Local Live On The Drive

(PR) Singer-songwriter Mike Mangione is one of ten Milwaukee artists selected for a program called "Local Live On The Drive," which broadcasts live performance video clips on buses via Transit TV in Milwaukee, Chicago, Orlando, Atlanta and Los Angeles for the duration of the summer. His performance of "It's Me Not You" (along with the other performance clips) was taped in the WMSE-FM studio in Milwaukee. The bus programming debuted on June 18th.

Mangione is set to release his album "Tenebrae" nationally via Oarfin Distribution on August 5th. With "Tenebrae" already enjoying a soft release on the internet, and reaching #9 on the Euro Americana Charts for January, Mangione has his sights set to top these achievements in 2008.

Early favorable press on the forthcoming album has included the honor of being selected as New York Magazine's pick of the week, the cover of M Magazine in Milwaukee, while Indie Launchpad defined "Tenebrae" as "a phenomenally great album." Indiemusicstop has labeled it "a definite must have for any fan of folk and indie music genres," and Illinois Entertainer called it "one of the best local releases." The entire album has been licensed for use in upcoming seasons of multiple MTV shows such as Road Rules, Human Giant, My Super Sweet 16, and The Hills. The Oxygen Network licensed the entire album for use in their upcoming season of Bad Girls Club, as well as the Lifetime Network for use in their brand new show American Psychic.

Born in a northern suburb of Chicago and now residing in Milwaukee, Mangione is no stranger to movement and change. Following the 2005 release of "There and Back," which charted CMJ at number 16, Mangione has logged approximately one hundred and fifty shows per year throughout the country including such notable performances as SXSW, Midwest Music Summit, Chicago's Mobfest, Milwaukee's Summerfest, and the band has been invited to perform at the World Youth Day Festival (the largest youth festival in the world) in Sydney, Australia in July 2008. Mangione has opened for performers such as Jamie Cullum, The Samples, Will Hoge, Jacks Mannequin, Lifehouse, Brian Vander Ark, and Michael McDermott, and will continue on the road in advance of and following the release of "Tenebrae" in August (tour schedule below).

6/21 Chicago, IL Beverly Center (with Michael McDermott)
7/3 Chicago, IL Taste of Chicago
7/3 Chicago, IL WTMX Radio's Party In The Park
7/10 Downers Grove, IL Ballydoyle's Irish Pub
7/15 Sydney, AUS Vocation.com Expo
7/16 Sydney, AUS Vocation.com Expo
7/16 Sydney, AUS Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
7/17 Sydney, AUS Vocation.com Expo
7/17 Sydney, AUS State Theatre
7/18 Sydney, AUS Hordern Pavilion
7/19 Sydney, AUS World Youth Day
7/20 Sydney, AUS World Youth Day
7/25 Brookfield, WI Sharon Lynne Wilson Center For The Arts
7/27 Kemmerer, WY Oyster Ridge Festival
7/28 Denver, CO Walnut Room
7/31 Omaha, NE Micks Music Bar
8/1 Iowa City, IA Java House (taping for Iowa Public Radio Java Blend)
8/1 Dubuque, IA Isabella's Bar
8/5 Elm Grove, WI Tunes on Tuesday
8/8 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
8/20 Minneapolis, MN 331 Club
8/21 Iowa City, IA The Mill
8/22 Eau Clair, WI House of Rock
8/23 Chicago, IL Flavorfest
8/26 Columbus, OH Bernie's Distillery
8/27 Memphis, TN The High Tone
8/28 Cincinnati, OH Southgate House
8/29 Louisville, KY The Pour House
9/6 Moorhead, MN MN State Univ.-Moorhead / St. Thomas Aquinas center
9/13 Excelsior, MN 318 Café
9/14 Highland Park, IL On The Map House Concert
9/18 Green Bay, WI PI's Night Club
9/19 Pontiac, MI Live! From the Living Room Acoustic Showcase
9/20 Alpena, MI Backroads House Concert
10/16 Green Bay, WI PI's Night Club
10/22 Cambridge, MA Club Passim (with Peter Mulvey)
10/31 Grand Rapids, MI Aquinas College
11/15 Oak Center, MN The Oak Center

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