Vines on MTV Tour 
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Wednesday, 23 October 2002

Australian rockers, The Vines, whose debut album, Highly Evolved, has been certified Gold, will headline the MTV2 Handpicked Tour, a companion tour to the MTV2 Handpicked Vol. II enhanced CD ( review coming on November 1). Young U.K. quartet, The Music, whose debut album will be released in the U.S. in early 2003, will support on all of the dates.

The Vines' current single "Get Free," now an MTV2 Handpicked video and mainstay of alternative rock radio has helped the band go from playing small clubs in their native Australia to the cover Rolling Stone Magazine’s "Rock is Back!" issue in less that a year.

Declared "best unsigned band in Britain" by Radio 1 while its members were all teenagers, four young lads from Leeds known as The Music will support The Vines on all MTV2 Handpicked Tour dates. Mixing the levee-breaking bombast of Zeppelin-esque rock with mind-expanding beats reminiscent of Chemical Brothers, The Music's debut album will be released in the U.S. on February 11, 2003.

Dates For The MTV2 Handpicked Tour Teaturing The Vines and The Music:

Date City Venue
11/19 Philadelphia, PA TLA
11/20 Pittsburgh, PA Metropol
11/22 Providence, RI Lupos
11/23 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
11/23 Old Bridge, NJ Birch Hill Niteclub
11/26 Toledo, OH The Mission
11/27 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
11/28 Toronto, ONT Kool Haus
11/30 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12/1 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
12/2 Champaign, OH Foellinger Auditorium
12/4 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
12/5 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
12/6 Minneapolis, MN Quest

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