Columbia Records is celebrating the rise of Boys Like Girls
with the release of a newly expanded deluxe edition of the Boston-based rock/pop band's self-titled debut album on Tuesday, November 13.
The newly expanded Boys Like Girls - Deluxe Edition
digi-pack features a CD Extra premiering new mixes of "Hero/Heroine" and "Heels Over Head" by the pioneering three-time Grammy winning mix engineer Tom Lord-Alge.
Additional extras on Boys Like Girls - Deluxe Edition
include an expansive gallery of 40 behind-the-scenes tour and other photos, suitable for printing; an AOL Sessions performance video of the songs "Let Go" (a Frou Frou
cover), "The Great Escape," and "Thunder"; live footage from The Avalon in Boston of the songs "Heels Over Head" and "The Great Escape"; and an audio acoustic version of "Hero/Heroine."
After spending the summer performing a series of highly-successful shows on the Vans Warped Tour, the rapidly-rising Boys Like Girls -- Martin Johnson (vocals, guitar), Bryan Donahue (bass), John Keefe (drums), and Paul DiGiovanni (guitar) -- will headline the upcoming "Tourzilla" concert extravaganza featuring All Time Low
and The Audition
with We The Kings performing on the first half of the tour and Valencia
during the second half. The Boys Like Girls "Tourzilla" tour begins September 30 at Toad's Place in New Haven and winds up on November 25 at Philadelphia's Electric Factory. (Please see full itinerary following).
Produced by Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco
, Hit The Lights
), Boys Like Girls is selling an average of 10,000 copies per week with sales-to-date totaling more than 268,000. Sales for Boys Like Girls have been steadily escalating since the album's release in August 2006. The CD spent 21 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart since April (reaching #55 in August). Previously, it spent more than forty weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers Top New Artist chart and the SoundScan Alternative New Artist Sales chart, reaching #1 on both charts for three weeks running in June 2007.
The group's spell-binding video for "The Great Escape," lensed by director Alan Ferguson (Fall Out Boy
), has hit the #1 slot on MTV's "TRL" a remarkable 9 times and was recently retired from the countdown after 40 days on the chart.
"The Great Escape," single from Boys Like Girls' debut has been certified Gold by the RIAA and has been added to more than 100 Top 40 radio station playlists coast-to-coast including heavy rotation on New York's Z-100 and Boston's KISS 108.
Boys Like Girls received high profile coverage recently in USA Today, which accorded the band an "On The Verge" piece (July 26, 2007) while naming the Boys Like Girls single, "The Great Escape," as its "Pick Of The Week" (July 17, 2007).
Boys Like Girls has also been enjoying incredible exposure online with more than 17 million total plays on the group's My Space page (myspace.com/boyslikegirls) where the band has logged more than 9 million profile views.
Earlier this year, Boys Like Girls won -- with more than 68% of the votes -- Spin.com's coveted "Artist of the Year" honors. Boys Like Girls, one of Alternative Press's "100 Bands You Need To Know in 2007," is also an AOL "Breakers" artist.
Boys Like Girls "Tourzilla" Concert Itinerary (w/All Time Low, The Audition, We The Kings)
Sun 9/30 New Haven, CT Toads Place
Mon 10/1 Providence, RI Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
Tue 10/2 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
Wed 10/3 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Thurs 10/4 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Fri 10/5 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Sat 10/6 Jacksonville Beach, FL Freebird Live
Sun 10/7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Tue 10/9 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Wed 10/10 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
Thurs 10/11 Atlanta, GA Roxy theater
Fri 10/12 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Sat 10/13 Houston, TX Meridian
Sun 10/14 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Tue 10/16 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Wed 10/17 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Fri 10/19 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Sat 10/20 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Sun 10/21 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
Mon 10/22 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
Tue 10/23 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Wed 10/24 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Fri 10/26 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Sat 10/27 Portland, OR Roseland theater
Sun 10/28 Seattle, WA El Corazon(w/All Time Low, The Audition, Valencia)
Tue 10/30 Vancouver, BC The Plaza
Thurs 11/1 Edmonton, AB Dinwoodie Lounge @ University of Alberta
Sat 11/3 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub
Sun 11/4 Winnipeg, MB Ramada theater
Wed 11/7 Montreal, QC Le National
Thurs 11/8 Toronto, ON Opera House
Fri 11/9 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Sat 11/10 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
Sun 11/11 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Mon 11/12 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Tue 11/13 Boulder, CO Boulder theater
Fri 11/16 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium @ University of MN
Sat 11/17 Lawrence, KS Pops
Sun 11/18 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Tue 11/20 New York, NY The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza
Wed 11/21 New York, NY The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza
Fri 11/23 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Sat 11/24 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
Sun 11/25 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
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