Jealousy Curve Wins Zippo Hot Tour

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Local Philadelphia Band Goes Out on the Road with All-American Rejects

Popular regional rock act Jealousy Curve will be living the dream of many local rock bands this fall. The alternative rock act won the 2005 Zippo Hot Tour Competition. Their prize is a 10-city tour opening up for Interscope Recording Artists, All-American Rejects. The band will also be flown to Hollywood for a showcase in front of A&R representatives at Capitol Records and $55,000 worth of merchandise and gear.

The band, featuring Michael Leavy (lead vocals, guitar), Steven LaFashia (guitar, keyboard), Michael O'Brien (bass), and Shane Rozum (drums) will open the following shows for the All-American Rejects:

11.06.05 - Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL

11.08.05 - Cat's Cradle in Raleigh, NC

11.09.05 - Tremont Music in Hall Charlotte, NC

11.15.05 - Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA

11.19.05 - Ice Garden in Pittsburgh, PA

11.25.05 - La Zona Rosa in Austin, TX

11.30.05 - Marquee Theatre in Phoenix, AZ

12.02.05 - Wiltern LG in Los Angeles, CA

12.12.05 - Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO

12.16.05 - Bogart's in Cincinnati, OH

"We have been so fortunate as a band, and are looking forward to meeting new friends on the road. We are unbelievably grateful to our friends in Philadelphia and across the country for supporting us," said LaFashia.

The contest began this spring when thousands of bands entered online via Sonicbids. After the first round of online voting, there were showcases in each participating city. Jealousy Curve emerged as the Philadelphia finalist and last month was one of 10 bands competing in the national finals. The finals were decided by online votes, and the band received the news on November 1.

"It truly astounds us that we’ve receive so much support and kindness from everyone. We have always simply done our thing: recording at home and playing shows. It is very gratifying that people enjoy what we do and react to it like this," said LaFashia.

Jealousy Curve originally formed as the songwriting and recording brainchild of high school friends LaFashia and Leavy. The band quickly found its voice in the contributions of O’Brien and Rozum. They are currently playing shows to support their January 2005 release, Life As An Addict, which was recorded by the band in its basement studio.

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