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| 27 July 2013 | Reply


July 23, 2013 – New York, NY – Connect, the third and most successfully ambitious album from Capitol Records / Drilldown recording artists Sick Puppies, hit # 17 in the week following its July 16, 2013 debut, making it the best debut by the band in their career. praised Connect’s “Solid radio-ready hits” and “top notch writing and musicianship”, while The Inland Empire Weekly raved that “Connect both nostalgically remembers its past and embraces the future.” As guitarist/vocalist Shim Moore notes, “Connect is the best step to follow after the first two albums Dressed Up As Life (2007) and Tri-Polar (2009). It’s an amalgamation of all into one, which is why I think it’s our best record.”

Fans agree, recently catapulting the official Sick Puppies Facebook page to more than 1 million views! Those fans—new and old—are turning out in droves since the Australian-bred, L.A.-based trio kicked off The Connect Tour on July 16. Devotees packed the band’s in-store/acoustic performances at Best Buy locations on the first six dates of the tour, which kicked off July 16 in Omaha, Nebraska. Connect’s stellar success finds the band adding more tour dates (new dates in bold below) that so far stretch until October.

The CD’s first single, “There’s No Going Back,” hit Top 10 on the rock chart and is currently sitting at No. 9 on the Billboard Active Rock chart and No. 26 on the Billboard Alternative chart.

Connect follows up Tri-Polar, which sold nearly a half-million units and two million single downloads and contains the #1 Rock track “You’re Going Down,”, Top Five active rock hit “Riptide”, the Top Ten Modern Rock/Active Rock hit “Odd One” and the cross-format anthemic smash, “Maybe.” The 12 songs on Connect, which feature more vocal input from bassist/co-founder Emma Anzai, pack a powerful punch, as Moore concludes: Everyone who liked Sick Puppies up to this point are going to be more than happy, and new fans will be excited to discover us at this point in our careers.”


8/1/13               Charleston, SC                      The Music Farm

8/2/13               Richmond, VA                      The National

8/4/13               Syracuse, NY                          FShed (95X Fest)

8/6/13               Dewey Beach, DE                 Bottle & Cork

8/7/13               Poughkeepsie, NY               The Chance

8/9/13               Providence, RI                      Fete

8/10/13             Lancaster, PA                        Chameleon Club

8/11/13             Clifton Park, NY                    Upstate Concert Hall

8/14/13             Portland, ME                         State Theatre

8/15/13             S. Burlington, VT                  Higher Ground

8/17/13             Rochester, NY                       WZNE Bonzai / Main St Armory

8/18/13             Allentown, PA                      Maingate Nightclub

8/31/13             Minneapolis, MN                Mill City Nights

9/1/13               Bismarck, MD                        Civic Center Exhibit Hall – on sale 7/27

9/3/13               Englewood, CO                     Gothic Theater

9/4/13               Salt Lake City, UT                 The Depot

9/5/13                Boise, ID                                 Knitting Factory Concert House

9/6/13                 Spokane, WA                      Knitting Factory Concert House

9/7/13                 Eugene, OR                           WOW Hall

9/9/13                 San Francisco, CA               The Independent

9/11/13               West Hollywood, CA        Roxy Theatre

9/12/13               Anaheim, CA                       House of Blues

9/13/13                Las Vegas, NV                     Fremont Country Club

9/16/13                Tulsa, OK                              Cain’s Ballroom

9/17/13                Dallas, TX                              House of Blues

9/18/13                Houston, TX                        House of Blues

9/20/13                Little Rock, AR                    Juanitas (Edge Birthday Show) – (o.s.7/27)

9/22/13                New Orleans, LA               House of Blues

9/24/13                 Destin, FL                           Club LA (on sale 7/ 27)

9/30/13                Jacksonville, FL                 Freebird Live

10/1/13                Lake Buena Vista, FL       House of Blues (on sale 7/ 27)

10/2/13                Tampa, FL                            The Ritz Ybor

10/4/13                Mobile, AL                          “Bayfest” (Coke Stage) – (on sale 7/25)

10/5/13                North Myrtle Beach, FL  House of Blues

10/6/13                Atlanta, GA                         The Masuerade

10/8/13                Norfolk, VA                        The NorVa

10/9/13                Philadelphia, PA               Theater of Living Arts

10/11/13              Asbury Park, NJ                The Stone Pony

10/12/13              Baltimore, MD                   Baltimore Soundstage

10/13/13              Cleveland, OH                   House of Blues

10/16/13              Chicago, IL                           House of Blues

10/17/13              Lexington, KY                     Busters

10/18/13              Detroit, MI                          St. Andrews Hall

10/19                     Grand Rapids, MI             The Intersection


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