NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/13 -- Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove have announced plans to headline the 2013 Campus Consciousness Tour. Dates kick off at Kent State University in Kent, OH, on October 24th, and immediately follow the band's sold out "Seesaw Tour" and Austin City Limits Festival appearances (see itinerary below). For on sale dates and other information, please visit www.grouplovemusic.com/tour.
Joining Grouplove on the 2013 Campus Consciousness Tour are NYC-based, electronic duo The Knocks and F-Stop/Atlantic labelmates Saints of Valory, who recently released their debut "Possibilities" EP. Grouplove and The Knocks have collaborated on a new remix to herald the tour -- Grouplove's "Ways To Go" (The Knocks remix) is streaming here (http://bit.ly/15MbBJb). Half music tour, half environmental and social consciousness campaign, the annual Campus Consciousness Tour brings top musical acts to college campuses across the country in an effort to raise awareness about environmental and social issues. Past performers include fun., Drake, Janelle Monáe, Passion Pit, and Ben Harper among others. For more information, please visit www.campusconsciousness.org.
The dates follow Grouplove's own "Seesaw Tour," featuring two-night stands in eleven cities across the country. The first night is electric; the second night is stripped down/acoustic, with all performances taking place in intimate settings, including legendary clubs, historic sites, and obscure or rarely used venues. After standing out at music festivals around the world, Grouplove will make their inaugural appearance at this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival.
This week, National Public Radio's "First Listen" program is exclusively streaming Grouplove's highly anticipated album "SPREADING RUMOURS," in advance of its September 17th release. The entire album can be heard at http://n.pr/19z3jl6.
Grouplove have a weeklong slate of activities in their hometown of Los Angeles to celebrate the release of "SPREADING RUMOURS." "I'm With You -- The Artwork of Hannah Hooper from Grouplove," a 3-day art installation featuring original paintings, album art, and other artwork from the band's frontwoman, opens on Tuesday, September 17th (see art installation location/times below). The free, public event is presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill, with proceeds from sales of a limited edition poster to benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Following back-to-back, sold out shows -- at the legendary Troubadour on Tuesday, September 17th, and a special acoustic set at The Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Wednesday, September 18th -- Grouplove is set for a nationally televised appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, September 19th.
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