National Lampoon?s Van Wilder Music Tour Featuring Jonny Lives!
The soundtrack to National Lampoon?s Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj hits stores on Tuesday, November 21st and will soon be morphing into a full-fledged music tour featuring Everclear and NYC indie rockers Jonny Lives!, whose first single, "Get Steady," is the lead track on the Van Wilder soundtrack. The tour will hit multiple cities across the country, beginning in January ?07.
Over the past month, Van Wilder soundtrack artists Art Alexakis (Everclear) and Jonny Dubowsky (Jonny Lives!) have joined Van Wilder lead actor Kal Penn at radio and tv stations across the country. At each stop along the way, the rockers have encouraged fans to visit the artists? websites and demand that the Van Wilder Tour bring the bands back to town when the tour gets underway. Thousands of fans responded and have been heard, and additional cities are currently being added to the Van Wilder Music Tour routing.
Fans aren?t the only ones responding to the high energy rock that the combination of Everclear and Jonny Lives! puts out over the airwaves?
Atlanta?s 99X morning show reported that "Art and Jonny gave one of the best and most energetic performances I?ve ever heard on my morning show. I can?t believe they can rock this early in the morning!" and the station?s promotion director proclaimed that "?Get Steady? was a rocker and a perfect fit for the Van Wilder audience."
"Jonny and Art both played live and there was a great response to both!" said Dee, the producer of the "The Lex & Terry Show" on KDGE in Dallas, TX, who invited the Van Wilder film and soundtrack stars on the popular radio morning show.
The Van Wilder soundtrack kicks off with Jonny Lives! "Get Steady," which is a blaring hallelujah to the weekend and includes never-before released tracks from Hanson and The Exies, as well as Buckcherry?s smash "Crazy Bitch."
Jonny Lives! "Get Steady" is currently featured in the Van Wilder movie, tv and radio spots and movie trailers. The video for the song, co-directed by and featuring Kal Penn will go on MTVu?s "The Freshman" the week of 11/27. Two Jonny Lives! songs ("Get Steady" & "No Good) are featured in the premiere episode of The Real World: Denver (Wed, November 22nd). "Get Steady" and "No Good" are both on the band?s debut album, GET STEADY, which is available exclusively through Mtv Network?s Urge on Tuesday, November 21st. The band?s debut album includes cameos from Nick Valensi (The Strokes), Jody Porter (Fountains Of Wayne) and Sammy James Jr. (The Mooney Suzuki).
UK rock journal N.M.E. Magazine, and US hit-predictors CMJ, Billboard, The Village Voice, and The New York Daily News have all weighed in and program directors from some of the hottest rock radio stations have predicted a hit with "Get Steady" from Jonny Lives!.
Van Wilder Get Steady Music Video Link: http://newmedia.10thst.com/jonnylives/vanwilder_clean.wmv