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Smile Empty Soul Lands In A Puddle Of Mudd

Smile Empty Soul will join multi-platinum rockers Puddle Of Mudd on their MTV Presents club tour starting November 4 in Atlanta, GA. The SoCal rockers continue to tour relentlessly in support of their self-titled debut album, having hit the road already with the likes of Trapt, Seether and Fuel. Following on the heels of Puddle of Mudd, the trio will round out 2003 with a headlining tour. Smile Empty Soul have just released their second single Nowhere Kids, a guileless portrayal of the plight of many adolescents. The sensitive and shocking companion video is now playing on both MTV2 and Fuse. These channels have been the breaking ground of many a successful rock band including Coldplay, Dashboard Confessional, and A.F.I.

Smile Empty Soul are gaining notoriety for their uncompromising live show. Their high-octane performance, combined with massive radio support, has garnered legions of dedicated fans nationwide. The band’s debut single, Bottom of a Bottle is the perfect combination of post-grunge heaviness and alternative angst. The song is a Top 5 hit at alternative radio and the companion video was awarded Blow Torch rotation on MTV2. The album, which has sold over 200,000 units, has held fast in the Billboard Top 200 since its summer 2003 release.

Smile Empty Soul are vocalist/lyricist Sean Danielsen, bassist Ryan Martin and drummer Derek Gledhill. The band formed in 1999 and regularly performed locally in Santa Clarita and on the Sunset Strip. The guys signed with Thro Back Records in 2001 and began working on what would become their debut album. The album was recorded by producer John Lewis Parker and recorded at Suburban Hell studios in California. Lava Records pacted with Thro Back Records earlier this year and jointly released the band’s debut album on May 27th, 2003. For more information on Smile Empty Soul go to www.smileemptysoul.com.

  • 11/4 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
  • 11/5 – Tampa, FL – Masquerade
  • 11/6 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
  • 11/8 – Charleston, SC – Center Stage At The Plex
  • 11/9 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
  • 11/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
  • 11/11 – Syracuse, NY – Bridge Street Music Hall
  • 11/13 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
  • 11/14 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
  • 11/15 – Edgerton, WI – Club Raven
  • 11/16 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fairgrounds
  • 11/18 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
  • 11/19 – Des Moines, IA – Toad Holler
  • 11/20 – Springfield, MO – Rockwell
  • 11/23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Bricks
  • 11/24 – Sparks, NV – New Oasis
  • 11/25 – Modesto, CA – Fat Cat’s
  • 11/26 – San Bernadino, CA – Gotham
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