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Cash Money`s Kevin Rudolf to 'Let It Rock' on First Headlining Tour Presented by Live Nation
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Featured Supporting Artists Include Hyper Crush, Cash Cash, The Audition and Go Crash Audio NEW YORK--(Business Wire)-- Cash Money/Universal Republic Records breakthrough chart topper, Kevin Rudolf, has announced his first U.S. headlining tour, The Let It Rock Tour, presented by Live Nation, the largest producer of live music in the world. Featured artists joining Kevin on the cross country trek, which kicks off in Nashville, TN on April 3rd, include electro-genre mashers Hyper Crush, New Jersey rockers Cash Cash, punk/funksters The Audition, and Nebraska pop band Go Crash Audio. Advance ticket sales for the Let It Rock Tour will begin Thursday, February 26, with general public on-sales slated to start Friday, February 27 via www.livenation.com. Check www.livenation.com for additional tour stop announcements Lending their sponsorship support to Kevin`s U.S. debut tour is Logic Wireless, who earlier this year introduced the first projector phone in the U.S. market (further information on Logic Wireless can be found at www.logicwireless.com). Other sponsors include Substream Music Press Magazine (http://www.myspace.com/substreammagazine), Metropark Clothing Stores (www.metroparkusa.com), Gibson Guitars (www.gibson.com), Absolutepunk.net (www.absolutepunk.net), and Purevolume.com (www.purevolume.com). The multi-talented singer/songwriter will bring his arena-ready electro-rock to American concert venues for the first time as a headlining artist, armed with one of the biggest genre-defying radio hits in recent memory - the explosive "Let It Rock" (featuring Lil Wayne), the first single from his Cash Money/Universal Republic debut album, IN THE CITY. Kevin`s defiant, synth-fueled anthem, boosted by Lil Wayne's snarling cameo has become rock's most popular call-to-arms in 2008-2009, a radio-friendly cascade of scorching guitars, hip hop-tinged beats and industrial-sized choral arrangements that has locked down the #1 spot on the iTunes charts, and remained an upper-tier staple on multiple Billboard formats (including the #5 slot on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart) since its release last fall. His new single, "Welcome To The World," is also being embraced by radio stations and fans across the country. The song impacted radio on February 17th, garnering an early listenership at more than 40 pop stations as it fast becomes another top requested single. A special remix on tap for radio features urban music`s newest rising star, Kid Cudi, who has been cited by magazines such as XXL and Rolling Stone as one of hip hop`s more impressive up-and-coming new talents. Kevin`s rapturous musical style has been hailed by critics as a sublime blend of influences, with Entertainment Weekly calling "Let It Rock," an 'infectious debut that mixes his rap-track know-how with his love of guitar-god theatrics,' and People Magazine praising IN THE CITY as 'a place where rock coexists with dance, pop, intermingling with hip hop.' The song and album have emerged as a multi-platform phenomenon, becoming one of the top selling digital singles, logging 2.5 million downloads on iTunes, and the video, featuring hip hop superstar Lil Wayne and directed by Justin Francis, (Eminem, Alicia Keys, 50 Cent,) nearing the 2 million views milestone on youtube. The talented guitarist/producer, whose musical instincts were forged in the foundries of late night NYC studio sessions, earned his funk/rock pedigree as an accomplished musician and respected collaborator, placing him on the radar of some of the industry`s biggest names. As a guitarist, he contributed the trademark riffs in smash hits such as Lil Kim's "The Jumpoff," and Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right." He flourished as an in-demand producer/guitar player and songwriter, working with superstar artists such as Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J, Black Eyed Peas, David Banner and more. His upcoming live show is certain to showcase his talent as a frontman and multi-talented musician. "I`m excited to enter this new phase of my career where I`ll be able to roll across America with the energy and cooperation of all these great sponsors and thank fans for their tremendous support the best way I know how - with a great live show," says Kevin. "We`ll be performing `Let It Rock` and other songs from IN THE CITY the way I have envisioned doing it ever since I dreamed of getting into music. I can`t wait to hit each and every staqe." About Hyper Crush -. Hyper Crush hails straight out of Los Angeles via time travel; Donny, Preston, and Holly are the three extra terrestrials that make up the group. They are armed with fresh rhymes, funky beats, and enough neon to make fans wear fierce shades. These three got audiences moving on the dance floor with the release their party anthem debut album in May 2008, "The Arcade." The monstrous album features 13 tracks of pure electro power. Recently, tracks from The Arcade were featured on MTV shows, The Hills, The City, Bromance, and Real World Brooklyn. The group just released their new video for the hard hitting track "Robo Tech. The Tron-inspired video is currently being featured on Myspace and will be available on iTunes in March. About Cash Cash- Hailing from Roseland, New Jersey, Cash Cash has seeded their close-knit camaraderie with an interchangeable musical DNA that reaches all the way back to the third grade. The charismatic band is currently riding the wave of their insatiable hit "Party In Your Bedroom," which has exploded on radio and via youtube, thanks to the turbo-charged chemistry supplied by brothers Jean Paul Makhlouf (vocals, guitar) and Alex Makhlouf (keyboards, programming), and the band's riveting rhythm section: Sam Frisch (bass, vocals) and Anthony Villacari (drums, percussion). Known for fusing 70s pumped-up funk vapors into infectious 80s-styled pop, the group`s harmony-anchored hooks sealed their appeal, with the band inking a deal with Universal Republic Records in early 2008. About The Audition - With their distinct blend of "party animal pop punk", funk elements and charismatic live show, Chicago`s THE AUDITION is proudly carrying on the Windy City`s tradition of producing top name rock acts. Set to release their third CD Self-Titled Album on March 31st, 2009, the band has just completed a UK tour with fellow hometown heroes Alkaline Trio and is currently playing Soundwave festival in Australia. About Go Crash Audio - Go Crash Audio hails from Omaha, Nebraska, and is comprised of Deryck Stanek (Vocals / Guitar), Pat Curran (Guitar), Jeff Hurn (Drums), and Justin Zabrocki (Bass). The band will saturate you with a straight forward pop sound layered with sharp yet intelligent lyrics. Go Crash Audio is currently an independent band that obtains the sound and stage presence of a top 40 act. The band's unique and fun style is accessible to numerous types of music listeners which helps separate them from the rest of the pack. They are on the brink of big things, and continue to impress fans across the country. KEVIN RUDOLF - THE LET IT ROCK TOUR Fri/Apr-03 Nashville, TN Rocketown Sat/Apr-04 Louisville, KY Headliner`s Music Hall Sun/Apr-05 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom Tue/Apr-07 Cincinnati, OH Bogart`s Wed/Apr-08 Chicago, IL House of Blues Fri/Apr-10 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre Sun/Apr-12 Sparks, NV New Oasis Mon/Apr-13 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore Tue/Apr-14 Sacramento, CA Boardwalk Wed/Apr-15 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues Fri/Apr-17 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues Sat/Apr-18 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Tue/Apr-21 Dallas, TX House of Blues Wed/Apr-22 Houston, TX House of Blues Thu/Apr-23 New Orleans, LA House of Blues Fri/Apr-24 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Sat/Apr-25 Orlando, FL Journey`s Backyard BBQ - The Florida Mall Sun/Apr-26 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues Tue/Apr-28 Cleveland, OH House of Blues Wed/Apr-29 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom Fri/May-01 Richmond, VA Toad's Place Sat/May-02 Atlanta, GA Journey's Backyard BBQ - North Point Mall Thu/May-07 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Fri/May-08 Baltimore, MD Sonar Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=5904756&lang=en For Kevin Rudolf Universal Republic Records Serena Boyd, 212-841-8201 firstname.lastname@example.org or For Go Crash Audio Brad Streeter email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or For Audition Victory Records Jenny Reader, 312-666-8661, ext. 114 email@example.com or For Hyper Crush Universal Motown Records Kimberly Harris, 212-373-0701 Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org or For Cash Cash Universal Republic Records Isis Arias, 212-830-0895 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2009