MUSIC NEWS - OK Go, the most downloaded band ever, will launch an extensive North American
tour with a performance in California at the Los Angeles County Fair on October 3rd. Tickets are on sale now. In addition to their headlining shows, the band will perform at the Discover Louisville Festival (10/12) and the PopTech Conference (10/21, Camden, ME). PopTech is an annual event that convenes a network of visionary individuals in science, technology, design, the corporate and social sectors, entrepreneurship, education and the arts to explore the nature of creative change.
OK Go have partnered with Indaba Music and the Rock Band Network to launch a remix contest for their new single, "White Knuckles." OK Go encourages fans to get as creative as possible, to not feel afraid to redefine the song in both genre and feeling. The contest runs from September 7th through October 14th, details soon @ okgo.net. Each week starting on September 21, Dave Fridmann, producer of "White Knuckles" and the album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, chooses his favorite remixes to feature across all OK Go web properties.
All featured remixes will also be available for fans to download on the database that accompanies the pre-order for the November 2nd USA release, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky (Extra Nice Edition). The grand prize winner will be announced on October 29th and will have his/her remix mastered and made available for download in Rock Band. The grand prize winner will also receive a gaming console, a copy of Rock Band 3, and a set of Rock Band instruments to jam with friends to their winning remix.
The band's second video for "This Too Shall Pass," is a Rube Goldberg machine created by OK Go and Syyn Labs engineers, and is the #1 Top Rated (All Time) music video on YouTube. OK Go, comprising Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Andy Ross, recently contributed a track to the compilation album Dear New Orleans..., which benefits New Orleans-based non-profits working to support the region's culture and community.
OK GO Autumn 2010 North American Tour Itinerary-
3 Pomona, CA Los Angeles County Fair
6 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
10 Chicago, IL House of Blues
12 Louisville, KY Discover Louisville Festival
13 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
14 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theater
15 Ottawa, ON Capital City Music Hall
16 Montreal, QC Le National
17 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
20 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
21 Camden, ME PopTech Conference
26 Syracuse, NY Westcott Theater
27 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
28 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
29 New York City, NY Terminal 5
2 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
3 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
4 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
5 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
6 New Orleans, LA Tipitina's Uptown
19 Santa Barbara, CA The Hub @ UC Santa Barbara