MINI-ALBUM OF STRIPPED DOWN SELECTIONS FROM THE BAND’S BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM ‘TRI-POLAR’
Los Angeles, CA (February 24, 2011) – Australian rock trio Sick Puppies are set to release Polar Opposite, on March 1, available exclusively at WalMart and all digital retailers. The eight-song release, produced by Rock Mafia, features re-imagined tracks from their smash sophomore release Tri-Polar as well as their first hit “All the Same” from their debut album. This is Sick Puppies as never heard before!
The band’s acclaimed sophomore release, Tri-Polar, has sold more than a quarter-million copies to date and has produced three, top ten singles including the #1 Rock track “You’re Going Down,” Top Ten Modern Rock and Active Rock hit “Odd One” and current multi-format hit single “Maybe,” which is currently No. 26 on the Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 Chart, No. 9 at Hot AC and No. 6 at Modern Rock.
Starting on March 1st, the band will embark on the next leg of their tour in support of Tri-Polar, with the first eight dates playing alongside Nelly and 3OH3! on The Blizzard Music Tour. The tour opens in Brookings, SD at Swiftel Center on Tuesday, March 1st(full schedule below).
Co-founded by Shim Moore and Emma Anzai while in high school, Sick Puppies introduced themselves to the world with their “Free Hugs” video for the song “All the Same” from their debut, Dressed Up As Life. Boasting more than 63 million views on YouTube, the video was shot in a Sydney shopping mall featuring their friend Juan Mann, who held up a hand-written placard offering “Free Hugs.” In the past four years, Sick Puppies have shared stages with the likes of Nickelback, Shindeown, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Deftones, Velvet Revolver, Chris Cornell, Flyleaf and many more.
Tues. Mar. 1 Swiftel Center Brookings, SD
Thurs. Mar. 3 Scheels Arena Fargo, ND
Fri. Mar. 4 McElroy Auditorium Waterloo, IA
Sat. Mar. 5 Pershing Center Lincoln, NE
Sun. Mar. 6 Gateway Arena Sioux City, IA
Mon. Mar. 7 Rushmore Plaza Rapid City, SD
Wed. Mar. 9 Lewis and Clark Expo Hall Helena, MT
Thurs. Mar. 10 Spokane Center Spokane, WA
Sat. Mar. 12 The Pavilion @ The Epicenter Charlotte, NC
Tues. Mar. 15 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Wed. Mar. 16 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
Thurs. Mar. 17 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
Fri. Mar. 18 Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT
Sat. Mar. 19 McVean Gymnasium Watertown, NY
Sun. Mar. 20 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Wed. Mar. 23 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD
Thurs. Mar. 24 Gramercy Theater New York, NY
Fri. Mar. 25 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Sat. Mar. 26 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
Sun. Mar. 27 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
Wed. April 13 Alfred State College Alfred, NY
Thurs. April 14 Diesel Pittsburgh, PA
Fri. April 15 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Sat. April 16 Richmond Raceway Complex Richmond, VA
Tues. April 19 Val Air Ballroom Des Moines, IA
Wed. April 20 Midland Theater Kansas City, MO
Thurs. April 21 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
Sat. April 23 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Mon. April 25 Holt Arena Pocatello, ID
Tues. April 26 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Wed. April 27 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
Thurs. April 28 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Sat. April 30 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN
Sun. May 1 Sunfest West Palm Beach
Sat. May 14 Rockford Speedway Rockford, IL
Sun. May 15 Verizon Wireless Amphitheaters Maryland Heights
Tues. May 17 Cubby Bear Chicago, IL.
Fri. May 20 Val Du Lakes Mears, MI.
Sat. May 21 Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, OH
Sun. May 22 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
Fri. May 27 Rocklahoma Pryor, OK
Sat. May 28 Vinoy Park St. Petersburg, FL
Sun. May 29 Jackson Landing Jackson, FL
Fri. July 15 Red River Valley Fair West Fargo, ND