Neon Hitch has announced a month-long US gay club tour that will begin July 28th in San Francisco and end in Seattle on August 20th (confirmed dates are below, more to be announced.) Growing up travelling the world as a trapeze artist and street performer, Neon is a natural performer able to transform her live shows into all-out dance parties. The NY Post proclaimed that “Neon Hitch has all the elements of an A-list female pop queen” and Idolator said of her performance at their SXSW party earlier this year “London firecracker Neon Hitch…[whisked] onto the stage and [belted] out an array of her addictive electro-pop jams. It was an incredible glimpse at what the sexy singer-songwriter has to offer.”
Listen to “Bad Dog,” the first single from her forthcoming album Beg, Borrow and Steal below the tour dates.
Confirmed tour dates:
7/28 The Crib, San Francisco, CA
7/29 CLUB 11, Los Angeles, CA
8/5 Machine, Boston, MA
8/12 SCORE Club, Miami, FL
8/13 GBar, Tampa, FL
8/14 The Parliament House Resort, Orlando, FL
8/18 Tiger Heat, Los Angeles, CA
8/20 Neighbours, Seattle, WA
‘Tis the season to be giving, and our favorite gypsy chanteuse, Neon Hitch, will be doing just that. For every fan who “Likes” her Facebook page, Neon will be giving away a surprise gift, located under the “Merry Hitchmas” tab. The gifts, starting today, will be dropping every Friday for the rest of December.
Today, Neon felt particularly generous, dropping two remixes of her dubstep influenced track, “Am I Dreaming” feat. Liam Horne. The club-ready first, done by Easy Does It, can be found on Neon’s Facebook page, while the second, a darker, crunchier remix done by ROBOPOP can be found climbing the charts on Hype Machine. Both Easy Does It and ROBOPOP are part of the Grammy award-winning Pilot Creative Services.
December has been delivering lots of goodies for Neon and fans alike. A leaked track she recorded with Deadmau5, the anthemic “I Can’t Behave Myself”, has fans and critics pining for more. (Check out fan videos already being made with the track here!) Her brand-spanking new website, neonhitch.net, just launched this week, and gives us all a sneak peak into Neon’s world and everything entering it. Be sure to keep checking back in on it for more information on her upcoming album, Beg, Borrow, and Steal, out in 2011 on Warner Brothers.
3OH!3 recently released Streets of Gold, the follow-up to their hit album Want. Featuring hit singles “My First Kiss” and “Double Vision”, Streets of Gold is one of the most infectious danceable rock albums of the year. The band is now on tour with Hellogoodbye, Down with Webster and Neon Hitch and we want YOU to be there as well! We’re giving away two tickets to see 3OH!3 on tour this November. No, we’re not giving away tickets for one show. We’re giving away tickets for EVERY U.S. HEADLINING SHOW IN NOVEMBER! (The KTCL Not So Silent Night Show is NOT included!)
What do you have to do to win? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (with the subject: I WANNA SEE 3OH!3 AND tell us YOUR NAME and WHICH DATE AND VENUE YOU WANNA SEE 3OH!3 AT (see dates below) we’ll hit you up if you win and put your name on the guestlist! PLEASE CHECK THE VENUE FOR AGE RESTRICTIONS!
Pick up 3OH!3′s new album Streets of Gold on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD and be sure to hit up the following for the latest on the band: www.3oh3music.com, www.myspace.com/3oh3, www.facebook.com/3oh3music, www.twitter.com/3oh3, and www.photofinishrecords.com.
EGYPTIAN ROOM @ MURAT CENTRE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
THE ORBIT ROOM
BERRY EVENTS CENTER
THE VENUE AT PLAYMAKERS
THE KNITTING FACTORY
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
LAS VEGAS, NV
HOUSE OF BLUES
MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATER
By Britnee Foreman
Going to CMJ music festival is essentially like recess for the music industry. It’s like a week-long Christmas party filled with booze and music. And now that I’ve had a week to recover, let me tell you about all the amazingness that I got to witness during one of the best weeks of my life.
The first night got off to a late start. The trains in NYC are quite a pain in the ass and whenever you really need to go somewhere they will run at reduced speeds because they hate you. I say this because I was on my way to see Neon Hitch (not Trees, or Indian, or any other iteration of Neon + noun). I got to the SPIN/BMI party late and only got to catch the last song of the set which was an amazing cover of “Seven Nation Army” There were African drums and a turntable along with the traditional band set up. Everyone was dancing at the Highline Ballroom. And when the song was done, the set was over. So I do what any sane person would do, go see her the next night at Music Hall of Williamsburg. There I got see a full set.
The English born songstress produces a big sound from her small frame. She is currently on tour with 3OH!3 with whom she has sang before on the Almost Alice soundtrack. Her world travels are very evident in the music that she makes. Her chirpy, seductive voice translates to her live show. She is a very good act to see live. She has an enormous presence on stage and the energy to match. The night of the music hall show, her band was dressed up like bandits and she came out in this amazingly romantic skirt that she later took off to reveal gold hot shorts as she jumped around on stage. Given the amount of covers that she has available on the internet, all the songs that she performed during her set was original songs, except for the White Stripes cover, which oddly enough isn’t available anywhere (I’ve looked). Her voice is a refreshing change to the current options and you can dance to it. Win for everybody.
British singer and songwriter Neon Hitch will join her pals in 3OH!3 for a series of dates on the electro hip-hop group’s current “Streets of Gold” Tour beginning October 23rd. Hitch first worked with the group on “Follow Me Down,” which was included on Almost Alice — a companion soundtrack to the Tim Burton film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
Signed to Warner Bros. Records by Senior Vice President of A&R Kara DioGuardi, Hitch is currently hard at work on her debut album with executive producer Benny Blanco (Ke$ha, Spank Rock, 3OH!3, Britney Spears). The album is shaping up to be a collection of striking songs that deploy Hitch’s soulful, jazz-inflected vocals atop an organic backdrop of eclectic pop melodies and hip-hop tinged beats.
Hitch already has several high-profile songwriting credits to her name. She co-wrote “Blah Blah Blah” on Ke$ha’s No. 1 album Animal, “Traces,” which will appear on Sky Ferreira’s upcoming debut album, as well as “Stupid Love Letter,” which is included on the Friday Nights Boys’ album Off The Deep End and the When In Rome soundtrack. Hitch has worked with Miike Snow (appearing on Blanco’s remix of “Burial”), Greg Kurstin, Sia, Mike Posner, Deadmau5, DJ Chuckie, Toby Gad, and Cathy Dennis.
Check out Neon Hitch on the road with 3OH!3:
10/23 Providence, RI Lupo’d At the Stand
10/24 Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/26 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
10/27 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
10/30 Pittsburgh, PA Ches-A-rena
10/31 Covington, KY Madison Theatre
11/01 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre
We always love giving away exclusive prizes to our readers and today’s no different. To celebrate the release of Alice in Wonderland and the super cool soundtrack Almost Alice, we’ll be giving away a super cool prizepack! Not only will you be entering to win the soundtrack featuring songs by Avril Lavigne, All American Rejects and 3OH!3 but also the exclusive Hot Topic Bonus Tracks version that includes songs by Never Shout Never, Family Force 5 and Valora! One winner will not only win the soundtrack but also a movie poster!
To enter, email us at email@example.com (with the subject: GIMME ME MY ALICE PRIZEPACK!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (US residents only)
1. Alice Performed by Avril Lavigne
2. The Poison Performed by The All-American Rejects
3. The Technicolor Phase Performed by Owl City
4. Her Name Is Alice Performed by Shinedown
5. Painting Flowers Performed by All Time Low
6. Where’s My Angel Performed by Metro Station
7. Strange Performed by Tokio Hotel and Kerli
8. Follow Me Down Performed by 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch
9. Very Good Advice Performed by Robert Smith
10. In Transit Performed by Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz
11. Welcome to Mystery Performed by Plain White Tâ€™s
12. Tea Party Performed by Kerli
13. The Lobster Quadrille Performed by Franz Ferdinand
14. Always Running Out of Time Performed by Motion City Soundtrack
15. Fell Down a Hole Performed by Wolfmother
16. White Rabbit Performed by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Hot Topic BONUS TRACKS
17. SeaWhatWeSeas Performed by Never Shout Never
18. Topsy Turvy Performed by Family Force 5
19. Extreme Performed by Valora