Middle Class Rut - MTV's Artist To Watch + tour dates with 30 Seconds To Mars

Middle Class Rut named MTV's 2011 Artist To Watch

Middle Class Rut
Set to hit the road with 30 Seconds To Mars in January

No Name No Color In Stores Now

Sacramento's Middle Class Rut - Sean Stockham (vocals, drums) and Zack Lopez (vocals, guitars) - have just been announced as one of MTV's 2011 Artist To Watch.

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This is just one more accolade to add to the list of accomplishments achieved by the duo this year.

Back in September the band was included as part of MySpace "Introducing..." a selective monthly program with FUSE. Their first single "New Low" is currently in the Top 20 on the Alternative chart as well as being a part of MTV's Discover & Download program.

The "New Low" video has been added to rotation at MTV2 and mtvU. It will also be included in MTV "Push" Promotions during prime time beginning January 3rd. The band also recently performed on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit.

Watch New Low video:

The debut album No Name No Color was released on October 5th on Bright Antenna Records through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group. It is compiled of 12 songs showcasing a breadth of time without ever losing its clear impression of cohesion. A few tracks have appeared previously on the band's three EPs, which they released in 2007, 2008 and 2009, but the album as a whole is a new construction that reveals a band with a unique creative process. The majority of the songs have been tested on the road during tours in the U.S. with Social Distortion, Them Crooked Vultures and Alice In Chains, and will continue when the band heads out again at the top of next year, this time with 30 Seconds To Mars.

Middle Class Rut tour dates with 30 Seconds To Mars:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

January 2011

1/11/2011 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
1/12/2011 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
1/14/2011 - Pomona, CA - The Fox Theatre
1/15/2011 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Events Center
1/16/2011 - Davis, CA - UC Davis Freeborn Hall
1/18/2011 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
1/21/2011 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
1/23/2011 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
1/24/2011 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
1/25/2011 - Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
1/26/2011 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
1/28/2011 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
1/30/2011 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
1/31/2011 - Richmond, VA - The National

February 2011

2/2/2011 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre
2/3/2011 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
2/4/2011 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
2/5/2011 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre

"…sound like Jane's Addiction having a panic attack." - NME

"Until this debut full-length from Middle Class Rut, the only hype that had really stuck to the Sacramento pair concerned numerical values. Specifically, were they the two-headed heroes the rock press had so longingly hoped for since pace-setting Canadian duo Death From Above 1979 acrimoniously split in 2006? Pleasingly, No Name No Color is driven by a combative mood more than fit to challenge lazy parallels." - BBC

Photo credit: Steve Gullick

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Middle Class Rut on Amazon.com

Middle Class Rut on Amazon.co.uk

Middle Class Rut Official Website

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