin' Kids live shows and through the Aware Records website (http://www.awarerecords.com/). While out on the "Crouching Fish/Hidden Finger" Tour, with Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish and others last July, they sold nearly 100 copies of the EP on average per night, a remarkable feat for the opening band on a multi-band bill, let alone one that had never toured outside their home turf nor had any airplay. Since then, Riddlin' Kids have toured with No Motiv, Lucky Boys Confusion, Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Unwritten Law respectively.

Clint Baker (vocals, guitar), Dustin Stroud (lefty guitar, vocals), Mark Johnson (bass), and Dave Keel (drums) are the Riddlin' Kids, a quartet of twentysomethings creating a steamroller sound filled with audacious guitar hooks, driving rhythms, acerbic lyrics and trenchant melodies. Riddlin' Kids were spawned in the roiling punk rock scene of Austin and have shared local bills with the Ataris, Fenix TX, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Midtown, Good Riddens, Newfound Glory, and Alkaline Trio. Riddlin' Kids were on-board the 1999 Warped Tour with Blink 182, Living End and Pennywise. The group members count the Descendants, Face To Face, Operation Ivy, Social Distortion, Nirvana, Metallica, Cypress Hill, Lagwagon, Slayer, and They Might Be Giants among their influences and inspirations.

Guitarists Clint Baker and Dustin Stroud worked delivering pizza to raise $6,000 to fund the band's debut recording: a six-song EP which quickly began receiving airplay on Austin's KROX and KLBJ radio stations. The band's "demo" led to a deal with Aware Records.

                         Riddlin' Kids Tour Dates

  Date  City/State          Venue

  4/6   Spring, TX          JavaJazz Coffeehouse (3 Local TBA)
  4/7   Austin, TX          Waterloo Park (w/Lit, Pushmonkey, Dishwalla,
                            Custom, Dynamite Boy)
  4/14  Atlanta, GA         The Masquerade (w/ Mest, Dynamite Boy)
  4/15  Jacksonville
        Beach, FL           Freebird Cafe (w/ Mest, Dynamite Boy, and Local
  4/16  Orlando, FL         The Social (w/ Mest, Dynamite Boy)
  4/17  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Culture Room (w/ Mest, Dynamite Boy)
  4/18  St. Petersburg, FL  State Theatre (w/ Mest, Dynamite Boy)
  4/25  Scottsdale, AZ      Buzz (w/ Mest)
  4/27  Salt Lake City, UT  X-Scape (w/ Mest, Dynamite Boy)
  4/28  Denver, CO          Bluebird Theatre (w/ Mest, Dynamite Boy)
  4/29  Omaha, NE           The Ranch Bowl (w/Mest, Dynamite Boy, Local TBA)
  4/30  St. Louis, MO       Mississippi Nights (w/ Mest, Dynamite Boy)
  5/3   Freeport, IL        Klub Phenomenon (w/Mest, Dynamite Boy)

                            Warped Tour Dates:

  7/17  Calgary             Race City Speedway
  7/19  Vancouver           Thunderbird Stadium
  7/20  Quincy, WA          Gorge Amphitheatre
  7/22  Billings, MT        Oscar Park Amphitheater
  7/23  Fargo, ND           Fargo Dome Field
  7/24  Milwaukee, WI       Marcus Amphitheater Lot
  7/25  Noblesville, IN     Dear Creek Music Center
  7/26  Cleveland, OH       Nautica Stage
  7/27  Tinley Park, IL     World Music Theatre
  7/28  Minneapolis, MN     Metrodome Parking Lot
  7/30  Sparta, KY or       Kentucky Speedway or
        Detroit             MI State Fairgrounds/Tiger Stadium
  7/31  Nashville, TN       Am South
  8/1   Atlanta, GA         Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre
  8/2   Orlando, FL         Central Florida Fairgrounds
  8/3   Miami, FL           Pompono Field

  Riddlin' Kids online: http://www.riddlinkids.net
  Aware Records online: http://www.awarerecords.com
  Columbia Records online: http://www.columbiarecords.com


SOURCE: Columbia Records

Contact: For information on Riddlin' Kids - Howard Wuelfing of Columbia
Records, Media, +1-212-833-8891, howard_wuelfing@sonymusic.com, Online press -
Lisa Linder of Columbia Records, Online & Emerging Technologies,
+1-212-833-6666, lisa_linder@sonymusic.com

Website: http://www.columbiarecords.com/