Lead track from PREPARE THE PREPARATIONS, second album on Island Records, due September 7th – follows 2008’s You’re Awful, I Love You, Top 5 Heatseekers debut
5-week, 29-city headlining tour opens September 9th at the Metro in Chicago
“I want it with whipped cream on it/ Baby, gimme gimme gimme your love…”
– “Whipped Cream” by Ludo
(July 19, 2010 – New York, NY) After more than two years of road work in support of their major label album debut on Island Records in 2008 – Ludo returns to the racks with their long-awaited new album, PREPARE THE PREPARATIONS, arriving September 7th. Paving the way for their new album’s release is “Whipped Cream,” a new single breaking at rock radio formats, with a viral video that was featured on the front page of Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die comedy website: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/b456441be0/whipped-cream.
With all the elements in place, Ludo will return to the road with a mammoth 29-city headlining U.S. tour, kicking off September 9th at the Metro in Chicago, concluding five weeks later on October 15th at the Eagles Club (The Rave) in Milwaukee. In advance of the big tour, Ludo will play the biannual Pointfest in their hometown of St. Louis on August 14th (with Stone Sour, Puddle of Mudd, Flyleaf), sponsored by alternative radio powerhouse KPNT 105.7, The Point.
Ludo – Andrew Volpe (vocals, guitar), Tim Ferrell (guitar, vocals), Tim Convy (Moog synthesizer, keyboards, vocals), and Matt Palermo (drums, vocals) – won Best Alternative top honors at Clear Channel’s Best of NEW! 2008 Awards for “Love Me Dead,” the first Top 10 hit from their Island debut, You’re Awful, I Love You(released February 2008).
They performed “Love Me Dead” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, then hopped onto the Warped Tour ’08 for 22 shows across North America, playing on the Hurley stage. Relient K’s Uncle Fest Tour followed in the fall (with This Providence and House of Heroes). Ludo wrapped up their premiere first year at Island Records with “Go-Getter Greg,” the second single from You’re Awful, I Love You. The album rose to #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and sold over 100,000 copies.
With “Go-Getter Greg” featured on AOL’s Music Mainpage, and added to FUSE’s Steven’s Untitled Rock Show, on mtvU, and on Music Choice, Ludo closed out the year with a very successful headlining coast-to-coast tour. They hit the road again in 2009 for the Broken Bride Tour where they resurrected their 2005 rock opera and performed it in its entirety to the delight of long-time fans nationwide. They then began the writing and recording for what would become PREPARE THE PREPARATIONS.
For further information go to www.LudoRock.com.
LUDO ON THE ROAD
Date Market Venue
Aug. 14 Maryland Hts., MO Pointfest at Verizon
21 Columbia, MO University of Missouri
Sept. 9 Chicago, IL Metro
10 Columbus, OH The Basement
11 Cleveland Hts., OH Grog Shop
12 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
14 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
15 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
16 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
17 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
19 W. Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
20 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
21 Orlando, FL The Social
22 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
24 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
25 Austin, TX Emo’s
26 Dallas, TX The Loft
28 Tucson, AZ The Rock
29 San Diego, CA Soma
30 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Oct. 1 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
2 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
5 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
6 Seattle, WA El Corazon
8 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
9 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
11 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
12 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club
13 Des Moines, IA The House of Bricks
14 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
15 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club (The Rave)