SOURCE: Atlantic Records

March 10, 2010 19:01 ET

Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights to Release National Debut 'PARDON ME,' April 27 on F-Stop/Atlantic Records; JTNL Is Added to Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Line-Up and Is Scheduled to Make Their Late Night Debut on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) - F-Stop/Atlantic recording artist Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights will release their national debut "PARDON ME" on April 27.

The band will celebrate the release with a slew of special performances, including their first late night TV appearance on April 8 on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (ABC) and a supporting slot on Kid Rock's sold-out Chillin' The Most Cruise, which embarks from Tampa, FL on April 29. In addition, the band has recently been added to the star-studded line up for Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

Prior to all that, the band will head to Austin for the South By Southwest Music Conference. There they will headline the Relix magazine day party on Friday at Antone's, in addition to several other appearances, including BMI's showcase on Thursday night, and the Relix magazine official showcase on Saturday evening. (See tour itinerary below).

JTNL wrote or co-wrote each of the songs on "PARDON ME" and recorded the album last August with producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, The Whigs, John Hiatt, Patty Griffin). Looking to capture the essence of their electrifying shows, the album was recorded live in Joyce's Nashville studio. "We were really critical about keeping things in the pocket and giving it a groove," said frontman Jonathan Tyler. He added, "Letting the songs breathe and feel alive was the main thing that was really important to us."

The fiercely hard-rocking band has quickly earned a reputation for high-energy shows that has helped them to land key opening spots with the likes of AC/DC, Kid Rock, JJ Grey and Mofro, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Erykah Badu. Their major festival debut last fall at ACL was a huge success: thousands of fans gathered in the mud and rain to catch their set. The band drew the largest crowd ever assembled in front of the BMI stage at the festival and earned a rare ACL encore. "Tyler killed it," exclaimed Michael Corcoran of Austin American Statesman. He later wrote, "You might want to wear a headband so your face doesn't fly off."

That sentiment has been echoed by music critics nationwide, who have caught the band's live show and compared them to everyone from early Rolling Stones to The Black Crowes. Fans worldwide can now experience the intense live shows for themselves: the newly-launched offers audio from 12 shows that can be downloaded for free, with additional shows being added regularly.

"PARDON ME" due April 27 harnesses the bombastic rock n' roll energy found in Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights' live shows. When listening to tracks like "Devil's Basement" and "Gypsy Woman," it's clear the band expelled the same sweat and passion in the studio as they do on stage every night.

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                   ON TOUR MARCH-APRIL 2010

          March 18-20 part of SXSW Music Conference.

10      Tulsa, OK               Cain's Ballroom
12      Wichita Falls, TX       Iron Horse Pub
13      Dallas, TX              St. Patrick's Day Party at Granada Theater
18      Austin, TX              BMI Showcase at Maggie Mae's
19      Austin, TX              Relix day party at Antone's
20      Austin, TX              Relix  showcase at Galaxy Room Backyard
24      Steamboat Springs, CO   Ghost Ranch
25      Grand Junction, CO      The Mesa Theater
26      Salt Lake City, UT      The State Room
30      San Francisco, CA       Boom Boom Room

1       W. Hollywood, CA        The Viper Room
4       San Diego, CA           House of Blues
5       Orangevale, CA          The Boardwalk
6       Santa Cruz, CA          Moe's Alley
8       Las Vegas, NV           Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel
23      College Station, TX     Duck Jam - Wolf Pen Creek
29-5/3  Kid Rock                Chillin' The Most Cruise (leaving from
                                 Tampa, FL)
15      Tampa, FL               Tropical Heatwave Festival

TBD     Manchester, TN          Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

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