SOURCE: Atlantic Records

November 26, 2007 11:17 ET

Cobra Starship Announces "The Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking Tour"; First Headline Trek in Support of "VIVA LA COBRA!"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Cobra Starship has unveiled details of their upcoming North American tour. The eagerly anticipated itinerary celebrates the dance-punk sensations' recently released second album, "VIVA LA COBRA!"

Dubbed "The Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking Tour" (a nod to "Zoolander," the band's favorite film about male models), the trek will kick off on January 16th at Poughkeepsie, New York's The Chance, and then traverse the continent through mid-March (see attached itinerary). The tour will see Cobra Starship topping a multi-act bill that also includes Metro Station, We The Kings and fellow Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Cab.

"VIVA LA COBRA!" -- which follows the band's 2006 debut, "WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, WE RULE THE STREETS" -- was recorded earlier this year in Brooklyn with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump producing. The album's first single, "The City Is At War," will impact radio nationwide in January, with a companion video clip also set to premiere in early 2008. In addition, Cobra Starship will be the subject of a January installment of MTV's 52 Bands, a special feature segment that highlights one new band per week throughout the year.

Largely written on tour during the sold-out 2007 Honda Civic Tour with Fall Out Boy, "VIVA LA COBRA!" has drawn acclaim for its idiosyncratic blending of eclectic party anthems and witty cultural critique. Blender awarded the album three-and-a-half stars, hailing it as "blue-eyed soul with a wink and a dose of manic energy." Entertainment Weekly noted that the album "improves on 2006's 'WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS...,' with catchier hooks and harder-rocking beats," while Penthouse praised Saporta for his chronicles of "downtown life in a mashed-up universe: '80s synths, guest raps, thundering party rock, and Spanish trash talk somehow make sense after a spin in (Saporta's) cultural blender."

Emerging in the summer of 2006, Cobra Starship was immediately lauded as an exciting new outfit. The band's first effort, "WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, WE RULE THE STREETS," proved the point upon its October 2006 release, making a spectacular chart debut by entering in the #1 spot on SoundScan's "Top New Artists" chart. "It cannot be denied that Saporta can craft one hell of a hook," declared Alternative Press. "Every single one of (the album's) swaggering 11 tracks is immediately likeable." Newsday awarded the collection an "A-," noting that "strong hooks... let Cobra Starship surpass new-new-wave bands like The Bravery and The Rapture at warp speed."

Cobra Starship -- which is currently wrapping up the "Sleeping With Giants Tour" alongside fellow Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Academy Is... -- has been on the road non-stop with such bands as 30 Seconds To Mars, Boys Like Girls, Panic! At The Disco, Gym Class Heroes, The Academy Is..., and Cartel since playing their first show just over a year ago. This eagerly anticipated tour is the band's first headlining jaunt.

For up-to-the-minute tour information, including ticket sales and as-yet-unannounced dates, see the band's official website, www.cobrastarship.com, or its MySpace page, www.myspace.com/cobrastarship. Additional news and info can be accessed at www.fueledbyramen.com and www.decaydance.com.

                           COBRA STARSHIP
     The Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking Tour - Winter 2008
       All Dates Feat. Metro Station, We The Kings, and The Cab

JANUARY
16      Poughkeepsie, NY        The Chance
17      Troy, NY                Revolution Hall
18      New York, NY            Highline Ballroom
19      Wilton, CT              Trackside Teen Centre
20      Cambridge, MA           Middle East Downstairs
22      Montreal, QUE           Studio JPR
23      Toronto, ONT            The Mod Club Theatre
24      Buffalo, NY             Mohawk Place
25      Cleveland Heights, OH   Grog Shop
26      Detroit, MI             Magic Stick
27      Columbus, OH            The Basement
29      Chicago, IL             Subterranean
30      Milwaukee, WI           The Eagles Club
31      Minneapolis, MN         Varsity Theater

FEBRUARY
1       St. Louis, MO           Creepy Crawl
3       Kansas City, MO         Grand Emporium
5       Denver, CO              The Marquis Theatre
6       Salt Lake City, UT      Club Sound
7       Boise, ID               The Big Easy
8       Portland, OR            Hawthorne Theatre
9       Seattle, WA             Chop Suey
10      Vancouver, BC           Richards on Richards
12      Orangevale, CA          The Boardwalk
13      San Francisco, CA       Slim's
14      San Diego, CA           Soma
15      Pomona, CA              Glass House
16      West Hollywood, CA      Troubadour
17      Las Vegas, NV           Jillian's of Las Vegas
18      Tucson, AZ              The Rock
19      Tempe, AZ               The Clubhouse
20      Albuquerque, NM         Launchpad
21      Dallas, TX              House of Blues - Cambridge Room
22      Austin, TX              Emo's Austin
23      Houston, TX             Warehouse Live
24      New Orleans, LA         Parish @ House of Blues
26      St. Petersburg, FL      State Theatre
27      Ft. Lauderdale, FL      Culture Room
28      Orlando, FL             The Social
29      Atlanta, GA             The Masquerade

MARCH
1       Charlotte, NC           Tremont Music Hall
2       Norfolk, VA             The Norva
4       Washington, DC          9:30 Club
5       Pittsburgh, PA          Diesel
6       Philadelphia, PA        The Fillmore @ The Theatre of Living Arts
7       Lancaster, PA           Chameleon
8       Farmingdale, NY         Crazy Donkey

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