THE NAKED AND FAMOUS to Conclude Landmark Year at KROQ Almost Acoustic XMAS

NEW YORK, Nov 17, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —-Band Dominates new Zealand Music Awards

It’s been quite the year for new Zealand electro rock phenom THE NAKED AND FAMOUS (TNAF), and they’re closing it out with a bevy of high profile U.S. tour dates supporting their UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS debut, PASSIVE ME, AGGRESSIVE YOU. the next slew of dates commences on Tuesday November 29 at Jillians in Albany, NY and includes a stop at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles on December 11 ( ). the band will also embark on a 2012 U.S. headlining tour next spring that will pass through venues like L.A.’s Wiltern Theatre and new York’s Terminal 5. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.

recently, the band swept the new Zealand Music Awards, snagging “Album of the Year” for PASSIVE ME, AGGRESSIVE YOU, “Single of the Year” for “Young Blood”, best Group, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and “Best Alternative Album” in a record breaking haul. However, TNAF’s rock dominance doesn’t stop in their home country.

in fact, it extends worldwide. the group enchanted crowds at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the iTunes Festival in London, Rock am Ring in Germany, Fuji Rock in Japan, Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, Glastonbury and the Reading Festival in England as well as festivals throughout Europe and Australasia. KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas promises to be the climax to a banner year for the group in the U.S.

after experiencing the group’s irresistible live show, tastemakers continue to laud TNAF. Paste Magazine named the group the “success story” of the Treasure Island Festival, while Time out Chicago claimed one gig was “packed with downtown Chicago movers and shakers.” Billboard, Nylon, Glamour, AOL, the Chicago Tribune and countless other outlets have featured the group.

Don’t miss them when they come to your town.

Confirmed tour dates are below.

Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates: ———————————————————————- DATE CITY VENUE 11/29 Albany, NY Jillians 11/30 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 12/1 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center 12/2 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre 12/4 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom 12/6 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre 12/7 Las Vegas, NV the Joint 12/8 Oakland, CA the new Parish 12/10 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center 12/11 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre (KROQ Almost Acoustic XMAS) 12/15 Santa Ana, CA the Galaxy Theatre 12/16 Santa Barbara, CA Soho Restaurant & Music Club 12/17 Mammoth, CA Mammoth Mountain, Canyon Lounge 12/18 San Francisco, CA the Independent 3/21 Los Angeles, CA the Wiltern 3/23 Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater 3/24 Houston, TX House of Blues Houston 3/25 new Orleans, LA House of Blues new Orleans 3/27 Orlando, FL the Plaza Live 3/28 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre 3/30 Miami, FL Grand Central 3/31 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club 4/1 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle 4/2 Richmond, VA the National 4/4 new York, NY Terminal 5 4/5 Toronto, ON Sound Academy 4/6 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom 4/7 Columbus, OH the LC Pavilion 4/9 Indianapolis, IN the Vogue 4/10 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge 4/12 St. Louis, MO Gargoyle Club 4/13 Milwuakee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom 4/14 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre 4/15 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre 4/18 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

about Universal Republic Records A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, Universal Republic is home to a diverse array of superstar artists such as 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse, Colbie Caillat, Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Hinder, Owl City, SuperHeavy, the Rolling Stones, the Voice(Javier Colon, Dia Frampton), among many others.

it is comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures. it is comprised of Republic Nashville Records(The Band Perry), and is in partnerships with Aware Records(Mat Kearney), Big Machine(Taylor Swift), Brushfire(Jack Johnson, G Love), Cash Money(Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj) Lava Records(Jesse J, Black Veil Brides), SRC(Akon, Melanie Fiona, Shontelle), Tuff Gong(Damien Marley, Stephen Marley) among others.

THE NAKED AND FAMOUS is: thom powers – vocals, guitar alisa xayalith – vocals, keys aaron short – synth/electronics jesse wood – drums david beadle – bass

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For More information on THE NAKED AND FAMOUS: Universal Republic Records Publicity Angela Burke, 212-830-0895

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THE NAKED AND FAMOUS to Conclude Landmark Year at KROQ Almost Acoustic XMAS

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