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Tickle Me Pink To Carry On Despite the Death of Johnny Schou

posted Jul 16, 2008, 8:49 AM by Vu Nguyen
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 TICKLE ME PINK TO CARRY ON DESPITE DEATH OF JOHNNY SCHOU

Joey Barba enters the fold as touring guitarist

BAND TO HIT THE ROAD JULY 18 WITH SCARY KIDS SCARING KIDS AND FINCH

WIND-UP RECORDS DEBUT MADELINE SHOWS STRONG SALES UPON RELEASE BEHIND LEAD SINGLE “TYPICAL”

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FORT COLLINS, CO – July 16, 2008…  Tickle Me Pink has announced plans to move towards the future following the passing of band member Johnny Schou.  Singer Sean Kennedy shared, “Johnny always wanted to bring purpose to other people's lives.  He had a quiet leadership that lives in all of us as a band. His legacy is in his music and every show we play we are sharing a piece of Johnny's heart with our listeners. Not only would he want us to carry on, but we owe it to him.”  He continued, “We have had to do some major soul searching as a band. We not only have lost a band member, but our best friend. The process is just beginning. We will never be able to replace Johnny, but through this tragedy we have all grown even closer together and are going to make him proud.”  Drummer Stefan Runstrom added, “Following a period of mourning over the loss of a great friend, it was only natural to want to move on. For two weeks, we were wrapped up in what seemed to be an enormous setback for our band. Now, it's proven to be more of an opportunity to unite and see something through till the end.”

Tickle Me Pink has enlisted long-time friend Joey Barba to join them on the road as guitarist. On this selection, singer Sean Kennedy offers, “Joey has been a long time band friend. His old band, The Brotherhood of Dae Han, and Tickle Me Pink have grown up playing shows together. Through this, we have all made a special bond, especially with Joey. He appears on our nationally released live DVD on a few songs, and was in the studio with us during some of the recordings. Joey is not only a brilliant player; he is a great friend to us and was to Johnny. Johnny would want it this way if he could somehow have a say.”  Drummer Stefan Runstrom adds, “Joey has been a great friend of ours and Johnny's since the very beginning. In addition to being an amazing musician with reputable songwriting ability, he is also one of the nicest guys I know.”

In moving towards the future, Kennedy concludes, “It is somewhat ironic that many of our songs deal with death and a higher purpose. We don't think it is a coincidence that these songs came about on our record. We want to let the world know how short life is; embrace the ones you love and treasure each moment without regret.

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The band will resume touring this week in San Diego, California on July 18th.  The complete itinerary includes the following appearances:

7/18     SAN DIEGO, CA                          SOMA
7/19     POMONA, CA                             THE GLASS HOUSE
7/20     POMONA, CA                             THE GLASS HOUSE
7/22     ST. GEORGE, UT                        THE ELECTRIC THEATER
7/23     LOAS VEGAS, NV                        HOUSE OF BLUES
7/24     LOS ANGELES, CA                      THE KEY CLUB
7/25     VENTURA, CA                            MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATER
7/26     SAN JOSE, CA                            PBSJ
7/27     SAN FRANCISCO, CA                   SLIM’S
7/28     SACRAMENTO, CA                      THE BOARDWALK
7/30     PORTLAND, OR                          HAWTHORNE THEATER
7/31     SEATTLE, WA                            EL CORAZON
8/01     BOISE, ID                                   THE BIG EASY
8/02     SALT LAKE CITY, UT                  AVALON THEATER
8/03     DENVER, CO                              CERVANTE’S MASTERPIECE BALLROOM
8/04     ALBUQUERQUE, NM                    SUNSHINE THEATER
8/05     TEMPE, AZ                                 THE CLUBHOUSE

8/15     LOUISVILLE, CO                         DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR (W/O SKSK & FINCH)
8/16     FORT COLLINS, CO                    BOHEMIAN NIGHTS @ NEW WEST (W/O SKSK & F)

8/25     LAWRENCE, KS                          THE BOTTLENECK
8/26     OMAHA, NE                               SOKOL AUD
8/27     ST. PAUL, MN                            STATION 4
8/28     CHICAGO, IL                             METRO
8/29     DETROIT, MI                              ST. ANDREWS HALL
8/30     CLEVELAND, OH                        HOUSE OF BLUES
8/31     BUFFALO, NY                             XTREME WHEELZ
9/02     CAMBRIDGE, MA                         MIDDLE EAST
9/03     NEW YORK, NY                           IRVING PLAZA
9/04     BALTIMORE, MD                         RAMS HEAD LIVE!
9/05     SAYREVILLE, NJ                         STARLAND BALLROOM
9/06     PHILADELPHIA, PA                     TROCADERO THEATER
9/07     NORFOLK, VA                            NORVA THEATER
9/09     CHARLOTTE, NC                        TREMONT MUSIC HALL
9/10     NASHVILLE, TN                          ROCKETOWN
9/11     ATLANTA, GA                            MASQUERADE MUSIC PARK
9/12     LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL               HOUSE OF BLUES
9/13     ST. PETERSBURG, FL                  STATE THEATER
9/14     FT. LAUDERDALE, FL                 CULTURE ROOM
9/16     METAIRE, LA                             THE HIGH GROUND
9/17     HOUSTON, TX                            MERIDIAN
9/18     DALLAS, TX                               HOUSE OF BLUES
9/19     SAN ANTONIO, TX                      WHITE RABBIT
9/20     AUSTIN, TX                                ANTONES

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