SOURCE: Plan A Media, LLC

May 04, 2009 15:31 ET

Sugar Ray Delivers "MUSIC FOR COUGARS"

The Boys of Summer Return With July 21st Release on Pulse/Universal/Fontana; "Boardwalk" First Single

NEW YORK, NY and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2009) - "MUSIC FOR COUGARS," the long-awaited new CD by multi-platinum rockers Sugar Ray, is set for release on July 21st. The band will debut the music for new label home Pulse/Universal/Fontana. This is the sixth release for the Southern California-based quintet whose career has been marked by sales of over 12 million CDs and a string a monster hits including "Fly," "Every Morning," and "When It's Over."

In keeping with Sugar Ray's good-time, party-all-night vibes, "MUSIC FOR COUGARS" captures the band's signature summery, upbeat sounds -- infectious island rhythms, funky hip-hop grooves and irresistible melodies, once again blending their own unique pop/rock cocktail. Among the soon-to-be mega hits is the lead single, "Boardwalk," a catchy gem, with Mark McGrath's sweet raspy vocals more assured than ever. "Boardwalk" will blanket the airwaves in mid-May.

Other tracks include the dance-'til-you-drop "She's Got The ...(Woo-Hoo)," a percolating mix-up that never stops; "Love is the Answer," a mid-tempo, sun-kissed anthem to romance and a surprise reggae-inspired remake of the (Eddie Hodges) pop classic "(Girls Girls Girls Are) Made to Love," featuring Collie Buddz. The entire CD is pure classic Sugar Ray with a totally modern feel.

Recorded at Pulse Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Pulse founder/label head and acclaimed producer Josh Abraham, and Luke Walker. "MUSIC FOR COUGARS" features guest appearances by Rivers Cuomo, Donovan Frankenreiter, Josh Freese, Dean Butterworth, Wayne Jobson and Tim Pagnotta, in addition to Collie Buddz.

Sugar Ray will launch the release with a summer/fall tour. Please see dates listed below.

                             Band lineup is:
         Craig "DJ Homicide" Bullock: DJ * Stan Frazier: drums *
Murphy Karges: bass guitar * Mark McGrath: vocals *Rodney Sheppard: guitar

About Fontana: Fontana Distribution, the independent arm of UMGD, provides unparalleled sales and marketing support, as well as back office services, for a diverse roster of labels and their artists. Fontana distributes more than 100 labels including American Gramophone, Delicious Vinyl, Downtown, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Federal, Ipecac, Last Gang, Ministry of Sound, Modular, MySpace Records, Nitro, Six Degrees, SMC, Strange Music,Trustkill, Vagrant Records, WH1 Classic Records and VP Records, among many others. In addition, Fontana distributes select projects from UMG labels worldwide.

TOUR DATES:

7/24 - Hankinson, ND @ Dakota Magic Casino
7/25 - Lac Du Flambea, WI @ Taste of the Torches Resort
7/26 - Chicago, IL @ Taste of Lincoln Ave.
7/28 - Detroit, MI @ Hall
7/29 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
7/30 - Dewey Beach, DE @ Bottle & Cork
7/31 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
8/1  - Binghamton, NY @ Spiediefest
8/3  - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
8/4  - Boston, MA @Paradise
8/6  - Stamford, CT @ Columbus Park
8/7  - New York, NY @ Fillmore
8/8  - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
8/10 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva
8/11 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' South End
8/12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
8/14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
8/15 - Orlando, FL @ Downtown Orlando/Orange Ave.
8/16 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
8/18 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
8/19 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
8/21 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
8/22 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/23 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
9/11 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
9/12 - Portland, OR @ Roseland OR Wonder
9/14 - Sacramento, CA @ Empire
9/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
9/16 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
9/18 - Newport Beach, CA @ Taste of Newport
9/19 - Santa Margarita, CA @ Pozo Saloon
9/20 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
9/22 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
9/23 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
9/25 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
9/26 - San Diego, CA @ Hard Rock

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