Los Angeles, CA - March 5, 2012 - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros announced today their self-produced, second studio album will be titled HERE and would be released by Community Music / Vagrant Records on May 29, 2012.   After an early session in Bogalusa, LA, the band has been putting the finishing touches on the album in Ojai, CA.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will make an appearance with members of Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show at the 2012 South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival on Saturday, March 17th for the world premiere of Big Easy Express, the Emmett Malloy directed film that covered the bands' journey as they traveled in vintage railcars across the American Southwest over the course of a week, playing concerts at six unique outdoor locations along the route. The bands will join Big Easy Express director Emmett Malloy and film producers in a Q&A subsequently perform an exclusive live acoustic set.

 

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will launch a nationwide tour starting in Los Angeles, CA headlining the iconic Greek Theatre and kick off its 2012 Season on May 4th.  The following night the band will headline Santa Barbara's Santa Barbara Bowl for the first time.  The tour will cross the country and include a headlining performance at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and a stop in Canada before it winds down on June 1st at the Wakarusa Festival in Ozark, AR.  Fan presales for these dates will start Wednesday, March 7th at 10:00 AM local time via Musictoday (http://edwardsharpe.tickets.musictoday.com).  Public on sales for these shows will begin on March 9th and 10th at 10:00 AM or 12:00 PM local time, depending on the market. Full list of tour dates, including previously announced March 2012 dates below.

 

MARCH

14th                   Santa Ana, CA             The Observatory

15th                   Tucson, AZ                   Rialto Theatre

18th                   Tulsa, OK                      Cain's Ballroom

20th                   Boulder, CO                 Boulder Theatre

22nd                  Aspen, CO                    Belly Up

23rd                   Salt Lake City, UT         Kingsbury Hall

 

MAY

4th                     Los Angeles, CA            Greek Theatre

5th                     Santa Barbara, CA        Santa Barbara Bowl

8th                     New York, NY                Roseland Ballroom

11th                   Upper Darby, PA         Tower Theatre

12th                   Boston, MA                  Orpheum Theatre

13th                   Toronto, ONT               Kool Haus

15th                   Washington, DC           9:30 Club

16th                   Charlotte, NC                The Fillmore Charlotte

18th                   Woodlands, TX             Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*

19th                   Dallas, TX                       Gexa Energy Pavilion*

21st                    Atlanta, GA                   The Tabernacle

22nd                  Indianapolis, IN             Egyptian Room

24th                   Chicago, IL                      Riviera Theatre

25th                   Minneapolis, MN          Cabooze On The West Bank

26th                   Milwaukee, WI              Riverside Theatre

27th                   Kansas City, MO            Crossroads KC

29th                   Royal Oak, MI                Royal Oak Music Theatre

30th                   Columbus, OH               The LC Pavilion

31st                    Nashville, TN                  Ryman Auditorium

 

JUNE

1st                       Ozark, AR                      Wakarusa Festival

 

* supporting Dave Matthews Band

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in Los Angeles in 2007.  They released their debut album, Up From Below, in July 2009 on Community Music.  The album has sold over 275,000 copies in the US, and charted on iTunes for 69 straight weeks.  With its unique and universal appeal, their hit single "Home" soared to over 775,000 downloads.  After intensive touring throughout 2009-2011, including hit appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have proven themselves to be a touring force to be reckoned with. In March 2011, the troupe's lead singer Alex Ebert released his solo debut album, Alexander, on Community Music, which was written and recorded during breaks from being on tour as a part of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The album includes ten brand new songs that Alexander wrote and played entirely himself. In April 2011, the band embarked on the "Railroad Revival Tour" with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show where the band traveled exclusively in vintage railcars across the American Southwest for a week and played concerts at unique outdoor locations along the route.  Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros actively support Water Wells For Africa, Charity Water, APJ Now, Hope Campaign and Voice Project.