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Smile Empty Soul Pair Up With Fuel For Upcoming Tour

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Band’s Current Single 'Bottom Of A Bottle' Bonafide Alternative Hit

NEW YORK, NY—September 12, 2003—Southern California's Smile Empty Soul are making the road their home. The trio, who've been touring since May with a variety of bands including Trapt and Seether, have just landed support dates with Pennsylvania alt- rockers Fuel. The tour, which kicks off on September 29th and continues through November 2nd, is almost completely sold-out and considered by many to be one of this fall's must-see rock shows.

Smile Empty Soul are gaining notoriety for their uncompromising live show. Their high-octane performance, combined with massive radio support, has garnered legions of dedicated fans nationwide. The band’s debut single, Bottom of a Bottle is the perfect combination of post-grunge heaviness and alternative angst. Currently, the track is #8 on the alternative chart while continuing to climb. In addition, the album has scanned over 120,000 units since release and is # 98 on the Billboard Top 200. MTV2 continues to show their support while slotting the video into Blow Torch rotation, receiving the maximum number of spins on the channel.

Smile Empty Soul are vocalist/lyricist Sean Danielsen, bassist Ryan Martin and drummer Derek Gledhill. The band formed in 1999 and regularly performed locally in Santa Clarita and on the Sunset Strip. The guys signed with Thro Back Records in 2001 and began working on what would become their debut album. The album was recorded by producer John Lewis Parker and recorded at Suburban Hell studios in California. Lava Records pacted with Thro Back Records earlier this year and jointly released the band’s debut album on May 27th, 2003. For more information on Smile Empty Soul go to www.smileemptysoul.com.

Catch Smile Empty Soul in the following city near you:
9/29 San Francisco, CA Slim's
9/30 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
10/1 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
10/3 San Diego, CA Canes
10/4 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
10/5 Tempe, AZ Nita's Hideaway
10/7 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
10/9 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
10/10 Dallas, TX Gypsy Ballroom
10/13 Murray, KY Murray State University
10/14 Atlanta, GA Cotton Club
10/15 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
10/17 Miami, FL Bayfront Park
10/18 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
10/19 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/21 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/22 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
10/23 Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom
10/25 Cleveland, OH The Odeon
10/26 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
10/28 Minneapolis, MN Quest Club
10/29 Chicago, IL House of Blues – Voodoo Music Experience
10/31 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
11/02 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music Experience-Voodoo Island