ANTICIPATION FOR NEW BLUE OCTOBER ALBUM BUILDS

New Single “Dirt Room” Races Up Chart – Added to MTV2

“Kangaroo Cry” on NCIS Soundtrack

US Tour Dates Announced

New York, NY, February 9, 2009 – Momentum is building towards the March 24th release of the new studio album by Blue OctoberApproaching Normal, and the follow-up to the band’s 2006 platinum plus-certified Foiled. The Steve Lillywhite produced Approaching Normal features the first single, “Dirt Room,” which is already Top 15 (in four weeks) on the Mediabase Alternative Chart and makes its debut this week on the Active Rock chart. The video for “Dirt Room,” is also making a big splash. Not only was it added to MTV2 and MTVU but the video premiered on Yahoo.com which currently averages 24 million in audience.

Although the sound of “Dirt Room” is sonically harder and edgier than Blue October’s previous hits, “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean,” its lyric continues along the same emotionally charged and vivid visual path as both of those Modern Rock hits. Lead singer, Justin Furstenfeld explains when asked about the lyrics of the song “it’s too dark and personal, I don’t think you can print that”, but adds, “It’s about fighting back…to put an END to those who think they can hurt the ones you love.”

Another song from Approaching Normal, “Kangaroo Cry,” will reach audiences via one of the most popular television shows in America, CBS TV’s NCIS.  Blue October will join the company of heavy hitting superstars, all of which have contributed brand new songs, like Bob Dylan, Oasis, Seether, Dashboard Confessional and Perry Farrell, on the NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack.

Due out on February 10th, the soundtrack is the first for the hit show now in its sixth season and continually ranked in the Nielsen Media Rated Top 10 reaching 20 million viewers every week.  “Kangaroo Cry” was also the inspiration for the storyline of an upcoming episode of the show.

Coming off of a successful run of sold out dates in Europe last month, US fans can catch the band play their new material, including “Dirt Room” and “Kangaroo Cry” as well as fan favorites this spring. Tour dates are:

Mar, 18th  San Diego House of Blues

Mar, 19th  Las Vegas House of Blues

Mar, 21st  Los Angeles Club Nokia

Mar, 22nd Anaheim House of Blues

Mar, 24th  Approaching Normal Street Date

Mar, 25th  San Francisco Fillmore

Mar, 26th  Portland Crystal Ballroom

Mar, 27th  Seattle Showbox

Mar, 28th  Spokane Knitting Factory

Mar, 31st  Salt Lake City The Depot

Apr, 1st    Denver Ogden Theater

Apr, 3rd   Omaha Sokol Hall

Apr, 4th   TBA

Apr, 5th   St Louis Pageant

Apr, 6th   Lawrence Liberty Hall

Apr, 10th  Austin Stubbs

Apr, 11th  Austin Stubbs

Apr, 20th  New Orleans House of Blues

Apr, 22nd Tampa Janus Landing

Apr, 23rd  Orlando House of Blues

Apr, 24th  Myrtle Beach House of Blues

Apr, 25th  Charlotte Amos

Apr, 27th  Washington DC 930 Club

Apr, 29th  Philadelphia Theater of Living Arts

May, 1st   New York Webster Hall

May, 2nd  Providence Lupo’s

Blue October are:  Justin Furstenfeld: vocals; CB Hudson III: guitars/vocals; Ryan Delahoussaye: violin/mandolin/piano/vocals; Matt Noveskey: bass/vocals; Jeremy Furstenfeld: drums/vocals.

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