Young The Giant Announce Additional 2012 Headline Tour Dates – Madison Theater on 2/24

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NEW YORK, NY (November 29, 2011)Young The Giant today announced additional dates for their 2012 headline tour which begins in San Diego on February 10, 2012 and will go through mid-April.  The band has been taking the world by storm with their explosive live shows, gaining fans in every corner of the world and because of overwhelming demand in several markets, shows are moving to larger venues and in some instances second nights have been added. Stubbs in Austin sold out in a day, a second show has been added, Terminal 5 in New York sold out in less than five days.  More dates/changes will be announced soon.

Young The Giant has enjoyed tremendous success this year with two hit songs, “My Body” and “Cough Syrup,” massive critical acclaim, and have played the main stages at some of the biggest festivals in the world including the main stage at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Sasquatch to name a few.  Their second single, “Cough Syrup” is currently top five at Alternative radio.   Their first single, “My Body” rocketed to the #4 spot on the alternative chart while the band performed the song live at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Young the Giant also graced the MTV Unplugged stage which aired November 9, 2011 on MTV.com.  The band performed selections from their self-titled debut album, as well as a cover song, “Empire Ants” by Gorillaz.

2012 HEADLINE DATES AS FOLLOWS (Additional dates/changes bolded; Remaining 2011 dates also listed below):

(+) = w/Special Guest WALK THE MOON

( ! ) = w/Special Guest GROUPLOVE

Fri-Feb-10         San Diego, CA                          Soma (+)

Wed-Feb-15      Tucson, AZ                               Rialto Theatre (+)

Thu-Feb-16       Phoenix, AZ                             Crescent Ballroom (+) – SOLD OUT

Fri-Feb-17    Phoenix, AZ                                  Cresent Ballroom (+) – Second night added

Sat-Feb-18        Denver, CO                               Ogden (+)

Mon-Feb-20      Minneapolis, MN                       Varsity Theatre (+)

Thu-Feb-23       Chicago, IL                              The Riviera (+) – moves from SOLD OUT Metro

Fri-Feb-24         Covington, KY                          Madison Theatre (+)

Sat-Feb-25        Columbus, OH                          Newport Music Hall (+)

Sun-Feb-26       Cleveland, OH                           Beachland Ballroom (+)

Tue-Feb-28       Detroit, MI                                The Majestic (+) – moves from SOLD OUT Magic Stick

Thu-Mar-01       Toronto, ON                             Sound Academy(+) – moves from SOLD OUT Phoenix Concert Theatre

Fri-Mar-02         Ottawa, ON                               The Bronson Centre (+) – moves from SOLD OUT Ritual Nightclub

Sat-Mar-03        Montreal, QC                             Cabaret-Mile End (+)

Sun-Mar-04       Quebec City, QC                       Le Cercle (+)

Tue-Mar-06        Burlington, VT                           Higher Ground ( ! )

Thu-Mar-08        Boston, MA                              House of Blues ( ! )

Fri-Mar-09         New York, NY                           Terminal 5 ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Mar-10        Philadelphia, PA                        Electric Factory ( ! )

Sun-Mar-11       Washington, DC                        9:30 Club( ! )

Thu-Mar-15        Atlanta, GA                               Center Stage ( ! )

Sun-Mar-18       Ft. Lauderdale, FL                     Culture Room ( ! )

Tue-Mar-20        New Orleans, LA                        House of Blues ( ! )

Thu-Mar-22       Houston, TX                             Warehouse Live ( ! ) – moves from SOLD OUT Fitzgerald’s

Fri-Mar-23         Dallas, TX                                 Prophet Bar ( ! )

Sat-Mar-24        Austin, TX                                Stubb’s BBQ ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Mar-25        Austin, TX                                Stubb’s BBQ ( ! ) – Second night added

Tue-Mar-27        Tulsa, OK                                  Cain’s Ballrom ( ! )

Thu-Mar-29        St. Louis, MO                            Gargoyle( ! )

Fri-Mar-30         Kansas City, MO                       The Midland ( ! ) 

Sat-Mar-31        Des Moines, IA                         People’s Court ( ! )

Tue-Apr-03        Salt Lake City, UT                      In The Venue ( ! )

REMAINING 2011 TOUR DATES

Wed-Nov-30      Providence, RI                          WBRU’s 42nd Birthday Bash @ Lupos  

Thu-Dec-01       Norfolk, VA                               96X Winter Meltdown @ The Ted           

Sat-Dec-03        Tampa, FL                                97X Next Big Thing @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre   

Sun-Dec-04       Jacksonville, FL                        X1029 THE BIG TICKET @ Jacksonville Metro Park        

Mon-Dec-05      Portland, OR                             SOLD OUT 94.7 December to Remember @ Crystal Ballroom – SOLD OUT           

Wed-Dec-07      Seattle, WA                               107.7 The End Deck The Hall Ball @ Key Arena   – SOLD OUT

Fri-Dec-09         Oakland, CA                              Live 105’s Not So Silent Night @ Oracle Arena

Sat-Dec-10        Universal City, CA                     KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas @ Gibson Amphitheatre – SOLD OUT

Fri-Dec-16         Santa Ana, CA                          Hometown Holiday Show @ Galaxy Theatre presented by Vizio to benefit IPSF – SOLD OUT       

Sat-Dec-17        Santa Ana, CA                          Hometown Holiday Show @ Galaxy Theatre presented by Vizio to benefit IPSF – SOLD OUT       

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