SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

February 04, 2010 16:16 ET

Cobra Starship & 3OH!3 Team Up for Explosive "Too Fast For Love" Tour Presented by MTV

North American Co-Headline Trek to Also Feature Special Guest Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes on His First-Ever Solo Tour and I Fight Dragons; Dates Begin on April 28th in Milwaukee; Highlights to Include Performances at Inaugural Bamboozle Chicago on May 15th; mtvU "Movies & Music Festival" Takes Over Select Dates Giving Audiences Access to Performances and Sneak Peaks From Year's Hottest Flicks Leading Up to 2010 MTV Movie Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - Photo Finish recording duo 3OH!3 and Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Cobra Starship have announced details of a major joint headlining tour deemed the "Too Fast For Love" tour, presented by MTV. The trek will take off at Milwaukee's Eagles Ballroom on April 28th and then travel North America through mid-June (see below itinerary). Kicking off all dates will be the first-ever solo live performances from Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording artist Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes as well as Photo Finish/Atlantic group, I Fight Dragons.

A select number of tour dates will be part of mtvU's second annual "Movies & Music Festival," which features the hottest performers and most buzzed about movies leading up to the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Additionally, the week before the much anticipated Award show, 3OH!3 and Cobra Starship will host a movie-award themed week during MTV's morning music program, AMTV, and explosive performances from the Festival will be featured across MTV channels.

In an attempt to keep ticket fees down, tickets for most dates will be made available from the various venues' box offices with little or no added service charges. Presale tickets will be available beginning next Thursday, February 11th through Cobra Starship's official Fan Club and 3OH!3's Fan Pages. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 13th (check local listings).

Furthermore, 3OH!3, Cobra Starship, and Travie McCoy will be among the star-studded lineup featured at the upcoming Bamboozle Chicago, slated to rock the Windy City on Saturday, May 15th. Special tour partner, Hot Topic will present promotional in-store events and band meet & greets.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, see www.cobrastarship.com, www.myspace.com/cobrastarship, www.3oh3music.com, www.myspace.com/3oh3, http://traviesblog.com, and www.ifightdragons.com. Additional news and info can be accessed at www.fueledbyramen.com, www.decaydance.com, www.photofinishrecords.com, and www.myspace.com/photofinishrecords.

For information on MTV and mtvU's music and events, head to www.MTV.com and www.mtvU.com.

3OH!3:

3OH!3 is already hard at work recording the follow-up to their breakthrough Photo Finish debut, "WANT," collaborating once again with a number of the studio superstars -- including Matt Squire (Panic At The Disco, All Time Low), Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Ke$ha), and Dr. Luke (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson) -- that made the album a undeniable crossover phenomenon. The as-yet-untitled collection is currently slated for release this summer, with the lead single shipping to radio this May.

What's more, 3OH!3 will contribute a new track, entitled "Follow Me Down," to "ALMOST ALICE," a musical companion to Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming film, "Alice In Wonderland." The album arrives on March 2nd, while the Tim Burton-directed film hits theatres on March 5th.

The Boulder, Colorado-based electro duo -- currently featured on Ke$ha's Top 10 smash, "Blah Blah Blah" -- were among the biggest pop successes of 2009. Their blockbuster single, "Don't Trust Me," was a true sensation, reaching #1 at CHR/Pop radio while also achieving double platinum certification from the RIAA for sales now exceeding 2.6 million. "Don't Trust Me" was followed by a second major hit in "Starstrukk (Feat. Katy Perry)" which was recently certified RIAA platinum.

3OH!3 also earned a reputation as a stunning live act, selling out shows around the world and receiving a "Best Tour" nomination at the 2009 mtvU Awards. Other 2009 accolades included a prestigious "Best New Artist" nod at the MTV Video Music Awards. The duo's music was also ever-present in a host of TV shows, including ABC's "Dancing With The Stars," The CW's "The Vampire Diaries," and MTV's "The City," "The Hills," "The Real World," and "The Buried Life." As if all that weren't enough, 3OH!3 were even featured in a question on the syndicated game show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

Cobra Starship:

Cobra Starship are currently about to embark on a massive worldwide itinerary, beginning in February with the "Hot Mess Across The EU-Niverse" European Tour. The trek -- which includes eagerly awaited headline shows in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands -- will be followed by a series of Japanese dates and a further headline tour of Australia and New Zealand, dubbed the "Wet Hot Australian Summer" Tour.

The extensive tour schedule comes as the band's latest single, "Hot Mess," debuted on Billboard's "Hot 100." The track's companion video is proving just as popular, having just been added into rotation at MTV after premiering on all MTV platforms this past November.

"HOT MESS," Cobra Starship's smash third album, entered the Billboard 200 at #4 upon its August 2009 release, marking the New York-based band's highest chart ranking to date. Among the album's many highlights is the Top 5 CHR/Pop hit, "Good Girls Go Bad (Feat. Leighton Meester),"which has since been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of 1.7 million.

Earlier this month, Cobra Starship blew up the stage at CBS' annual People's Choice Awards, performing a medley of both "Hot Mess" and "Good Girls Go Bad," the latter of which was nominated in the "Favorite Collaboration" category. Other accolades in 2009 included a "Best Pop" video nomination at the MTV Video Music Awards. In addition, the bands music has been featured in a variety of TV shows, including "CSI: Miami," MTV's "The Hills," as the main title for MTV's "The Stylist," Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," Bravo's "Real Housewives," The CW's "Gossip Girl," and ABC's "Ugly Betty."

Travie McCoy:

Travie McCoy is currently putting the final touches on his much-anticipated solo debut, set for release this summer. Known far and wide as the frontman of alternative hip-hop superstars Gym Class Heroes, McCoy recently took a break from his recording schedule to visit India, South Africa, and the Philippines as the official ambassador of MTV's Staying Alive Foundation, an international mass media campaign working to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. As part of Gym Class Heroes, he achieved international stardom with the band's 2006 RIAA gold certified "AS CRUEL AS SCHOOL CHILDREN," which featured the multi-format #1 hit, "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast In America." The following year saw them named both "Best Group" and Best New Artist" at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. "THE QUILT," released in 2008, earned critical praise for its unique collaborations with such diverse stars as Busta Rhymes, Estelle, The-Dream, and Daryl Hall. In addition to his solo effort, McCoy and Gym Class Heroes are currently writing a new album, due out later this year.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                 COBRA STARSHIP & 3OH!3
      w/Special Guests Travie McCoy & I Fight Dragons
                     On Tour 2010

APRIL
28 Milwaukee, WI              Eagles Ballroom

MAY
2  Niagara Falls, NY          Rapid Theatre
4  Toronto, ON                Sound Academy
5  Detroit, MI                Fillmore
7  Rochester, NY              Rochester Institute of Technology
8  Danbury, CT                Western Connecticut State University
9  Boston, MA                 House of Blues
11 Washington, DC             930 Club
12 New York City, NY          Roseland Ballroom
15 Chicago, IL                Bamboozle
16 Des Moines, IA             Val Air Ballroom
18 Minneapolis, MN            First Avenue Mainroom
19 Kansas City, MO            Uptown
21 Denver, CO                 Fillmore
22 Salt Lake City, UT         In the Venue
23 Reno, NV                   Grand Sierra Resort
25 Portland, OR               Roseland Theatre
26 Seattle, WA                Showbox
28 San Francisco, CA          Warfield
29 San Diego, CA              Soma
30 Anaheim, CA                The Grove

JUNE
1  Los Angeles, CA            Club Nokia
2  Phoenix, AZ                Bamboozle Roadshow
4  Dallas, TX                 Palladium
5  Houston, TX                Verizon Wireless Theatre
7  Atlanta, GA                Tabernacle
8  West Palm Beach, FL        Pompano Beach Amphitheater
9  Orlando, FL                House of Blues
11 Philadelphia, PA           Festival Pier

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