SOURCE: Atlantic Records

September 14, 2006 13:53 ET

Cobra Starship "Bring It" to America; Band Set for MTV2 $2 Bill "Welcome To The Universe" Tour, Joining 30 Seconds To Mars & Head Automatica; Debut Album Ready to "Rule the Streets" on

October 10th

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 14, 2006 --Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Cobra Starship -- the new band led by former Midtown frontman Gabe Saporta -- has unveiled plans to join the line-up of MTV2's upcoming "Welcome To The Universe Tour." The trek will follow the release of the band's much-anticipated debut album, "WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, WE RULE THE STREETS," which will arrive in stores on October 10th.

The "Welcome To The Universe Tour" -- part of the "MTV2 $2 Bill Presents" series -- is slated to hit the road on October 17th at the Myth in Minneapolis, then travel the U.S. through a November 25th finale at the Wiltern LG in Los Angeles. In addition to Cobra Starship, the multi-band trek will feature performances by 30 Seconds To Mars and Head Automatica, with an array of exciting new rock outfits -- including Rock Kills Kid, Pink Spiders, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Men, Women and Children -- joining the bill on select dates.

Prior to the MTV2 itinerary, Cobra Starship is embarking on its debut U.S. tour, accompanying Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen's own Gym Class Heroes on their "Jerry's Kids Short Bus Tour '06." The trek kicks off today, September 14th, at the Icon in Buffalo, New York, and crosses the country with dates continuing through an October 12th show at Jillian's in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cobra Starship will then appear at the eagerly awaited Bamboozle Left extravaganza, slated for Sunday, October 15th, at Cal Poly Pomona Athletic Field in Pomona, California. The band joins an incredible festival line-up that comprises Brand New, Thrice, 30 Seconds To Mars, and many more.

"WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, WE RULE THE STREETS" was heralded earlier this summer by the breakthrough hit single, "Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)." The song -- which sees Saporta joined by such special guests as vocalists William Beckett of The Academy Is..., Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds, as well as All-American Rejects guitarist Nick Wheeler -- was one of the summer's biggest multi-format hits, logging widespread airplay at Alternative, Hot AC, and Triple A outlets nationwide.

The single -- which is also featured on the Decaydance/New Line Records release, "SNAKES ON A PLANE: THE ALBUM" -- has received big love from critics coast to coast. "This summer's pop anthem kicks some serious asp," declared Entertainment Weekly, while LA Weekly hailed the track as "a true winner, in every sense." The New York Post summed it up best: "Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)" is "the song of the year."

The "Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)" companion video -- which includes an appearance from the one-and-only Samuel L. Jackson -- has proven a true sensation, recently reaching the #1 spot at MTV2 and the #3 spot at FUSE. The clip also received "Summa Cum Laude" airplay at mtvU.

                     COBRA STARSHIP - U.S. Tours 2006
    9/14-10/7: Jerry's Kids Short Bus Tour '06 w/Gym Class Heroes & Cage
  10/17-11/25: MTV2 $2 Bill Presents Welcome To The Universe Tour
                  w/30 Seconds To Mars & Head Automatica

SEPTEMBER
14                      Buffalo, NY             Icon
15                      Hartford, CT            Webster Theatre/Underground
16                      Poughkeepsie, NY        The Chance
17                      Allston, MA             Harpers Ferry
18                      Philadelphia, PA        First Unitarian Church
19                      New York, NY            Knitting Factory
20                      Baltimore, MD           Sonar
21                      Cleveland, OH           Grog Shop
22                      Detroit, MI             Magic Stick
23                      Chicago, IL             Beat Kitchen (2 shows)
24                      St. Louis, MO           Creepy Crawl
25                      Iowa City, IA           Picador
26                      Milwaukee, WI           Eagles Club
27                      Minneapolis, MN         Triple Rock Social Club
28                      Kansas City, MO         Grand Emporium
29                      Denver, CO              Marquis Theater
30                      Ogden, UT               Club Boomva

OCTOBER
2                       Orangevale, CA          The Boardwalk
3                       Hollywood, CA           Knitting Factory
4                       Tucson, AZ              Skrappy's
5                       Tempe, AZ               The Clubhouse
6                       San Diego, CA           Mira Mesa Epicentre
7                       Anaheim, CA             Chain Reaction
8                       San Luis Obispo, CA     Eddy Burgos
9                       Santa Cruz, CA          The Attic
11                      San Francisco, CA       Slim's
12                      Las Vegas, NV           Jillian's
15                      Pomona, CA              The Bamboozle Left
17                      Minneapolis, MN         The Myth
18                      Milwaukee, WI           Eagles Ballroom
20                      Chicago, IL             Congress Theatre
21                      Indianapolis, IN        Egyptian Room
22                      Detroit, MI             State Theater
24                      Columbus, OH            PromoWest Pavilion
27                      New York, NY            Roseland Ballroom
28                      Boston, MA              Avalon Ballroom
29                      Providence, RI          Lupo's
30                      Toms River, NJ          Ritacco Center
31                      Philadelphia, PA        Electric Factory

NOVEMBER
2                       Atlanta, GA             Tabernacle
3                       North Myrtle Beach, SC  House of Blues
4                       Orlando, FL             Hard Rock Live
6                       Ft. Lauderdale, FL      Revolution
7                       St. Petersburg, FL      Jannus Landing
9                       Houston, TX             Verizon Wireless Theater
10                      San Antonio, TX         Sunset Station
11                      Ft Worth, TX            Ridglea Theater
13                      St. Louis, MO           Pageant Theatre
15                      Denver, CO              Fillmore Theater
16                      Salt Lake City, UT      Salt Air Pavilion
18                      Portland, OR            Roseland Theater
19                      Seattle, WA             The Premier
22                      San Francisco, CA       Warfield Theater
24                      San Diego, CA           Soma
25                      Los Angeles, CA         The Wiltern LG

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