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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Announce New Album Title

Band to appear at 2012 SXSW Film Conference and Festival for the world premiere of Big Easy Express and Perform acoustic set following the film; nationwide tour kicks off this may and includes first headlining shows at Los Angeles' Famed Greek Theater, Santa Barbara's Santa Barbara Bowl, and Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium.


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros announced today their self-produced, second studio album will be titled HERE and would be released by Community Music / Vagrant Records on May 29, 2012. After an early session in Bogalusa, LA, the band has been putting the finishing touches on the album in Ojai, CA.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will make an appearance with members of Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show at the 2012 South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival on Saturday, March 17th for the world premiere of Big Easy Express, the Emmett Malloy directed film that covered the bands’ journey as they traveled in vintage railcars across the American Southwest over the course of a week, playing concerts at six unique outdoor locations along the route. The bands will join Big Easy Express director Emmett Malloy and film producers in a Q&A subsequently perform an exclusive live acoustic set.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will launch a nationwide tour starting in Los Angeles, CA headlining the iconic Greek Theatre and kick off its 2012 Season on May 4th. The following night the band will headline Santa Barbara’s Santa Barbara Bowl for the first time. The tour will cross the country and include a headlining performance at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and a stop in Canada before it winds down on June 1st at the Wakarusa Festival in Ozark, AR. Fan presales for these dates will start Wednesday, March 7th at 10:00 AM local time via Musictoday (http://edwardsharpe.tickets.musictoday.com). Public on sales for these shows will begin on March 9th and 10th at 10:00 AM or 12:00 PM local time, depending on the market. Full list of tour dates, including previously announced March 2012 dates below.

MARCH

14th Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

15th Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

18th Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

20th Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre

22nd Aspen, CO Belly Up

23rd Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall

MAY

4th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre

5th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

8th New York, NY Roseland Ballroom

11th Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre

12th Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre

13th Toronto, ONT Kool Haus

15th Washington, DC 9:30 Club

16th Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte

18th Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*

19th Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion*

21st Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle

22nd Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room

24th Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

25th Minneapolis, MN Cabooze On The West Bank

26th Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre

27th Kansas City, MO Crossroads KC

29th Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre

30th Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion

31st Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

JUNE

1st Ozark, AR Wakarusa Festival

* supporting Dave Matthews Band

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