Los Angeles - May 2011 - Multi-platinum selling Far East Movement (aka FM) will hit the road this summer with Lil Wayne for the second leg of the I Am Music Tour kicking off July 13 in Hartford, CT at the Comcast Theater. Far East Movement members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif and DJ Virman will join Rick Ross, who supported on the first leg, along with tour newcomers, Grammy nominated Keri Hilson and R&B vocalist Lloyd.
Far East Movement found mainstream success after building a following in the Downtown Los Angeles club scene. They triumphed when their song, "Girls On The Dance Floor," co-written by Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Bruno Mars, topped radio charts across the country. The success led to a record deal with CherryTree/Interscope Records and release of their debut album, Free Wired, in October 2010. The album's lead single, "Like A G6," exploded on radio and sales charts, reaching triple platinum-plus status and the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart making them the first Asian-American group with a #1 song in the country. "Rocketeer," the second single featuring Ryan Tedder of One Republic, became another platinum selling Top 10 Billboard charting that connected with new fans of all ages.
Superstar Snoop Dogg is featured on "If I Was You (OMG)," the new single off Free Wired, which has climbed steadily at Top 40 radio reaching #44 this week.
Far East Movement is currently on the Free Wired World Tour playing hits off their debut album at college campuses across the country.
The group is in the middle of the 'If I Was You (OMG) Contest' where college students upload an "If I Was You (OMG)" inspired video to www.FarEastMovement.com. The contest winner will receive a private Far East Movement performance in their dorm room with 10 friends. Full details and rules for the contest can be viewed on the group's website - www.FarEastMovement.com .
Tickets for select dates will go on sale through LiveNation.com starting the weekend of May 20th.
I AM MUSIC TOUR - Second Leg Dates:
7/13 Comcast Theater, Hartford, CT 7/15 Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater, Bristow, VA 7/16 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 7/17 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA 7/19 Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA 7/20 Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 7/22 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 7/23 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 7/24 Darien Lake, Darien, NY 7/26 Hershey Pavilion, Hershey, PA 7/27 Riverbed Amphitheater, Cincinnatti, OH 7/29 Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC 7/30 Farm Bureau Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA 8/2 Cruzan Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, FL 8/3 1-800 ASK GARY Amphitheater 8/5 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Birmingham, AL 8/6 Aaron's At Lakewood, Atlanta, GA 8/7 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC 8/9 XCEL Center, Minneapolis, MN 8/10 Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI 8/12 First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA 8/13 Midwest Amphitheater, Tinley, IL 8/14 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Noblesville, IN 8/16 Scotia Bank Place, Ottawa, ON 8/17 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC 8/19 Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, ON 8/20 DTE Energy Theater, Clarkston, MI 8/21 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO 8/23 Spring Center, Kansas City, MO 8/25 Ashley Furniture Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ 8/26 Cricket Wireless, San Diego, CA 8/27 Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino, CA 8/30 Comfort Dental, Denver, CO 8/31 Hard Rock Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM 9/2 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA 9/3 Sleep Train Amphitheater, Marysville, CA 9/7 Qwest Arena, Omaha, NE 9/9 AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 9/10 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX 9/11 Woodlands Amphitheater, Woodlands, TX
I’m finishing up a big project for The FuMP. Watch for an announcement about that, and then possibly for another announcement about me being committed to a mental institution. But I mainly just wanted to bring your attention to The FuMP because the most recent song there is mine! My song “The Dumbest Song On Rock Band” from my new album Gnome Sane? is now available as a free download from The FuMP. I even set up a nifty shortened URL for you to pass around to your 3,782 closest friends (no more, no less!):
Several people have asked and yes, I’m planning to post this song on the Rock Band Network so you can download it and play it. It’s going to be a little while before this happens because it’s not exactly a fast process, but I have gotten things started. The only caveat is Harmonix won’t allow a song with the phrase “Rock Band” in the title so when it goes up it will simply be called “The Dumbest Song.”
And as a friendly reminder (BUY MY CD) my new album Gnome Sane? is (BUY MY CD) available on CD from http://www.thefump.com (BUY MY CD) or from http://www.devospice.com (BUY MY CD) or if you prefer virtual things to physical things (BUY MY CD) you can get the album digitally from iTunes, Amazon, Bob’s Discount Download Hut, (BUY MY CD) and other fine retail establishments.
This is the first official single from the new super group Writer's Guild out of Phoenix, AZ, the group consists of Mr. Miranda, Random aka Mega Ran, Roqy Tyraid, MC Pennywise, and Roknowledge. The record is produced by Jimmy Flight out of Detroit. Be on the lookout for these guys cuz they're about to make way! Peace and love.
Video: Drums & Ammo - "U Funnystyle" Feat. Bambu (Prod. by 6Fingers)
Drums & Ammo are back with another hard-hitting track, this time teaming up once more with Los Angeles emcee Bambu for "U Funnystyle." The song, produced by 6Fingers, is the third single off the group's debut instrumental album, Vol. 1, and was created to sound like "the music you would hear in a old cartoon, with the shadow of a big ass dude lurking around looking to stomp on suckas," says 6Fingers. "I had no idea what Bam was going to come with because the beat is a little out-there, but as usual he ripped it." Drums & Ammo's REL directed the video, a psychedelic, fish-eyed visual that captures 6Fingers beat-making in the studio and Bambu rhyming around the Bay.
At the end of the month, Drums & Ammo will be dropping an EP that will serve as a supplement to Vol. 1 and will include the songs that have been featured as a part of the instrumental album's music video series. In addition to "U Funnystyle," songs on the EP will include "Blame Game" featuring DaVinci and produced by Al Jieh, "We Mobb In That..." featuring Bambu and produced by REL, "Speak Up" featuring and produced by Ammbush, and more.