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CAPITAL CITIES SCORE FIRST GOLD SINGLE WITH
GLOBAL SMASH HIT “SAFE AND SOUND,”
FROM IN A TIDAL WAVE OF MYSTERY


BAND PLAYS OUTDOOR STAGE ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!” TONIGHT

CAPITAL CITIES’ WORLD TOUR UNDERWAY NOW

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July 11, 2013 — New York, NY — Capital Cities have taken the world by storm with the break out hit of the summer, “Safe and Sound.” The track is certified Gold in the United States and Canada and Platinum in Germany. Featured on the band’s debut album, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, it’s the #7 most Shazam-ed track in America, where it is currently #16 on iTunes. A multi-format radio smash, “Safe and Sound” has already hit No. 1 at Modern Rock radio and is Top 10 on Triple A, in the mid 20s at Hot AC and is approaching Top 15 on the Top 40 charts. It’s been heard on “American Idol,” “TODAY,” “90210” and in more than a half dozen promotional campaigns, including spots for Nike, HBO and Smart Car. The track is also exploding in Europe, where anticipation is high for the band’s upcoming European tour, launching in September.

The official video for “Safe and Sound” – lensed by Grady Hall (Beck, Modest Mouse) – has racked up nearly five million views. Combined with the band’s previous videos for the track, views for “Safe and Sound” now exceed eight million. The new clip is being played on MTV, MTV2, Teen Nick, Fuse, Music Choice, Palladia, mtvU and MTV Hits and was aptly described by Complex, which noted: “The pop-electro sounds and front men Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian getting down at the newly restored Los Angeles Theatre will be sure to make your day.”

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Capital Cities will perform on the outdoor stage of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” tonight and as part of the late night show's collaboration with Myspace, the band will also perform an extended set immediately following the live television broadcast which will be livestreamed on the site. Fans can tune in to catch the special performance on Myspace's newly relaunched platform and watch the concert in its entirety here: https://myspace.com/jimmykimmellive/live/capital-cities-live/9. To embed the livestream of the Capital Cities concert your site, copy and paste the following code: https://myspace.com/play/live/capital-cities-live-9

Following the success of their first-ever North American headline tour, “Dancing With Strangers,” which included numerous sold-out shows, the band is playing a string of summer dates here before heading to Europe and Japan.

While “Safe and Sound” keeps its lock on a Top 5 slot at Modern Rock radio, numerous stations including KROQ in Los Angeles and Live105 in San Francisco are also playing the next single, “Kangaroo Court.” The track – hailed as a “summer jam if we’ve ever heard one” by Billboard – officially goes to radio in August, when the accompanying video will also be released.

Produced by founding members/front men Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, two L.A.-based jingle writers who met on Craigslist, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery also included such track as “I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo” and “Farrah Fawcett Hair,” which features Andre 3000. USA Today praised Capital Cities’ “playful fusion of pop, rock and EDM” in a recent “On the Verge” feature and Rolling Stone marveled at the mix of “high-energy dance beats with unbridled optimism and joy” heard on “Safe and Sound.”

Capital Cities – Upcoming Tour Dates

 

DATE LOCATION VENUE
JUL
13 Philadelphia, PA WRFF Summer Block Party
24 Los Angeles, CA The Grove Summer Concert Series (free show)
31 Toronto, ON Edgefest
AUG    
1 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
2 Montreal, QC Osheaga Music & Arts Festival - Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau
10,11 Osaka, Japan Summersonic
14 Seoul, Korea Supersonic
17 Sterling Heights, MI MoPop Music Festival - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
25 Monterey, CA First City Festival - Monterey County Fairgrounds
30 Chicago, IL North Coast Music Festival
31 Calgary, AB Xfest - Fort Calgary
SEP    
20, 21 Atlanta, GA Music Midtown 2013
OCT    
13 Mexico City, MX Festival Corona Capital 2013
26 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful Festival
NOV    
2 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre (opening for Two Door Cinema Club)

 

For more about Capital Cities, please visit:
www.capitalcitiesmusic.com
www.facebook.com/capitalcities
www.twitter.com/capitalcities

 


 

 

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