Tickets On-Sale May 15th

(May 12, 2009 - New York, NY)  - Multi-platinum rockers Collective Soul (Loud and Proud/ Roadrunner Records) and platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw (J Records) will hit the road this summer on a co-headlining tour throughout the U.S. The multi-city run kicks off June 22 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH.  Green River Ordinance will join this tour as the opening act. Tickets go on sale beginning May 15th at CollectiveSoul.com and GavinDegraw.com, with fan club pre-sales for both artists starting Thursday May 14th.  This tour marks the first time both bands have toured together, but they have long been mutual fans. The tour announcement will also be released via Twitter.

Collective Soul frontman Ed Roland says, "We are excited to get back out on the road this summer, and are delighted it's with Gavin.  The band have always been big fans, and we look forward to some great shows."

Gavin DeGraw concurs, "Collective Soul is a great group of guys with a great sound.  I partied with them in the fabulous city of Atlanta. It's going to be an exciting tour and I am looking forward to it."

Tour dates are as follows:

6/22     Cleveland, OH - House of Blues

6/23     Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's

6/24     Indianapolis, IN - The Egyptian Room

6/26     Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Arts Festival

6/29     Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club

7/7       Tulsa, OK - Spirit Bank Event Center

7/9       Southhaven, MS - Snowden Grove Amphitheater

7/10     Chicago, IL - World's Largest Block Party

7/11     Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

7/13     Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues

7/14     Lake Buena Vista, FL  - House of Blues

7/15     Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution

  
ABOUT COLLECTIVE SOUL

Globally known for mega-hits such as "Shine," "December" and "The World I Know," Collective Soul hails from Atlanta, GA and has produced 7 #1 singles and sold over 10 million records. The band broke into mainstream popularity with their 1993 debut album Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid. The group's self-titled second album arrived the following year and logged a 76-week run on the Billboard Top 200. 1999's critically acclaimed Dosage saw Collective Soul further its run as rock radio superstars. The first single "Heavy" set a new high mark for 15-weeks at #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart.  "Tremble For My Beloved" also appears on the gold-certified soundtrack for the hit film Twilight. Their debut album for Loud and Proud/Roadrunner Records is schedule for release August 25th 2009.


ABOUT GAVIN DEGRAW

Gavin DeGraw returned to the charts this year with Free, a stripped-down 9-track collection of songs. Immediately following the release Gavin hit the road for his sold out "Where It Began" tour taking audiences on a musical journey back to his roots for a series of intimate full band and solo performances. Billboard said of his recent tour "The singer [Gavin DeGraw] proved to be a triple-threat, switching back and forth between lead guitar and piano while crooning soulfully to the crowd." His album Free is the follow-up to DeGraw's self-titled 2008 album Gavin DeGraw, which debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and No. 7 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart last May, earning DeGraw his first Top 10 album. Gavin DeGraw spawned the hit singles "In Love With A Girl," which Billboard dubbed "a rocking homerun" and the gold-certified "We Belong Together."