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Phantom Planet Unleash New Album, 'Raise The Dead,' April 15; Touring Through June

March 25th, 2008 4:54pm EDT
Phantom Planet"Raise The Dead," the eagerly awaited new album from Fueled By Ramen recording group Phantom Planet, has been made available for pre-order at the Fueled By Ramen webstore. Due in stores and at all online retailers on April 15th, the acclaimed rock combo's label debut can be pre-ordered in either CD or 12" Vinyl form now via http://store.fueledbyramen.com. All fans will be able to download the band's new digital single, "Do The Panic," immediately upon purchase, and the first 500 to order will receive a limited edition souvenir "Pocket Duct Tape".

"Do The Panic," the first digital single release from "Raise The Dead," is now on sale at all digital music providers. In addition, "Raise The Dead" is also currently available for pre-order via the iTunes Stores. Included with the iTunes package will be three exclusive bonus tracks culled from the "Raise The Dead" sessions: "Ivory Daggers," "This Day On," and "What Are You Waiting For."

Phantom Planet will herald the new album with a jam-packed tour schedule that sees the Los Angeles-based band traveling North America through mid-June (see attached itinerary). After making a number of appearances at the annual South By SouthWest extravaganza in Austin, Texas last week, Phantom Planet wraps up the month with a run of shows that include both headlining dates as well as performances alongside such artists as The Bravery and their new FBR labelmates, Paramore.

April will see Phantom Planet joining forces with Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen's own Panic At The Disco for the hugely anticipated 2008 Honda Civic Tour. The multi-artist bill will hit the ground running with a pair of sold-out shows at San Francisco's Warfield theater on April 10th and 11th, then traverse the continent through a June 14th finale at Anaheim 's Theater at the Honda Center. Also appearing on the 2008 Honda Civic Tour will be Motion City Soundtrack and Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Hush Sound.

Phantom Planet will warm up for the Honda Civic Tour with a high-profile, outdoor concert performance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, slated for national broadcast on April 8th.

Produced by Tony Berg (Aimee Mann, Pete Yorn, Nickel Creek), "Raise The Dead" effortlessly mixes Phantom Planet's '60s pop influence with a 21st century slant that's particularly refreshing in today's increasingly homogenous musical landscape. Tracks like the glam-happy "Do The Panic" or the orchestral psychedelia of "I Don't Mind" see the band taking inspiration from such iconic artists as David Bowie, Love, and The Zombies, then recontextualizing them into something completely, uniquely their own. The twelve extremely diverse and dynamic songs on "Raise The Dead" reaffirm Phantom Planet as one of the modern era's most exciting and ingenious rock n' roll bands.

"Raise The Dead" is Phantom Planet 's fourth full-length collection, following 1998 's highly-praised Phantom Planet Is Missing, 2002 's The Guest (which included the now-classic "California," known far and wide as the theme song to Fox 's The O.C.), and 2004 's "Phantom Planet." The band has earned a reputation as a hard-touring live act, traveling the globe as both headline act and as support to such artists as Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Guided By Voices, Travis, Pete Yorn, The Vines, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Donnas, Incubus, and Rilo Kiley.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please see Phantom Planet's official MySpace page or www.fueledbyramen.com.

Phantom Planet is: Alex Greenwald – lead vocals, guitar * Sam Farrar – bass guitar, backing vocals * Darren Robinson – guitar, backing vocals * Jeff Conrad – drums.

Tour Dates:
MARCH
24 Memphis, TN Newby's
25 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
26 Gainesville, FL Market Street Pub
28 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium

APRIL
10, 11 San Francisco, CA Warfield
12 San Diego, CA Soma
13 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
15 Oklahoma City, OK Brady theater
17 Ruston, LA Thomas Assembly Center @ Louisiana Tech
18 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
19 Austin, TX Stubb's BBQ
20 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
22 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
23 Miami, FL The Fillmore Miami Beach
24, 25 Orlando, FL House of Blues
26, 27 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
29 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
30 Washington, DC Constitution Hall

MAY
2 Orono, ME Alfond Arena @ the University of Maine
3 Troy, NY RPI Fieldhouse
4 E. Rutherford, NJ The Bamboozle @ Meadowlands
6 Rochester, NY Gordon Fieldhouse @ R.I.T.
7, 8 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
9 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier
10 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet theater
11 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
13 Montreal, QC Metropolis
14 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
16 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheater
17 Columbus, OH The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
18 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room @ Murat center
20 Detroit, MI The Fillmore theater
23, 24 Chicago, IL Congress theater
25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
27 Minneapolis, MN Myth
30 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
31 Omaha, NE Westfair Amphitheater

JUNE
1 Kansas City, MO Uptown theater
3 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
4 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air theater
6 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum
7 Seattle, WA Paramount theater
8 Portland, OR Portland Exposition Center
10 Reno, NV Grand theater @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
13 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
14 Anaheim, CA The theater @ the Honda Center