BUSINESS CASUAL OUT AUGUST 17th ON ATLANTIC RECORDS
FULL US TOUR THIS SUMMER TO BE ANNOUNCED IN MAY, LOLLAPALOOZA AND BONNAROO
This summer, the New York/Montreal-based duo Chromeo have dancefloors, funk fanatics, and a growing following of die-hard fans primed for another round of hits with the release of Business Casual, out August 17th on Atlantic Records.
In the sincere tradition of 70′s and 80′s oft-overlooked pop progenitors such as Hall & Oates, Zapp, and Rick James, the follow-up to 2007′s breakout album Fancy Footwork leads the way for the future of sentimental-yet-intelligent electronic pop music. Mixed by longtime Chromeo collaborator Phillipe Zdar and featuring artwork by the multifaceted Paris design collective Surface 2 Air, Business Casual marks a continuation of the fierce funk jams that Chromeo do best – as well as a new sophisticated, mature direction with more lovers’ ballads woven into the mix.
The pair will also hit the road this July and August on a full 23-date US tour, including festival appearances at Lollapalooza and most notably a joint performance with Daryl Hall at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival on June 11th. A full list of tour dates will be announced next month. Until then, be sure to check Chromeo’s recently launched blog for frequent updates, exclusive material, clever wit, and more.
Academy Award® Winning Producer Graham King Turns His Focus to Television, Working With the Producers of‘The Tudors’ to Tell This Timeless and Powerful Legendary Tale
Irish-Canadian Co-Production Is Set to Air in 2011 on Starz in the U.S.
Starz continues to bring unique event programming to audiences in the U.S., securing rights to “Camelot,” a wholly original approach to the timeless Arthurian legend, from the creative team behind such landmark series as “The Tudors,” “Life on Mars” and “Torchwood,” as well as critically acclaimed film The Departed and upcoming The Tourist. Originated by Academy Award® nominated Ecosse Films (Mrs. Brown, Becoming Jane Nowhere Boy,)Starz plans to air the 10-episode series in the first half of 2011.
“Camelot” will be based on Thomas Malory’s 15th century book,” Le Morte d’Arthur” – still considered the definitive work on the subject. But that’s only a starting point;“Camelot” will weave authenticity into a modern telling of the Arthur legends that is relatable to contemporary audiences.
Academy Award® winning producer Graham King (The Tourist, The Departed, Gangs of New York, The Aviator) along with Tim Headington and newly appointed GK-TV President Craig Cegielski will serve as Executive Producers. Additional Executive Producers include Morgan O’Sullivan (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Tudors) and James Flynn of the Irish production company Octagon, Michael Hirst (The Tudors) and Douglas Rae (Nowhere Boy, Becoming Jane, The Waterhorse) of UK’s Ecosse Films. The series is being written by Chris Chibnall (“Life on Mars,” “Torchwood”). John Weber from Take 5 Productions will serve as the Canadian producer.
The series will be shot in Ireland, with post-production to be completed in Canada. Starz has all U.S. rights – including home entertainment and digital distribution – to “Camelot”; GK-TV will handle the rest of the world.
“`The story of Arthur isn’t history, it’s mythology, and Camelot isn’t a place but an idea of hope that has resonated intensely at different times throughout history,” Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht said. “The creative team has envisioned a highly entertaining and distinctly original TV program that fits in perfectly with our lineup, coming on the heels of our successful original series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ and the returning comedy ‘Party Down,’ along with our recent acquisition of the event series based on Ken Follett’s ‘The Pillars of the Earth.’ ”
“GK-TV was started with the goal of producing compelling cinematic quality programming for television,” said Graham King. “The legend of King Arthur is a fascinating story that we couldn’t be more excited to have as our first television project.” Added Craig Cegielski: “Our goal for this project is to bring a fresh and contemporary take to one of the most classic medieval tales. In keeping with the GK-TV vision, we have assembled top level writers and producers to help tell the universal story of Camelot on a global scale.”
“I am excited to be part of this project not only because it is an amazing story, but it allows me to collaborate once again with Chris Albrecht,” said Morgan O’Sullivan.
“Camelot is one of the greatest stories ever told and we are thrilled to be working with Starz and Graham King on such an ambitious production,” said Ecosse Films CEO Douglas Rae.
Casting is underway for the production, with the cast expected to feature fresh talent combined with established faces who will enhance the high quality of the new series. Production is slated to begin in June of this year.
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) gave a triumphant performance at Coachella on Friday, April 16 in Indio, CA. Clips from PiL’s performance can be seen at the links below.
“We would like to thank Coachella in the furtherance of our quest to lead where others can only dream to follow.” –John Lydon, Public Image Ltd, April 20th 2010
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UFC® RELEASES CUSTOM CAMARO “#1” TO BENEFIT INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUND
UFC®, Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas Create Ten Limited Edition UFC Camaros
The UFC® today announced it is teaming up with Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas to release 10 Limited Edition UFC Chevrolet Camaros. The very first car, “#1” will be auctioned to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes fund, a charity dedicated to providing financial support for the dependents of United States military personnel lost in performance of their duty.
UFC, in conjunction with Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas will build the limited-edition UFC Camaros complete with 650 Super-charged horsepower and one-of-a-kind features that will make even the most die-hard UFC fan or gearhead stand up and take notice. The remaining Camaros (numbered #2 through #10) will be made to UFC fans in the coming months. They will sport subtle UFC cues such as a black, red and silver paint scheme, leather seats resembling the UFC fight glove and other UFC-themed insignia.
Sports car enthusiasts, muscle car collectors and UFC fans alike can catch the unveiling of the very first UFC Camaro at the UFC® Fan Expo™ufcfanexpo.com taking place May 28 and 29 (Memorial Day Weekend) at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The first chance to bid on the “01” UFC Camaro will be Saturday, June 26th at Barrett Jackson’s in Orange County, California. “01” will also come with an unforgettable UFC experience that includes an inaugural drive with UFC President Dana White, backstage VIP access at a UFC event, meet and greets with UFC fighters, an autographed limited-edition OCTAGON book, UFC gear and other surprises.
“Our troops make incredible sacrifices every day for our country,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Auctioning off the very first UFC Camaro for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is just another way to continue our support, and show the men and women of the armed forces how much we appreciate their service.”
“We consider it a great honor to work with the UFC on this project for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund,” said Adam Bonaldi, Vice President of Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas. “Only 10 of these custom UFC Camaros will be made, so we expect a huge response from collectors and fans for these ultra-rare cars.”