Boys Like Girls Ready to Rock the Hellogoodbye Tour in April-May and Van's Warped Tour 2007 From June-August
Rising Boston Pop/Rock Band Wins Spin.com's "Artist Of The Year"
The rapidly-rising young Boston pop/rock band Boys Like Girls -- Martin Johnson (vocals, guitar), Bryan Donahue (bass), John Keefe (drums), and Paul DiGiovanni (guitar) -- will open shows on the upcoming Hellogoodbye Tour beginning April 5 in Bakersfield, California, and wrapping up on May 4 in Hampton, New Hampshire.
Following the slots opening for Hellogoodbye, Boys Like Girls will perform shows during the entire Van's Warped Tour 2007 running from June 28 through August 25 (see full itinerary following).
The announcement of Boys Like Girls' upcoming concert itinerary comes hot on the heels of the group's recent win -- with more than 68% of the votes -- of Spin.com's coveted "Artist of the Year" honors. Boys Like Girls, one of Alternative Press's "100 Bands You Need To Know in 2007," has also been chosen for AOL "Breakers," with voting to begin on April 1.
"The Great Escape," the first single from Boys Like Girls' self-titled debut album, was one of America's Top 5 Most Added records at Top 40 during its first week at radio. The track has been added to more than 25 Top 40 stations coast-to-coast.
A spell-binding video for "The Great Escape," lensed by director Alan Ferguson (Fall Out Boy), premiered online on Yahoo! on February 27 and received 757,138 views within a month of being posted on YouTube. The groundbreaking video has been added to broadcast television and may be seen on the FUSE Network as well as MTV Hits, where it has been receiving between 15- 20 spins a week.
Produced by Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Northstar, Hit The Lights), Boys Like Girls has spent 31 weeks on both the Billboard Heatseekers Top New Artist chart (peaking at #9) and the SoundScan Alternative New Artist Sales chart (peaking at #4).
Boys Like Girls has also been enjoying some incredible exposure online with more than 6.1 million total plays on the group's My Space page (myspace.com/boyslikegirls) where the band has logged nearly 2.9 million profile views and has been the site's #3 top-rated indie emo band. In addition, the band has been a Top 10 mainstay on Purevolume's Emo (currently #5) and Alternative (currently #10) artist charts since the album's release on August 22 on Red Ink/Columbia Records.
The Boys Like Girls homegrown video for "Hero/Heroine" has been viewed more than 3 million times during its six months on YouTube.
Boys Like Girls Spring - Summer 2007 Concerts DATE CITY VENUE 04/05/07 Bakersfield, CA The Dome 04/06/07 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern Theatre 04/07/07 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre 04/08/07 Sparks, NV New Oasis 04/20/07 Old Dominion, VA Webb Center 04/22/07 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom 04/23/07 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre 04/26/07 New River A2, FL The Revolution 05/02/07 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance Theatre 05/03/07 Hadley, MA Chapin Hall 05/04/07 Hampton, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 05/05/07 E. Rutherford, NJ Bamboozle 05/06/07 Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom 05/08/07 Newark, DE Bob Carpenter Center, University Of Delaware 05/09/07 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Ram's Head Live 05/10/07 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts 05/11/07 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues 05/12/07 Detroit, MI Detroit State Theatre 05/13/07 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre 05/15/07 Minneapolis- St. Paul, MN Trocaderos 05/16/07 Fargo, ND Playmakers 05/17/07 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium 05/18/07 Columbia, MO Blue Note 05/19/07 Green Val, NV Henderson Amphitheatre 05/22/07 Atlanta, GA Roxy Theatre 05/23/07 Murray Hill, FL Fuel Coffeehouse 05/24/07 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues 05/25/07 Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar 05/26/07 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues 05/27/07 Houston, TX Meridian 05/29/07 Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX House Of Blues 05/30/07 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom 06/01/07 Tempe, AZ The Marquee 06/02/07 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues 06/03/07 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues 06/04/07 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues 06/29/07 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex 06/30/07 Ventura, CA Seaside Park 07/01/07 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 07/03/07 Vancouver, BC Thunderbird Stadium 07/05/07 Calgary, AB Race City Speedway 07/07/07 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds 07/08/07 Denver, CO Invesco Field 07/11/07 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion 07/12/07 El Paso, NM NMSU Practice Field 07/13/07 San Antonio, TX San Antonio Amphitheater 07/14/07 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Amphitheater 07/15/07 Houston, TX Reliant Center 07/18/07 Atlanta, GA Hi Fi Amphitheatre 07/19/07 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Park 07/20/07 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park 07/21/07 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheatre 07/22/07 Orlando- Daytona Beach, FL Tinker Field 07/23/07 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 07/24/07 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 07/25/07 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion 07/26/07 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain 07/27/07 Detroit, MI Co America Park 07/28/07 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 07/29/07 Minneapolis, MN HHH Metrodome 07/31/07 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre 08/01/07 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center 08/02/07 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre 08/03/07 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Waterfront Center 08/04/07 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arena 08/05/07 Englishtown, NJ Raceway Park 08/07/07 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 08/08/07 Pittsburgh, OH Post Gazette Pavilion 08/09/07 Boston, MA Tweeter Center For The Performing Arts 08/10/07 Buffalo, NY Darien Lakes 08/11/07 Toronto, ON Park Place 08/12/07 Montreal, ON Park Jean Drapeau 08/14/07 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion 08/15/07 Kansas City, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 08/17/07 Boise, ID Idaho Center 08/18/07 Seattle, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre 08/19/07 Portland, OR Columbia Meadows 08/22/07 Fresno, CA Selland Arena 08/23/07 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/24/07 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre Lot 08/25/07 Carson, CA Home Depot Center boyslikegirls.com myspace.com/boyslikegirls columbiarecords.com
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