Posted in music | new releases | tour dates on March 20, 2008

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The reason Largehearted Boy missed it probably has something to do with Gnarls Barkley's new album "The Odd Couple" being released three weeks early, and ditital-only (on iTunes now). Look for the CD version on March 25.

"They felt the timing was right to just go for it," said an unnamed spokesman for the band. "With the shifting seasons, furtive romantic entanglements and fierce college basketball rivalries, the latter half of March can be confusing. People need to be soothed and inspired now."
Tickets are on sale now for an "intimate" April 3rd Gnarls Barkley show in London. They're also playing the Hollywood Bowl in LA on July 27th, and one of this year's "SoCo Music Experience Festivals" in Denver on June 28th. Other SoCo artists include Queens of the Stone Age and the Black Keys. More details on that below....

GNARLS BARKLEY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ANNOUNCED AS FIRST HEADLINERS OF SOCO MUSIC EXPERIENCE FESTIVALS

Full Line-Ups to be Announced Soon; Festivals Added in Denver and New York

March 19, 2008, LOUISVILLE, KY - Southern Comfort has announced the 2008 dates and cities for the SoCo Music Experience, a free music festival for people 21 and over featuring a solid mix of national and local performers, including headlining performances from Gnarls Barkley in Denver and Queens of the Stone Age in Atlanta. The event will be returning to Atlanta, San Diego, Madison and Tempe, while Denver and New York have been added to the calendar.

Queens of the Stone Age (Atlanta), Ghostland Observatory (Atlanta), Ryan Shaw (Atlanta), Gnarls Barkley (Denver), Bassnectar (Denver), Black Keys (San Diego) are among the early performers confirmed for the events.

"This is the fourth year of the SoCo Music Experience and it continues to become more and more popular every year," said Laura Petry, Southern Comfort, Brand Manager. "With the state of our economy, people have the chance to go to a fun music festival without having to pay $50-$150 for a ticket. It should be a great day with your friends."

SoCo Music Experience Dates and Cities
May 17 Atlanta Centennial Park
June 28 Denver Central Parking Lot, Coors Field
August 23 San Diego Ace Parking Lot, Petco Park
September 6 Madison Willow Island at Alliant Energy Center
September 13 Saratoga Springs, NY Location TBD
October 18 Tempe Tempe Market Place

With the goal of offering a free music event to groups of friends 21 years old and over, the SoCo Music Experience showcases national performing acts and local favorites in an environment transforming an outdoor venue into a festival setting with food, beverage, poster, t-shirt and record shop vendors and the SoCo & Lime Dome.

"The SoCo Music Experience has entertained tens of thousands of people across the country and we're thrilled to be able to add great music markets like Denver and New York," said Laura Petry, Southern Comfort, Brand Manager. "We hope to see groups of friends out there having a good time enjoying some of their favorite performers, and possibly even discovering some new music."

Past acts at the SoCo Music Experience have included Flaming Lips, Cold War Kids, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Spank Rock, The Roots, Architecture in Helsinki, GIRL TALK, Sick Puppies, Cypress Hill, Z-Trip, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Rose Hill Drive, Galactic, Delta Spirit, among others.

For more information and continued updates about the SoCo Music Experience, please visit www.southerncomfort.com/scmx. Restrictions may apply.

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Comments (9)

Saratoga Springs is in the New York music market?

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2008 9:11 PM

Where is Saratoga Springs and who is the artist playing that show?

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2008 9:15 PM

"They felt the timing was right to just go for it," said an unnamed spokesman for the band. "With the shifting seasons, furtive romantic entanglements and fierce college basketball rivalries, the latter half of March can be confusing. People need to be soothed and inspired now."


Yeah right.....or the fact that the fucking record leaked on the net like umm 3 weeks ago. Dumb ass Record Company people once again trying to play people as idiots. And they wonder why the business is in the shitter.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 2:39 AM

wtf the press release comes from louisville and we've never gotten a stop here. quit fuckin around.

Posted by frank | March 21, 2008 8:48 AM

this new album is sooooooo boring.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 9:31 AM

June 28 – Denver, Central Parking Lot A, Coors Field
Featuring Gnarls Barkley, Blonde Redhead, Bassnectar, Dead Confederate, Eagle Seagull

Aug. 23 – San Diego, Ace Parking Lot, Petco Park
Featuring The Black Keys, Kinky, Saul Williams and other acts TBA
*Note: a donation of $5 for the San Diego Music Foundation is requested

Sept. 6 – Madison, Willow Island at Alliant Energy Center
Featuring The Roots, The Black Keys, GZA, Benevento Russo Duo, Ha Ha Tonka

Sept. 13 – Saratoga, Saratoga Race Course
Featuring Justice, MGMT and other acts TBA

Oct. 18 – Phoenix/Tempe, Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Talent TBA

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:28 AM

Where can you get tickets for the show in Denver???

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2008 6:07 PM

No tix, All you got to do is show up with ID to show you're 21+.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 8:13 PM

No, Saratoga isn't in the New York area. It's upstate. It's a bit north of Albany but about 4 hours or so from the city.

Posted by tc | July 4, 2008 9:36 AM

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