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Gnarls Barkley’s new album out now + shows in Hollywood, London & a SoCo music festival (like Black Keys/QOTSA)

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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….


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 Restrictions may apply.

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