|The Great Escape went GOLD!
||[Thu Sep 20, 2007. 2:36PM]
Congrats boys <3
"Boys Like Girls will be re-releasing their debut album as their single "The Great Escape" goes gold.
Press ReleaseColumbia Records is celebrating the rise of Boys Like Girls with the release of a newly expanded deluxe edition of the Boston-based rock/pop band's self-titled debut album on Tuesday, November 13. The newly expanded Boys Like Girls - Deluxe Edition digi-pack features a CD Extra premiering new mixes of "Hero/Heroine" and "Heels Over Head" by the pioneering three-time Grammy winning mix engineer Tom Lord-Alge.
Additional extras on Boys Like Girls - Deluxe Edition include an expansive gallery of 40 behind-the-scenes tour and other photos, suitable for printing; an AOL Sessions performance video of the songs "Let Go" (a Frou Frou cover), "The Great Escape," and "Thunder"; live footage from The Avalon in Boston of the songs "Heels Over Head" and "The Great Escape"; and an audio acoustic version of "Hero/Heroine."
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After spending the summer performing a series of highly-successful shows on the Vans Warped Tour, the rapidly-rising Boys Like Girls -- Martin Johnson (vocals, guitar), Bryan Donahue (bass), John Keefe (drums), and Paul DiGiovanni (guitar) -- will headline the upcoming "Tourzilla" concert extravaganza featuring All Time Low and The Audition with We The Kings performing on the first half of the tour and Valencia during the second half. The Boys Like Girls "Tourzilla" tour begins September 30 at Toad's Place in New Haven and winds up on November 25 at Philadelphia's Electric Factory. (Please see full itinerary following).
Produced by Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Northstar, Hit The Lights), Boys Like Girls is selling an average of 10,000 copies per week with sales-to-date totaling more than 268,000. Sales for Boys Like Girls have been steadily escalating since the album's release in August 2006. The CD spent 21 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart since April (reaching #55 in August). Previously, it spent more than forty weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers Top New Artist chart and the SoundScan Alternative New Artist Sales chart, reaching #1 on both charts for three weeks running in June 2007.
The group's spell-binding video for "The Great Escape," lensed by director Alan Ferguson (Fall Out Boy), has hit the #1 slot on MTV's "TRL” a remarkable 9 times and was recently retired from the countdown after 40 days on the chart.
"The Great Escape," single from Boys Like Girls' debut has been certified Gold by the RIAA and has been added to more than 100 Top 40 radio station playlists coast-to-coast including heavy rotation on New York's Z-100 and Boston's KISS 108.
Boys Like Girls received high profile coverage recently in USA Today, which accorded the band an "On The Verge" piece (July 26, 2007) while naming the Boys Like Girls single, "The Great Escape," as its "Pick Of The Week" (July 17, 2007).
Boys Like Girls has also been enjoying incredible exposure online with more than 17 million total plays on the group's My Space page (myspace.com/boyslikegirls) where the band has logged more than 9 million profile views.
Earlier this year, Boys Like Girls won -- with more than 68% of the votes -- Spin.com's coveted "Artist of the Year" honors. Boys Like Girls, one of Alternative Press's "100 Bands You Need To Know in 2007," is also an AOL "Breakers” artist."