Sick Puppies have released their "Live and Unplugged" EP, available now on iTunes as well as at their shows. The four-song EP features tracks from their Top 200 mainstay and current release, Tri-Polar (RMR/Virgin/EMI).
It including acoustic versions of #1 Rock track "You're Going Down," current single "Odd One" which is climbing the rock charts at #9 this week, and crowd favorites "So What I Lied," and bonus track "Pretender."
Sick Puppies are currently on the road with Nickelback for the summer in support of the band's second album. The tour launched on April 3 at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City (full schedule below).
Their most recent disc, Tri-Polar, released in July 2009 on RMR/Virgin/EMI remaining in the Billboard Top 200 since its release and in the Top 20 on the Billboard Hard Album chart.
Their second single "Odd One" continues to be a hit at rock radio gaining spins to #9 this week on the Active Rock chart and moving up steadily as the #15 track at Modern Rock. The video for "Odd One" was directed by Frank Borin (Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and is a concept video along the lines of an X-Men character featuring a girl with the power to take life, and surprisingly to her give, with her hands. The video has been in the top 5 on Fuse #1 Countdown for more than 2 months currently holding firm at #3, as well as in the Top 20 on MTV2 and airing on MTVU.
Sick Puppies are Shimon Moore (guitar, vocals), Emma Anzai (bass) and Mark Goodwin (drums). Co-founded almost a decade ago by Shim and Emma while in high school, Sick Puppies introduced themselves to the world with their "Free Hugs" video for the song "All the Same" from their debut, Dressed Up As Life. Boasting more than 55 million views on YouTube, the video was shot in a Sydney shopping mall featuring their friend Juan Mann, who held up a hand-written placard offering "Free Hugs." In the past four years Sick Puppies have toured the globe in support of Evanescence, Deftones, Velvet Revolver, Chris Cornell, Flyleaf, Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down and more. Currently on the road in support of their sophomore release, Tri-Polar, Sick Puppies will spend the summer opening for Nickelback. For more information please visit www.sickpuppies.com.
Summer tour w/Nickelback, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown:
Sat. April 3 Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City
Tues. April 6 John Labatt Center London, ON
Thurs. April 8 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
Fri. April 9 Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec
Sun. April 11 Scotiabank Place Kanata, ON
Tues. April 13 Verizon Center Washington DC
Wed. April 14 Hampton Coliseum Hampton VA
Fri. April 16 Bi-Lo Center Greenville SC
Sat. April 17 Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro NC
Mon. April 19 Amway Arena Orlando FL
Wed. April 21 Philips Arena Atlanta GA
Fri. April 23 Scottrade Center St. Louis MO
Sat. April 24 BOK Center Tulsa OK
Mon. April 26 Sprint Center Kansas City MO
Wed. May 5 Spokane Center Spokane WA
Fri. May 7 Tacoma Dome Tacoma WA
Sat. May 8 Memorial Coliseum Portland OR
Mon. May 10 Idaho Center Nampa ID
Fri. May 14 INTRUST Bank Arena Wichita KS
Sat. May 15 American Airlines Center Dallas TX
Tues. May 18 Allstate Arena Chicago IL
Wed. May 19 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids MI
Fri. May 21 Bradley Center Milwaukee WI
Sat. May 22 Verizon Wireless Noblesville IN
Mon. May 24 Target Center Minneapolis MN
Tues. May 25 Qwest Center Omaha NE
Thur. May 27 Fargo Dome Fargo ND
Sat. May 29 Credit Union Center Saskatoon, SK
Mon. May 31 Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary, AB
Tues. June 1 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB
Thur. June 3 General Motors Place Vancouver, BC