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Pentatonix Scores Their First Top 10 Debut with PTX Volume 2
on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart

Album Debuts #1 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart

Group Kicks Off 2014 North American Tour on February 4

Video for “Daft Punk” Eclipses 13 Million Views in its First Week

PTXmas (Deluxe Edition) To Be Released November 19

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOVEMBER 13, 2013 – Vocal sensations Pentatonix, have scored their first Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart with their latest PTX Volume 2 release from Madison Gate Records, landing at #10 with over 30,000 in CD sales. The album also topped Billboard’s Independent Artist Chart.


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PTX Volume 2 features a 7-song Daft Punk medley, its video released via the group’s YouTube Channel has already garnered 13 million views in its first week. The iTunes version of the album alsofeatures a medley of the Swedish House Mafia hits “Save The World” and “Don’t Worry Child” as an iTunes album-only bonus track.

Watch “Daft Punk” Here: http://youtu.be/3MteSlpxCpo

Watch “Save The World / Don’t Worry Child” Here: http://bit.ly/SHMCptx


PTX Volume 2 follows the group’s two 2012 Madison Gate Records Releases – PTX Volume 1 and PTXmas – both debuting on Billboard’s Top 200 and selling more than 125,000 albums to date. The new release features 8 brand new tracks, including 3 original songs, 4 covers and a modern twist on the classic “Hit The Road Jack.”

“We knew from the start that PTX Vol 2 would do well, but the reception the album has received has greatly exceeded our expectations,” said Madison Gate Records executive Shelly Bunge. “This just goes to show that there continues to be a strong market for innovative and cutting-edge a cappella music and Pentatonix is leading the way.” Shelly Bunge – Executive In Charge for Madison Gate Records.


Pentatonix will also release a deluxe version of PTXmas, titled PTXmas (Deluxe Edition), with 2 bonus tracks on Tuesday, November 19 via Madison Gate Records. The Deluxe Edition holiday album will include brand new recordings of “Little Drummer Boy” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain.”

Pentatonix kicked off their PTX Volume 2 release week with a performance on Ellen. The performance can be seen here: http://www.ellentv.com/2013/11/04/pentatonix-performs-evolution-of-beyonce/

The group was also featured on CNN Headline News http://www.hlntv.com/video/2013/11/08/cappella-pentatonix-sing

and on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer in the highly coveted “Persons of the Week” segment. Click here to watch: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/amazing-success-story-testament-giving-20834572

Next up, Pentatonix is set to perform on The Queen Latifah Show December 9.


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Pentatonix are currently overseas on their very first – and completely sold out – European tour. The group have also announced dates for their upcoming North American headline tour. The initial run of dates will begin February 4, 2014 and go through April 2014, and will include shows at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, as well as, at Oakland’s Fox Theater and New York City’s Beacon Theatre. All tickets and limited VIP Packages – including meet & greets, access to soundcheck, exclusive merchandise and even a private performance – are available at http://www.ptxofficial.com/tour.

Online, the Pentatonix YouTube channel boasts over 180 million views, buoyed by more than 2.2 Million subscribers, and is one of the Top 100 most subscribed-to music channels. The group also has more than 600,000 Facebook fans and nearly 160,000 Twitter followers.

Additionally, the group’s a cappella opus – “Evolution Of Music” – has now eclipsed 23 million YouTube views. The video spans 1,000 years of music in just 4 minutes, includes some of the most popular songs from the last dozen centuries and has been featured by The Huffington Post, Mashable and the Yahoo! homepage.

Watch “Evolution Of Music” Here: http://bit.ly/EvolutionPTX

Pentatonix have appeared on countless television shows, including Ellen, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, the American Music Awards red carpet show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Larry King Now, and have been chosen to appear in an upcoming episode of the new season of “Sesame Street,” which will air on February 7, 2014.


Full track listing for PTX Vol 2

1 Can’t Hold Us
2 Natural Disaster
3 Love Again
4 Valentine
5 Hey Momma/Hit The Road Jack
6 I Need Your Love
7 Run to You
8 Daft Punk
9 Save The World / Don't You Worry Child [iTunes Exclusive Bonus Track]

2014 U.S. Tour Dates

DATE VENUE LOCATION
FEB    
4 Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, TX
5 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
6 Gillioz Theatre Springfield, MO
8 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
9 Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN
11 Milwaukee Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI
12 State Theater Minneapolis, MN
15 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
17 The Complex-Rockwell Salt Lake City, UT
19 Vogue Theater Vancouver, BC
20 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
22 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
23 Grand Sierra Resort Reno, NV
25 Soma San Diego, CA
26 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
27 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
MAR    
1 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
19 Peabody Opera House St. Louis, MO
20 Robinson Center Music Hall Little Rock, AR
22 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
23 Iron City Birmingham, AL
25 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
26 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
27 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
29 DAR Constitution Hall Washington, DC
30 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
APR    
1 The College of New Jersey Ewing Township, NJ
3 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
5, 6 House of Blues Boston, MA
8 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
9 UB Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY


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