August 31, 2009

IDA MARIA’s NEW SINGLE VERSION OF “OH MY GOD” FEATURES IGGY POP – VIDEO SHOT IN MIAMI BEACH

FOLLOW-UP TO 1st SINGLE “I LIKE YOU SO MUCH BETTER WHEN YOU’RE NAKED” FROM DEBUT ALBUM, FORTRESS ROUND MY HEART

Ida Maria to co-headline Perez Hilton tour this fall



       
(August 31, 2009 – New York, NY)  After braving 100-degree heat in Chicago’s Grant Park for a heroic performance at this year’s Lollapalooza fest, Norwegian “Punk-Pop Spitfire” Ida Maria (as she was characterized by Rolling Stone) returned to begin shooting the video for “Oh My God,” her new single featuring punk icon Iggy Pop.  

       
“Oh My God” featuring Iggy Pop, goes up for sale August 31st on iTunes. The song is the second U.S. single from FORTRESS ’ROUND MY HEART, her debut album on the Mercury Records. “Oh My God” (which aired on Gossip Girl tv promos) is the follow-up to “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked”, video has over 1.3 million YouTube views.  

“Ida Maria throws herself into every song as if it's all a big finale,” wrote SPIN magazine, “which makes for an auspicious beginning.” SPIN recently picked FORTRESS as “one of the best albums of 2009 so far” – the same distinction echoed by the Amazon Editors Picks List.

Impressed by her talent and unique style, rule-breaking designer, Betsey Johnson, has welcomed Ida Maria to perform during her much anticipated Spring 2010 fashion show taking place at The Plaza hotel during New York City’s Fashion Week this September.

“Oh My God, I’m so excited! Can’t wait to have Ida Maria ROCK us out at my fashion show,” states Betsey Johnson.

        
24-year old Ida Maria – who will headline this fall’s Perez Hilton tour (dates to be announced in the weeks ahead) – has been intensively touring America ever since FORTRESS was issued in March.  She supported the release with her first U.S. tour dates, opening at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference, and moving on to shows in New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington DC, West Chester (PA), Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Boston.

        
After California’s Coachella Festival in April, Ida Maria and her band (Stefan Törnby on lead guitar, bassist Johannes Lindberg, drummer Olle Lundin) were seen on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


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