NEON TREES “ANIMAL” HITS #1 ON ALTERNATIVE SPECIALTY CHART AS AIRPLAY EXPLODES AT MODERN ROCK RADIO!
HABITS, TO BE RELEASED MARCH 16th ON MERCURY RECORDS
Neon Trees perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30th.
“Animal” earns TV soundtrack airplay on VH1’s Secrets of Aspen and CW’s Melrose Place
Neon Trees to play at SXSW Conference in March
Neon Trees join Mute Math opening up for 30 Seconds To Mars kicking off April 9th
(February 24, 2010 – New York, NY) After taking a monster bite out of Alternative radio across the country, “Animal,” the first single from Mercury Records group Neon Trees, went to #1 on the Alternative Specialty Chart in its debut week, with top-tier airplay reports pouring in from alternative rock stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Kansas City, Columbus, Milwaukee, Portland and New York City, to name a few.
“Animal,” up for sale at all digital retailers this week, is Neon Trees’ lead track from their debut album HABITS, set for March 16th release. HABITS is produced by the band’s friend, singer/guitarist Tim Pagnotta.
Named in the Alternative Press roster of “Bands To Watch In 2010,” Neon Trees will receive maximum exposure in the weeks leading up to the HABITS album release, starting on January 31st, when “Animal” is featured on the latest episode of VH1’s new series, Secrets of Aspen; and then on March 16th, when it will be heard on the CW’s Melrose Place. The night before, on March 15th, the CW’s Life Unexpected will feature another album track, “1983.”
The video for “Animal” – added on mtvU – shows off Neon Trees’ affinity for western plains friends (and fellow Island Def Jam label mates) the Killers. It was Las Vegas band the Killers who pulled Neon Trees out of obscurity in Provo, Utah, and exposed them to tens of thousands of new fans when they took them on tour!
Bicoastal audiences caught their first glimpse of Neon Trees earlier when they made their New York City premiere at Mercury Lounge – followed by dates with Har Mar Superstar at Spaceland (Club NME) in Los Angeles and the Rickshaw Stop (Popscene) in San Francisco. In between, Neon Trees played back home at the 4th anniversary bash of Provo’s Velour Live Music Gallery. Details on Neon Trees at this year’s SXSW (South By Southwest) Interactive Conference & Festivals (March 12th-21st) will be announced shortly.
Neon Trees – Tyler Glenn (lead vocals, keyboards), Chris Allen (guitars), Branden Campbell (bass), and Elaine Bradley (drums, vocals) – has its roots in Southern California, where Tyler and Chris were neighbors. When Chris moved to Provo to attend college, Tyler followed him, and they were soon joined by Branden and Elaine.
HABITS is a blast of timeless rock energy and spirit that wouldn’t sound out of place at any point from ’60s garage-rock to 2010 dance rock and beyond. “Music is a sacred act of communion for me, offering hope and love,” says Tyler. “That’s the heart of this band.” Adds Chris, “We just want to share that feeling we got from the bands that inspired us, and then we want to pass the torch.” For more information go to www.NeonTrees.com.
NEON TREES ON TOUR WITH MUTE MATCH AND 30 SECONDS TO MARS:
Friday, April 9 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Center
Saturday, April 10 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
Sunday, April 11 Tucson, AZ Prima County Fair
Tuesday, April 13 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre
Thursday, April 15 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
Friday, April 16 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Saturday, April 17 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Sunday, April 18 Toronto, ON / Canada Sound Academy
Tuesday, April 20 Boston, MA House of Blues
Wednesday, April 21 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
Saturday, April 24 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Sunday, April 25 Charlotte, NC The Uptown Amphitheater
Tuesday, April 27 Miami Beach. FL The Fillmore Beach @ Jackie Gleason
Wednesday, April 28 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
Thursday, April 29 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Friday, April 30 Memphis, TN Beale Street Music Fest
Saturday, May 1 Frisco, TX Pizza Hut Park
Tuesday, May 4 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Thursday, May 6 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Friday, May 7 Denver, CO Filmore Auditorium
Saturday, May 8 Salt Lake City, UT The Rail Event Center
Monday, May 10 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDO
Tuesday, May 11 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Thursday, May 13 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Friday, May 14 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Saturday, May 15 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater