Ludo Score Hit and Make More Road Plans

(Island) It's an Olympian feat that only the greatest post-modern indie bands can lay claim to: their first single to crack the Top 10 on a national chart. So break out the bubbly stuff for Island Records group Ludo, as they sail to #10-bullet on the R&R/BDS Alternative chart with "Love Me Dead." It's the first bonafide smash from their major label album debut, You're Awful, I Love You, whose nutty cover artwork (by band member Marshall Fanciullo) will be seen on 333,000 cans of Arizona iced tea.

With an alternative radio audience of 3.5 million (and a Hot 100 airplay audience of 4 million� backed up by digital sales of more than 72,000 copies � "Love Me Dead" enters its 22nd week on the street determined to win all the chips. TV appearances performing "Love Me Dead" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live (May 9th) and NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (July 11th) pumped album sales, as YOU'RE AWFUL, I LOVE YOU enters its 6th month on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, with a colossal jump this week to #5-bullet (from #15).

Ludo just wrapped up the three week Warped Tour '08 schedule that brought them to 22 North American cities since July 23rd. After a two week break, Ludo returns to the highway for two more months of shows, including four weeks (16 cities) with Relient K, This Providence, and House of Heroes.

29 Tulsa, OK The Marquee (w/ the Feds and Pontiac Garage)
30 Spring, TX Java Jazz Coffeehouse
31 Austin, TX Congress Avenue Bridge
2 Dallas, TX House of Blues - Cambridge Room
* 3 Norman, OK Opolis Coffee
4 Little Rock, AR The Village
5 Nashville, TN Exit/In
13 Chicago, IL Q101 Block Party @ DeVry University with Avenged Sevenfold, Theory of a Deadman, et al

With Relient K, This Providence, and House of Heroes:
3 W. Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
4 Maplewood, MN Myth
7 Indianapolis, IN Murat Centre [Egyptian Room]
9 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
10 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
11 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo's
16 Worcester, MA The Palladium
17 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
20 New York, NY Knitting Factory [Mainspace]
21 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
22 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
23 Norfolk, VA The Norva
24 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
25 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
29 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
31 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

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