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Young The Giant Scores Top 10 Debut With "Mind Over Matter"
January 29 2014

<span class="subtitle"><strong>SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BAND’S ACCLAIMED SOPHOMORE ALBUM ENTERS SOUNDSCAN/BILLBOARD 200 AT #7 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS FEBRUARY 4TH </strong></span> “MIND OVER MATTER,” the acclaimed new album from Fueled By Ramen recording group Young The Giant, has made a spectacular debut upon the SoundScan/Billboard 200, entering the chart at #7. “MIND OVER MATTER” is highlighted by the hit single, “It’s About Time,” which is currently ascending the top 10 at Alternative radio outlets nationwide. In addition, the track’s companion video – directed by acclaimed visual artist David Vincent Wolf – is fast approaching 1 million views on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO6LJUyNA0M. Young The Giant will celebrate “MIND OVER MATTER” with an epic North American tour, set to get underway February 4th at Ventura, California’s Ventura Theatre and then travel through mid-April (see attached itinerary). Accompanying Young The Giant on the trek will be special guests Cayucas (February 4th-28th) and F-Stop/Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy (March 1st-April 10th). For up to the minute news and ticket availability, please visit www.youngthegiant.com/tour. Young The Giant – who has also just been announced among the line-up for the Firefly Music Festival, slated for June 19th – recently heralded “MIND OVER MATTER” with a number of high-profile TV appearances including TBS’ Conan and an electrifying live performance on the famed outdoor stage of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! The set, which includes stellar renditions of both “It’s About Time” and the “MIND OVER MATTER” album track, “Crystallized,” can be viewed now at www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLPOVSQSnwvdd9KK6zBkEkDXqrVsyUdbs6&v=jIB3oOXtbAU. Produced by Justin Meldal Johnsen (Paramore, M83, Tegan & Sara), “MIND OVER MATTER” has already earned a range of critical applause, with USA Today noting in a three-out-of-four starred rave that Young The Giant’s “…twin-guitar lines, buzzy synths and wide-open melodies fit together in a way that makes perfect sense.” Entertainment Weekly awarded the album a B+ rating, while Relix commended the album’s “dazzlingly immersive textures and eclectic songcraft,” further decreeing, “‘MIND OVER MATTER’ is a major creative leap.” Young The Giant has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting new bands in recent memory. Buoyed by hit singles including “Apartment” and the RIAA-gold certified smashes, “My Body” and “Cough Syrup,” the Southern California-based quintet’s 2010 full length debut “YOUNG THE GIANT” was a breakthrough success earning widespread acclaim from the likes of SPIN, The New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal, which hailed the album as “a pop masterpiece with well-crafted songs, surprising arrangements and soaring vocal harmonies.” Young The Giant spent much of 2011 and 2012 traveling the globe, with sold out headline tours, top-billing on mtvU’s inaugural “Woodies Tour,” and show-stopping appearances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza. A dynamic and distinctive live act, the band also made a series of major TV performances, spanning ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and NBC’s TODAY and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to 2011’s MTV Video Music Awards and their own edition of MTV Unplugged. For more, please visit www.youngthegiant.com, www.facebook.com/youngthegiant, www.twitter.com/youngthegiant, www.instagram.com/youngthegiant, and www.fueledbyramen.com. (TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED) Young The Giant Tour 2014 w/Special Guests Cayucas (February 4th-28th) Vance Joy (March 1st-April 10th) FEBRUARY 4 Ventura, CA The Ventura Theatre 6 Oakland, CA Fox Theater 7 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium 9 San Diego, CA SOMA 11 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre 12 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre 14 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom 15 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall 16 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center 18 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live 19 Jacksonville, FL Maverick’s at The Landing 21 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte 22 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle 23 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring 25 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live 26 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater 28 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom MARCH 1 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom 2 Boston, MA House of Blues 4 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre 6 Montreal, QC Metropolis 7 Toronto, ON Kool Haus 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit 10 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium 12 Cleveland, OH House of Blues 17 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion 19 Kansas City, MO The Midland 21 St. Louis, MO The Pageant 22 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre 23 Milwaukee, WI The Rave 25 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue 27 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre 28 Saskatoon, SK O’Brians Event Centre 29 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall 31 Edmonton, AB Winspear Centre APRIL 2 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom 3 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom 5 Seattle, WA Showbox Market 6 Seattle, WA Showbox Market 8 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre 10 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex 11 Las Vegas, NV Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas JUNE 19 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival # # #