SOURCE: Warner Brothers Records

Warner Brothers Records

July 12, 2010 16:41 ET

American Bang Announce August 31st Release Date for Self-Titled Major Label Debut on Reprise Records

Album Single "Wild & Young" on MTV, MTV2, and MTVU; Band Named Fuse "Incoming" Artist; American Bang on the Road Now and Will Appear at Lollapalooza 2010

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  American Bang have just announced that they will release their self-titled major-label debut album on Reprise Records August 31st. Produced by the legendary Bob Rock in Nashville and Hawaii, the album captures all the amazing grace and guts of the band's deep musical roots and Southern accent, proving American Bang shoots straight at the heart of American rock 'n roll.

The video for "Wild & Young," the album's swaggering debut single, is currently in rotation on MTV2 and MTVU, and spiking at AMTV (MTV's morning video hours). Meanwhile, the single is blazing at Active Rock and Alternative radio stations across the country, reaching more than 35 million listeners at all formats. It is currently #20 at BDS/Billboard Active Rock, and #25 at BDS/Billboard Alternative. In addition, American Bang have just been named an "Incoming!" artist by the Fuse network beginning July 13th.

American Bang, which is Jaren Johnston (singer / guitar), Ben Brown (lead guitar), Kelby Ray (bass), and Neil Mason (drums), are currently on the road and will be touring throughout the summer, including a performance at Lollapalooza on August 6th. Full list of tour dates below.

AMERICAN BANG ON TOUR!    
July 10 Showbox at The Market Seattle, WA*
July 11 Knitting Factory Concert House Spokane, WA* 
July 12  Wonder Ballroom  Portland, OR* 
July 13  Knitting Factory Concert House  Boise, ID* 
July 14  Knitting Factory Concert House  Reno, NV* 
July 15  Fat Cat  Modesto, CA 
July 16  Access Showroom @ The Aliante Casino  Las Vegas, NV* 
July 17  House of Blues  Anaheim, CA* 
July 18  Tempe Marketplace  Tempe, AZ* 
July 20  Midnight Rodeo  Amarillo, TX* 
July 21  Scout Bar  San Antonio, TX* 
July 22  Antone's  Austin, TX+ 
July 23  Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX*
July 25  The Village  Little Rock, AR* 
July 27  George's Majestic Lounge  Fayetteville, AR* 
July 28  Sammy T's  Huntsville, AL* 
July 30  Surf Ballroom  Clear Lake, IA* 
July 31   95 WIIL Rock Stage  Grayslake, IL (radio show) 
August 3  Tom, Dick, and Harry's  Green Bay, WI* 
August 4  Val Air Ballroom  Des Moines, IA* 
August 6  Lollapalooza  Chicago, IL (festival) 
August 7  Phoenix Hill Tavern Louisville, KY*
August 10  Covelli Centre Youngstown, OH*
August 11  The Machine Shop  Flint, MI* 
August 14  Pointfest  St. Louis, MO (radio festival) 
August 17  Westcott Theatre Syracuse, NY*
August 18  Higher Ground Burlington, VT*
August 19  Penn's Peak  Jim Thorpe, PA* 
August 22  Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom  Hampton Beach, NH* 
August 24  Bourbon Street Ballroom Baltimore,  MD*
August 25  The Rock Shop Fayetteville, NC*

(festivals and radio shows indicated)
(+) indicates date with Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights
(*) indicates date with Saving Abel

For more info on American Bang please visit:
www.AmericanBang.com

Contact Reprise Records Publicity:
Nikki Herceg / Nikki.Herceg@wbr.com / 615-214-1489

Documents and/or Photos available for this release:

AMERICAN BANG ANNOUNCE AUGUST 31st RELEASE DATE FOR SELF-TITLED MAJOR LABEL DEBUT ON REPRISE RECORDS

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