Psychostick Plans First-Of-Its-Kind Web Tour
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Phoenix-based four-piece Psychostick will be coming to a computer screen near you for a series of fan-interactive events over the course of the next month as part of their Not Using Our Webcam For Amateur Porn (But We Wish We Were) Web Tour. The band, who have had a great deal of radio success with their single “Beer” (most recently gracing the WAAF Radio float at the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade and inciting fans to mosh in the streets with their music), will be interacting with their fans online in a series of different and exciting webcast events (please see full schedule below). Rock Ridge Music, that band’s label, came up with the idea for a unique web tour that can reach all fans with a computer and would not be limited by geography, making this a first-of-its-kind web tour. The label and band are working with Stickam.com to place the streaming video content on the Stickam site, the label’s MySpace page, and the band’s MySpace page.
“We wanted to take advantage of the opportunities available on the internet to bring tours and our bands’ music to fans everywhere,” says label principal Jason Spiewak.
The idea was hatched by Spiewak and executed by Rock Ridge Marketing Director Kim Frankel, who says: “We were inspired by the drive and determination of label artist Ernie Halter to bring every show to his fans via webcasting on his MySpace page and saw a way that we could take that technology and use it differently for another band. Ernie was instrumental in helping us with the ins and outs of the webcasting, and Psychostick embraced the idea.”
Fans will be able to tune in via computer on set days (times to be announced on the Psychostick MySpace page) to experience a series of “web events” featuring Psychostick, complete with plenty of the antics the fans have come to know and love from the guys. The fans will be able to chat with each other and with the band via a dedicated chat room linked to each broadcast. Psychostick will take time to answer fan questions and talk to them in real time at each event. The schedule is as follows:
April 7th: watch Psychostick prep for a show and perform in McAllen, TX
April 8th: on the road in the van with Psychostick
April 9th: hanging out and eating the “best Mexican food ever” in Odessa, TX
April 10th: snowball fight in Denver, CO (weather permitting)
April 16th: in the recording studio with Psychostick in Phoenix, AZ
April 18th: hanging out in Phoenix, AZ with the band, who will be polling folks on the street regarding the title of one of their songs: “Does orgasm = love?”
April 20th: webcast of Reno, NV show
April 22nd: hanging out at home with the family in Phoenix, AZ
May 15th: come along for an in-studio radio performance at KEYJ in Abilene, TX
Also, between the April 22nd and May 15th events, the band will participate in two fan-suggested events in Phoenix. Details will be posted on the Psychostick MySpace page once the events are confirmed.
Psychostick’s first full-length album "We Couldn't Think of a Title," was released nationally on September 12, 2006. Coming straight out of Phoenix, and glad to get out of the heat, Psychostick is a self-proclaimed "humor-core" band, successfully blending a combination of heavier genres such as metal and hardcore with an off-the-wall sense of humor. Their highly- energetic and entertaining live show has made them a legend on the road and a favorite of fans. The band’s second single, “Two Ton Paperweight,” shipped to radio earlier this week.
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