DAYS DIFFERENCE will be joining All Time Low on a short U.S. tour starting July 9th in Richmond, VA. The pop rock quartet recently signed with Universal Motown who fell for the band’s infectious material which has listeners comparing them to the likes of The Fray and Something Corporate. Originally formed in 2004, Days Difference spent several years honing their propulsive pop sound by opening for artists such as Paramore, Lifehouse, Third Eye Blind, Jack’s Mannequin, and Yellowcard when those artists came through Virginia Beach. In 2007, they released an independent album, Numbers, then embarked on a nationwide tour, in which everything that could have gone wrong did: a tire on their trailer fell off, a show was canceled when the promoter got hit by a car, Jonathan got a concussion playing soccer, Micah broke his collarbone playing football, they received a $500 parking ticket, and to top it all off, the owner of the club where the band were to play one of their final dates died on the day of the show. “I never really believed the whole ‘earn your keep’ thing, but we’ve really paid our dues,” Jeremy says. The tour may have been grueling, but “it taught us a lot,” Jeremy says. “We really grew as a band and as friends. We had some tough times, but we never doubted ourselves.” You can hear that confidence and camaraderie in the songs on their debut album, an all-killer, no filler set that brims with fresh-faced enthusiasm and the wide-ranging talent of this young group of musicians. To help bring out their best, the band’s team enlisted the talents of several veteran co-writers and producers, including Wayne Wilkins (Beyoncé, Natasha Bedingfield), Andrew Frampton (Natasha Bedingfield, Kylie Minogue), Stefanie Ridel Fair (Fergie, Pussycat Dolls), Michael Smidi Smith (Pussycat Dolls, Tupac), and Tim Myers, former bassist for OneRepublic. Myers and Jeremy co-wrote four key tracks: the irresistible first single “Radio Song,” the touching ballad “Imperfections,” and the radio-ready “Falling Into You” and “Magnetized.”
The band just released “Radio Song,” their first single since being signed which they’ll be filming a video for later this week.
Days Difference will be released in fall 2009 on Universal Motown Records.
Tour dates w/ All Time Low and We The Kings
7/09 – Richmond, VA @ The National
7/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/11 – Towson, MD @ Towson Center
7/12 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
7/13 – Wantagh, NY @ The Bay Stage (Jones Beach)
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
7/16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
7/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Riverplex Ampitheater
7/18 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Café
LOS ANGELES – The Dave Matthews Band [ tickets ] has added a pair of new shows to its current tour slate behind the band’s hot-selling new album, “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.” The Sept. 9 and 10 shows at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre come immediately after the band’s three-night stand at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA. The group, which continues the trek tomorrow night (6/19) near Pittsburgh, will head overseas for a European tour leg later this month. Tickets for the two LA shows go on sale to the general public starting Friday (6/ 19). Details for the group’s US tour dates are included below, and international dates are posted at DMB’s website. Last weekend, the band drew more than 50,000 fans to Saratoga Springs, NY, for a pair of outdoor concerts. State-park police made 34 arrests and issued 58 appearance tickets to concertgoers over the weekend, according to local authorities. “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King,” which hit stores earlier this month, marks the band’s first studio set since the death of saxophonist LeRoi Moore last summer. Guitarist Tim Reynolds returned to the studio with the band for the record–his first recording with DMB since 1998′s “Before These Crowded Streets.” The set debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in early June, moving about 424,000 copies during its first week on store shelves to make the album the third-highest selling debut of the year, behind Eminem’s “Relapse” (608,000 copies) and U2′s “No Line on the Horizon” (484,000 copies), according to Nielsen SoundScan retail figures as reported by Billboard. Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance), “Big Whiskey” is the follow-up to 2005′s “Stand Up,” the fourth consecutive Dave Matthews Band effort to enter the US album chart at No. 1. In addition to DMB members Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar), Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass) and Boyd Tinsley (violin), the group will be joined on the road by Reynolds, trumpeter Rashawn Ross and saxophonist Jeff Coffin.