September 4, 2008

OneRepublic Announces First U.S. Headline Tour Presented By 5 Gum!

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- OneRepublic announces the launch of its first headlining tour, "Tag This Tour!" 2008 on October 23 in Fairfax, VA. Augustana, The Spill Canvas and The Hush Sound are on board as supporting opening acts.

The group's lead singer, Ryan Tedder said, "We really wanted to put a great bill together and give everyone a real bang for their buck! The economy sucks and we think fans deserve a break!"

"Tag This Tour!" 2008 will feature unique contests centered around online social networking between fans and the band.

"We wanted to do something for the fans to let everyone be involved with the tour. We can't let on just yet what's in store but we want our fans to be prepared to have some fun with it," said Tedder.

The tour, produced by Live Nation, comes on the heels of unprecedented retail and digital action surrounding the group's first Interscope release, Dreaming Out Loud, and THE ALBUM'S FIRST 2 SINGLES: "Apologize" and "STOP & STARE"

"Apologize" and its accompanying video have generated historic numbers. IT is now the most LEGALLY downloaded song in U.S. digital history, with combined sales of over 4.3 million digital downloads in the U.S. alone, effectively shattering all previous records for digital downloading. At Top 40 radio, the song generated a record ***(Mediabase had us at 10,690 in 1 week FYI)***??? spins in one week alone, while the video has an incredible 88 million combined views of both the original song and a remix by super-producer Timbaland. ALREADY PLATINUM WORLDWIDE, Dreaming Out Loud is fast approaching Platinum sales of 1,000,000 units IN THE U.S. AS WELL.

"Stop and Stare," OneRepublic's second single release from Dreaming Out Loud, HAS PASSED THE two million mark of digital downloads and has had TOP 5 success at multiple formats of radio. OneRepublic also has tremendous international success, achieving gold AND PLATINUM RECORD status in 12 countries. They have shared the stage with acts such as Lenny Kravitz, The Verve, and Muse at various SHOWS AND festivals around the world. Also, OneRepublic just finished the summer leg of John Mayer's tour in the U.S. receiving rave reviews everywhere.

The band will be performing "Apologize" at this year's Fashion Rocks show, presented by Conde Nast, which airs September 9th on CBS.

   The following is a complete list of OneRepublic's planned tour stops:    October 2008   THUR 23        Fairfax, VA - George Mason Patriot Center   FRI  24        Selinsgrove, PA - Sesquehanna University   SUN  26        Toledo, OH - Civic Center   MON  27        Champaign, IL - University of Illinois   THUR 30        Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre   FRI  31        St Paul, MN - Myth    November 2008   SUN   2        Kenosha, WI - Cartage College   MON   3        Cedar Falls, IA - University of Northern Iowa   WED   5        Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre (TENT)   THUR  6        Denver, CO - Filmore   FRI   7        Ogden, UT - Dee Events Center   MON  10        Richmond, BC - River Rock Show Theatre   TUE  11        Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre   FRI  14        San Francisco, CA - Masonic   SAT  15        Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium   SUN  16        Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl   TUE  18        Dallas, TX - House of Blues   WED  19        Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall   FRI  21        Biloxi, MS - Imperial Palace Casino   SAT  22        Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle   SUN  23        Orlando, FL - House of Blues   TUE  25        Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory   WED  26        New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom   FRI  28        Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre   SAT  29        Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom    December  2008   MON   1        Akron, OH - EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall   TUE   2        Detroit, MI - Fillmore   WED   3        Columbus, OH - LC Pavillion   FRI   5        Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre   SAT   6        Montreal, QC - Metropolis   SUN   7        Toronto, ON - Sound Academy  


CONTACT: IGA-Publicity Contact, Dennis Dennehy, +1-310-865-7934,[email protected], for Interscope