One of the great developing artist stories of late 2008 continues to build as Wind-up recording artist Thriving Ivory kicks off their headlining tour on January 23rd in Bakersfield, CA before traveling to LA to headline the legendary Troubadour and beyond. The San Francisco quintet has been very busy over the last year promoting their self-titled debut album and single “Angels on the Moon” and, next week, they will hold the #1 spot on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Besides being named a VH1 “You Oughta Know” Artist and appearing frequently on the Top 20 Countdown, “Angels on the Moon” is making its ascent up both the Pop and HAC charts as it moves into the Top 30. At MySpace, “Angels on the Moon” has been played over 7 million times, while the video has been viewed over 1.6 million times on YouTube. iTunes made it the Music Video of the Week and featured the band as a “Rising Star of Alt Rock,” while the ringtone also moved up to #25 on Verizon Wireless’s Top Ringtone chart.

Singer Clayton Stroope noted, “It’s exciting to return to cities that we’ve previously been to and experience this groundswell that has been building over the past year. There is nothing like the feeling of standing on stage as a packed room sings along with you. As a band, we are in the midst of the connection that every artist hopes for. This has been so special, and we can’t wait to get back out there and experience this feeling nightly. To all those folks who have bought our disc, thank you. If you tell your friends, I can finally upgrade the tires on my ’84 Taurus, and instead of being number one Heatseekers, we can simply be number one overall.”

Over the past 8 months the band has been criss-crossing the country playing to packed houses while garnering rave reviews. The Hartford Courant exclaimed, “With anthemic, piano-driven songs and plaintive vocals, the quintet’s 45-minute set had an epic quality, as if the band is on the verge of exploding off small stages and into bigger clubs, or even arenas. Singer Clayton Stroope’s voice quivered with the emotion of his searching lyrics, and the band excelled at building songs from quiet beginnings to bombastic finales.”

Dates As Follows:

1/30/2009 Fri Troubadour Los Angeles, CA

2/2/2009 Mon Backbooth Orlando, FL

2/3/2009 Tue Common Grounds Gainesville, FL

2/5/2009 Thu Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL

2/6/2009 Fri Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL

2/7/2009 Sat Gasperilla Tampa, FL

2/9/2009 Mon Vinyl Atlanta, GA

2/11/2009 Wed Mad Hatter Covington, KY

2/13/2009 Fri Lansing, MI

2/14/2009 Sat Majestic Th Madison, WI

2/16/2009 Mon Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN

2/17/2009 Tue The Revolution Green Bay, WI

2/19/2009 Thu Double Door Chicago, IL

2/23/2009 Mon Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

2/25/2009 Wed Tinks Scranton, PA

2/26/2009 Thu TLA Philadelphia, PA

2/27/2009 Fri Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA

2/28/2009 Sat IOTA Café Arlington, VA

3/01/2009 Sun Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC

3/03/2009 Tue Neighborhood Th. Charlotte, NC

3/15/2009 Sun Launch Pad Albuquerque, NM

3/18/2009 Wed Murray Th. Salt Lake City, UT

3/20/2009 Fri Martini Ranch Scottsdale, AZ

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