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Video: Rooney / Holdin’ On

February 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Rooney’s new video for “Holdin’ On” premieres today. The video was shot on 16mm film in order to recreate the feel of 1960s promo videos in a national park in CA.

The band is in the midst of a headlining tour that began February 2 in Albuquerque, wrapping up February 26 in Salt Lake City with Eisley and The Chapin Sisters  as support.  Check out the full list of dates after the video.

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w/Eisley & The Chapin Sisters
2/9/11              Pontiac  MI                  The Crofoot Ballroom
2/10/11            Chicago IL                   Lincoln Hall
2/11/11            Columbus OH              The Basement
2/12/11            Cleveland Heights OH  Grog Shop
2/13/11            Pittsburgh PA  Alter Bar
2/14/11            Newport KY                The Historic Southgate House


2/16/11            Cambridge MA            The Middle East
2/17/11            Philadelphia PA            Theatre Of Living Arts
2/18/11            Washington DC            Rock and Roll Hotel
2/19/11            Carrboro NC              Cat’s Cradle
2/20/11            Asheville NC                The Grey Eagle
2/21/11            Nashville TN                Exit/In
2/22/11            Memphis TN                The Hi-Tone
2/23/11            St Louis MO                Firebird
2/25/11            Denver CO                  The Marquis Theatre
2/26/11            Salt Lake City UT                    Kilby Court

Rooney Announce 2010 Headlining Tour Dates With Eisley & The Chapin Sisters

December 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Rooney have announced a February headlining tour that sees them taking out Eisley and The Chapin Sisters (through 2/14) as support.

The tour kicks off February 2nd in Albuquerque, NM and wraps up in Salt Lake City on Feb 26th. Starting today at 9am PST, fans can buy tickets at and each purchase will be accompanied by a a free, exclusive, digital only, Christmas EP of three cover songs: “Merry Christmas (War is Over),” “Last Christmas” and “Little Saint Nick

Rooney Tour Dates:
Upcoming Holiday Shows:
12/11/10 Anaheim CA  Chain Reaction

February Tour Dates:
w/Eisley & The Chapin Sisters
2/2/11 Albuquerque NM  Launchpad
2/4/11 Tulsa  OK  Caine’s Second Stage
2/5/11 Kansas City MO  The Beaumont Club
2/6/11 St Paul MN  Station 4
2/7/11 Milwaukee WI  Mad Planet
2/8/11 Grand Rapids MI  The Intersection
2/9/11 Pontiac  MI  The Crofoot Ballroom
2/10/11 Chicago IL  Lincoln Hall
2/11/11 Columbus OH  The Basement
2/12/11 Cleveland Heights OH  Grog Shop
2/13/11 Pittsburgh PA  Alter Bar
2/14/11 Newport KY  The Historic Southgate House

2/16/11 Cambridge MA  The Middle East
2/17/11 Philadelphia PA Theatre Of Living Arts
2/18/11 Washington DC  Rock and Roll Hotel
2/19/11 Carrboro NC  Cat’s Cradle
2/20/11 Asheville NC  The Grey Eagle
2/21/11 Nashville TN  Exit/In
2/22/11 Memphis TN  The Hi-Tone
2/23/11 St Louis MO  Firebird
2/25/11 Denver CO  The Marquis Theatre
2/26/11 Salt Lake City UT  Kilby Court

Contest: EUREKA! Win An Autographed Pair of Rollerskates from the Rooney Video Shoot!

July 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News

Alright Rooney fans, listen up because you’re not going to want to miss out on this one.  The band kicks it old school in their latest video for  “I Can’t Get Enough” (watch it below)  where they hit the roller rink and groove through the song with some mad skills.  (Where was Rooney when I use to be at the roller rink every weekend?) 

Anyway!  Get this, we have an autographed pair of roller skates from the video shoot to give away to one lucky grand prize winner!   Don’t ask us who wore them, that’s top secret!  Oh!  And  we’ve also got two autographed Rooney CDs for the runner ups, so that’s three chances to win!

Rooney’s new album “Eureka” came out in early June and you already have your copy right?  Good!    To enter the contest all you need to do is email us at with subject ROONEY and tell us what your favorite song on their new album is.  Please include your name, email address and mailing address.

1 grand prize winner and 2 runner up prize winners will be selected at random on August 17th.  Contest is open to US residents only.

Rooney is on tour with Hanson throughout the summer.  You can check out a full list of tour dates here

Check out our recent interview with Rooney frontman Robert Schwartzman here.

For all the latest on Rooney visit their official website here.

Video: Rooney Acoustic Performace From Brooklyn Bridge Park

June 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Pop, Rock

Check out acoustic performace that Rooney delivered recently when they were in NYC for Baeblemusic. Their new album Eureka was released today. You can check out our new interview with lead singer Robert Schwartzman here.

Watch the full concert at

Robert Schwartzman of Rooney

June 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Interviews, Pop, Rock

How do you measure the true character of a band?  Is it the success they have with the backing of a major label or their ability to bounce back once they’ve taken full creative control back into their own hands?  Either way, Rooney (Robert Schwartzman on vocals and guitar, Louie Stephens on keys, Taylor Locke on guitar and Ned Brower on drums), know that staying true to their music and their core fanbase is their highest priority.

On June 8th the band returns with their third full length album “Eureka”.  After their up and down experiences with previous major label releases the band decided to go the indie route with this one and shoulder the full responsibility.  The album is 100 percent Rooney from start to finish – written, produced and released on their own label California Dreamin’ Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). 

Since their major label debut in 2003 the band has felt a bit stifled by the suits and this album gave them the opportunity to do things their own way.  Mixing their old soul with new tricks the result is an album that has all of the Rooney charm that we’ve come to expect.  Sharing the writing duties this time allowed for the songs to cover a broader range of sounds and styles.   Their influences are widespread but they’ve pulled together a cohesive collection of songs that deliver on all marks –  clever wordplay through honest storytelling, well-crafted catchy choruses, and the throwback addictive beats.

We recently caught up with Robert Schwartzman to talk about the new album, the long road getting here, the departure of bassist Matt  Winter and of course we had to throw in a little West Coast/East Coast sports rivalry courtesy of the NBA Finals.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette
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TWRY Video of the Week: Rooney / I Can’t Get Enough

Rooney’s new album “Eureka” comes out on June 8th and so far we love what we hear!  So much that our video of the week is their latest for “Can’t Get Enough”:

The band will be on the road through the summer in support of “Eureka” so check them out!

(With  The Young Veins and Black Gold):
6/16 – San Diego, CA – Wave House
6/17 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
6/18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones 
6/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
6/20 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Club
6/22 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
6/23 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
6/24 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
6/25 – Vancouver BC CANADA – The Media Club
6/26 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
6/27 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
6/28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
6/29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
6/30 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
7/1 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
7/2 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom
7/3 – Shreveport, LA – The Collective
7/5 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
7/6 – Pensacola, FL – Seville Quarter
7/7 – Orlando, FL – The Social
7/8 – Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
7/9 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
7/10 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
7/11 – Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend
7/12 – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar
7/14 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
7/15 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork
7/16 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
7/17 – South Hackensack, NJ – School of Rock
7/18 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
7/19 – Farmingdale, NJ – The Crazy Donkey

With Hanson

* not with Hanson
7/21 – Williamsville, NY – Club Infinity
7/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance* (w/Young Veins & Black Gold)
7/23 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
7/24 – Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus
7/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts 

7/27 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar Club Stage* 
7/28 – Richmond, VA – The Hat Factory
7/29 – Falls Church, VA – The State Theatre*
7/30 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
7/31 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
8/1 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theater*
8/2 – Louisville, KY – Headliners
8/3 – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon
8/4 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
8/5 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant
8/6 – Davenport, IA – The Redstone Room*
8/7 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
8/9 – Des Moines, IA – The Vaudeville Mews*
8/10 – Apple Valley, MN – Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre
8/11 – Maidson, WI – High Noon Saloon*
8/12 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
8/13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
8/14 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
8/16 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
8/17 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
8/18 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt*
8/19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
8/20 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
8/21 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
8/23 – Cincinnati, OH – Moonlite Gardens
8/24 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre
8/25 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
8/26 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater*
8/27 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*
8/28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*

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Video: Rooney Premieres “I Can’t Get Enough”

May 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Rooney recently debuted the video for their new single I Can’t Get Enough, has premiered on MTV. MTV says: “Rooney’s newest video certainly fits the vibe of the song; it’s breezy, fun-loving and full of wonder. The video, directed by Marcus Herring, has a kind of late-’70s/early-’80s vibe in its almost quaint use of special effects.”

Check out the video below.

Two new songs I Can’t Get Enough and I Don’t Wanna Lose You are now streaming on the bands   MySpace.

Rooney Announce Headlining Tour & Offer Fans Free Tune

April 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Rooney have announced a NA headlining tour in support of their new album EUREKA. Beginning June 16th in San Diego, CA, Rooney will hit the road with this brand new collection of songs, which will be released June 8th. 

Following the headlining run, Rooney will join Hanson for a month of dates. Tour dates below.

If you want a preview of the new stuff Rooney is offering up a free download of their song “I Dont Wanna Lose You” here.


With Black Gold and The Young Veins:

June 16 Wave House San Diego, CA
June 17 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
June 19 Henry Fonda Los Angeles, CA
June 20 Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
June 22 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
June 23 The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA
June 24 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
June 26 El Corazon Seattle, WA
June 27 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
June 28 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
June 29 Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
June 30 Waiting Room Omaha, NE
July 1 Blue Note Columbia, MO
July 2 Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom Little Rock, AR
July 3 The Collective Shreveport, LA
July 5 Republic New Orleans, LA
July 6 Seville Quarter Pensacola, FL
July 7 The Social Orlando, FL
July 8 Common Grounds Gainesville, FL
July 9 Crowbar Tampa, FL
July 10 The Loft Atlanta, GA
July 11 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
July 12 Handlebar Greenville, SC
July 14 Irving Plaza New York, NY
July 15 Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach, DE
July 16 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
July 17 Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, NY
July 18 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
July 19 School of Rock Hackensack, NJ

With Hanson:

July 21 Club Infinity Williamsville, NY
July 22 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
July 23 South Shore Music Circus Hyannis, MA
July 24 South Shore Music Circus Cohasset, MA
July 25 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
July 27 Sonar Baltimore, MD
July 28 The Hat Factory Richmond, VA
July 29 State Theatre Falls Church, VA
July 30 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
July 31 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
August 2 Headliners Louisville, KY
August 3 Wildhorse Saloon Nashville, TN
August 4 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN
August 5 Pageant St. Louis, MO
August 7 Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
August 10 Minnesota Zoo Ampitheatre Apple Valley, MN
August 11 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
August 12 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI
August 13 House of Blues Chicago, IL
August 14 House of Blues Chicago, IL
August 16 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
August 17 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
August 18 The Strutt Kalamazoo, MI
August 19 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
August 20 Carnegie Music Hall Munhall, PA
August 21 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
August 23 Moonlite Gardens Cincinnati, OH
August 24 Egyptian Room @ Murat Ctr Indianapolis, IN
August 25 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
August 26 Granada Theatre Dallas TX
August 28 Emo’s Austin, TX

Free Download: Rooney / I Don’t Wanna Lose You

April 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Downloads, Daily Music News

We brought you news yesterday about Rooney’s new album “Eureka” being released on June 8th.  You can download a free track below.  Track title is “I Don’t Wanna Lose You”.  So what do you think?

Rooney Offers Free Single For Pre-Orders On New Album Eureka

Rooney’s new album Eureka doesn’t drop until June 8th but if you place your order now you’ll receive a free download for the first single “I Can’t Get Enough”.

Pre-orders include autographed CDs and a limited edition T-shirt.  Hit up their webstore for all the options.

The band is currently planning and routing their summer tour.  EUREKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For all the latest news on the band visit their official website here.

Rooney’s new album Eureka doesn’t drop until June 8th but if you place your order now you’ll receive a free download for the first single “I Can’t Get Enough”.

Rooney’s new album Eureka doesn’t drop until June 8th but if you place your order now you’ll receive a free download for the first single “I Can’t Get Enough”.

Rooney’s new album Eureka doesn’t drop until June 8th but if you place your order now you’ll receive a free download for the first single “I Can’t Get Enough”.

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