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INVENTED Available Now Everywhere!

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INVENTED is on sale at iTunes for $7.99! The sale will run until 10/25!

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Watch Jimmy Eat World Perform on A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus Tonight!

Catch 2 exclusive performances from Jimmy Eat World on A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus tonight (10/14) at 7pm ET only on Fuse TV.



North American Tour Coming to a Close So DON’T MISS IT!


10/15 House Of Blues Boston, MA  
10/17 Kool Haus Toronto, ON  
10/30 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ  





Check out Zach’s most recent blog post for ESPN and make sure to follow his blog for future posts

(10-12-10) Cardinals roller coaster on the way up – HERE

(09-30-10) Eternal hope, angst of a Cardinals fan – HERE




Click here to go to the online store for exclusive band merchandise



Login 10/13 for Bo’s LIVE Online Concert‏

Great news Bo Bice Fans! Bo will be performing a LIVE concert online exclusively for YOU on Justin.TV.
This is your personal invitation to join Bo for a very special online concert and chat! Bo will be performing from his own studio on October 13th, exclusively broadcast on Justin.tv (www.justin.tv/bobice) at 5:00pm PST / 7:00pm CST / 8:00pm EST. Not just a concert, this event will give you the unprecedented opportunity to interact directly with Bo, you’ll be able to request your favorite songs, ask Bo questions and chat with him. Please submit your questions to be answered during the show in advance to support@fan-clubhouse.com with BO BICE in the subject line.

We will select several winners to receive special prizes including copies of 3, autographed memorabilia and other exciting items. The performance will include selections from Bo’s latest album, 3, and a special version of his radio hit “You Take Yourself With You.” We can’t wait to see you online October 13th!

Calling all Bo Bice “Peeps!” It’s time for Bo’s 2nd annual Christmas Party….
Tickets are on sale now for the 2nd Annual Bo Bice “Peeps” Christmas Party to be be held on Saturday, December 11th at The Rutledge in downtown Nashville. Tickets will include: food, non-alcoholic beverages, surprise souvenir, silent auction, meet and greet and a special performance by Bo! (Doors will open at 11 am) Click here to purchase tickets.
Tickets will not be mailed – they will be held at the door for pick up the day of the party. You will receive an e-mail confirming the details.
As always, we’ll be donating to a local shelter. Please bring a can of food, blanket or a toy and help make a family’s holiday season a bit brighter.

Check out Bo’s upcoming tour dates…
10/08/2010 – Riviera Spa & Resort — Palm Springs, CA
10/09/2010 – Downtown Main Street — Carmi, IL
10/15/2010 – Century Center — South Bend, IN
10/21/2010 – Cotton Eyed Joe — Knoxville, TN
10/30/2010 – Lonestar Speedway – Rocktober Fest 2010 — Kilgore, TX

We appreciate your continued support of Bo!

JIMMY EAT WORLD Live Chat, New Album, Letterman Appearance

‘Jimmy Eat World’ will appear on David Letterman September 24th.
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INVENTED will be available everywhere next week, September 28th

Pre-order INVENTED today while you can!
Domestic & International Pre-order Here

Chat Live Online With The Band / Listen To INVENTED In It’s Entirety

Chat live online with Jimmy Eat World on Tuesday, September 21st @ 2pm (pst) / 5pm (est) / 10pm (uk) and listen to INVENTED in its entirety. Check out JimmyEatWorld.com for more details.
INVENTED will also be available for streaming on www.myspace.com/jimmyeatworld starting on Tuesday, September 21st @ 12:01 am(pst) / 3:01am (est) / 8:01am (uk)

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Last few days to preorder the special package at the online store

The INVENTED preorder will be available through Wednesday, September 22nd

Check back tomorrow, September 21st for new Invented shirts in the store

INVENTED Tour Kicks Off Tuesday

The INVENTED tour kicks off this week in Atlanta, GA! Don’t miss the band when they come to a city near you!

9/21 Center Stage Atlanta, GA
9/22 The Orange Peel Asheville NC
9/24 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
9/25 Virgin Mobile Free Fest/ Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
9/27 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
9/28 Fox Theatre Pomona, CA
9/29 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
9/30 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
10/1 SLO Veterans’ Auditorium San Luis Obispo, CA
10/3 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO

Check out complete tour dates and ticket info here jimmyeatworld.com/events
Watch the Video from the secret show last week:

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Southern California In Store Promotions!

Below are some upcoming in store promotions in Southern California:

  • 9/28 at 4:30pm
  • Special Preshow Performance & Meet and Greet / Signing!
  • Pre-Purchase the CD / VINYL “INVENTED” at Rhino Records
  • (235 Yale Ave Claremont, CA 91711)
  • And you will receive a pass to attend this special event with the band at The Fox Theatre!
  • *Limited space available*
  • 9/29 at 4:30pm
  • Hit Golf Balls With Jimmy Eat World!
  • Purchase the CD / VINYL OF “INVENTED” at Amoeba Music (6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA)
  • And you will receive a pass to hit golf balls with the band before their sold out LA show!
  • *AROMA Driving Range is located at 3680 Wilshire Blvd. – 6th FL*
  • *Pass distribution will begin at Amoeba on 9/28* *Limited space available*

Jimmy Eat World on Late Show With David Letterman!

The band will be performing as musical guest on The Late Show With David Letterman Friday, September 24th

Tune in to CBS at 11:35pm (EST) to catch the show. Check your local listings for more details.



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The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story Unveiled for Nov. 16 Release‏


Bruce Springsteen’s The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story Unveiled for Nov. 16 Release

Columbia Records has just announced Bruce Springsteen’s The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story will be released on November 16.

For the first time, fans will have access to 21 never-before-heard complete songs from the "Darkness" recording sessions on 2 CD or 4 LP 180-gram vinyl sets that will be available as The Promise. "’Darkness’ was my ‘samurai’ record," Springsteen writes, "stripped to the frame and ready to rumble. But the music that got left behind was substantial." The Promise will also include the new essay from Bruce Springsteen, lyrics to all new tracks and unseen photographs from the Darkness On The Edge of Town sessions.

Containing a wealth of previously unreleased material, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story offers an unprecedented look into Springsteen’s creative process during a defining moment in his career. In addition to the The Promise 2 CDs, the deluxe 3 CD/3 DVD and 3 CD/3 Blu-ray Disc versions include the Darkness on the Edge of Town album digitally remastered for the first time. Comprising over six hours of film and more than two hours of audio, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story is packaged within an 80-page spiral-bound reproduction of Bruce’s original notebooks documenting the recording sessions for the album, containing alternate lyrics, song ideas, recording details and personal notes.

Visit brucespringsteen.net for an exclusive sneak peek of the The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story video content as well as a first-listen of the song, "Save My Love," from The Promise, and complete details about this new release.

Click This Link to be taken to the page at BruceSpringsteen.net that includes the video.

Pre-order The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story 3 CD/3 DVD or 3 CD/3 Blu-ray Disc deluxe editions with exclusive t-shirt and poster only at The Promise Online Store.

The Promise 2 CD and 4 LP packages can be pre-ordered at Amazon. Both 2 CD and 4 LP Vinyl editions with exclusive t-shirt and poster are also available for pre-sale only at The Promise Online Store.


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Why Eric Violette is No Longer the ‘FreeCreditReport.com Guy’

Eric Violette’s latest Blog on why is no longer the ‘FreeCreditReport.com Guy’!
This is a good article/blog regarding what really happened with the FreeCreditReport.com commercials.  Eric Violette, the star is actually a talented, trained French-Canadian actor and singer with his own band!
By Charlotte Chevalier
by Charlotte Chevalier
25 Aug 2010 

Eric Violette and FCR: Behind the scene

The TRUTH behind the Freecreditreport.com commercials

Looks like the popular Freecreditreport.com band has lost its gig. There will be no more commercials featuring the trio lead by the slacker dude with the impish smile and perpetual credit woes.  Freecreditreport.com is offering varying and rather nonsensical explanations for their decision.

The commercials which began airing in 2007 were an immediate hit. The infectious, sing along jingles had Americans, from babies to grandmothers, memorizing the tunes. Country singers sang them at their concerts, crowds at sports events did too. We hardly needed prompting to launch into “They say a man should always dress for the job he wants….”

As interest in the recurring characters increased, lead singer Eric Violette was revealed. Rather than the American garage band frontman he symbolized, we found out he is a French Canadian actor/musician lip synching the pre-recorded jingles and his “band” was not really a band. Nevertheless the public continued to love the character and the commercials while increasingly complaining about the product. Consumers seethed when they discovered the product the band was promoting was not actually “F-R-E-E that spells free”. We loved the commercials despite the product they promoted.

Helped along by a story line that everyone could identify with—the young man who dreams big, but rarely hits the mark—the public anxiously waited for each new installment of the band’s continuing saga. Ultimately nine commercials were filmed.

Yet with all the success of the commercials, the back story was quite different. Complaints against Freecreditreport.com rose so much that the government stepped in to help consumers understand what they were signing onto when they accepted their “free” credit report. Using a video parody of the commercials to get out an accurate message, the FTC also began prosecuting Experian (owner of Freecreditreport.com) for their less than “truth in advertising” message. Federal laws were amended to protect consumers from unscrupulous vendors of credit reports which consumers were entitled by law to receive for free once a year anyway.

The other back story involved yet more deception on the part of Freecreditreport.com. Back in 2007 they hired the Martin Advertising Agency to produce the commercials. The agency was recently rated America’s top advertising agency and is the creative mastermind of other memorable commercials such as Geico’s gecko and cavemen. The Martin Agency chose to outsource the production of the commercials to Montreal. Flying under the radar of Canadian unions such as the actors’ union ACTRA (AFTRA and SAG’s Canadian affiliate), the Martin Agency was able to buy the silence of French Canadian production staff and actors’ agents. The unknown actors were paid a minimum day rate and an annual use buyout of a few hundred dollars. Consequently, the Martin Agency achieved its goal. The commercials were made for a fraction of the cost an American production would have demanded. This allowed them to spend their budget on air time and run the commercials ad infinitum.

While Violette became the face of Freecreditreport.com and the public’s interest in him increased, Freecreditreport.com took advantage of his popularity to again be less than forthright with the public. Not content to mislead consumers with the so-called free credit reports, nor content to produce commercials on the sly in Canada, they also impersonated Violette on their Freecreditreport.com websites and Facebook pages. Fans posted messages on these sites clearly thinking they were communicating directly with the “band” members. FCR even created a Facebook character named Roadie Jack who pretended to be the “band’s” roadie. When Jack’s Facebook friends (there were thousands) asked him about the band, Jack would invent bogus answers. Unsuspecting fans did not realize the sites were simply a marketing tool.

The impersonation continued in 2008 when Freecreditreport.com held a contest on Youtube. All you had to do was upload yourself singing one of the commercial songs. The grand prize was $15,000!! Ironically, this was more money than Freecreditreport.com had paid to all three “band” members for acting in the commercials. During the contest fans posted comments on the Youtube page believing the members of “FCR band” were hosting the contest. Again fans’ presumptions about who they were communicating with were never corrected by the FCR.

Meanwhile Violette, who made only a few thousand dollars for the entire series of commercials, was still a struggling actor and musician trying to cope with his sudden pop icon status. Accosted by the American media, who naturally expected Violette to have reaped the financial rewards of his fame and the TV residuals, he graciously deflected their questions delving into how his new found “wealth” and “life changing” windfall had changed his life. Neither Freecreditreport.com nor the Martin Agency offered him assistance with public relations.  Freecreditreport.com watched nervously as the actor began doing more and more interviews and making appearances in the US. Their discomfort with his popularity was because they knew the more media queried the actor or scrutinized the background of the commercials the more likely the truth behind the commercials’ productions and FCR’s disingenuous manipulation of the public might be exposed.

Last year, that is just what happened. As production for the third set of commercials began in Montreal, ACTRA heard about it and angrily intervened. Production could continue, ACTRA stated, but only under ACTRA guidelines. That meant the Martin Agency would have to pay union rates and residuals to the actors. Consequently, these last commercials were aired far less often than their cheaper predecessors and now they’ve been pulled completely. 

Apparently, the Martin Agency intends to continue the “band” concept but with different actors. What are they going to do? Head off to a third world country? No, they’re going to hire some inexperienced American band who is hungry for fame. That band will be exploited just as badly as Violette and his bandmates because that’s what Freecreditreport.com does best–scam people. And in a few years, the decision to drop the original band will appear on the list of worst marketing decisions of the decade.

So ends the story of the Freecreditreport.com guy.

By Charlotte Chevalier

Interview with KIMMI!!!!!!! – Eric Violette’s MySpace Blog

Interview with KIMMI!!!!!!! – Eric Violette’s MySpace Blog

Interview with Eric Violette and his band God Against God’s guitarist Sebastien!