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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tracer confirm details for next album and announce new member

With very special guests
VIRGIL AND THE ACCELERATORS
Mid-priced mini album “LA?” released to coincide with UK Tour

Australian rock band TRACER start their “Spaces In Between” UK tour on Wednesday September 26th at the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton with special guests Virgil and the Accelerators.
Tickets are on sale from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898. Tickets can be booked online www.thegigcartel.com.
Nominated as Best New Band at this year’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, Tracer will be head to LA at the end of the year to record their next album with producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel).
The band recently replaced their bassist Leigh Brown with newest member, Pat Saracino. Says Tracer’s drummer, Andre Wise, “We'd like to thank Leigh Brown for his tireless efforts and massive contribution to the band. Leigh recently decided his musical journey with Tracer has come to end.”
During the upcoming UK tour, Tracer will perform special acoustic sessions with Kerrang! Radio in Birmingham on October 26th, Real Radio XS in Manchester on October 27th, and Real Radio XS in Glasgow on October 29th.
Tracer: "Too Much" Promo Video
TRACER - "SPACES IN BETWEEN"
SEPTEMBER 2012 UK TOUR
24 Hour Box Office – 0844 478 0898
www.thegigcartel.com

Wednesday 26th September
Wolverhampton: Slade Rooms

Tickets: £12:00
Box Office: 0870 320 7000
www.wolvescivic.co.uk
Broad Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HP
Thursday 27th September
Manchester: Academy

Tickets: £12.00

Box Office: 0161 275 4278
www.manchesteracademy.net
Oxford Road, Manchester,

Lancashire, M13 9PQ
Friday 28th September
Newcastle: Cluny

Tickets: £12.00

Box Office: 0191 230 4474
www.thecluny.com
36 Lime Street, Ouseburn
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ


Saturday 29th September
Glasgow: ABC

Tickets: £12.00

Box Office: 0844 477 2000
www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk
300 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JA


Sunday 30th September

Leeds: Cockpit

Tickets - £12.00

Box Office: 0113 244 1573
www.thecockpit.co.uk / info@thecockpit.co.uk
The Cockpit, Swinegate, Leeds, LS1 4AG


Wednesday 3rd October
Nottingham: Rescue Rooms

Tickets: £12.00

Box Office - 0845 413 4444
www.rescuerooms.com
Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street
Nottingham, NG1 5JT
Thursday 4th October
Bath: Komedia

Tickets: £12.00

Box Office: 0845 293 8480
www.komedia.co.uk/bath
22 Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EP
Friday 5th October
Gloucester: Guildhall

Tickets: £12.00

Box Office: 01452 503050
www.gloucester.gov.uk
23 Eastgate Street
Gloucester GL1 1 NS
Saturday 6th October
Poole: Mr Kyps

Tickets - £12.00

Box Office: 0871 230 1101
www.mrkyps.net
8A Parr Street, Poole, BH4 0JY
Sunday 7th October
Brighton: The Haunt

Tickets: £12.00
Box Office: 08444 780 898
www.thehauntbrighton.co.uk
10 Pool Valley Coach Station
Brighton, BN1 1NJ
Very Special Guests
Virgil and the Accelerators
Very special guests on the tour is Virgil and the Accelerators; a sensational young power trio, captivating audiences across Europe with their jaw dropping live performances.  Debut album 'The Radium' has received countless 5 star reviews. Classic Rock listed the band’s work in 'Best of 2011'. Top USA magazine Blues Rock Review placed the album second in their Top 40 albums of 2011. The band have been nominated for Best 'Young Artist' and 'Best Album' in this year’s British Blues Awards. With their new album they have single-handedly rewritten the blues rock template, producing one of the finest debut albums for many years.

To coincide with the September UK tour, “Cool Green Recordings” will release Tracer’s mid-priced mini album “LA?” in the UK on 27th August 2012.  The mini album was originally released in Australia in 2009.
Tracer was recently voted third place in Planet Rock’s “Best New Band” listeners’ poll.  Over the past four months Planet Rock has played the singles Too Mucha nd Devil Ride, two songs taken from Tracer’s debut critically acclaimed album Spaces In Between.
Tracer has captured the excitement and adrenalin rush of rock’n’roll. Tracer’s sound embodies the same raw dynamics and edge to that of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age and Black Sabbath.
With the release of Spaces in Between, Tracer has attracted rave reviews and interviews in Classic Rock (New Band of the Month), Total Guitar, Rock Sound, Guitarist, Fireworks and Powerplay.  Their video for Too Much has attracted over 50,000 hits on YouTube. In the tradition of three-piece rock bands like Rush and Muse, Tracer’s sound is the audio equivalent to Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now set inside the eye of a hurricane.
Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, Tracer embrace a sonic sledgehammer sound steeped in epic guitars, thunderous riffs and raw, uncompromising vocals. Their Australian blend of 90’s stoner and 70’s classic rock continues to win them new fans.
When Tracer supported Royal Republic on their 2011 European tour, it soon became evident that Tracer was the band to watch. When the UK’s premiere classic rock radio station, Planet Rock started playing the band’s rock anthem Too Much, listeners responded, and posted messages on the Too Much YouTube video wall by saying, “Planet Rock brought me here.”
Rising from the ashes of blues prodigy band The Brown Brothers in 2004, Michael (vocals, guitar) and Leigh Brown (vocals, bass) teamed up with drummer Andre Wise to form Tracer. 
The following years have seen the trio find success with two independent releases; two international tours, including support slots for Little Red, Children Collide, The John Steel Singers and Cassette Kids.
Following a debut European tour in late 2009, Tracer returned overseas in September 2010 to take a coveted showcase slot at Germany’s PopKomm Music Conference in Berlin. The band embarked on a string of dates throughout Germany, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK, taking time off only to sign a record deal with Cool Green Recordings, a sub label of the Mascot Label Group.

Upon returning to Adelaide, the band headed straight into the studio, and recorded what was to be their debut album, Spaces In Between, released October 2011.
TRACER - OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY
With a sound reminiscent of 90′s grunge/stoner rock mixed with the everlasting bravado of 70′s classic rock, Tracer is a driving, sonic sledgehammer of massive guitars, clever hooks and raw uncompromising vocals. Forming out of the ashes of blues prodigy band The Brown Brothers in 2004, Michael (Vocals and guitar) and Leigh Brown (Vocals and Bass) teamed up with drummer Andre Wise to make Tracer. With 2 independent releases, 2 international tours and now a record contract under their belt, Tracer is a band that takes every little chance, every crazy idea, and commits everything they have to it.
During 2008 and 2009 Tracer took on an extensive touring schedule with multiple trips to Melbourne, a string of successful Adelaide shows including a capacity crowd at the Australian album launch for their second critically acclaimed mini-album “L.A.?”
2009 also saw the band share the stage with Little Red, Children Collide, The John Steel Singers and Cassette Kids among others. In late 2009 Tracer set off and toured Europe for three and a half months taking in Germany, the Netherlands, U.K., Denmark, Switzerland and Czech. Tracer also toured as part of The Great Australian Wave (as a showcase at PopKomm in Germany).
Upon returning from Europe the band got busy writing new songs and developing their live show. Demand from overseas led the band to recording 3 new songs to compliment the release of ‘L.A.?’ in Europe. ‘L.A.?’ was met with countless praising reviews in German magazines and an expression of interest from Mascot Records in the Netherlands.
Due to the success of the 2009 European tour and an increasing demand from overseas, Tracer played Europe once more with a showcase performance at Germany’s new format PopKomm Music Conference in Berlin. From this performance the band set off on a string of dates throughout Germany, Czech, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK.
The band released their debut LP via Mascot’s Cool Green Recordings on October 3rd 2011. Following the release of the album, the band toured the UK and Europe as support to Royal Republic.
In 2011, their single “Too Much” was A-listed on Planet Rock Radio in the UK for three months.  The band generated over 50,000 views for their Too Much video on YouTube.  In December 2011, Planet Rock A-listed Tracer’s critically acclaimed second single “Devil Ride”.
Due to popular demand, Tracer returned to the UK and Europe for their first headline tour in April 2012.  
On 27th August, Tracer will release their debut mini album “LA?” that will coincide with their second headline UK and European tour in September 2012. The mini album was originally released in Australia in 2009 to critical acclaim.
Tracer - Official Website
www.tracer-band.com
Tracer - Official Facebook
www.facebook.com/Tracer
Tracer - Official Twitter
https://twitter.com/#!/Tracerband

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