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 www.ours.net www.myspace.com/oursmusic www.americanrecordings.com www.columbiarecords.com
SOURCE: American Recordings/Columbia Records
CONTACT: Benny Tarantini, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5858,