SOURCE: Atlantic Records

October 05, 2010 12:44 ET

A Rocket To The Moon Releases New iTunes Exclusive EP; "THE RAINY DAY SESSIONS" Pays Homage to Country Music With New Versions of Tracks From Acclaimed Debut Album; Hugely Anticipated Tour With All Time Low Lifts Off in Philadelphia on October 18th; "THE RAINY DAY SESSIONS" Available for Download; "Like We Used To" Featured Tonight on MTV's Teen Mom

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  Fueled By Ramen recording group A Rocket To The Moon has announced the release of their new EP. "THE RAINY DAY SESSIONS" is available for download exclusively via iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rainy-day-sessions-ep/id394813900).

The 5-track EP features new versions of songs originally found on last year's acclaimed debut album, "ON YOUR SIDE," recorded with female bluegrass group Larkin Poe and award-winning producer Dan Hannon (Manchester Orchestra). Among the highlights of "THE RAINY DAY SESSIONS" is a Country and Bluegrass Tinged take on the band's recent single, "Like We Used To," as well as a creative cover of Beyoncé's classic "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" (see tracklisting below).

"The reason behind 'THE RAINY DAY SESSIONS' is pretty simple," says ARTTM singer/guitarist Nick Santino. "We all love making music. In any way shape or form. So when the opportunity was given to us to sit in a room with a tin roof and live record a few songs with two of the most talented bluegrass girls I've ever heard on a rainy Georgia day, we couldn't pass it up. We all love country music and every form of country music. I think this EP really shows our love for the music and music in general."

"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" exclusively premiered online on October 1st via AOL Music. What's more, "Like We Used To" will be released as an iTunes deluxe single on October 21st, with extras including a piano version, music video and deluxe digital booklet with new photos, handwritten lyrics from band and more. The track has already proven an online favorite, with sales exceeding 200,000 and more than 1 million video streams at Fueled By Ramen's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/FueledByRamen. In addition, "Like We Used To" is also slated to be featured on two of MTV's biggest hit shows, Teen Mom (on October 5th) and Jersey Shore (on October 21st). 

A Rocket To The Moon will celebrate the release of "THE RAINY DAY SESSIONS" by supporting All Time Low on their upcoming "My Small Package Tour." The dates -- most of which are already fully sold out -- will kick off on October 18th at Philadelphia's North Star Bar and then continue through mid-December (see itinerary below). The tour follows hot on the heels of ARTTM's recent tour alongside Hanson, a hugely successful trek that concluded last Friday night at Boulder, Colorado's Fox Theatre.

The brainchild of Braintree, Massachusetts-based songwriter/musician Nick Santino, A Rocket To The Moon has toured virtually non-stop since the release of their 2008 Fueled By Ramen debut EP, "GREETINGS FROM..." The band has shared bills with an array of like-minded artists, including Cobra Starship, VersaEmerge, 3OH!3, Forever The Sickest Kids, We The Kings, The Maine, The Cab, Cute Is What We Aim For, Secondhand Serenade, Hey Monday, This Providence, and Hit The Lights. ARTTM has also proven a MySpace sensation, now with over 34 million streams and counting.

A Rocket To The Moon is: Nick Santino - vocals/guitar, Justin Richards - guitar, Eric Halvorsen - bass, Andrew Cook - drums.

For up-to-the-minute news, tour dates, and ticket information, please visit: www.arockettothemoon.net, www.myspace.com/arockettothemoon and www.fueledbyramen.com.

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(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

A Rocket To The Moon
 "THE RAINY DAY SESSIONS" (Fueled By Ramen)
Release Date: October 5
th

  1. Baby Blue Eyes
  2. Like We Used To
  3. Mr. Right
  4. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  5. On A Lonely Night

* All Songs Featuring Larkin Poe

A Rocket To The Moon
 ON TOUR 2010
All Dates w/"MY SMALL PACKAGE TOUR"
Feat. All Time Low and City Comma State

OCTOBER        
18 Philadelphia, PA     North Star Bar - SOLD OUT
19 Boston, MA     Middle East Downstairs - SOLD OUT
20 Hartford, CT     Webster Theater - SOLD OUT
22 New York, NY     Irving Plaza - SOLD OUT
23 Towson, MD     Recher Theatre - SOLD OUT
24 Detroit, MI     Shelter - SOLD OUT
25 Cleveland, OH     Grog Shop - SOLD OUT
26 Chicago, IL     Lincoln Hall - SOLD OUT
27 Minneapolis, MN     Triple Rock - SOLD OUT
29 Milwaukee, WI     The Rave II - SOLD OUT
30 Iowa City, IA     The Blue Moose Tap - SOLD OUT
         
NOVEMBER        
01 St. Louis, MO     The Firebird - SOLD OUT
02 Omaha, NE     The Slowdown
03 Denver, CO     Marquis Theater - SOLD OUT
04 Salt Lake City, UT     Avalon Theater
06 Seattle, WA     El Corazon - SOLD OUT
07 Portland, OR     Hawthorne Theater
08 Orangevale, CA     The Boardwalk
09 San Francisco, CA     Bottom of The Hill - SOLD OUT
10 West Hollywood, CA     Troubadour - SOLD OUT
12 Anaheim, CA     Chain Reaction - SOLD OUT
13 Tucson, AZ     The Rock
15 Dallas, TX     House Of Blues - SOLD OUT
17 Orlando, FL     The Social - SOLD OUT

 

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