100 Monkeys TourAug 28th, 2009 | By Krystal | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
Jackson Rathbone and his band 100 Monkeys are embarking on a 100-city tour to help promote Twilight! Here is the full press release:
TWILIGHT PRODIGY PARTNERS WITH NEW CASTLE FOR NATIONWIDE TOUR
Jackson Rathbone and his band, 100 Monkeys, hit the road
(August 28, 2009) Los Angeles – New Castle Entertainment announced today
that they have partnered with Jackson Rathbone and his band, 100 Monkeys,
to schedule and promote a one hundred city tour that will kick off
September 12th in Vancouver. Rathbone is in Vancouver filming ‘Eclipse’,
the third installment of the Twilight saga.
Jackson recently completed filming M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Air
Bender in Pennsylvania. While he was there, he and the band completed a
two-month East Coast tour, with every show sold out. The band is made up
of Rathbone’s high school confidantes, Ben Graupner and Ben Johnson, along
with his friends Jerad Anderson and Lawrence Abrams.
The thing that makes the band so unique is that each member can play every
instrument. In between songs, one of them yells ‘switcharoo’ and they all
switch instruments. “It’s amazing to see musicians that can play six or
seven different instruments without missing a beat. There’s never a dull
moment when they’re on stage,” said Tim Crockett of New Castle
The band has been featured on MTV, VH1, Entertainment Tonight and in
People Magazine. Their eclectic blend of soulful music has been compared
to The Doors, Tom Waite and Coldplay. At the band’s first Vancouver
concert in February, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and almost the
entire cast of Twilight showed up. “I was blown away when Entertainment
Tonight interviewed us. We’re grateful to have the support of so many
people,” said Jerad Anderson of 100 Monkeys.
The band is in talks with Saturday Night Live to be the musical guests the
week of November 20th when New Moon hits theaters. They will also have a
CD signing at Barnes & Noble in New York City the same week.
Their concert on September 12th will be at The Rickshaw Theatre at 8pm.
It’s a historic Chinese theatre that was built in the 50′s and was
recently updated and re-opened as a music venue. 100 Monkeys will be
picking two lucky winners from the audience for a meet & greet with the
band. Tickets are only $20 and it’s an all ages show.
For more information, visit 100MonkeysMusic.com