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Blacklite District Reveal Exclusive Teaser for Upcoming New Album!

Catch Blacklite District Live on May / June Tour Run
Spearfish, SD based electronic alternative rock act Blacklite District has just released a unique video inviting fans into their studio with a sneak peak at their upcoming, new album. The duo has also announced a 13 date tour run beginning May 17 at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, IA.

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Tour Dates:
05/17 @ Diamond Jo Casino – Dubuque, IA
05/18 @ Lifer’s – Algona, IA
05/19 @ Top Fuel Saloon – Braidwood, IL
05/20 @ Rail II – Peoria, IL
05/22 @ The River – Cape Girardeau, MO
05/23 @ Guitars – Joplin, MO
05/24 @ Cafe Acoustic – Saint Joseph, MO
05/25 @ TBA – Omaha, NE
05/26 @ Strawberry Bar – Mandan, ND
05/31 @ The Garage – Moorhead, MN
06/01 @ Hipps Pub – Eau Claire, WI
06/02 @ West Side Bar – Little Falls, MN
06/03 @ Phoenix Lounge – Harrisburg, SD

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Blacklite District follows no rules. With sounds of everything from electronic, EDM and hip hop, to hard rock and alternative, the band truly stands out from the pack of what has becomes today’s generic sounding “Active Rock”. Formed in 2012 by Kyle Pfeiffer and Roman James, ages 12 and 11 respectively, the band grew organically in their local music scene through the years to come. In 2011, BLD was discovered by Grammy Award-winning producer, Stephen Short (Paul McCartney, Queen), which resulted in a 10 day recording session at the world’s largest residential recording studio, Sonic Ranch, just outside of Mexico in Tonillo, TX. The group re-located to Los Angeles and played some of the most famous venues in the world for the remainder of 2011.

In 2013, the group released “With Me Now” as the lead from it’s debut album Worldwide Controversy. “With Me Now” immediately went to #1 on SiriusXM channels Octane and Faction, hit the Top 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart (#32), and sold 100,000 copies. BLD went on a very successful US tour with Saving Abel in Jan-Apr 2014, with 26 of those shows SOLD OUT. After a legal battle with their management and record label, Blacklite District went on hiatus in late 2014.

On August 23, “The Struggle” was release to radio and To Whom It May Concern went for pre-order at digital retailers. Revolver Magazine premiered the music video for “The Struggle” on August 25. The band also announced a 41 date tour called “The Struggle Is Real Tour”. Blacklite District released a Nightcore remix of “The Struggle” to YouTube on September 6, which got over 2,000,000 plays and resulted in the single breaking the Top 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Indicator chart at #36.

One month later, on October 6, the group released a Nightcore remix of “We Are The Danger” which got over 400,000 plays on YouTube. A couple of weeks later, the band released “Broken Souls” to radio, as well as a Nightcore remix which resulted in 500,000 plays and hitting #30 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator. This was the second song in the month of October to break the Top 40 (along with “The Struggle.”)

“The Ghost of You and Me” was released as a music video and a Nightcore remix on December 28, 2016. The song was yet again a success for Blacklite District resulting in 400,000.

On January 20, 2017, BLD released “Living In A Nightmare” as the first single from upcoming album Instant Gratification. With a coinciding Nightcore release, “Living In A Nightmare” broke the Top 25 on the BDS Indicator chart, marking the bands highest spot in chart history. The song has been streamed over 250,000 times.

On February 24, famed radio DJ Lou Brutus posted the bands video for “Cold As Ice”, which was released the same day. The song scored a whopping 350,000 streams in its first week alone, and as of May 2017, has over 3.5 million combined views on YouTube. “Cold As Ice” serves as the second single from Instant Gratification. In the summer of 2017, “Cold As Ice” was added to Spotify’s “Rock Hard” playlist, and was put into rotation on SiriusXM’s alternative channel Faction. In October, “Cold As Ice” was added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane, and it’s Minecraft music video has over 10 million views on YouTube. There are about 4 videos about a Herobrine invasion with zombies and “nether watchers” and how the main character, a player in a blue suit, survives. There are 4 songs in total in the order of The Struggle, Cold as Ice, We are the Danger (possibly not from Blacklite District), and Just so you Know.

Blacklite District released their third album Instant Gratification on September 22, going Top 10 on Amazon’s Top Electronic Albums chart.

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HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD Release Official Music Video for “Save Me”

Catch HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD LIVE with THE BUNNY THE BEAR, IT LIES WITHIN, and DEAD NOISE
Houston, TX Rock Band HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has released the official music video for the title track off of their 2016 released EP, Save Me. Directed, Filmed, and Edited by Blake Ralston at Out of Mind Imaginations, “Save Me” introduces fans to HOH’s unique live experience in advance of their tour run with The Bunny The Bear, It Lies Within, and Dead Noise.

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“When we were just getting Hold On Hollywood started, we were writing out a lot of different ideas to try and find our sound and get together a strong collection of songs we were proud of. ‘Save Me’ was one of those songs that just wrote itself. Everyone in the band contributed to its creation and the result was a raw, powerful, 7-minute epic that told a personal and relatable story. It has always connected with audiences and continues to be a crowd favorite night after night.

For the video, we wanted to try something a little different. We wanted to put out a lyric video for ‘Save Me’ but also felt it was important to capture the raw and personal essence of the song in the imagery. Our longtime photographer/videographer Blake Ralston came up with the idea of shooting our live performance of the song at Swan Dive, a small club in Austin, and cut the lyrics in over that footage. Everything you see in the video was captured in one take, as we performed the song live. The end result is raw, real, and personal…just like ‘Save Me‘ is, and we love that.” – Hold On Hollywood

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Tour Dates:

05/11 @ Championships – Trenton, NJ
05/12 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
05/14 @ Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
05/16 @ The Loft – Lansing, MI
05/17 @ Hot Rock Sports Bad – Warren, MI
05/18 @ Music Lynxx – Mentor, OH
05/19 @ GroundZero – Spartanburg, SC
05/21 @ The Warrior – Tallahassee, FL
05/22 @ Rok Bar – Daytona Beach, FL
05/23 @ Nighthawks – Jacksonville, FL
05/27 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX *
07/21 @ The Woodlands, TX – The Woodlands Pavilion ^
07/28 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX *^

* Hold On Hollywood Only
^ 94.5 Bud Light Roast w/ BLUE OCTOBERAWOLNATIONTHEORY OF A DEADMAN, and ROBERT DELONG
^* w/ SAVING ABEL

Photos by Henry Santos

Hold On Hollywood is a rock band based out of Houston, TX. Their sound combines powerful vocals, massive guitars, unforgettable melodies, relatable lyrics, and infectious pop hooks that will have you singing along before the first chorus ends.

Since debuting in April 2015, Hold On Hollywood has built a dedicated fan base through their steady stream of live shows in Southeast Texas, Louisiana, and have begun venturing out on tours across the US. Notable acts that Hold On Hollywood has performed with include:

– Bon Jovi
– Steel Panther
– Drowning Pool
– Saving Abel
– Framing Hanley
– Red Sun Rising
– Gemini Syndrome
– Black Tide
– Burn Halo
– SycAmour
– Super Bob
– Dellacoma

2018 is stacking up to be Hold On Hollywood’s biggest year yet, and began with their winning the 94.5 The Buzz/Live Nation contest to open for Bon Jovi’s “This House Is Not For Sale” tour date in Houston, TX. This once in a lifetime opportunity put the band in front of an audience of 18,000+ fans at Houston’s Toyota Center, and led to Hold On Hollywood’s debut single “The Chase” landing in rotation on Houston’s biggest Modern Rock station “94.5 The Buzz”. That performance with Bon Jovi led to the band being added to the upcoming 94.5 Bud Light Roast in July with Blue October, Awolnation, Theory of a Deadman, and Robert DeLong.

Hold On Hollywood just released their newest music video for their debut EP’s title track Save Me and is currently out on tour with The Bunny The Bear, It Lies Within, and Dead Noise on the East Coast. Stay up to date with the band at holdonhollywood.com

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