SOURCE: Atlantic Records

January 08, 2014 14:00 ET

Young The Giant Hit the Top 10; Lead Single "It's About Time" Climbs to #8 at Alternative Radio; Band Set for Album Release Day Performance on the Famed "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Outdoor Stage; Much Anticipated Second Album "MIND OVER MATTER" Arrives on January 21st, 2014

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 8, 2014) - Fueled By Ramen recording group Young The Giant has climbed into the Top 10 -- up to #8 -- on the first Alternative Radio chart of the new year with "It's About Time," the explosive lead single off of their forthcoming second album "MIND OVER MATTER." The single's companion music video was directed by acclaimed visual artist David Vincent Wolf and can be viewed at The Southern California-based band will perform "It's About Time" during their album release day appearance on the famed outdoor stage of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live (check local listings). "MIND OVER MATTER" arrives everywhere on January 21st.

Young The Giant recently released the title track to their much anticipated album and the song was met with immediate success climbing to #5 on the iTunes Alternative singles chart and #17 overall. "Mind Over Matter" -- along with "It's About Time" and album track "Crystallized" -- will be available for download instantly with all album pre-orders at iTunes ( "Mind Over Matter" is currently streaming as a special lyric video on the Fueled By Ramen YouTube channel (

Young The Giant will kick off their first major North American tour to support the new album on February 4th at the Ventura Theater in Ventura, California. Tour dates continue into April and include shows at such famed venues as Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and a two-night stand at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Support comes from indie-pop band Cayucas and Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy on select dates (see below itinerary). For ticketing and full tour details, please visit

Young The Giant has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting new bands to come out of Southern California in recent memory. Buoyed by hit singles including "Apartment" and RIAA-gold certified smashes "My Body" and "Cough Syrup," the quintet's 2010 full length debut "YOUNG THE GIANT" was a breakthrough success earning widespread acclaim from the likes of SPIN, The New Yorker, and Wall Street Journal who hailed the album as "a pop masterpiece with well-crafted songs, surprising arrangements and soaring vocal harmonies." Young The Giant spent much of 2011 and 2012 traveling the globe, with sold out headline tours, top-billing on mtvU's inaugural "Woodies Tour," and show-stopping appearances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza. A dynamic and distinctive live act, the band also made a range of high profile TV performances, spanning ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and NBC's TODAY and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to 2011's MTV Video Music Awards and their own edition of MTV Unplugged.

Produced by Grammy-nominee Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, M83), "MIND OVER MATTER" is the band's much anticipated second album. Lead single "It's About Time" was the most added song at Alternative radio in each of its first 3 weeks at the format before beginning its rapid ascent up the chart. Young The Giant closed 2013 headlining a number of high profile radio shows and the national television debut of "It's About Time" on TBS' Conan.

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Young The Giant
Tour 2014
*Supported by Cayucas
^Supported by Vance Joy
4 Ventura, CA The Majestic Ventura Theatre*
6 Oakland, CA Fox Theater*
7 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium*
9 San Diego, CA SOMA*
11 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre*
12 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre*
14 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom*
15 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall*
16 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center*
18 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live*
19 Jacksonville, FL Maverick's at The Landing*
21 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte*
22 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle*
23 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring*
25 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live*
26 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater*
28 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom*
1 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom^
2 Boston, MA House of Blues^
4 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre^
6 Montreal, QC Metropolis^
7 Toronto, ON Kool Haus^
8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit^
10 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre^
11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium^
12 Cleveland, OH House of Blues^
17 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion^
19 Kansas City, MO The Midland^
21 St. Louis, MO The Pageant^
22 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre^
23 Milwaukee, WI The Rave^
25 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue^
27 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre^
28 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Event Centre^
29 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall^
31 Edmonton, AB Winspear Centre^
2 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom^
3 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom^
5 Seattle, WA Showbox Market^
6 Seattle, WA Showbox Market^
8 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre^
10 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex^
11 Las Vegas, NV Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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