GET READY TO “DO THE PANIC”!

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PHANTOM PLANET UNLEASH DIGITAL SINGLE AS MUCH-ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM IS MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT FBR WEBSTORE AND iTUNES
 
“RAISE THE DEAD,” the eagerly awaited new album from Fueled By Ramen recording group Phantom Planet, has been made available for pre-order at the Fueled By Ramen webstore.   Due in stores and at all online retailers on April 15th, the acclaimed rock combo‘s label debut can be pre-ordered in either CD or 12” Vinyl form now via http://store.fueledbyramen.com.   All fans will be able to download the band‘s new digital single, “Do The Panic,” immediately upon purchase, and the first 500 to order will receive a limited edition souvenir “Pocket Duct Tape”.  

“Do The Panic,” the first digital single release from “RAISE THE DEAD,” is now on sale at all DSPs.   In addition, “RAISE THE DEAD” is also currently available for pre-order via the iTunes Stores.   Included with the iTunes package will be three exclusive bonus tracks culled from the “RAISE THE DEAD” sessions:   “Ivory Daggers,” “This Day On,” and “What Are You Waiting For.”

Phantom Planet will herald the new album with a jam-packed tour schedule that sees the Los Angeles-based band traveling North America through mid-June (see attached itinerary).   After making a number of appearances at the annual South By SouthWest extravaganza in Austin, Texas last week, Phantom Planet wraps up the month with a run of shows that include both headlining dates as well as performances alongside such artists as The Bravery and their new FBR labelmates, Paramore.  

April will see Phantom Planet joining forces with Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen‘s own Panic At The Disco for the hugely anticipated 2008 Honda Civic Tour.   The multi-artist bill will hit the ground running with a pair of sold-out shows at San Francisco‘s Warfield Theatre on April 10th and 11th, then traverse the continent through a June 14th finale at Anaheim ‘s Theater at the Honda Center.   Also appearing on the 2008 Honda Civic Tour will be Motion City Soundtrack and Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Hush Sound.

Phantom Planet will warm up for the Honda Civic Tour with a high-profile, outdoor concert performance on ABC‘s Jimmy Kimmel Live, slated for national broadcast on April 8th.

Produced by Tony Berg (Aimee Mann, Pete Yorn, Nickel Creek), “RAISE THE DEAD” effortlessly mixes Phantom Planet’s ‘60s pop influence with a 21st century slant that’s particularly refreshing in today’s increasingly homogenous musical landscape.   Tracks like the glam-happy “Do The Panic” or the orchestral psychedelia of “I Don’t Mind” see the band taking inspiration from such iconic artists as David Bowie, Love, and the Zombies, then recontextualizing them into something completely, uniquely their own.   The twelve extremely diverse and dynamic songs on “RAISE THE DEAD” reaffirm Phantom Planet as one of the modern era’s most exciting and ingenious rock n’ roll bands.  

“RAISE THE DEAD” is Phantom Planet ‘s fourth full-length collection, following 1998 ‘s highly-praised “PHANTOM PLANET IS MISSING,” 2002 ‘s “THE GUEST” (which included the now-classic “California,” known far and wide as the theme song to Fox ‘s The O.C.), and 2004 ‘s “PHANTOM PLANET.”   The band has earned a reputation as a hard-touring live act, traveling the globe as both headline act and as support to such artists as Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Guided By Voices, Travis, Pete Yorn, the Vines, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Donnas, Incubus, and Rilo Kiley.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please see Phantom Planet‘s official MySpace page (www.myspace.com/phantomplanet) or www.fueledbyramen.com.

Phantom Planet is: Alex Greenwald — lead vocals, guitar * Sam Farrar — bass guitar, backing vocals * Darren Robinson — guitar, backing vocals * Jeff Conrad — drums.

PHANTOM PLANET

ON TOUR 2008

3/20-24 — w/The Bravery

3/25-26 – Headlining * 3/28 — w/Paramore

4/10-6/14 — 2008 Honda Civic Tour w/Panic At The Disco, Motion City Soundtrack, and The Hush Sound

MARCH
20               Tucson, AZ                                                         The Rock
21               Albuquerque, NM                                 Launchpad
22               Oklahoma City, OK                           Diamond Ballroom
24               Memphis, TN                         Newby‘s
25               Athens, GA                                                         40 Watt Club
26               Gainesville, FL                                             Market Street Pub
28               Birmingham, AL                                     Boutwell Auditorium

APRIL
10, 11 San Francisco, CA                                 Warfield
12               San Diego, CA                                             Soma
13               Phoenix, AZ                                                     Mesa Amphitheatre
15               Oklahoma City, OK                           Brady Theatre
17               Ruston, LA                                                         Thomas Assembly Center @ Louisiana Tech
18               Dallas, TX                                                             Palladium Ballroom
19               Austin, TX                                                           Stubb‘s BBQ
20               Houston, TX                                                     Verizon Wireless Theater  
22               Clearwater, FL                                             Ruth Eckerd Hall
23               Miami, FL                                                           The Fillmore Miami Beach
24, 25   Orlando, FL                                                   House of Blues
26, 27   Atlanta, GA                                                     The Tabernacle
29               Myrtle Beach, SC                                   House of Blues  
30               Washington, DC                                       Constitution Hall

MAY
2                   Orono, ME                                                         Alfond Arena @ the University of Maine
3                   Troy, NY                                                               RPI Fieldhouse
4                   E. Rutherford, NJ                                     The Bamboozle @ Meadowlands
6                   Rochester, NY                                               Gordon Fieldhouse @ R.I.T.
7, 8           New York, NY                                             Roseland Ballroom
9                   Philadelphia, PA                                       Festival Pier
10               Wallingford, CT                                         Chevrolet Theatre
11               Boston, MA                                                       Bank of America Pavilion  
13               Montreal, QC                                                 Metropolis  
14               Toronto, ON                                                   The Sound Academy  
16               Cleveland, OH                                             Tower City Amphitheatre  
17               Columbus, OH                                           The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion  
18               Indianapolis, IN                                         Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre  
20               Detroit, MI                                                         The Fillmore Theatre  
23, 24   Chicago, IL                                                       Congress Theatre
25               Milwaukee, WI                                           Eagles Ballroom  
27               Minneapolis, MN                                   Myth  
30               St. Louis, MO                                               The Pageant  
31               Omaha, NE                                                     Westfair Amphitheatre

JUNE
1                   Kansas City, MO                                     Uptown Theatre
3                   Denver, CO                                                       The Fillmore Auditorium
4                   Salt Lake City, UT                               Salt Air Theatre
6                   Vancouver, BC                                             PNE Forum
7                   Seattle, WA                                                       Paramount Theatre
8                   Portland, OR                                                   Portland Exposition Center  
10               Reno, NV                                                               Grand Theatre @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
13               Las Vegas, NV                                             The Pearl  
14               Anaheim, CA                                                 The Theatre @ the Honda Center

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