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Head Automatica Announce US Tour Dates

July 19th, 2006 12:58pm EDT
Head AutomaticaNew York-based quintet Head Automatica announce their first headlining tour in support of their Warner Bros./Reprise Records release, "Popaganda." Popaganda Tour 2006 will kick off on August 16th in Norfolk, Virginia with special guests Rock Kills Kid and Men, Women & Children.

The album follows up the band's 2004 beat-laden debut "Decadence," is big sing-along pop, with several tracks -- including "Graduation Day" -- that instantly recall the crisp, punchy brightness of early Elvis Costello and the Attractions records. Heavily influenced by Squeeze, Nick Lowe, and Beatles-era backbeat pop, frontman Daryl Palumbo says the band intended to make an album that reflected their favorite British Invasion songwriters, but to put a contemporary spin on it.

"I really wanted to make music you might've heard in the U.K. in the late '70s to early '80s," he says. "'Popaganda' is our interpretation and homage to that great musical period."

To capture their raw energy and unbridled melodies, Head Automatica teamed with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, All-American Rejects). The album's first single "Graduation Day" is in Summa Magna Cum Laude rotation on MTVu and the band has been selected as a Discover and Download Artist on MTV and MTV2. Head Automatica boasts 150,000 friends on myspace.

Tickets for the first tour leg (August 16 - September 9) are available now via normal ticketing outlets. For the second leg (September 22 - October 21) Fans and Friends of Head Automatica may purchase tickets online directly from the band for a limited time starting July 26 - August 1.

As a bonus to Head Automatica fans who purchase advance tickets, they will be offered the opportunity to bundle their ticket purchase with an autographed copy of the band's new release "Popaganda" for only $8.00.

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Popaganda Tour 2006 dates:

WED 8/16 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
FRI 8/18 Jacksonville, FL Plush
SAT 8/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
SUN 8/20 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
TUE 8/22 Tampa, FL Jannus Landing
THU 8/24 Charlotte, NC Tremont
FRI 8/25 Charleston, SC College Of Charleston
SAT 8/26 Atlanta, GA Roxy
SUN 8/27 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
TUE 8/29 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's
THU 8/31 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Bar
FRI 9/1 Minneapolis, MN Quest
SAT 9/2 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
MON 9/4 Cleveland, OH Taste Of Cleveland
(Labor Day)
WED 9/6 Buffalo, NY Golden Ballroom @ Statler
THU 9/7 Detroit, MI Clutch Cargo's
FRI 9/8 Oxford, OH Miami University
SAT 9/9 Louisville, KY WLRS Radio Show
FRI 9/22 TBA TBA
SAT 9/23 TBA TBA
MON 9/25 TBA TBA
WED 9/27 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
FRI 9/29 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
SAT 9/30 TBA TBA
MON 10/2 TBA TBA
TUE 10/3 TBA TBA
WED 10/4 TBA TBA
FRI 10/6 Austin, TX Stubb's
SAT 10/7 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
SUN 10/8 Dallas, TX Gypsy Ballroom
TUE 10/10 St. Louis, MO Pop's
WED 10/11 Columbus, OH Newport
THU 10/12 Pittsburgh, PA Rex
FRI 10/13 New York, NY Webster Hall
SAT 10/14 New York, NY Webster Hall
MON 10/16 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
WED 10/18 Boston, MA Avalon
FRI 10/20 Philadlephia, PA Electric Factory
SAT 10/21 Washington, DC 9:30 Club


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