Sum 41, American Hi-Fi To 'Fuel The Music'
Island labelmates Sum 41, American Hi-Fi, Hoobastank, Rival Schools, Injected, Andrew WK, Blindfold, rubyhorse, and Greenwheel have signed on for the Fuel The Music tour, sponsored by online music sitIsland labelmates Sum 41, American Hi-Fi, Hoobastank, Rival Schools, Injected, Andrew WK, Blindfold, rubyhorse, and Greenwheel have signed on for the Fuel The Music tour, sponsored by online music site MP3.com and the Toyota Matrix. The eight-week trek bows Saturday (Feb. 2) with Sum 41 and Blindfold at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., and American Hi-Fi and rubyhorse at the studio's Hollywood, Calif., location. MP3.com will Webcast both events live on the tour's microsite.
A full itinerary is still being worked out, but Hoobastank is set to headline from Feb. 14-19, with Injected, Greenwheel, and Rival Schools taking over at various times between March 10-31. Andrew WK will play separate dates from March 12-26. American Hi-Fi and Sum 41 will return to the lineup to play separate shows throughout April.
Some of the artists have international dates sprinkled throughout the duration of Fuel The Music. Sum 41 will be on the road internationally through a March 16-17 stand in Manchester, England, in support of its Island debut, "All Killer No Filler." The set, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to Soundscan, jumps 84-90 in its 38th week on The Billboard 200 this week.
"This tour is a great example of the integrated campaigns we are creating that stem from our strategic relationship with MP3.com," Island Def Jam Music Group president/CEO Lyor Cohen said in a statement. "The combination of their leading technology, their ties to quality brands like Toyota, and our premiere artist roster provides a unique way for us to all reach a common targeted audience."