SOURCE: Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen

September 21, 2011 18:01 ET

Gym Class Heroes Set to Release "THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II"; Eagerly Awaited New Album Highlighted by "Stereo Hearts (Feat. Adam Levine)"; Single Currently a Top 10 Crossover Smash, With Total Sales Exceeding 1 Million; Video #1 on VH1's "Top 20 Countdown"; Co-Headline Trek With The Dirty Heads Gets Underway October 12th in Tampa; "THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II" Drops November 15th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes has announced a new release date for their hugely anticipated new album, "THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II." The album -- which includes the top 10 smash, "Stereo Hearts (Feat. Adam Levine)" -- will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on November 15th. New songs from the album will be revealed online shortly.

"Stereo Hearts" is shaping up as another massive hit for the alternative hip-hop superstars. The track -- produced by Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Ke$ha) and Robopop -- is blowing up at multi-format radio outlets nationwide. In addition to its top 10 success at CHR/Top 40, "Stereo Hearts" is currently poised to enter the top 20 at Rhythmic while also making a top 40 debut at Hot AC. The single is also a top 10 sensation on Billboard's "Hot 100" and a top 5 triumph on the "Digital Songs" chart, with total sales now exceeding 1 million.

What's more, the "Stereo Hearts" companion video clip -- directed by Hiro Murai (Lupe Fiasco, Bloc Party, B.o.B) -- has been added across all MTV platforms, as well as Fuse and VH1, where it currently stands in the top slot on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown. The video is streaming now at Fueled By Ramen's official YouTube channel (located at www.youtube.com/user/FueledByRamen) where it has drawn over 9 million views. The "Stereo Hearts" lyric video -- directed by DJay Brawner (Foo Fighters, Scars On 45) and also featured at Fueled By Ramen's YouTube channel -- has proven nearly as popular, earning close to 6 million views and counting.

As if that weren't enough, "Stereo Hearts (Feat. Adam Levine)" is also drawing extensive critical acclamation, with Entertainment Weekly praising its "languid, well-bronzed hook." Billboard extolled frontman Travie McCoy's "clever verses" and Levine's "poignant hook," going on to hail the "upbeat love song" as "something unique." Rolling Stone applauded McCoy's "skill at pop that floats between styles," declaring "Stereo Hearts" to be "a little bit hip-hop, a little bit disco, a little bit dark-synched club music."

Gym Class Heroes -- who recently performed "Stereo Hearts" with Levine on NBC's blockbuster singing competition, The Voice -- will herald "THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II" with a major North American tour. The dates -- which see the band co-headlining alongside The Dirty Heads -- kick off on October 12th at Tampa, Florida's Jannus Landing and then continue through mid-November (see below itinerary). The dates follow the band's recent stint as one of the top acts headlining Vans Warped Tour '11. Gym Class Heroes were also among the stars performing at the sold-out FBR15 series of multi-artist concerts at New York City's Terminal 5.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

GYM CLASS HEROES
Fall Tour 2011

All Dates w/The Dirty Heads except*

OCTOBER
12 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
14 Orlando, FL House of Blues
16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Park
18 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
19 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
20 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
21 Sayreville,NJ Starland Ballroom
24 Boston, MA House of Blues
25 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
28 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
30 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Theatre
31 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
NOVEMBER
1 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
4 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
5 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
6 Kansas City, MO The Midland Theatre
7 Park City, KS Hartman Arena*
8 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
9 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
11 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
12 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
14 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
15 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre*
16 San Diego, CA House of Blues
18 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
19 Anaheim, CA The Grove

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