SOURCE: Atlantic Records

September 16, 2008 15:14 ET

Buckcherry Unleashes "Black Butterfly"; Platinum-Certified Hard Rock Heroes Return With Follow-Up to Grammy-Nominated Smash, "15"; First Single, "Too Drunk...," Already a Top 10 Rock Hit; North American Headline Tour Underway Now

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - The next great American rock band, Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic recording group Buckcherry returns today with their eagerly awaited fourth album, "BLACK BUTTERFLY." The album -- which follows 2006's RIAA platinum-certified blockbuster, "15" -- is available now in stores. If you liked "15," you'll love "BLACK BUTTERFLY."

"Too Drunk...," the slinky first single from "BLACK BUTTERFLY," is currently blowing up at multi-format radio outlets nationwide. The track is a top 10 smash at Active Rock, while also coming in this week at #11 with-a-bullet at Mainstream Rock. What's more, "Too Drunk..." is currently bulleting its way up the top 30 at Alternative outlets across the country.

"Too Drunk..." has also become a viral sensation. To date, the track has registered nearly 700,000 streams at Buckcherry's MySpace page, www.myspace.com/buckcherry, while its down and dirty companion video has logged close to 200,000 views at Buckcherry's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/buckcherryvideos. The "Too Drunk..." clip is now in rotation at FUSE, where Buckcherry recently appeared on an installment of the popular "No. 1 Countdown." The band was also featured on VH-1's "Top 20 Countdown" from the Crüe Fest tour.

Buckcherry can also be seen performing on tonight's episode of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" In addition, the Los Angeles-based band is also the featured artist in the current edition of Cinemax's "Tour Stories."

To celebrate today's release of "BLACK BUTTERFLY," Buckcherry relaunched their official site, www.Buckcherry.com. Among the highlights to be found on the full-service site is the companion video to the album's next single, "Don't Go Away."

Rightly renowned as true hard rock road warriors, Buckcherry kicked off a major North American tour last week, with shows slated through mid-October (see itinerary below). The tour -- originally billed as co-headline dates with Avenged Sevenfold, who regrettably were forced to cancel their performances -- sees support from Shinedown and Saving Abel.

"BLACK BUTTERFLY" -- co-produced by Buckcherry's own Keith Nelson and longtime Aerosmith collaborator Marti Frederiksen (the co-writer of Buckcherry's top 10 smash, "Sorry") -- is being offered in a selection of formats: a standard CD package; a "Limited Fan Club Edition" version, which comes with bonus tracks and a one-year membership to the Buckcherry Fan Club; and a "Limited Fan Club Edition" bundle which adds a "BLACK BUTTERFLY" T-shirt to the previous package. For more information, visit www.Buckcherry.com.

Buckcherry has received extensive coverage in a wide array of national publications, including a recent Billboard cover story which declared the band to be "a platinum-plated redemption story, years in the making." Additional features have appeared or will appear in Blender, Revolver, Guitar World, Men's Fitness, Modern Drummer, Metal Edge, Penthouse, and Hit Parader.

Powered by four enormously successful multi-format hit singles, "15" firmly established Buckcherry's status as America's preeminent hard rock outfit. "Crazy B*tch" -- the album's Grammy Award-nominated first single -- caused a radio riot upon its 2006 release, reaching #2 at Mainstream Rock and #3 at Active Rock. A string of further rock and alternative radio hits followed, including "Next 2 You," "Everything," and the CHR/Top 40 crossover smash, "Sorry." The singles all exploded online, with cumulative digital sales now surpassing three million. In addition, "Crazy B*tch" spent over a year in the Nielsen Ringscan Top 30. The track has since been certified as a Platinum Master Ringtone by the RIAA.

Buckcherry spent nearly two full years on the road, performing more than 300 live shows in support of "15." More recently, the band lit up stages nationwide at this summer's "Crüe Fest," a multi-artist bill which also included Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, SIXX: A.M., and Trapt.

Buckcherry is: Josh Todd - vocals * Keith Nelson - guitar * Jimmy Ashhurst - bass * Stevie D. - guitar * Xavier Muriel - drums.

For additional information, please visit www.buckcherry.com and www.myspace.com/buckcherry.

              BUCKCHERRY - ON TOUR 2008
      9/16-9/30 with Shinedown and Saving Abel
  10/4-9 with Saving Abel * 10/8-9 also with 12 Stones

SEPTEMBER

16        Moline, IL              IWireless Center
18        Sioux Falls, SD         Canaries Stadium
19        Bonner Springs, KS      Sandstone Amphitheatre
20        Oklahoma City, OK       Zoo Amphitheatre*
22        Lincoln, NE             Pershing Auditorium
23        Valley Center, KS       Kansas Coliseum
24        Tulsa, OK               River Parks Amphitheatre
26        Huntsville, AL          Big Spring Jam
27        Memphis, TN             Mud Island Amphitheatre
28        Knoxville, TN           Knoxville Civic Coliseum
30        Clemson, SC             Little John Coliseum

OCTOBER

4         Mobile, AL              Bayfest
8         Charlotte, NC           Grady Cole Center
9         Atlanta, GA             The Tabernacle
11        Kinston, NC             NC Lenoir County Fairgrounds

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