Thursday, September 6, 2007

Family Force 5 Dance, Rawr, Dance Tour

Gotee crunk rockers Family Force 5 will hit 30 cities nationwide as they headline the Dance, Rawr, Dance Tour with bands Jonezetta and The Secret Handshake beginning this October 1st. In addition, a sponsorship by Outerlight Entertainment has lead to the band partnering with Jedidiah Clothing and the Hope Collection, a series of t-shirts designed to benefit various humanitarian organizations and their causes.

The 30-city tour will kick off in October 1st in St Louis, MO and take Family Force 5 through Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas, as well as Ohio, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, their home-state of Georgia, and Florida. Family Force 5, who tour an average of 200 dates a year, is just off the road with this summer’s Van’s Warped Tour.

Fans who come out to one of the Family Force 5 dates will be able to support various social aid affiliates by purchasing a “special edition” Dance, Rawr, Dance Tour t-shirt, with $5.00 from every shirt sale going to the Hope Collection charities. The special edition shirt will also come with a Gotee Records digital artist sampler in conjunction with start-up digital service DiscRevolt. Two Jedidiah representatives will be on the road as well offering the full Hope Collection lineup of clothing for purchase.

The Jedidiah Clothing company is a premiere brand in the surf/art/music/fashion industry that aims to create a revenue stream to assist the less fortunate through increased awareness, financial contributions and service projects. The company embraces clothing as a platform to convey a message of Hope, Grace, Encouragement, Forgiveness and Love. 1% of Jedidiah’s total revenue is donated to various social aid programs and humanitarian groups. Jedidiah Clothing is sold nationwide at Buckle stores.

Family Force 5 fans can also anticipate an online contest where people from each tour market can sign up to win a chance to hang with the band pre-show and have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets and a shirt from the Hope Collection. The contest opens for participation tomorrow, September 5th at . Contest participants will need to create a piece of Family Force 5 artwork using sidewalk chalk in a highly visible area of their city. They will then photograph it and submit for contest consideration. Family Force 5 logo stencils will be available for download online.

Family force 5 catapulted onto the music scene in 2006 with Business Up Front, Party In The Back and since then have performed on CBS TV’s The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, performed twice on DIRECTV’s CD USA, and seen music video play on They’ve also racked up two #1 rock radio hits “Replace Me” and “Love Addict” at Christian radio and toured on 2006’s Journeys Backyard BBQ Tour and with TobyMac. Led by front man and guitarist Solomon Olds (aka Soul Glow Activator), Family Force 5 includes Solomon’s two brothers Jacob Olds (aka Crouton) on drums/vocal, and his twin Joshua Olds (aka Fatty) on bass/vocals. The force of five is rounded out by Nathan Currin (aka Nadaddy) on keyboard and Derek Mount (aka Chap Stique) on guitar.

10/01/07 - Saint Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
10/02/07 - Kansas City, MO - Grand Emporium
10/03/07 - Papillion, NE - The Rock
10/04/07 - Minneapolis, MN - Club 3 Degrees
10/06/07 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
10/08/07 - Las Vegas, NV - Jillian's Las Vegas
10/09/07 - Fresno, CA - The Big Fresno Fair
10/11/07 - Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon Th./Church
10/12/07 - Boise, ID - Big Easy Concert House
10/13/07 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/14/07 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
10/15/07 - Medford, OR - Main One Performing Arts Center
10/16/07 - Roseville, CA - Underground
10/17/07 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
10/18/07 - Los Angeles, CA - Knitting Factory
10/19/07 - San Diego, CA - SOMA San Diego
10/20/07 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
10/24/07 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse Music Venue
10/25/07 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
10/27/07 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q
10/28/07 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
10/29/07 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
10/30/07 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution
11/01/07 - Madison, WI - The Loft
11/02/07 - Cincinnati, OH - The Underground
11/04/07 - Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
11/05/07 - Akron, OH - The Lime Spider
11/06/07 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
11/09/07 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory
11/10/07 - Buffalo, NY - Xtreme Wheels
11/11/07 - Lancaster, PA - The Chameleon
11/12/07 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
11/13/07 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
11/14/07 - Nashville, TN - Rcktwn
11/15/07 - Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
11/16/07 - Jacksonville, FL - Murray Hill Theatre

Watch the tour promo:

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