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“FOUR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK TOUR” TOPS SPRING BIG TICKET EVENTS
06 April 2005

Dove Award-winning, best-selling rock band Pillar and Tooth and Nail recording artist Thousand Foot Krutch collaborate for this spring’s hottest ticket, the “For Those About to Rock Tour. ” Presented in partnership with primary sponsor Trivo Wireless, the tour will also feature Gotee Records rapper John Reuben and EMI CMG newcomer DIZMAS.

With more than 20 cities already confirmed, Knoxville, Tenn. is the first to host “For Those About to Rock” this Friday, April 8. Additional dates will take the tour to Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana and Texas. A complete tour itinerary follows this release.

“This package combines the best in Christian rock and hip hop,” comments Third Coast Artists Agency agent, Dan Rauter. “We’re excited to team up with Pillar and Thousand Foot Krutch, two acts that are having a huge impact inside as well as outside the Christian music industry. To add John Reuben, a hip hop veteran and proven ticket-seller, along with newcomer DIZMAS makes for a truly powerful event.”

Since the band’s Dove Award-winning 2001debut Above, Flicker Records artist Pillar has seen unprecedented success in every aspect of its career. With five No. 1 radio singles and seven Top 5 hits to its credit, Pillar has earned an additional two Dove Awards, headlined five national tours, performed for more than two million people, and been featured on the covers of Radio & Records, Rockline Magazine, CCM Magazine, 7ball Magazine, Breakaway Magazine, HM Magazine, and Christian Retailing Magazine. The band has also received print coverage in Rolling Stone, Spin, Bass Player, and Hit Parader. In May, Pillar will release Where Do We Go From Here: Limited Edition, an exclusive version of its highly successful 2004 studio project. For additional information on Pillar, visit www.pillarmusic.com or www.flickerrecords.com. All requests regarding Pillar and the “For Those About to Rock Tour” should be directed to Carol Anderson, CMA Media Promotions, at 847.991.4522 or carol@cmapromo.com.

Thousand Foot Krutch released its first independent album, Set it Off, which garnered two No. 1 radio hits, in 2000. Since then, the group’s fan base has grown exponentially with support from Christian Rock Radio and a heavy touring schedule that boasts nearly 300 dates annually. In 2003, Thousand Foot Krutch signed with Seattle-based Tooth and Nail Records who released its national label debut, Phenomenon. The project has sold 143,000 units, according to current Christian SoundScan® reports, and garnered three No. 1 radio singles as well as five Top 5 hits. Among those singles, “Rawkfirst” peaked at No. 23 on the Radio & Records Active Rock format. The band releases its next studio album, The Art of Breaking, produced by Arnold Lanni (Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, Finger Eleven), July 19. To find out more about Thousand Foot Krutch, go online to www.thousandfootkrutch.com or www.toothandnail.com. All requests regarding Thousand Foot Krutch and the “For Those About to Rock Tour” should be directed to Big Machine Media at 212-308-0468 x124 or leslie@bigmachinemedia.com.

With an upcoming June 2005 project titled The Boy VS The Cynic, John Reuben will have five studio albums to his credit, including the self-released debut EP Monuments, which originally caught the attention of Gotee Records. Subsequently, the rap releases Are We There Yet? (2000), Hindsight (2002), and Professional Rapper (2003) followed with much critical acclaim, seeing a combined sales total of more than 200,000 albums. The re-mix album, In Hindsight The Professional Rapper Isn’t There Yet, was also available to fans late last year. Reuben has toured extensively with shows in North and South America, Europe, and India alongside artists such as Toby Mac, Five Iron Frenzy, and Out of Eden. Most recently, he toured with the Supertones, Relient K, and Pillar on the “See Spot Rock Tour” as well as his annual “12 Days Of Christmas Tour.” Feel free to visit www.johnreuben.com or www.goteerecords.com.

Emerging from the deserts of Southern California, DIZMAS has evolved its own unique style of music, blending modern rock with screaming melodies, catchy hooks and honest rock ‘n roll. Delivering high-energy, engaging rock with passionate spiritual convictions, DIZMAS stands out from its rock contemporaries. Drawing from influences like the Foo Fighters, Blindside, Juliana Theory, The Who, Rage Against the Machine and Led Zeppelin, among others, DIZMAS has built an extensive fan base on the West Coast with its contagious live show. Currently featured on PureVolume.com, the band’s debut album, On A Search In America, releases June 21. More on DIZMAS is available at www.dizmas.com or www.emicmg.com.

Based in Florence, SC., Trivo Wireless is committed to providing the best value in wireless service through its FREE PLAN* promise to provide subscribers postpaid service with more minutes, better features and more service, without a security deposit and credit check. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.trivowireless.com. FREE PLAN is a registered trademark and the FREE logo is a service mark of Trivo Wireless, LLC. (c) 2005 Trivo Wireless,LLC. Joining Trivo as a per concert sponsor is SongTouch.com, a premier website for digital sales of Christian music. Other sponsors for the tour are listed below.

Flicker Records is a wholly-owned, independent label based in Franklin, Tenn. It exists to foster the development of new artists and their respective music careers. Flicker’s roster currently includes Monk & Neagle, Pillar, T-Bone, The Swift, Everyday Sunday, Kids in the Way, Staple and subseven. To find out about Flicker Records and its artists, go online to: www.flickerrecords.com.


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