Ludo, Whipped Cream, Video on Will Ferrell Funny or Die Website and Tour

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Lead track from PREPARE THE PREPARATIONS, second album on Island Records, due September 7th  – follows 2008’s You’re Awful, I Love You, Top 5 Heatseekers debut

5-week, 29-city headlining tour opens September 9th at the Metro in Chicago 

                                                                                            “I want it with whipped cream on it/ Baby, gimme gimme gimme your love…”

                                                                                                                                       “Whipped Cream” by Ludo

After more than two years of road work in support of their major label album debut on Island Records in 2008 – Ludo returns to the racks with their long-awaited new album, PREPARE THE PREPARATIONS, arriving September 7th.  Paving the way for their new album’s release is “Whipped Cream,” a new single breaking at rock radio formats, with a viral video that was featured on the front page of Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die comedy website: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/b456441be0/whipped-cream.

            With all the elements in place, Ludo will return to the road with a mammoth 29-city headlining U.S. tour, kicking off September 9th at the Metro in Chicago, concluding five weeks later on October 15th at the Eagles Club (The Rave) in Milwaukee.  In advance of the big tour, Ludo will play the biannual Pointfest in their hometown of St. Louis on August 14th (with Stone Sour, Puddle of Mudd, Flyleaf), sponsored by alternative radio powerhouse KPNT 105.7, The Point.

            LudoAndrew Volpe (vocals, guitar), Tim Ferrell (guitar, vocals), Tim Convy (Moog synthesizer, key­boards, vocals), and Matt Palermo (drums, vocals) – won Best Alternative top honors at Clear Channel’s Best of NEW! 2008 Awards for “Love Me Dead,” the first Top 10 hit from their Island debut, You’re Awful, I Love You (released February 2008).

            They performed “Love Me Dead” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, then hopped onto the Warped Tour ’08 for 22 shows across North America, playing on the Hurley stage.  Relient K’s Uncle Fest Tour followed in the fall (with This Providence and House of Heroes).  Ludo wrapped up their premiere first year at Island Records with “Go-Getter Greg,” the second single from You’re Awful, I Love You.  The album rose to #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and sold over 100,000 copies.

            With “Go-Getter Greg” featured on AOL’s Music Mainpage, and added to FUSE’s Steven’s Untitled Rock Show, on mtvU, and on Music Choice, Ludo closed out the year with a very successful headlining coast-to-coast tour.  They hit the road again in 2009 for the Broken Bride Tour where they resurrected their 2005 rock opera and performed it in its entirety to the delight of long-time fans nationwide.  They then began the writing and recording for what would become PREPARE THE PREPARATIONS.

            For further information go to www.LudoRock.com. 


Date                Market           Venue                        

Aug.    14        Maryland Hts., MO    Pointfest at Verizon

                                                            Wireless Amphitheatre

            21        Columbia, MO            University of Missouri

Headline Tour

Sept.    9          Chicago, IL                 Metro

            10        Columbus, OH            The Basement

            11        Cleveland Hts., OH    Grog Shop

            12        Pittsburgh, PA                        Diesel

            14        New York, NY           Highline Ballroom

            15        Washington, DC         9:30 Club

            16        Boston, MA                Paradise Rock Club

            17        Philadelphia, PA         The Trocadero

            19        W. Columbia, SC        New Brookland Tavern

            20        Atlanta, GA                Masquerade

            21        Orlando, FL                The Social

            22        St. Petersburg, FL       The State Theatre

            24        Houston, TX               Warehouse Live Studio

            25        Austin, TX                  Emo’s

            26        Dallas, TX                   The Loft

            28        Tucson, AZ                 The Rock

            29        San Diego, CA            Soma

            30        Anaheim, CA              Chain Reaction

Oct.     1          Los Angeles, CA        Key Club

            2          Orangevale, CA          The Boardwalk

            5          Portland, OR               Hawthorne Theatre

            6          Seattle, WA                El Corazon

            8          Salt Lake City, UT      Avalon Theater

            9          Denver, CO                 Marquis Theatre

            11        Omaha, NE                 Sokol Underground

            12        Kansas City, MO        The Beaumont Club

            13        Des Moines, IA           The House of Bricks

            14        Minneapolis, MN        Triple Rock

            15        Milwaukee, WI           The Eagles Club (The Rave)


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