SOURCE: Reprise Records

September 15, 2006 15:35 ET

Head Automatica Join MTV2'S $2Bill Presents Welcome to the Universe Tour

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 15, 2006 -- MTV2 has announced that New York-based quintet, Head Automatica, will be joining the MTV2 $2Bill Presents Welcome to the Universe tour kicking off on October 17th in Minneapolis. The band, along with Cobra Starship, will open for 30 Seconds to Mars on all dates. Pink Spiders, Rock Kills Kid, The Receiving End Of Sirens, and Men, Women and Children will play select dates.

Head Automatica is touring in support of their recent release "Popaganda." The album, following up the band's 2004 beat-laden debut "Decadence," is big sing-along pop, with several tracks -- including "Graduation Day" and "Lying Through Your Teeth" --that instantly recall the crisp, punchy brightness of early Elvis Costello and the Attractions records. Heavily influenced by Squeeze, Nick Lowe, and Beatles-era backbeat pop, frontman Daryl Palumbo says the band intended to make an album that reflected their favorite British Invasion songwriters, but to put a contemporary spin on it.

"I really wanted to make music you might've heard in the U.K. in the late-'70s to early-'80s," he says. "'Popaganda' is our interpretation and homage to that great musical period."

The MTV2 tour is all-ages with a limited amount of tickets per city at $2 each while they last in a special internet pre-sale sponsored by MTV2 beginning at noon EST/PST on September 16th at Ticketmaster.com. There will be a 4 ticket limit per order for the pre-sale. Sales for general tickets will begin the following week on September 23rd. Fans should check www.tours.mtv2.com for complete tour and ticket information.

Head Automatica on MTV2 $2Bill Presents Welcome to the Universe as follows:

  Show Date                    Venue
Tuesday, October 17th        The Myth
                             Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, October 18th      Eagles
                             BallroomMilwaukee, WI

Friday, October 20th         Congress
                             Chicago, IL

Saturday, October 21st       Egyptian
                             Indianapolis, IN

Sunday, October 22nd         State Theater
                             Detroit, MI

Tuesday, October 24th        Promo West Pavilion
                             Columbus, OH

Friday, October 27th         Roseland
                             New York, NY

Saturday, October 28th       Avalon
                             Boston, MA

Sunday, October 29th         Lupo's
                             Providence, RI

Monday, October 30th         Ritacco Center
                             Toms River, NJ

Tuesday, October 31st        Electric Factory
                             Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, November 2nd       Tabernacle
                             Atlanta, GA

Friday, November 3rd         House of Blues
                             North Myrtle Beach, SC

Saturday, November 4th       Hard Rock
                             Orlando, FL

Monday, November 6th         Revolution
                             Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, November 7th        Jannus Landing
                             St. Petersburg, FL

Thursday, November 9th       Verizon
                             Houston, TX

Friday, November 10th        Sunset Station
                             San Antonio, TX

Saturday, November 11th      Ridlea Theater
                             Fort Worth, TX

Monday, November 13th        Pageant
                             St. Louis, MO

Wednesday, November 15th     Fillmore Theater
                             Denver, CO

Thursday, November 16th      Salt Air
                             Salt Lake City, UT

Saturday, November 18th      Roseland Theater
                             Portland, OR

Sunday, November 19th        The Premier
                             Seattle, WA

Wednesday, November 22nd     Warfield
                             San Francisco, CA

Friday, November 24th        SOMA
                             San Diego, CA

Saturday, November 25th      Wiltern
                             Los Angeles, CA
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