When Savannah-based quartet Perpetual Groove (PG) first began touring more extensively in 2001, they broke out of the Southeast region. The band would pass out free live CD's of past performances at their concerts as a gorilla marketing tactic which led a grassroots buzz that enabled the band to gradually expand their touring and fan base, noticeable not only at their performances, but online as well. Their "Talking in Place," a discussion board on the band's website is one of the fastest growing online communities, with over 2,339 active members. Now, a mere five years later, PG is one of the hottest young bands on the national touring circuit traveling with a dazzling and continually expanding light show.
Musically, the band blends driving rock, futuristic effects, and an uncanny knack for melody in creating a sound that truly has no bounds. Under their collective belt, PG has recorded two original studio albums, 2005's All This Everything which was recorded in Atlanta's Tree Sound Studios and produced by Grammy Award Recipient Robert Hannon (Outkast, Black Eyed Peas, Ludacris,) and 2003's Sweet Oblivious Antidote (on Harmonized Records). This past summer they were back at Tree Sound Studios with Hannon and will release their third album in the fall on Tree Leaf Records.
The press has been taking notice. In the July issue of Relix Magazine, PG was credited as the 3rd top reason to the quick success of the Wakarusa Music Festival and JamBase.com has pegged them as one of the "Best Emerging Artist." This past September they were featured on the Comcast and Charter Cable TV's On Demand Programming. The runaway momentum has taken PG out of the small hard ticket sale venues of the Southeast club circuit and has brought the band to the national theatre format, headlining multiple sold-out nights at famed venues like Atlanta's Variety Playhouse and Athens' Georgia Theatre in addition to becoming a must have at several high profile festivals across the nation. The band's innovation has also carried over into the production side of the live performance being the only artists to achieve touring 12 performances in Dolby 5.1 SurroundSound.
PG has appeared at several reputable events such as the High Sierra Music Festival, Langerado, Wakarusa, 10,000 Lakes, Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, Xingolati Pacific Groove Cruise, Jazzfest, and in NYC's Largest Earthday Celebration in the World the "Green Apple Music Festival." In 2006 the band ventured far across the Pacific Ocean for its debut tour of Japan.
Entering a new era of traveling via tour bus, their current tour finds the band crossing the nation leaving their van behind, performing in much larger concert halls and theaters. PG will kick off 2007 once again with an appearance on the sea-bound festival Jam Cruise and is slated to travel to Japan for their second time in late spring. In keeping with tradition, a few special performances have been slotted into the fall schedule. For the third time, fans can enjoy Dinner With The Band at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem. Moving to the northeast, Just Cruisin' 3, a Surf and Turf weekend in NYC, spanning two nights, features the band on the Paddlewheel Queen during a special late night concert cruise followed the next evening by a performance at the famed Main Space at The Knitting Factory, as for Halloween, fans can look forward to an exclusive performance at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse, and for the first time ever, a multiple city New Year's Run with performances in Athens and Charleston.
PERPETUAL GROOVE TOUR DATES:
09.12 | The 8X10 Baltimore, MD
09.13 | Mr. Small's Theatre/Funhouse | Pittsburgh, PA
09.15 | The Rocks Off Concert Cruise | New York, NY
09.16 | The Knitting Factory | New York, NY
09.19 | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT
09.20 | Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA
09.21 | The Stone Church | Newmarket, NH
09.22 | Revolution Hall | Troy, NY
09.23 | The Century Lounge | Providence, RI
09.25 | The NorVa | Norfolk, VA
09.26 | The State Theatre | Falls Church, VA
09.27 | Starr Hill Music Hall | Charlottesville, VA
09.28 | Red Rooster | Greenville, NC
09.29 | The Soapbox | Wilmington, NC
09.30 | Cat's Cradle | Carrboro, NC
10.05 | The Music Farm | Charleston, SC
10.07 | Rhythm and Brews | Chattanooga, TN
10.14 | Cervantes' Masterpiece | Denver, CO
10.15 | Cervantes' Masterpiece | Denver, CO
10.20 | Hawthorne Theatre | Portland, OR
10.22 | WOW Hall | Eugene, OR
10.25 | 12 Galaxies | San Francisco, CA (A Pre Hallow's Dream)
10.26 | The Temple Bar | Santa Monica, CA
10.31 | Variety Playhouse | Atlanta, GA
11.04 | Sweetwater Festival | Milledgeville, GA
11.10 | Down on the Farm | Quincy, FL
01.02 | Jam Cruise 5 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
01.03 | Jam Cruise 5 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
01.04 | Jam Cruise 5 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
01.05 | Jam Cruise 5 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
01.06 | Jam Cruise 5 | Fort Lauderdale, FL