The Maine Announce Major Label Debut New Song “Growing Up”
and National Headlining Tour Kicks Off July 7th
Sire/Action Theory Records artists The Maine have announced their first-ever nationwide headlining tour. “An Evening with The Maine,” sponsored by Alternative Press Magazine, kicks off July 7th in San Francisco, CA and runs through August 27th in Mesa, AZ. The tour will support the July 13th release of their major label debut album Black & White. The Howard Benson-produced Black & White is the follow-up to their 2008 Fearless Records debut Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.
“An Evening with The Maine” will be a unique event that allows fans to connect with the band on a personal level. Each show will feature a 90-minute set from the Arizona five-piece, followed by an audience-wide meet & greet and photo session for any fan wishing to say hello to the band. This Century will open on the tour, and there will be special guests, giveaways, contests and prizes every night.
Tour Dates after the jump…
“There aren’t a lot of bands that have a deep, one-on-one connection with their fans like The Maine do,” says Alternative Press founder Mike Shea. “These guys work awfully hard writing catchy, long-lasting material for their albums, giving their fan base memorable songs that they’ll have on their ipods for another generation to come.” Of AP’s decision to sponsor “An Evening with The Maine,” he continues, “Being former AP Tour alumni, when they asked us to become involved we felt like it was family reunion. We’re so happy to be involved with this band on this unique small-club tour this summer.”
The Maine has been writing and recording and touring nonstop since they were barely out of high school. Their songs have garnered a collective 77 million plays on MySpace and they have sold 113k albums, 674k digital singles and racked up 1.5 million views on YouTube. The five-piece has been a part of four consecutive sold out tours and spent last summer as a marquee artist on the entire length of the 2009 Van’s Warped Tour.
A limited edition Black & White direct to consumer package is now available exclusively at www.wearethemaine.net It features a 152-pagebook of enhanced art work, exclusive photos, handwritten notes from the band and lined pages for your own thoughts, as well as a behind the scenes DVD of the making of Black & White, an exclusive instant download of the official “Inside of You” video, plus bonus acoustic versions of “Inside of You” and “Right Girl” delivered one week before release date.
The Maine has also teamed up with Alloy.com to launch the “Growing Up” contest on May 17th. Timed during the graduation season, the contest will consist of an online slideshow where users can upload photos and memories, as well as embed, rate and vote on other slideshows. The Maine will then select their favorites for “Class Clown”, “Most Likely to Succeed”, “Homecoming Queen” and more. The grand-prize winner will receive a private concert from the band.
New song “Inside of You” is available now at iTunes. On May 18th the band will release a second song from Black & White, entitled “Growing Up” that will be available at iTunes and all DSPs.
July 7, 2010 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
July 9, 2010 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Jul 10, 2010 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Jul 16, 2010 – Marquee Theater – Denver, CO
July 17, 2010 – Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
July 18, 2010 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
July 20, 2010 – Six Flags Great America – Gurnee, IL
July 21, 2010 – Six Flags St. Louis – Eureka, MO
July 23, 2010 – Six Flags Fiesta Texas – San Antonio, TX
July 24, 2010 – Six Flags Over Texas – Arlington, TX
July 26, 2010 – Blue Note – Columbia, MO
July 28, 2010 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
July 29, 2010 – Opera House, Toronto, ONT
July 30, 2010 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
July 31, 2010 – Mad Hatter Club – Covington, KY
Aug 02, 2010 – Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, NJ
Aug 03, 2010 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Aug 04, 2010 – Six Flags America – Upper Malboro, MD
Aug 05, 2010 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 06, 2010 – Six Flags New England – Agawam, MA
Aug 07, 2010 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Aug 08, 2010 – Showcase Live – Foxboro, MA
Aug 10, 2010 –The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
Aug 11, 2010 – Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
Aug 12, 2010 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Aug 13, 2010 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
Aug 14, 2010 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Aug 15, 2010 – The Social – Orlando, FL
Aug 17, 2010 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Aug 18, 2010 – Emo’s –Austin, TX
Aug 20, 2010 – The Rock – Tuscon, AZ
Aug 21, 2010 – Soma – San Diego, CA
Aug 22, 2010 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Aug 24, 2010 – House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 27, 2010 – Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ