SOURCE: Atlantic Records

September 10, 2007 13:51 ET

Gym Class Heroes Snag "Best New Artist" at MTV VMAs; Gear Up for Cross- Country Trek With Fall Out Boy

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes snagged "Best New Artist" at last night's MTV Video Music Awards, which took place at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. The alternative hip-hop outfit beat out contenders Lily Allen, Peter Bjorn and John, Carrie Underwood, and Amy Winehouse to take home the Moon Man.

Gym Class Heroes performed throughout last night's telecast, with Ne-Yo and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy joining the band for their current single "Clothes Off!" In addition, Gym Class Heroes' own Travis McCoy joined Fall Out Boy and Cobra Starship for a performance as well.

2007 has proven to be the band's breakthrough year. "AS CRUEL AS SCHOOL CHILDREN," their second album, has been certified gold by the RIAA, marking sales exceeding 500,000 units. The collection's success is fuelled by a pair of hit singles, the #1 blockbuster, "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast in America" and the current smash, "Clothes Off!"

Named an "Artist To Watch" by Rolling Stone, the group recently scored a Teen Choice Award for "Choice Music: Breakout Group." USA Today, People, and Entertainment Weekly have all featured the band in their coverage this year.

This fall, Gym Class Heroes will join Fall Out Boy on a national tour, along with Plain White T's and Cute Is What We Aim For. The tour kicks off Oct. 18 in Columbus, OH, and will wrap up Dec. 2 in Las Vegas.

Gym Class Heroes are: Travis McCoy (lead vocalist), Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo (guitarist), Eric Roberts (bassist), and Matt McGinley (drummer).

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                          GYM CLASS HEROES
                            ON TOUR 2007
       All Dates - supporting Fall Out Boy with Plain White T's
               and Cute Is What We Aim For except *

18            Columbus, OH            Schottenstein Center
19            Grand Rapids, MI        Delta Plex
20            Chicago, IL             Allstate Arena
21            Champaign, IL           Assembly Hall
23            Austin, TX              Frank Erwin Center
24            Dallas, TX              Nokia Live
26            Oklahoma City, OK       Ford Center Arena
27            Memphis, TN             Mud Island Amphitheatre
28            New Orleans, LA         Voodoo Music Experience*
30            Jacksonville, FL        Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
31            Miami, FL               Jackie Gleason Theatre

1             Orlando, FL             UCF Arena
2             Orange Beach, AL        Amphitheater at the Wharf
3             Atlanta, GA             Gwinnett Center
4             Clemson, SC             Little John Coliseum
6             Nashville, TN           Nashville Municipal Auditorium
7             Roanoke, VA             Roanoke Civic Center
9             Lowell, MA              Tsongas Arena
10            Bridgeport, CT          Arena at Harbor Yard
11            Fairfax, VA             Patriot Center
13            Philadelphia, PA        Wachovia Spectrum
14            New York, NY            Madison Square Garden
16            Ottawa, ON              Scotia Bank Place
17            London, ON              John Labatt Center
18            Rochester, NY           Blue Cross Arena
20            Auburn Hills, MI        The Palace at Auburn Hills
21            Cedar Rapids, IA        US Cellular Arena
23            Denver, CO              Magness Arena
24            Rio Rancho, NM          Santa Ana Star Center
25            Glendale, AZ   Arena
27            Long Beach, CA          Long Beach Arena
29            San Jose, CA            Event Center at San Jose State Univ.

1             San Diego, CA           San Diego Sports Arena
2             Las Vegas, NV           The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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