Innerpartysystem Add More Summer Tour Dates

posted June 10, 2008

Innerpartysystem Add More Summer Tour Dates

Innerpartysystem was introduced to the world last fall 2007 with The Download EP, a six-song batch of self-recorded demos - including "Don't Stop" - that pointed the way to their self-titled debut, scheduled to arrive in stores on September 9th on Island Records.

After self-producing The Download EP, IPS recruited an A-level quorum of producers and mixers to work with them on the album. These included: Joel Hamilton (Book of Knots, Sparklehorse, Blue Tip), Mark Needham (the Killers, Pete Yorn), Spike Stent (Björk, Arcade Fire), and Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Killers) and Stuart Price (Madonna, Seal, The Killers) all of whom brought new ideas on sound and instrumentation to the group.

The album release caps Innerpartysystem's non-stop summer tour grid, which began several weeks ago on fellow Island group Ashes Divide's first tour ever, the band formed by lead guitarist, singer and songwriter Billy Howerdel (of A Perfect Circle). On June 23rd, IPS kicks off a dozen UK club and festival shows (with one side trip to Düsseldorf), their second visit across the pond. Writing about "Don't Stop," the UK's Kerrang magazine noted, "If you're looking for some beefy, groove-laden electro-rock, then you're gonna cream your pants at this stompy dancefloor destroyer's titanic chorus."

July 8th marks the start of a major cross-country US itinerary, as Hot Topic presents the "Hope For The Hopeless" US tour with Kill Hannah, Medic Droic, and White Tie Affair, nearly three dozen dates through August 23rd (including Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 2nd). IPS will also perform at the Voodoo Music festival in October.

"Don't Stop," a gripping debut single was licensed to EA's globally popular FIFA Street 3 freestyle street football (soccer) video game (released November 2007). Another track "Heart of Fire," was played during the MTV VMAs in September 2007; and was licensed to EA's Burnout Paradise video game (released January 2008).

Innerpartysystem - lead singer Patrick Nissley, Jesse Cronan (keyboards, programming), Kris Barman (guitar, keyboards), and Jared Piccone (drums) - took their name from the heirarchic controlling class in George Orwell's novel 1984. The concept resonates in today's world of fake celebrity-worship - which is prominently swiped by Nissley in "Don't Stop," as he rails out, "I feed the rich and fuck the poor."

with ASHES dIVIDE (final dates):
with Young Love and the Urgency :
June 12 Allston, MA Harper's Ferry

UK and Germany:
June 23 Wolverhampton Little Civic
24 Southhampton Joiners
26 Birmingham The Place I Love
26 Liverpool Barfly
27 Swansea Club NME @ Sin City
28 Düsseldorf LTU Arena - w/Linkin Park
29 Milton Keynes The Bowl - w/Linkin Park - Projekt Rev
30 Cardiff Barfly

July 1 Glasgow Barfly
3 London The Scala - w/the Presets
4 London Club NME @ Koko
5 London 02 Wireless Festival - Tuborg Stage

Hot Topic presents "Hope For The Hopeless" U.S. tour with
Innerpartysystem, Kill Hannah, Medic Droic, and White Tie Affair:

Date City Venue

July 8 Columbia, MO Blue Note

9 Oklahoma City, OK Brick Town

10 Tulsa, OK Crush Lounge

11 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre

12 Houston, TX The Meridian

13 San Antonio, TX Scout

15 Tucson, AZ The Rock

16 Phoenix, AZ Brick House

17 San Diego, CA Soma

18 Pomona, CA Glasshouse

19 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre

21 San Francisco, CA Both

22 Orangevale, CA Boardwalk

23 Portland, OR Six Ultra Lounge

24 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre

25 Seattle, WA El Corazon

26 Spokane, WA The Boulevard

27 Boise, ID The Venue

28 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue

29 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

Aug. 2 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza

5 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit's

7 Charlotte, NC The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall

8 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club

9 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance

10 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero

14 New York, NY The Blender Theatre at Gramercy

16 Millvale, PA Mr. Small's

17 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom

19 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot

21 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club

22 St. Paul, MN Station 4

23 Chicago, IL Metro