THE ROCKET SUMMER’s ALBUM , OF MEN AND ANGELS #1 ON ITUNES ALBUM CHART
ALBUM OUT NOW ON ISLAND RECORDS
“We’re not talking simple acoustic solo stuff here. The music Bryce [Avary] makes as The Rocket Summer is lush, explosively catchy and artful power pop that hints at a new Brian Wilson or Prince in the making. Keep an eye out on this one. “
–Austin City Limits.com
“The Rocket Summer’s Bryce Avary establishes himself as a formidable rock force with “Of Men and Angels” (Island).”
(February 24, 2010 – New York, NY) With yesterday’s release of The Rocket Summer’s second major label album on Island Records, OF MEN AND ANGELS, the album shot to #1 on iTunes overall album chart, moving ahead of The Black Eyed Peas, Sade and Lady Antebellum.
OF MEN AND ANGELS is on the way, as The Rocket Summer frontman, songwriter and multi-instrumental Texan Bryce Avary looks ahead to the band’s return to the road, starting March 13th on a series of shows with Colorado-based One Republic. (Please see tour dates below.) TRS is already confirmed for the 16th annual Vans Warped Tour 2010 this summer, opening in California the last weekend of June, running through August 15th.
The Rocket Summer will be playing a hometown album release party for OF MEN AND ANGELS next Friday night, February 26th, at the Granada Theatre in Dallas. The day before (February 25th) the Rocket Summer will perform on local FOX-TV morning show, Good Day Dallas. Then March 4th , TRS will perform on FOX’s Good Day Austin.
On March 20th, the closing Saturday of this year’s 10-day SXSW (South By Southwest) Music + Film + Interactive Conference in Austin – the Rocket Summer will play an acoustic set as part of the AP (Alternative Press) all-day “100 Bands (You Need To Know)” concert. TRS will join 18 other bands (“in no particular order,” AP advises) who will play on three stages at Emo’s beginning at noon. The AP website http://www.alternativepress.com/news/8509.htm is also streaming OF MEN AND ANGELS.
OF MEN AND ANGELS follows-up Do You Feel, The Rocket Summer’s Island debut, released July 2007. After the release of “So Much Love,” as an advance track, the album’s title tune single “Do You Feel” broke through at Alternative and Modern Rock radio in the summer of 2008. Meanwhile TRS headlined the sold-out AP tour and graced the cover of AP’s magazine. TRS then played a successful six-week North American tour with Phantom Planet, Secret Handshake, and the Morning Light, plus two sold out headline tours in the UK. . For further information go to www.TheRocketSummer.com.
THE ROCKET SUMMER ON TOUR WITH ONE REPUBLIC
3/13 Montgomery, AL Riverwalk Amphitheatre
3/14 Tallahassee, FL Floyd’s Music Store
3/16 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
3/17 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
3/22 Des Moines, IA People’s Court
3/23 Madison, WI Overture Center for the Arts – Capitol Theatre
3/24 Decatur, IL Kirkland FAC @ Millikin U.
3/27 Searcy, AR Benson Aud. @ Harding U.
3/29 Russellville, AR Arkansas Tech U.
Vans Warped Tour 2010
|Thu6/24/||San Diego, CA||Cricket Amphitheatre|
|Fri6/25/||Carson, CA||Home Depot Center|
|Sat6/26/||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheater|
|Sun6/27/||Ventura, CA||Seaside Park|
|Tue6/29/||Phoenix, AZ||Cricket Pavilion|
|Wed6/30/||Las Cruces, NM||N.M.S.U.|
|Thu7/1/||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|Fri7/2/||Houston, TX||The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park|
|Sat7/3/||Dallas, TX||Superpages.com Center|
|Mon7/5/||St. Louis, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|Tue7/6/||Indianapolis, IN||Verizon wireless Amphitheatre|
|Wed7/7/||Burgettstown, PA||First Niagara Pavilion|
|Thu7/8/||Cleveland, OH||Time Warner Cable Ampitheater at Tower City|
|Fri7/9/||Toronto, ON||Arrow Hall|
|Sat7/10/||Montreal||Parc Jean Drapeau|
|Sun7/11/||Hartford, CT||The Comcast Theatre|
|Tue7/13/||Boston, MA||Comcast Center|
|Wed7/14/||Darian Center, NY||Darien Lake P.A.C.|
|Thu7/15/||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion At Montage|
|Fri7/16/||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Sat7/17/||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Coliseum|
|Sun7/18/||Oceanport, NJ||Monmouth Park Racetrack|
|Tue7/20/||Columbia, MD||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|Wed7/21/||Virginia Beach, VA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Thu7/22/||Charlotte, NC||Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|Fri7/23/||St. Petersburg, FL||Vinoy Park|
|Sat7/24/||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheater|
|Sun7/25/||Orlando, FL||Central Florida Fairgrounds|
|Mon7/26/||Atlanta, GA||Lakewood Amphitheatre|
|Wed7/28/||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music|
|Thu7/29/||Milwaukee, WI||Marcus Amphitheater|
|Fri7/30/||Detroit, MI||Comerica Park|
|Sat7/31/||Chicago, IL||First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre|
|Sun8/1/||Minneapolis, MN||Canterbury Park|
|Mon8/2/||Bonner Springs, KS||Sandstone Amphitheater (Kansas City)|
|Sat8/7/||Salt Lake City, UT||Utah State Fairgrounds|
|Sun8/8/||Denver, CO||Invesco Field|
|Wed8/11/||Pomona, CA||Pomona Fairplex|
|Thu8/12/||Marysville, CA||Sleep Train Ampitheatre|
|Fri8/13/||Nampa, ID||Idaho Center Ampitheater|
|Sat8/14/||George, WA||Gorge Amphitheatre|
|Sun8/15/||Portland, OR||Washington County Fairgrounds|