Thursday, August 26, 2004
(New York, NY) - In 2003, road-tested underground heroes Yellowcard released their major label debut, Ocean Avenue. Just over a year later they now stand as one of America's biggest, fastest-growing bands...with no slowing in sight.
The quintet, founded in 1997, was by then a veteran of hundreds of live shows at all-ages clubs, punk dives, VFW halls, living rooms and back yards. They were among the leading lights in a national grassroots scene, winning fans in city after city with their passion, upbeat vibe, a flawless ability to make a personal connection with their audience and the distinction of a classically trained violinist in their ranks. And when they were first added to the punk-centric Vans Warped Tour two years ago, they found an even larger community that welcomed them with full-blown adulation.
At the time of its release, Ocean Avenue was the finest recorded moment from an underground band with a lot of potential. Rolling Stone called it "a winning combination of punk, pop and classical." But it soon grew into something much, much bigger -- now RIAA certified platinum and growing, spawning three hit singles, "Buzzworthy" MTV videos, appearances everywhere from "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to MTV's "TRL" to a video premiere on Fox's "The O.C.," extensive tours of the U.S., Europe and Asia, and yes, a triumphant mainstage slot on this year's Vans Warped Tour.
Most recently Yellowcard's Marc Webb-directed video for hit single "Ocean Avenue" has been named a finalist for the "Viewers' Choice Award" for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, in addition to nominations for "Best New Artist in a Video" and "MTV2 Award," as well as a confirmed performance during the live broadcast, which will air this Sunday, August 29th at 8 pm EST.
Third single "Only One" is now a Modern Rock hit and will go to Mainstream Top 40 on August 31st. The Phil Harder-directed video, which stars frontman Ryan Key and actress Rachel Miner, is top ten at MTV's "TRL" and can be seen here:
A full Yellowcard live DVD is slated for release in November.
And dates for Yellowcard's fall headlining North American tour have been confirmed:
YELLOWCARD FALL TOUR 2004
10/13 Fresno, CA Valdez Hall
10/14 Las Vegas, NV UNLV
10/15 San Diego, CA Soma
10/16 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
10/19 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
10/20 Seattle, WA Premier
10/21 Vancouver, BC Croatian Cultural Center
10/23 Edmonton, BC Reds
10/24 Calgary, ALB MacEwan Ballroom
10/26 Winnipeg, MAN Burton Cummings Theater
10/27 Minneapolis, MN The Quest
10/28 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall Star Theater
10/29 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater
11/1 University Park, PA Penn State
11/3 Montreal, QUE Metropolis
11/4 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/5 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
11/6 Asbury Park, NJ Convention Hall
11/10 Storrs, CT Jorgensen Auditorium
11/11 Baltimore, MD University of Maryland/Baltimore
11/13 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
11/14 Jacksonville, FL University of Northern Florida
11/16 Orlando, FL House of Blues
11/18 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
11/21 Denver, CO Fillmore Theater
11/24 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
11/26 Los Angeles, CA Palladium
YELLOWCARD WINS "MTV2 AWARD" AT 2004 VMA'S LIVE PERFORMANCE AN AWARDS HIGHLIGHT (New York, NY) - Yellowcard has won the "MTV2 Award" at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, held last night in Miami. The winner of the MTV2 Award is chosen by the network's viewers through online voting in the weeks leading up to the awards broadcast. Additionally, Yellowcard's live performance of their hit "Ocean Avenue" was an awards highlight. Yellowcard's third single, "Only One," is now a Modern Rock hit and will go to Mainstream Top 40 tomorrow. The Phil Harder-directed video, which stars frontman Ryan Key and actress Rachel Miner, is top ten at MTV's "TRL" and can be seen here: http://www.yellowcardrock.com/onlyone
Beyond Ocean Avenue: Live at the Electric Factory, the first DVD from platinum-selling breakthrough rockers Yellowcard, will be released by Capitol Records on November 2nd. The DVD features over an hour of blistering concert footage from Yellowcard's sold-out May 2004 performance at Philadelphia's Electric Factory in 5.1 surround sound. Also included is the "Beyond Ocean Avenue" documentary, which chronicles the band's rise from indie-label heroes to the main stage at the Warped Tour and beyond. It's a frenetic, behind-the-scenes look at life on the road with Yellowcard - everything from surprising unsuspecting fans to hunting for lost violins to spur-of-the-moment tattoos. Live at the Electric Factory Track Listing 1. Believe 2. Miles Apart 3. Life of a Salesman 4. View from Heaven 5. Avondale 6. Starstruck 7. Powder 8. October Nights 9. A.W.O.L. 10. Empty Apartment 11. Ocean Avenue 12. Breathing 13. Back Home 14. Way Away 15. Twentythree 16. Only One Yellowcard, who recently won the "MTV2 Award" on the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, have been confirmed to perform current hit single "Only One" on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on October 12th. The "Only One" music video can be seen here: http://www.yellowcardrock.com/onlyone Live: 11/13 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle 11/14 Jacksonville, FL University of Northern Florida 11/16 Orlando, FL House of Blues 11/18 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall