RX Bandits An Online Hit
The long-running band's highly anticipated fifth disc, Mandala won't hit shelves until July 21, 2009. But, thanks to Amazon's special pre-sale the week prior to its official release, RX Bandits fans quickly launched the album to the top of the chart -- out-selling huge artists like the Dead Weather, Daughtry and some guy named Michael Jackson.
Meanwhile, RX Bandits shows continue to sell out on their current U.S. tour, including NYC's Bowery Ballroom two weeks in advance (Irving Plaza is nearly sold out too), House of Blues in Anaheim, et al. Upcoming dates across the east coast are expected to sell out soon. RX Bandits joins co-headliners Dredg for the national tour, with alternating openers Good Old War, Zechs Marquise and As Tall As Lions.
Fans shopping for physical copies of Mandala will have special incentive to purchase at indie record stores -- the disc will be available as a 2-for-the-price-of-1 deal, paired with RX Bandits' previous album ...And The Battle Begun. The vinyl edition will be released September 5th to coincide with a special Record Store Day event.
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