In other news, "Ways To Go," the lead single from "SPREADING RUMOURS" has hit the Top 5 on the Alternative radio chart. The track's companion music video -- directed by Cameron Duddy -- is in rotation at MTV2, mtvU, and Fuse, and already accumulated over 1.8 million views on YouTube (http://youtu.be/VGvHnDeS12o). Grouplove recently unveiled an animated video for the album track "Borderlines & Aliens" (http://youtu.be/kgF9knPeReo), created by NYC-based animation studio Ace & Son and based on original artwork by the band's own Hannah Hooper.
Grouplove came together in 2009 and soon were hailed as a great live act, both as headliners and at such international festivals as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Reading + Leeds Festivals, and Glastonbury. "NEVER TRUST A HAPPY SONG" arrived in 2011, making a stellar chart debut among the top 5 on Billboard's "Heatseekers" album chart for new and developing acts. Produced by the band's own Ryan Rabin, the acclaimed album was highlighted by the debut single, "Colours" which received critical acclaim and climbed to the top reaches at Alternative radio outlets nationwide.
"Tongue Tied," the second single from "NEVER TRUST A HAPPY SONG," proved an even greater success, earning RIAA platinum certification for sales in excess of 1 million while spending 3 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Alternative airplay chart. By year's end, the track became Alternative radio's second most-played song of 2012, following only Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know." The third single, "Itchin' On A Photograph" also reached the Top 10 at Alternative radio.
Grouplove's dynamic live sets continued to win over fans on a pair of headline tours, both of which saw sold out crowds at every stop, including a hometown finale at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. That same undeniable energy was seen in an array of high profile television appearances, including CBS' Late Show with David Letterman, NBC's TODAY and Tonight Show with Jay Leno, TBS' Conan, and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Grouplove is: Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Hannah Hooper (vocals, keys), Sean Gadd (bass, vocals), Andrew Wessen (guitar, vocals), Ryan Rabin (drums).
For more news and information, please visit www.grouplovemusic.com, www.facebook.com/GROUPLOVE, www.myspace.com/grouplovemusic, twitter.com/GROUPLOVE, and www.atlanticrecords.com.
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GROUPLOVE FALL TOUR 2013 THE SEESAW TOUR (9/9-10/10) 2013 CAMPUS CONSCIOUSNESS TOUR (10/24-11/16) all dates headlining except where noted *September9 Seattle, WA The Crocodile (SOLD OUT)10 Seattle, WA The Triple Door (SOLD OUT)11 Portland, OR Star Theater (SOLD OUT)12 Portland, OR Alberta Rose Theatre (SOLD OUT)14 San Francisco, CA The Independent (SOLD OUT)15 San Francisco, CA The Chapel (SOLD OUT)17 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour (SOLD OUT)18 Los Angeles, CA Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever (SOLD OUT)22 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)23 Sommerville, MA Arts at the Armory (SOLD OUT)25 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)26 New York, NY McKittrick Hotel (SOLD OUT)28 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer (SOLD OUT)30 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts (SOLD OUT)October1 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall (SOLD OUT)2 Washington, DC The Hamilton (SOLD OUT)6 Austin, TX Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)*9 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall (SOLD OUT)10 Evanston, IL Space (SOLD OUT)13 Austin, TX Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)*24 Kent, OH Kent State University25 Clinton, NY Hamilton College26 Fredericksburg, VA University of Mary Washington29 Rochester, NY Monroe Community College30 Columbus, OH Ohio State UniversityNovember6 Worchester, MA Clark University8 Washington, DC American University9 Ewing, NJ College of New Jersey15 Somerville, MA Tufts University16 Waterville, ME Colby College
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