March 16, 2009

PARACHUTE SETS SPRING TOUR DATES ? KICKING OFF AT SXSW CONFERENCE ? LEADING UP TO MAY ALBUM RELEASE

“SHE IS LOVE,” FIRST SINGLE UP ON iTUNES – TAKES 133% SALES JUMP AFTER NIVEA COMMERCIALS  HIT ON TV
 
• Clear Channel New! “Adult Artist To Watch” for month of March
• Parachute to perform “She Is Love” on CBS Early Show, May 30th
 
 
            (March 16, 2009 – New York, NY)  Mercury Records group Parachute, whose first single “She Is Love” is in its second month of digital release, will kick off a new round of tour dates over the first weekend of spring at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music & Media Conference in Austin, Texas.  Shows are scheduled through April and May, including dates with  O.A.R. – leading up to the May release of Parachute’s debut album on Mercury.  (Please see tour itinerary below.)
 
            On May 30th, Parachute will perform “She Is Love” on the CBS Early Show.  As fans began to recognize the song from the latest tv commercials for Nivea Body’s Smooth Sensations, the track took a 133% jump in sales last week.  Fans first heard “She Is Love” when Parachute kicked off the annual six-hour New Year’s Eve celebration at Times Square in New York City with a live performance.
 
            Also this month, Parachute has been selected as an “Adult Artist To Watch” at the Clear Channel New! site, which is live for the month of March.  The video clip for “She Is Love” can be seen here, or at the band’s MySpace website, www.myspace.com/weareparachute
 
            Straight outta Charlottesville, Virginia, in the shade of the Blue Ridge Mountains, comes Parachute – Will Anderson (guitars, piano, lead vocals), Kit French (saxophone, keyboards, vocals), Alex Hargrave (bass), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Nate McFarland (lead guitar, vocals).  Formerly known as Sparky’s Flaw, they began playing together in high school and later on as students at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.  They signed with Charlottesville, VA based Red Light Management and won a loyal grass roots following as they played over 200 shows along the east coast last year alone.
 
Check out www.weareparachute.com for tour dates and news!
 
 
PARACHUTE ON TOUR
 
Date                City                             Venue             __                    ___
                        Mar.     16        Austin, TX                    WHRRL party Red Eye Fly,                         
                                                715 Red River Street
 
            21        Austin, TX                    Stubb's BBQ/Waller Creek Amph.
                                                                  South By Southwest (SXSW)
            31        Denver, CO                 Marquis Theatre
 
Apr.     2          St. Louis, MO              Fubar
            3          Chicago, IL                  Reggie’s
            5          Detroit, MI                   Coca-Cola Fest @ The Final Four
            6          Lansing, MI                  Mac’s Bar
            8          Cleveland, OH             Agora Ballroom
            10        Vienna, VA                  Jammin' Java (w/The Downtown Fiction)
            11        Richmond, VA             Canal Club
            18        Clemson, SC                Clemson University
            22        Richmond, VA             The National
 
With O.A.R.
Apr.     15        York, PA                     York College
            25        Cortland, NY               SUNY / Cortland
            26        Altoona, PA        &

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