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Bad Lieutenant Ask Fans To Create New Video

02/23/2010
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Bad Lieutenant is putting the creative onus squarely into the hands of their fans. The band is partnering with DailyMotion.com, the second largest web video site in the world and one of the most popular for music videos, for a contest that invites fans and aspiring filmmakers to create what will be the official music video for the band's new single, "Twist of Fate," from their debut album, Never Cry Another Tear.

The competition starts today, February 23 and will run until April 2, about a week after the single's March 23 U.S. release date. The winning submission will be personally chosen by the members of Bad Lieutenant. The winner's video will be featured on the Bad Lieutenant channel, as well as on the band's MySpace page, official website, and other social networks, as the official video for "Twist of Fate." The winner will also receive a Kodak Zi8 H-D video flip-cam, the Bad Lieutenant Deluxe Vinyl and Artwork Package, and additional band merchandise.

Once a video is completed, fans are asked to upload it as a fan video to the Contest Page at http://www.dailymotion.com/group/TwistofFate/ All videos will be reviewed prior to appearing live on the page where fans can view all of the videos in competition.

To be eligible to win, entries must be completed and received by April 2 so go here: http://www.dailymotion.com/group/twistoffate to download "Twist of Fate," and then launch Final Cut or iMovie or whatever your choice of digital editing software may be.

Bad Lieutenant is the project formed in 2007 by New Order's Bernard Sumner (guitar, vocals) and Phil Cunningham (guitar), along with Jake Evans (guitar, vocals). Their debut, Never Cry Another Tear, was released last October (Original Signal Recordings) to critical acclaim, with one journalist writing that it was "...confident and solid, and a winning combination for the old NO'ers and newcomers." The band just announced that they will make their U.S. concert debut with four dates set for April - 4/16 - Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, 4/19 - Park West in Chicago, 4/21 - Webster Hall in New York, and a special appearance at the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival (4/17).

New Order, born from the ashes of the near-mythic English band Joy Division, was one of the most innovative and critically-acclaimed bands of the 1980s, embracing the electronic textures and dance rhythms of the underground club culture while maintaining a mysterious and distant image. The group's pioneering fusion of modern aesthetics and dance music successfully bridged the gap between the two worlds, creating a distinctively thoughtful and oblique brand of pop. Between 1981 and 2005, New Order released eight studio albums, sold millions of albums worldwide and amassed Gold and Platinum awards. In addition, the band's single "Blue Monday" bears the distinction of being the biggest-selling 12-inch of all time, having sold in excess of 3-million copies.

As one of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion attracts 65 million unique monthly visitors and one billion videos views worldwide (source: comScore, December 2009). Dailymotion offers the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use website that also automatically filters infringing material as notified by content owners. Offering 18 localized versions, Dailymotion's mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection. www.dailymotion.com

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