SANTA MONICA, CA (August 22, 2007) – Denver-based Drop Dead, Gorgeous are slaying stages and stereos across the land this summer with the intense, frenzied blend of post-hardcore, metal and emo found on their sophomore effort Worse Than a Fairy Tale. Released on August 14th on Suretone Records, the album is a conceptual tour de force detailing a serial killer’s reign of terror in the town of Saylor Lake. The dark, compelling rock opus is slashing its way up the charts this week with a debut on the Billboard Top 200 at #139, with sales in excess of 5000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Additionally, the album enters the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart at #5.
To enhance their fan’s listening experience, the band has also launched a new website featuring a complex web of interactive, multimedia segments that complement the album and its multifaceted storyline. Log on to www.worsethanafairytale.com/launch for all the graphic and gory details. Worse Than a Fairy Tale was recorded in L.A. with super-producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot, The Cure), who pulled a razor’s-edge performances from the band to complement the aggressive storyline. The album was mixed by lauded veteran Chris Lord-Alge.
The album is experiencing big sales just as the band is enjoying a high-profile slot on this year’s Vans Warped Tour, where fans are buying hundreds of copies of Worse Than a Fairy Tale per day at the band’s merchandise booth. After the Warped Tour ends on August 25 in Los Angeles, DD,G will appear in nearby Claremont, CA for an in-store performance and CD signing at Rhino Records at 1:00pm on Sunday, August 26. The band will then take a short break before hitting the road once again this fall with Aiden, Still Remains and 1997.
Respected tastemakers Alternative Press magazine named Drop Dead, Gorgeous as one of their “100 Bands You Need To Know In ‘07,” calling the group’s music an “expertly mangled mélange of serrated guitars, blast-beat breakdowns and sharp-tongued sarcasm.” Hordes of fans across the continent obviously agree, as DD,G has played to wildly enthusiastic fans who have singled the band out amid the star-studded Warped Tour. Excitement for the band’s music is equally fervent south of the border as well, as DD,G was mobbed by excited crowds in city after city during their recent headlining tour of Mexico, where they spent hours after each show meeting fans and signing autographs. In Mexico City alone, around 1,000 enthusiastic concertgoers rocked out to the band and sang along with every lyric, with some fans fainting from the heat and others barely kept off the stage by a human barricade of security guards.
The five members of Drop Dead, Gorgeous came together in Denver and quickly signed with Rise Records in September 2005 after being discovered by the label through songs posted on their MySpace and Purevolume Web pages. While half of the band members were still in high school, the prolific group released their debut EP Be Mine, Valentine in early 2006 and their full-length, In Vogue, several months later. Following extensive touring throughout that summer with the likes of Senses Fail, Scars Of Tomorrow, Eighteen Visions, Bullet For My Valentine and others, the group signed with Suretone Records and immediately began work on their sophomore effort, Worse Than a Fairy Tale. For tour updates, streaming music and more, check out: www.myspace.com/dropdeadgorgeous and DropDeadGorgeousRock.com.
DROP DEAD, GORGEOUS ON THE WARPED TOUR
22 Selland Arena Fresno, CA
23 Sleep Train Amphitheater Sacramento, CA
24 Coors Amphitheatre San Diego, CA
25 Home Depot Center Los Angeles, CA
26 Rhino Records Claremont, CA *
DROP DEAD, GORGEOUS WITH AIDEN, STILL REMAINS & 1997
11 El Corazon Seattle, WA
14 Gothic Theater Denver, CO
15 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
16 Creepy Crawl St. Louis, MO
17 Station 4 St. Paul, MN
19 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
20 Metro Chicago, IL
21 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI
22 Opera House Toronto, OK
23 Buffalo Icon Buffalo, NY
24 Revolution Worcester, MA
27 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
28 The Fillmore at the TLA Philadelphia, PA
30 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
1 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
2 The Club at Firestone Orlando, FL
4 Meridian Houston, TX
5 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
6 The Door Dallas, TX
8 The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, AZ
9 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
10 Soma San Diego, CA
12 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
* In-store signing/performance.