Lovedrug Kicks Off National Tour With Mae

Reissue of Band's Debut Album, Pretend You're Alive, Out January 24, 2006 on Columbia Records


The Ohio-based rock band Lovedrug, hailed by Cleveland's Scene magazine as its "#1 Band to Watch" will bring their powerful and haunting sounds to colleges and clubs across America as they take to the road with Mae beginning February 11th at the University of California in San Diego.

News of the tour arrives hot on the heels of the band's inking with Columbia Records, who will re-release their acclaimed debut album, Pretend You're Alive, on January 24, 2006. Originally released on The Militia Group in late 2004, Pretend You're Alive debuted at #4 on the Billboard Internet Sales chart, cracked the Top 50 Indie Albums chart, and quickly became the fastest-selling album in the label's history and the press began to take notice ...

"Lovedrug's rock power grabs listeners by the ears, (while) Shepard's sweet-and-tender vocals and fantasy-storyteller lyrics opt for their heartstrings..."

Alternative Press

"Somewhere between '70s-style guitar-rock grandeur and pre-weird Radiohead ... "

Entertainment Weekly

Over the course of the band's three-year evolution, Lovedrug has shared stages with a broad range of artists including Robert Plant, The Killers, Switchfoot, Something Corporate, Copeland, Braid, Cat Power, Elliot, and Eisley, among others. The extensive roadwork has paid off for Lovedrug, whose performances connect with the hearts and souls of their ever-growing fanbase.

  Lovedrug US Dates:
  Feb. 11th  UCSD Price Center Plaza            La Jolla, CA
       12th  Biola University Gym               La Miranda, CA
       14th  Chain Reaction                     Anaheim, CA
       17th  Jillian's                          Las Vegas, NV
       18th  Electric Theatre                   St. George, UT
       19th  The Fox Theatre                    Boulder, CO
       22nd  The Blue Note                      Columbia, MO
       23rd  MSU Union Ballroom                 East Lansing, MI
       24th  Wheaton College -- Coray Gym       Wheaton, IL
       25th  Hope College -- Dimnent            Holland, MI
       26th  Exit/In                            Nashville, TN
       27th  The Madhatter                      Covington, KY
       28th  Syracuse University                Syracuse, NY
  Mar.  1st  Ithaca College -- Emerson Suites   Ithaca, NY
        2nd  Crocodile Rock Cafe                Allentown, PA
        3rd  Frostburg State University         Frostburg, PA

SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Sue Marcus, +1-718-222-8963,, or Dave
'Obie' Obenour, +1-718-222-1479,, both for Columbia

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