Sugarcult Sweet On Tour, 'Van Wilder'

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month tour in support of its debut album, "Start Static" (Ultimatum Music). The group will also gain some added exposure wit

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month tour in support of its debut album, "Start Static" (Ultimatum Music). The group will also gain some added exposure with its song "Bouncing Off the Walls," which is the lead single from the soundtrack to the forthcoming Tapestry Films/Artisan Entertainment film "National Lampoon's Van Wilder."

The tour, which touches down in San Jose, Calif., tonight (Jan. 25), will include two "Van Wilder" events with the film's stars, Tara Reid ("American Pie," "Josie & the Pussycats") and Ryan Reynolds ("Two Guys & a Girl," "Dick"). The first is a Jan. 30 screening in Los Angeles, while the second is a spring break party set for March 15 in Panama City, Fla. The film is set to open April 5 in U.S. theaters.

"Bouncing Off the Walls," which also appears on "Start Static," is newly recorded for the soundtrack with Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett making a guest appearance. The track is one of four the group contributed to the film -- "Stuck in America," "How Does it Feel," and "Saying Goodbye" are the others-- although it's the only one that appears on the "Van Wilder" soundtrack, which also features cuts from Jimmy Eat World, American Hi-Fi, Sum 41, and N.E.R.D., among others. The soundtrack is due March 26, via Ultimatum Music.

Comprised of singer/guitarist Tim Pagnotta, guitarist Marko 72 (Ataris, Nerf Herder), bassist Airin, and drummer Ben Davis, Sugarcult formed in 1988. Produced by Matt Wallace (Replacements, Faith No More), "Start Static" was released last August, and has sold 27,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.

Through Feb. 7, Sugarcult will be appearing with Home Grown and Yellowcard on most dates, Finch and Tsunami Bomb at select shows, and supporting Reel Big Fish Feb. 7 at L.A.'s House of Blues. Beginning Feb. 12, the band will be touring the country with Unwritten Law. Last year the band toured with Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger, Blink-182, and Good Charlotte, and appeared on the summer's Warped Tour.

For more information, visit the band's official Web site.

Here is the track listing for "National Lampoon's Van Wilder":

The Living End, "Roll On"
Jimmy Eat World, "Bleed American"
6gig, "Hit the Ground"
Sugarcult, "Bouncing off the Walls"*
American Hi-Fi, "I'm a Fool"
David Mead, "Girl on the Roof"
N.E.R.D., "Things Are Getting Better"
Swirl 360, "Okay"
Transmatic, "Blind Spot"
Sum 41, "Makes No Difference"
Fuzz Townshend, "At Auntie's Tom's"
Sia, "Little Man"
Abandoned Pools, "Start Over"

Here are Sugarcult's confirmed tour dates:

Jan. 25: San Jose, Calif. (Cactus Club; w/Home Grown, Yellowcard)
Jan. 26: Sacramento, Calif. (Scratch 8; w/Home Grown, Yellowcard, Finch)
Jan. 27: Chico, Calif. (Brickworks; w/Home Grown, Yellowcard, Finch)
Jan. 30: Los Angeles ("National Lampoon's Van Wilder" event)
Feb. 2: Pomona, Calif. (Glass House; w/Tsunami Bomb, Yellowcard)
Feb. 7: Los Angeles (House of Blues; w/Reel Big Fish, Home Grown)
Feb. 12: Tallahassee, Fla. (Cow Haus; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 14: Jacksonville, Fla. (Marquee Theatre; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 15: Pompano Beach, Fla, (Millennium; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 16: St. Petersburg, Fla. (State Theatre; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 17: Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (House of Blues; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 18: Atlanta (Cotton Club; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 20: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 21: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 22: Philadelphia (Trocadero; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 23: Albany, N.Y. (Saratoga Winners; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 24: New York (Irving Plaza; w/Unwritten Law)
Feb. 26: Boston (Axis; w/ Unwritten Law)
Feb. 27: Hartford, Conn. (Webster Theatre; w/Unwritten Law)
March 2: Pittsburgh (Metropol; w/Unwritten Law)
March 3: Cleveland (Odeon; w/ Unwritten Law)
March 6: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall; w/Unwritten Law)
March 7: Chicago (Metro; w/Unwritten Law)
March 8: Milwaukee (Rave; w/Unwritten Law)
March 15: Panama City, Fla. ("National Lampoon's Van Wilder" event)

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