LOCASH Headlines Live Nation's 'Ones To Watch' Nationwide Tour
Michael Tyler and Ryan Follese Join LOCASH for Select Dates
Duo's Smash Hit "I Know Somebody" Rises to No. 8 on Billboard
Reviver Records duo LOCASH, who continue churning out hits with their second back-to-back Top 10 at No. 8 with "I Know Somebody," will headline 17 dates this fall and early 2017 as part of Live Nation's 'Ones To Watch' nationwide tour (dates below). Reviver Records recording artist Michael Tyler and BMLG Records hot newcomer Ryan Follese will also join LOCASH's Preston Brust and Chris Lucas for select shows. CLICK HERE for more information on shows, special VIP packages and tickets.
LOCASH continues their North American tour to promote THE FIGHTERS (available here), their first full-length album with Reviver Records. Recently, The Huffington Post profiled the duo's success with their second Billboard Top 10 "I Know Somebody," which followed their chart-topping, RIAA Gold-Certified "I Love This Life." "I Know Somebody" has already racked up 6.6 million streams and sold more than 100,000 units. The "I Know Somebody" video is currently on CMT and No. 3 on Great American Country's Top 20 Countdown (click here to vote).
The duo are also featured in Comcast Built Ford Tough dealer advertising campaigns across the country. LOCASH's Chris Lucas and Preston Brust deliver infectious energy in the self-penned promotional song "Tough," exclusively written and utilized for Ford dealer promotional spots and advertisements. Click here to watch the Comcast Built Ford Tough dealer advertising campaign featuring LOCASH.
Michael Tyler's debut single, "Crazy Last Night", which world premiered on CMT, is gaining radio airplay across the country and was selected as one of Billboard's Country Songs of the Summer Picks. MT, already a No. 1 songwriter, co-penned Dierks Bentley's two-week No. 1 smash "Somewhere on a Beach." MT also penned Jason Aldean's "Laid Back" on the Platinum selling album Old Boots New Dirt, three songs on the LOCASH album The Fighters ("Shipwrecked," "Ain't Startin Tonight," and "Moonwalkin") and a Jason Aldean/Kelsea Ballerini duet "First Time Again" on Aldean's new album They Don't Know. Hailing from Thayer, Missouri, known as a railroad town, it's ironic MT is the descendant of the late, great Jimmie Rodgers, known as "The Father of Country Music" who learned his craft around the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad. At the age of 13, over a Myspace meeting, MT met award-winning producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean/Thomas Rhett/Kelly Clarkson/Trace Adkins). After a few years of sending songs and ideas back and forth, MT came to Nashville, Tenn. to play a show at Tootsies Orchid Lounge for their first face-to-face meeting. At that time, Knox was hired by peermusic Nashville to help restructure the creative department. After watching MT play a few shows, Knox felt it was time for him to make the move to Nashville as a peermusic songwriter. The future has just started for this young singer/songwriter who is on the road touring all over the country with his energetic live show.
Marking his solo country debut, Ryan Follese (Pronounced "fall-uh-ZAY") released his self-titled EP on BMLG Records. TheRYAN FOLLESE EP ascended into the Top 5 on iTunes Country albums chart upon release and was recorded in Nashville with producers Dann Huff and Cameron Montgomery. Ryan co-wrote six of the tracks, including "Put A Label On It," which impacts Country radio this fall as his first official single. During his successful run fronting American Music Award-winning band Hot Chelle Rae, Ryan co-wrote their 3X Platinum #1 worldwide smash "Tonight, Tonight" and toured in 16 countries, featuring arena dates with Taylor Swift. Ryan performed on the 2012 CMT Music Awards with Lady Antebellum and penned "Thug Story" with Taylor Swift and T-Pain; the 2009 show opener has since become one of the most played video clips in CMT history. The multiple-octave vocalist has since re-focused his songwriting to incorporate the storytelling lyrics and Nashville influences he was raised on, growing up surrounded with the Country music of his chart-topping songwriter parents Keith and Adrienne. Collectively, their catalogue includes smashes for Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum and Martina McBride. SiriusXM kickstarted the launch in June, selecting Ryan as their "Highway Find" and spinning his summer anthem "Float Your Boat." The song has sold 30,000 downloads to date and amassed nearly one million streams. Watch the music video here: smarturl.it/FloatYourBoatVEVO.
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LOCASH 'ONES TO WATCH' TOUR:
Nov. 17 Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, Ky.*
Nov. 18 Deluxe at Old National - Indianapolis, Ind.
Jan. 05 Terminal West - Atlanta, Ga.
Jan. 06 House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Jan. 07 House of Blues - North, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Jan. 11 House of Blues - Houston, Texas
Jan. 12 House of Blues - Dallas, Texas
Jan. 13 House of Blues - New Orleans, La.
Jan. 28 The Belasco Theater - Los Angeles, Calif.
Feb. 09 Irving Place - New York, N.Y.
Feb. 10 The Fillmore Charlotte - Charlotte, N.C.
Feb. 11 The Ritz - Raleigh, N.C.
Feb. 15 House of Blues - Cleveland, Ohio**
Feb. 17 Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, Pa.
March 23 The Cabooze - Minneapolis, Minn.
March 25 Summit Music Hall - Denver, Colo.
April 22 Delmar Hall - Saint Louis, Mo**
*Michael Tyler will not appear on this date
**Ryan Follese will not appear on this date
ADDITIONAL LOCASH TOUR DATES:
Oct. 07 CoreyFest / Royale Boston - Boston, Mass.
Oct. 08 KIX Fest Bank Plus Amphitheatre - Southaven, Miss.
Oct. 09 Live on the Lot - Salina, Kan.
Oct. 13 Emporium - Patchogue, N.Y.
Oct. 14 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, N.J.
Oct. 16 Lynchburg's Party - Lynchburg, Va.
Oct. 19 Green Bay Distillery - Green Bay, Wis.
Oct. 20 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, Mich.
Oct. 21 KECC Concert Series - Kokomo, Ind.
Oct. 27 Dovers Eagle Hill - Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov. 03 Mavericks Live - Jacksonville, Fla.
Nov. 04 Coastal Carolina Fair - Ladson, S.C.
Nov. 20 Herrin Civic Center - Herrin, Ill.
Jan. 14 Country Cruising Cruise - January 14-19