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Early Ludo Efforts No Longer Out of Print


08/21/2009
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(PR) Before LUDO became a household name by selling over 100,000 copies of their Island Records debut album, You're Awful, I Love You, the band had built a strong following in the Midwest by peddling their self-released records out of the back of their van. Blowing through thousands of these albums, Ludo thought they would never see the light of day again… until today. Ludo is proud to announce that the band's out-of-print 2003 self-titled debut and 2005 rock opera follow-up, Broken Bride, will be available again on September 29th via the band's own label, Redbird Records & Touring.

"Our fan base has grown quite a bit in the last year," says Ludo's Tim Convy (Moog synthesizer, keyboards, vocals). "As a result, we have plenty of new fans who are only familiar with You're Awful, I Love You. We wanted to put out our first two albums to a wider audience, to sort of bring them up to speed before we release our new album next year."

Ludo's self-titled album gives fans a glimpse into their humble beginnings, where the four-piece began to hone their quirky sensibilities and ability to write peppy and infectious rock hooks. Before Ludo recorded the breakthrough single "Love Me Dead," which was a Top 10 Modern Rock single, and "Go-Getter Greg" (both off You're Awful…), the group had sold over 10,000 copies of their self-released, self-titled disc. With songs like "Hum Along" and "Good Will Hunting By Myself" it's easy to see why their fan base became so rabid and demanded more Ludo! The re-issue includes a slew of bonus material, including the never-before released track "Elektra's Complex," a fast-paced tongue-in-cheek tune that's been a live favorite for years and a never-released 10-song bonus disc recorded live at Ludo's first birthday show at the legendary Mississippi Nights in St. Louis in 2004.

The group delivered the Broken Bride EP a year later, which is an epic love story that spans time and space. The album tells the tale of a man's desperate attempt to save his wife who dies in a car crash by traveling back in time, but his travel goes awry and… well, can't give too much away. The EP shows a growth in the band's songwriting abilities and quickly became a fan favorite, boasting huge choruses and a "timeless" plotline. In 2006, the University Theater group at the University of Chicago even adapted the rock opera for a staged performance and the University of Nevada - Las Vegas performed a Bride medley at a UNLV football game.

Ludo is currently writing their major label follow-up to You're Awful, I Love You and plan to hit the studio once again with Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More, Train). In support of the albums (which will be available in retail outlets nationwide), Ludo has recently announced The Broken Bride Tour, and will be performing songs from all three releases including Broken Bride in its entirety. (tour dates below).

Oct 16: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Oct 17: New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Oct 22: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Oct 23: Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Oct 24: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Nov 6: West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
Nov 7: Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Nov 13: Dallas, TX @ The Door
Nov 14: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio



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