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January 29, 2009

ALL THAT REMAINS TO JOIN SECOND ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL

BAND CONTINUES TO TOUR EUROPE;
SINGLE "TWO WEEKS" MAINSTAY AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO

(New York, NY) - All That Remains will join the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer alongside hard rock legends Marilyn Manson and Slayer. The riotous roadshow will also feature Bullet for My Valentine, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse and many more. The tour kicks off on July 10th in Sacramento, CA and will tear through 27 cities in the U.S. and Canada (tour dates below).

No strangers to the road, Massachusetts hard rockers All That Remains, continue to tour in support of their latest release OVERCOME. The album debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart this past September and has already sold over 115,000 copies. The first single "Two Weeks" has been a mainstay on the Active Rock radio charts for the past four months (currently top 20) and the music video was voted the #2 clip of 2008 by viewers of "Headbangers Ball," receiving frequent play on MTV2. All That Remains has a surging online presence and their music has been included on both Rock Band and Guitar Hero 2 videogames, resulting in over 100,000 additional individual track downloads. OVERCOME has received great reviews from the cover of Metal Edge magazine to the Alternative Press rave "New England's newest metal golden boys (and girl)...Phil Labonte's vocal prowess is almost unmatched...ATR stand out."

All That Remains are currently in the midst of a nearly sold-out European co-headlining tour alongside legendary Swedish thrashers The Haunted. From there, the band will head to Australia, where they'll play the Soundwave Festival series alongside Nine Inch Nails, Lamb of God, Alice In Chains, recent U.S. tourmates In Flames and many more. The band will continue onto Japan, where they'll play with Dragonforce before finally returning stateside in April, when they will headline the first night of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA with Lamb of God headlining the second night.

www.allthatremainsonline.com

ALL THAT REMAINS on tour:
JANUARY
29 Hamburg, Germany* Knust
30 Gothenburg, Sweden Brewhouse
31 Stockholm, Sweden Kagelbanan
FEBRUARY
2 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi
4 Copenhagen, Denmark* Pumpehuset
5 Berlin, Germany* Magnet -
6 Leipzig, Germany* Conne Island
7 Prague, Czech Republic* Abaton
8 Vienna, Austria* Arena
10 Milan, Italy* Zoe Club
11 Winterthur, Switzerland* Salzhaus
12 Trier, Germany* Exhaus
13 Amsterdam, Holland* Melkweg
14 Paris, France* Nouveau Casino
15 Brussels, Belgium* AB Box
21 Brisbane, Australia RNA Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
22 Sydney, Australia Eastern Creek Raceway (Soundwave Festival)
25 Sydney, Australia The Forum
27 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
28 Adelaide, Australia Bonython Park Oval (Soundwave Festival)
MARCH
3/2 Perth, Australia Steel Blue Oval (Soundwave Festival)
3/26 Fukuoka, Japan** Zepp Fukuoka
3/27 Osaka, Japan** Zepp Osaka
3/30 Tokyo, Japan** Zepp Tokyo
4/1 Sendai, Japan** Zepp Sendai
4/4 Sapporo, Japan** Zepp Sapporo
4/17 Worcester, Mass. Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)
* w/ The Haunted
** w/ Dragonforce

ALL THAT REMAINS / MAYHEM FESTIVAL:
JULY
10 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
14 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
18 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
19 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
21 Kansas City, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
22 St Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
25 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
26 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
28 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
AUGUST
1 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
2 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
4 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
6 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
7 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
9 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
14 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
15 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
16 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Mayhem tickets on sale April 24th for information check: www.mayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com

January 22, 2009

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK CERTIFIED PLATINUM

NEW ALBUM 'UNDENIABLE' IN STORES NOW

(NEW YORK, NY) - They're back....50 years and going strong, The Chipmunks celebrate the year with a bevy of undeniable news. The original motion picture soundtrack ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS (Razor & Tie/Bagdasarian Productions/FOX Music) has been certified platinum, making it the first platinum record for The Chipmunks since 1993. Released in November of 2007, the soundtrack has spent 56 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, peaking at #5 and has also sold over 1.6 million digital tracks. The album also recently won an American Music Awards for Favorite Album - Soundtrack category.

"I got a lot of strange looks when I said I expected this album to be platinum. But Janice and I have worked with The Chipmunks for over 30 years and they constantly defy the odds," expressed Ross Bagdasarian, CEO of Bagdasarian Productions.

Produced by Ali Dee (Mya, Shakira), the soundtrack showcases The Chipmunks' signature sound and modern takes on rock, pop, reggae and hip hop. In November 2008 Razor & Tie Entertainment released UNDENIABLE, the first new non-soundtrack Chipmunks album in over 10 years. The album has been on the Billboard Top 200 album chart since release and is currently the #1 album on the Billboard Children's chart. This new album, produced by Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman, and Ali Dee, features covers of major hits as well as four new Chipmunk originals. Standout songs include a remix of "We're The Chipmunks" (the theme song from the popular cartoon series), a moving version of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds," an epic take on Bon Jovi's "Livin' On a Prayer," an inspired version of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll," and a new Chipmunk original written by Janice Karman, "Ho, ho, ho." Rising pop star Drew Seeley (High School Musical soundtracks, Another Cinderella Story) is also featured on a duet of the classic disco hit "Shake Your Groove Thing." Video link here: The Chipmunks and Drew Seeley "Shake Your Groove Thing" Video

"We are so proud to work with the Bagdasarians and FOX on these albums. The Chipmunks are an enduring American institution," added Razor & Tie Co-Owner Cliff Chenfeld.

The 20th Century Fox live action/CGI motion picture Alvin and The Chipmunks was a smash hit last year with over $360 million box office gross worldwide and was one of the top selling DVDs of 2008 in the United States with over 8 million in sales. Alvin and The Chipmunks is the highest grossing talking animal or live action cartoon adaptation on record.

Robert Kraft, President of Fox Music, said "Seeing the success of the Chipmunks in the 21st century is a testament to the wonderful Ross Bagdasarian's original inspiration."

A global phenomenon to generations of fans, Alvin and The Chipmunks have sold more than 45 million albums worldwide and won six Grammy awards. They continue to engage audiences with animated television shows, feature films, album releases and video games. On Christmas Day, 2009, 20th Century Fox and Bagdasarian Productions will release Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

January 05, 2009

SIMPLY RED CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH CAREER-SPANNING ALBUM

"SIMPLY RED 25 - THE GREATEST HITS" DUE OUT FEBRUARY 3RD 2009;
SHOWS IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES CONFIRMED

(New York, NY) - In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Razor & Tie will release the ultimate collection, SIMPLY RED 25 - THE GREATEST HITS, on February 3rd 2009. The 17 track album includes the most beloved Simply Red songs from the past two-and-half decades and a brand new single, "Go Now," a cover of The Moody Blues heart-rending classic. The band will play two shows in the U.S. - Los Angeles at Club Nokia on March 13th and in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on March 15th.

The amazing 25 year journey has resulted in one of the most successful British acts with worldwide sales rapidly approaching 60 million. Having released 10 studio albums, Simply Red has had innumerable singles/hits including the Billboard #1 "Holding Back The Years" and the Motown classic "If You Don't know Me By Now" as well as four other charting Hot 100 singles. The band has had equal success at radio with nine top 25 Singles at Hot AC, and nine top 40 Singles at Hot Dance Club (of which six were top 5 and three were #1).

Simply Red emerged out of the streets and clubs of Manchester in 1984 lead by founder, songwriter and frontman Mick Hucknall. The band's shimmering pop soul and elegantly heartworn balladry have provided a glistening, emotional soundtrack to our turbulent times. Hucknall's celtic rasp and easy flowing croon control set him aside from the rest early on. Rarely has a British vocalist touched the blend of impeccable technique and emotional resonance that characterizes the legendary American soul stars. As this definitive hits collection proves, Hucknall is no slouch when it comes to songwriting as well as song selection for covers.

Throughout their phenomenal career they have played over 1000 live shows to over 10 million people. Early in 2009 they embark on a massive Greatest Hits World tour and will play to over a million people by the end of the tour in 2010, starting out in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and the USA before heading back to the UK and Europe. The tour was previewed to a sold out audience at the O2 Arena in the UK on December 3rd. A full list of tour dates can be found at www.simplyred.com.

SIMPLY RED 25 - THE GREATEST HITS track List:
1. Sunrise
2. Stars
3. A New Flame
4. Holding Back The Years
5. It's Only Love
6. Your Mirror
7. The Right Thing
8. For Your Babies
9. So Not Over You
10. Something Got Me Started
11. You Make Me Feel Brand New
12. Money's Too Tight To Mention
13. Fairground
14. Home
15. If You Don't Know Me By Now
16. Say You Love Me
17. Go Now