SOURCE: Chop Shop / Atlantic Records

December 20, 2011 15:42 ET

Scars on 45 Announce Debut U.S. Headline Tour

Coast-to-Coast Trek Kicks Off January 25th in San Francisco; British Quintet Named VH1's Next "You Oughta Know" Artist as "Heart On Fire" Ascends at Hot AC Radio

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2011) - Chop Shop/Atlantic recording group Scars on 45 has announced details of its first-ever U.S. headline tour. The dates begin January 25th at San Francisco's Café du Nord and then continue through mid-February (see itinerary below). Support on most dates will come from the band's Chop Shop/Atlantic labelmate, Anya Marina. For complete details and to purchase tickets, please visit

Currently riding high with their hit single, "Heart On Fire," Scars on 45 have just been named VH1's "You Oughta Know" artist for January 2012, placing them alongside such previous "You Oughta Know" artists as Adele, Mumford & Sons, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The Bradford, England-based quintet recently visited VH1 Headquarters in New York, where they performed a short set including an inventive rendition of Rihanna's blockbuster hit, "We Found Love (Feat. Calvin Harris)." The band's distinctively stripped-down cover can be heard now at

Meanwhile, "Heart On Fire" is quickly ascending the top 40 at Hot AC radio outlets nationwide, having already scored top 15 airplay at Triple A. In addition, the track's companion video is streaming now at the band's official YouTube channel, located at

"Heart On Fire" can be found now on Scars on 45's recently released "HEART ON FIRE" EP, which recently joined the band's debut EP, "GIVE ME SOMETHING," on Billboard's "Heatseekers Albums" chart of new and developing artists. What's more, the track is featured on Chop Shop/Atlantic's "GREY'S ANATOMY ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK VOLUME 4," the first new collection of music from and inspired by the hit ABC series in four years. "Heart On Fire" was featured in ABC's promotional campaign celebrating the series' new season. Previous songs highlighted in ABC's Grey's Anatomy promos include such breakthrough hits as Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" and The Fray's "How To Save A Life."

Both Scars on 45 and "Heart on Fire" have earned rapturous critical attention, including a feature interview on the nationally syndicated Extra. Entertainment Weekly recently placed "Heart On Fire" on their "The Must List," noting that "you probably heard this rising Leeds quintet's dewy-eyed piece of Britpop...and still can't get it out of your head." A recent "On The Verge" feature in USA Today hailed Scars on 45 for their "emotional ballads and sweeping melodies," while Spin included the band in their "Next Big Things" issue based upon their "gorgeous melodies reminiscent of Coldplay."

Scars on 45 celebrated the release of the "HEART ON FIRE" EP with a series of North American tours, including both headline shows and dates alongside Matt Nathanson, Jack's Mannequin, and fellow Atlantic recording artist Marc Broussard.

Scars on 45 spent their early days together in a small studio space in Bradford, writing and recording a series of songs that brilliantly blended insistent melodies, uplifting energy, and enchanting co-ed vocals courtesy of singers Danny Bemrose and Aimee Driver. After a number of tracks were featured on such TV series as The Cleaner and CSI: New York, Scars on 45 were personally signed to Chop Shop Records by label founder Alexandra Patsavas, famed music supervisor for such films and TV shows as Twilight, Gossip Girl, and Grey's Anatomy.

Scars on 45's acclaimed Chop Shop/Atlantic debut EP, "GIVE ME SOMETHING," was released in January 2011 and quickly proved a sensation with its title track receiving Top 5 airplay at Triple A radio outlets nationwide (peaking at #3 and placing the band among such like-minded artists as Adele, Coldplay, and Atlantic's own Death Cab for Cutie). "Give Me Something" remains a popular favorite, currently standing tall at #3 on's "Best Songs of 2011 So Far" listing.

Having spent much of the past year on the road -- including multiple radio-sponsored events and music festivals such as Austin, Texas' world famous South by Southwest -- Scars on 45 is now slated to unveil its much-anticipated full-length debut album in early 2012.

Scars on 45 is: Danny Bemrose (vocals/guitar), Aimee Driver (vocals), David "Nova" Nowakowski (keyboards), Stuart Nichols (bass), Chris Durling (drums)

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North American Tour 2012
*w/ Special Guest Anya Marina
25 San Francisco, CA Café du Nord
27 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge*
28 Boise, ID Neurolux*
29 Hadley, ID Sun Valley Brewery*
31 Denver, CO The Soiled Dove Underground*
2 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theater*
3 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern*
7 New York, NY Joe's Pub*
8 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall*
11 Charlottesville, VA The Southern*
11 Annapolis, MD Ram's Head On Stage - Matinee Show*
21 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*
23 San Diego, CA Anthology

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