Lostprophets Return to the States for Summer Concert Tour

Latest Album, Start Something, Certified RIAA Gold


Lostprophets, the groundbreaking band from Wales, will return to the States in July for a series of North American concert dates with the group's Columbia Records labelmates, Midtown, and Eighteen Visions. The Lostprophets' stateside summer tour kicks off July 15 at the fabled 9:30 Club in Washington, DC (see full itinerary following).

News of the Lostprophets summer tour comes on the heels of the RIAA gold certification of Start Something, the Lostprophets' critically-acclaimed sophomore album. Released in the U.S. in February 2004, Start Something debuted at #33 on the Billboard 200 bestselling albums chart and remains in the top half of that chart.

"Last Train Home," the first single from Start Something, hit the #1 slot on the Modern Rock Tracks chart while "Wake Up (Make A Move)," the latest single from Start Something, has been the Most Added track at both Modern and Active Rock radio.

The Lostprophets' "Lucky You," formerly available only as a rare UK b-side, can be heard on Spider-Man 2 - Music From and Inspired By.

Midtown, who will be providing musical support on Lostprophets tour, also have a track, "Give It Up," on Spider-Man 2 - Music From and Inspired By. A ferociously tuneful post-punk rock ensemble, Midtown reached #90 on the Billboard 200 with the group's DIY album, Living Well Is The Best Revenge, in 2002. Forget What You Know, the eagerly-awaited Midtown major label debut, will be in stores on Tuesday, June 29.

   Lostprophets/Midtown Tour Dates

   07/15/04  Washington, DC      9:30 Club
   07/16/04  Philadelphia, PA    The Trocadero
   07/17/04  Charlotte, NC       Tremont Music Hall
   07/19/04  Jacksonville, FL    Freebird Cafe
   07/20/04  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Culture Room
   07/23/04  Atlanta, GA         The Masquerade
   07/24/04  Nashville, TN       Exit / In
   07/25/04  Cleveland, OH       The Odeon Concert Club
   07/28/04  Pontiac, MI         Clutch Cargo's
   07/29/04  Grand Rapids, MI    The Orbit Room
   07/31/04  Minneapolis, MN     The Quest
   08/01/04  Milwaukee, WI       The Eagles Club
   08/03/04  St. Louis, MO       Mississippi Nights


SOURCE: Columbia Records

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