Emerging New York Based Band OURS Lands Coveted Opening Slot on Upcoming Marilyn Manson North American Tour

OURS Highly Anticipated Third Studio Album, "Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy)," Produced by Rick Rubin & Co-Produced by Jimmy Gnecco, Available Tuesday, March 18


The New York-based band OURS has landed the coveted support slot opening shows on the upcoming Marilyn Manson tour beginning January 19 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida, and ending March 2 at the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, Texas (please see full itinerary following).

One of the year's most highly-anticipated releases, the long-awaited third OURS studio album, "Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy)," will be available on-line and in-stores on Tuesday, March 18. The first OURS album to be released on American Recordings/Columbia Records, "Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy)" is produced by Grammy-winning Producer of the Year Rick Rubin (Linkin Park, System Of A Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and co-produced by OURS frontman Jimmy Gnecco. The album premieres 12 new OURS tracks showcasing the band's lushly textured sound propelled by the incandescent vocal intensity of singer Jimmy Gnecco. "Gnecco's voice is a beautiful instrument," proclaimed Rolling Stone, "huge and emotional but never cloying."

Tracks on "Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy)" include: "The Worst Things Beautiful," "Black," "Get Up," "God Only Wants You," "Live Again," "Lost," "Mercy," "Moth," "Murder," "Ran Away To Tell The World," "Saint Down The Hall," and "Willing."

OURS closed out 2007 with a successful North American tour with Circa Survive. With a growing reputation for powerful and unforgettable live shows, OURS has toured with The Cult, The Wallflowers, Pete Yorn and others.

OURS was formed in 1992, and built a strong deeply loyal following playing shows around New York City. By 1997, the band had sparked a label bidding war, and when the smoke settled, had signed a deal with DreamWorks Records. For the group's first record, Distorted Lullabies, OURS worked with legendary producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stones, Morrissey). Released in 2001, the OURS debut was met with critical praise and fervent fan appreciation. OURS' single "Sometimes" enjoyed heavy rotation at both radio and MTV2. OURS followed up Distorted Lullabies in 2002 with Precious, helmed by critically acclaimed producer Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams).

OURS is: Jimmy Gnecco (vocals, guitars), Pit (drums), Static (guitars), Race (bass guitar) and Locke (guitar, keyboards).

  OURS/Marilyn Manson Tour Dates

  Date            City                Venue
  01/19/08        Orlando, FL         Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
  01/20/08        Miami Beach, FL     Jackie Gleason Theater
  01/22/08        Atlanta, GA         Tabernacle
  01/24/08        Baltimore, MD       Rams Head Live!
  01/26/08        Boston, MA          Orpheum Theatre
  01/27/08        Philadelphia, PA    Electric Factory Ballroom
  01/29-30/08     New York, NY        Hammerstein Ballroom
  02/01/08        Cleveland, OH       House Of Blues
  02/02/08        Columbus, OH        PromoWest Pavilion
  02/04/08        Detroit, MI         The Fillmore Detroit
  02/05/08        Chicago, IL         Aragon Ballroom
  02/07/08        Milwaukee, WI       The Eagles Ballroom
  02/08/08        St. Paul, MN        Myth
  02/10/08        St. Louis, MO       The Pageant
  02/11/08        Kansas City, MO     Uptown Theatre
  02/13/08        Denver, CO          The Fillmore Auditorium
  02/14/08        Megna, UT           Saltair Resort Main Pavilion
  02/17/08        Vancouver, BC       Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  02/18/08        Seattle, WA         Paramount Theatre
  02/20/08        San Francisco, CA   Warfield Theatre
  02/22-23/08     Los Angeles, CA     The Wiltern
  02/25/08        San Diego, CA       House Of Blues
  02/27/08        Phoenix, AZ         Dodge Theatre
  02/29/08        Dallas, TX          House Of Blues
  03/01/08        Austin, TX          Austin Music Hall
  03/02/08        Houston, TX         Verizon Wireless Theater



SOURCE: American Recordings/Columbia Records

CONTACT: Benny Tarantini, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5858,

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