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Hurt Confirmed To Open For Alice in Chains On Fall North American Tour

Hurt, whose latest single, "Falls Apart" is already #34* in its second week at Active Rock radio, will be the main supporting act for Alice in Chain's fall North American tour. "Falls Apart," which will be featured in the upcoming Touchstone Pictures film The Invisible, has also been added by numerous Alternative Rock stations, including KDGE in Dallas, WRZX in Indianapolis and WOCL in Orlando.

"Falls Apart" is exemplary of the richness of Hurt's ambitious debut album, Vol. 1, veering as the album does between whispering and roaring, melody and brutality, crushing power chords and gentle acoustic moments, majesty and mayhem. The convergence of these extremes - delivered in irregular time signature with orchestration, no less - define the band's sound and led, no doubt, to Revolver recently naming Hurt as one of the "bands to watch." "Falls Apart" is the follow-up to Vol. 1's first single, "Rapture," which rocketed into the Top 20 of Billboard's Active Rock chart - a remarkable accomplishment for an essentially unknown band. The dark, animated video for "Rapture" (think a cross between the film adaptation of Pink Floyd's The Wall and Tool's animated clips) aired on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" and was added by FUSE's "Uranium" show and Yahoo! Music. Hurt has been selected for the latest round of Clear Channel's "NEW! Program," which highlights three rising artists from five formats via promotions on its stations' websites. "Unkind," another track from Vol. 1, will be featured in Electronic Arts' "NHL Hockey 2007," scheduled for release this fall.

At the core of Hurt are two musicians from exceedingly disparate backgrounds. Lead singer/guitarist/violinist J. Loren Wince was raised in rural Virginia in a home where rock music was verboten, his parents favoring gospel and classical music. Although Wince cites Vivaldi as his greatest influence, the course of his life was radically altered when he heard Pearl Jam at a friend's house. Drummer/pianist Evan Johns grew up at the feet of some of rock's greatest legends since his dad, Andy Johns, engineered or produced Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, Van Halen and countless others. The two found each other through a friend of Andy's dad and were later joined by two New Jersey-born musicians, guitarist Paul Spatola and bassist Josh Ansley.

The quartet's Vol. 1 was released in March of 2006 and shortly thereafter the band embarked on a two-month tour with Staind and Three Days Grace. Hurt is currently in the midst of its first headlining U.S. tour and will join up with Alice in Chains in Las Vegas on September 22nd. Dates for both tours are as follows:


(Alice in Chains from 9/22 - 11/27)

8/9 Kansas City, MO Grand Emporium

8/11 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep

8/12 Denver, CO The Marquis Theatre

8/14 Salt Lake City, UT Depot/Kilby Court

8/15 Las Vegas, NV Empire Ballroom

8/17 Los Angeles, CA Roxy

8/18 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

8/19 Phoenix, AZ The Brick House

8/22 Sparks, NV New Oasis

8/23 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk

8/25 Portland, OR Dante's

8/26 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre

8/27 Spokane, WA Big Easy Concert House

9/17 Dayton, OH Montgomery County

9/22 Las Vegas, NV The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

9/25 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

9/26 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

9/27 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum

9/29 Lubbock, TX LoneStar Amphitheater

9/30 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom

10/1 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre

10/3 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q

10/4 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Pavilion

10/5 Hidalgo, TX Dodge Arena

10/10 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle

10/11 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

10/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

10/20 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues

10/21 Winston-Salem, NC Millennium Center

10/22 Norfolk, VA The Norva

10/24 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!

10/25 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

10/26 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory Ballroom

10/28 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Center

10/29 Albany, NY Washington Avenue Armory

10/31 Providence, RI Lupo's at the Strand

11/1 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square

11/4 Niagara Falls, NY Dome Theatre

11/5 Toronto, ON Kool Haus

11/7 Mt. Clemens, MI Emerald Theatre

11/8 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

11/9 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

11/11 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club

11/13 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

11/14 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium

11/16 Wichita, KS The Cotillion

11/17 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Events Center

11/18 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre

11/20 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium

11/21 Aspen, CO Belly Up, Aspen

11/22 Magna, UT Salt Air Theater

11/26 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

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    August 15, 2006

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