SOURCE: Atlantic Records

April 06, 2007 17:57 ET

Operator to Set Out on Major U.S. Tour; Hard Rockers Join Hinder, Papa Roach & Puddle of Mudd on MadPackers.com's "Door To Dorm Music Tour"; Dates Kick Off on April 13th at University of

Pittsburgh, as Provocative Video Lights Internet Fire

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 6, 2007 -- Atlantic recording group Operator has announced details of their upcoming U.S. tour. The dates herald the Los Angeles-based rock outfit's upcoming debut album, "SOULCRUSHER," set to arrive in stores on July 3rd.

The trek sees Operator taking part in the inaugural MadPackers.com "Door To Dorm Music Tour," joining a star-studded lineup that includes Hinder, Papa Roach, and Puddle of Mudd. The hard rock megabill will hit college campuses, theatres, and amphitheatres across America, kicking off on April 13th at the University of Pittsburgh's Johnstown Sports Center. Operator will wrap up their tour run on May 19, at Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH.

With its thunderous rhythms, passionate melodies, and urgent messages, "SOULCRUSHER" conjures the spirit of such classic artists as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Guns N' Roses, yet maintains a spirit and philosophy that transcends its influences. Tracks such as the volatile "Nothing To Lose" and the swaggering title track offer ample evidence of Operator's no-holds-barred attitude and passion for creativity.

"SOULCRUSHER," the album's first single, is currently drawing major heat throughout the online hard rock community. The track's striking companion video -- for mature audiences only -- can be viewed at a number of sites, including http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid687903091.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/operatormusic.

(SEE ATTACHED ITINERARY)
                           OPERATOR
                           Tour 2007
       All Dates w/MadPackers.com "Door To Dorm Music Tour"
      featuring Hinder, Papa Roach, and Puddle of Mudd unless
                      otherwise noted by *

APRIL
13       Johnstown, PA          University of Pittsburgh
14       Cullowhee, NC          Western Carolina University
16       Dahlonega, GA          North Georgia College
17       Chattanooga, TN        Memorial Auditorium
19       Maryville, MO          Northwest Missouri State
22       Lubbock, TX            Lone Star Amphitheater
23       Wichita Falls, TX      Kay Yeager Coliseum
27       Fairfield, CT          Sacred Heart University
28       Clarion, PA            Clarion University
MAY
1        Aiken, SC              University of South Carolina - Aiken
4        Birmingham, AL         Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil
5        Jackson, MS            Jackson Coliseum Fairgrounds
8        Green Bay, WI          Resch Center
9        Madison, WI            Alliant Energy Center
11       Nashville, TN          Nashville Riverfront Park
12       St. Louis, MO          Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Pointfest)*
13       Indianola, IN          Indianola Nat'l Balloon Launch Field
                                (Lazerfest)*
16       Philadelphia, PA       Electric Factory
17       Sayreville, NJ         Starland Ballroom
19       Columbus, OH           Columbus Crew Stadium (Rock on the Range)*

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