New York — San Francisco-based quintet Thriving Ivory will be online December 8, 2008 to play NHL ‘09 with Xbox LIVE® members. Any Xbox LIVE Gold member can participate simply by sending a friend request to the gamertag Thriving GWF, and logging on a half hour prior (2:30 P.M. EST) to the Game with Fame session at 3:00 P.M. E.S.T. The landing page is live and can be viewed at www.xbox.com/gwfThrivingIvory. The gaming session will last for at least two hours.
Thriving Ivory is the artist of the month at the Xbox LIVE Music Showcase program (www.xbox.com/ThrivingIvory). Any surfer can access and download gratis the band’s “Angels on the Moon” video and an exclusive “Backstage with Thriving Ivory” promotional clip created for this event from Xbox LIVE Marketplace. For a preview of Thriving Ivory on the Game with Fame YouTube channel, click this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-GTnOOP6Y8. Previous bands who have been the artist of the month include People In Planes, We Are Scientists, Kasabian, and Trapt.
Thriving Ivory join other Wind-up Records’ artists who have reached out to fans and gamers via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Seether previously participated in Game with Fame, and has frequently offered content to the community via this avenue. Finger Eleven were the first to present a long-form concert download gratis via Xbox LIVE.
Thriving Ivory continue to tour in support of their self-titled debut release on Wind-up Records. The quintet just wrapped a two-month cross continent tour with Secondhand Serenade, and will be back on the road the remainder of the year. The single “Angels on the Moon” is in the Top 40 at both Pop and Hot AC radio. Thriving Ivory is on the verge of exploding, and have become one of the significant artist development stories of 2008 / 2009. The quintet return to the U.S. following the current Canadian tour, and will be performing in:
12/06 ROBINSONVILLE, MS SAM’S TOWN CASINO
12/07 LITTLE ROCK, AR THE VILLAGE
12/09 NASHVILLE, TN ROCKETOWN
12/10 COLUMBUS, OH WNCI HOLIDAY SHOW
12/11 COLUMBIA, SC WNOK HOLIDAY SHOW
12/12 CHARLESTON, SC THE MUSIC FARM
12/15 HOUSTON, TX THE STUDIO @WAREHOUSE LIVE
12/16 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK CONSERVATORY
12/17 KANSAS CITY, MO MIDLAND THEATER (KMXV)
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY