Great news 100 Monkeys and/or Jackson Rathbone fans: 100 Monkeys have a new summer tour coming up which will be on the West Coast starting July 20th and going through August 6th. (See official press release BELOW for locations).
First, there’s something else big on the band’s list of updates: There will be two new CD’s that will be released including a live CD capturing their last leg of the 100 City Tour and the score for the Indie movie “Girlfriend” which stars Jackson Rathbone, and Jerad Anderson, both from the band.
Come fall they will finish off their 100 City Tour with about 45 cities throughout the U.S before filming schedules for some of the band members commence . All of this, combined with the filming schedules of some of the band members, especially Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga, and The Last Airbender) proves that the band has some exciting and busy months ahead of them.
Here is the official West-Coast Summer Tour Press Release:
100 Monkeys Announce West-Coast Summer Tour, Alongside the Release of their New Live CD “Live and Kickin Part 1”
Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 2010 – 100 Monkeys announced the release of the first disc of a two-disc live CD titled “Live and Kickin’ Part 1.” The songs on the CD were recorded during the first-half of the band’s fan-picked 100 city tour. The band also announced the next leg of their 2010 tour which will take them through the far-western States and into BC, Canada, and back. “Live and Kickin’ Part 1” will be available July 19th, 2010, on all major download sources. Physical albums will be available on July 21st, 2010, at select record stores and on the band’s website at the Official 100 Monkeys Merchandise page here.
The newly announced summer tour, which kicks off on July 20th, 2010, and runs through to August 6th, 2010, includes (in order) stops in:
♥Hermosa Beach, CA
♥Las Vegas, NV
♥San Diego, CA
♥San Francisco, CA
♥Vancouver, BC, Canada
♥Fresno, CA; Reno, NV
♥ …and wraps up again in Los Angeles, CA.
For more information on these dates check out the News and
Shows section on the 100 Monkeys website here
100 Monkeys is comprised of Ben Graupner, Lawrence Abrams, Jerad Anderson, Ben Johnson and Jackson Rathbone (who appears in such movies as The Last Airbender, and the Twilight Saga).
The music of 100 Monkeys is impossible to pigeonhole. Their honest and catchy lyrics combined with the fusion of Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk, and even borderline Country, creates a truly eclectic sound; one which the band has coined “onomatopoetic, but for the sake of simplicity, we’ll call it funky rock-n-roll.”
Just as unique as the band’s sound, are their live performances, which
feature their now patented “Monkey Switcheroo,” in which band members exchange instruments, often during a song. Additionally, fans attending live shows look forward to the nightly “Improv Song,” where the band takes title suggestions from the audience and turns it into a lyrical masterpiece.
Check out 100 Monkeys at their Official website here