SOURCE: Atlantic Records

January 24, 2008 14:45 ET

Louis XIV Set North American Headline Trek; Tour Heralds San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Outfit's Hugely Anticipated Second Album, "SLICK DOGS AND PONIES"; New Single, "Air Traffic Control," Impacts Next Week; "SLICK DOGS AND PONIES" Hits All Formats on January 29th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 24, 2008) - Pineapple/Atlantic recording group Louis XIV has unveiled details of their upcoming North American headline tour. The dates celebrate the release of the San Diego-based rock 'n' roll band's eagerly awaited second album, "SLICK DOGS AND PONIES," which arrives online and in stores on January 29th.

The headline dates will kick off on March 4th at Tucson's Club Congress, and then continue through a March 19th show at Toronto's Mod Club (see attached itinerary). Ticket pre-sales will start on January 25th at 10AM in the time zone of the performance via All remaining tickets will then be made available to the public on Saturday, January 26th. Atlantic labelmates Carolina Liar will be joining Louis XIV as the tour opener, giving audiences a preview of their own forthcoming debut album, expected out later this year. Details for the second leg of the headlining trek will be announced in early February.

Louis XIV is currently in the midst of a major North American tour alongside Editors and Hot Hot Heat, with dates running through a Valentine's Day finale at Las Vegas' House of Blues on February 14th. "Louis XIV brought the most spark and intrigue to the stage," declared, reviewing the tour's opening night in Ft. Lauderdale. "The band has a newly refined vibrancy, replete with string-heavy experiments, that brought an added dimension to this group."

"SLICK DOGS AND PONIES" -- which features the #1 Specialty Charts hit, "Guilt By Association" -- is currently streaming in its entirety at the band's MySpace page, located at The companion video for "Guilt By Association" will premiere this Friday, January 25th, at AOL's

In addition, the album's next single, "Air Traffic Control," is set to impact at Alternative Rock radio outlets nationwide next week. Louis XIV recently introduced fans to the track -- which is already scoring play at such influential stations as Los Angeles' Indie 101.3, Boston's WFNX, and San Diego's KZBT -- with a performance on NBC's "Late Show with Conan O'Brien."

"SLICK DOGS AND PONIES" is available now for pre-orders as either a CD or 12" vinyl through the band's webstore at Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive digital downloads of "Guilt By Association," "Air Traffic Control," and album track "There's A Traitor In This Room" as well as a 12" vinyl copy of their EP, "THE DISTANCES FROM EVERYONE TO YOU." Previously only available digitally, the four-song release features three brand-new Louis XIV originals, plus a glamtastic cover of Queen's classic, "Flash's Theme" (featured on the Sci-Fi Channel original series, "Flash Gordon").

As if all that weren't enough, Louis XIV's exclusive in-studio performance is slated to debut on "AT&T blue room" next week. The webcast goes live at, beginning on Tuesday, January 29th.

Bigger, bolder, and more ambitious than its breakthrough 2005 predecessor, "THE BEST LITTLE SECRETS ARE KEPT," "SLICK DOGS AND PONIES" sees Louis XIV bravely setting forth towards new sonic terrain. Like all Louis XIV music, the band's own Jason Hill serves as producer and engineer, echoing the DIY-ethic of this very independent minded group of musicians. String-laden tracks such as "Guilt By Association" and the epic "Air Traffic Control" display extraordinary growth and evolution while also staying true to the band's innovative take on modern music.

"We invented a sound," frontman Jason Hill boldly states. "It's definitely unlike anything you hear in current music."

Louis XIV exploded out of the box in 2004, winning over fans and critics around the globe with their modern take on classic glammed-up rock 'n' roll. The following year, the "ILLEGAL TENDER" EP -- self-released on their own Pineapple Recording Group label -- spawned a bonafide alternative radio blockbuster in "Finding Out True Love Is Blind."

"THE BEST LITTLE SECRETS ARE KEPT" arrived on Atlantic in March '05, trailed by a veritable tsunami of critical acclaim. Rolling Stone named Louis XIV one of their "10 Artists To Watch in 2005," while Entertainment Weekly included them on their shortlist of "8 Hot Bands." Esquire listed "THE BEST LITTLE SECRETS ARE KEPT" as one of "Four Records To Get You Ahead of the Game," with further rave reviews running in such national publications as the New York Times, Blender, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Post.

In addition, the band made a series of exciting network television performances, with live spots on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Last Call with Carson Daly."

Louis XIV spent much of 2005 and 2006 on the road, knocking out audiences in North America, Europe, and Asia as headliners, festival show-stealers, and special guests to such like-minded outfits as Hot Hot Heat and The Killers. The band capped off its endless tour in mid-2006 by sharing the stage with David Bowie and Alicia Keys at the Keep A Child Alive Foundation's annual "Black Ball" fundraising concert at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.

Louis XIV is: Jason Hill -- producer, vocals, guitars, piano * Brian Karscig -- guitars, vocals, piano * Mark Maigaard -- drums * James Armbrust -- bass.

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                        LOUIS XIV
                       On Tour 2008
                   (with Carolina Liar)

              * with Editors & Hot Hot Heat

25       Chicago, IL         Vic Theatre *
26       Detroit, MI         Majestic Theatre *
27       Milwaukee, WI       Pabst Theater *
29       Madison, WI         Majestic Theatre *
30       Minneapolis, MN     Fine Line Music Café *

1        Denver, CO          Ogden Theatre *
4        Seattle, WA         Showbox At The Market *
5        Vancouver, BC       Commodore Ballroom *
6        Portland, OR        Roseland Theater *
8        San Francisco, CA   Warfield Theatre *
9        Los Angeles, CA     The Wiltern *
10       Anaheim, CA         House of Blues *
13       San Diego, CA       House of Blues *
14       Las Vegas, NV       House of Blues *

4        Tucson, AZ          Club Congress
6        Dallas, TX          The Prophet Bar
7        Houston, TX         Warehouse Live
8        Austin, TX          Emo's
10       Atlanta, GA         The Loft @ Center Stage Atlanta
12       Philadelphia, PA    North Star Bar
14       New York, NY        The Fillmore New York @ Irving Plaza
15       Washington, DC      Rock and Roll Hotel
16       Albany, NY          Jack Rabbit Slim's
18       Montreal, QC        La Sala Rossa
19       Toronto, ON         Mod Club

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