On December 1st “The Christmas Pageant” tour presented by AP and featuring Family Force 5, Forever The Sickest Kids & special guests Secondhand Serenade and Shorelines End will kick off in Grand Rapids, MI.  Atlanta-based Family Force 5’s combination of dance and rock, funky rhythms and percolating club grooves will get anyone up and out of their seats. Similarly, Forever The Sickest Kids’ style is a blend of classic-lined power-pop, punk energy and space-age electronics. Together, Family Force 5 and Forever The Sickest Kids are sure to infuse the holidays with a never-before-experienced energy.

“The Christmas Pageant” tour promises concert goers both band favorites and holiday classics in an eye-popping and other-worldly winter wonderland. Expect oversized presents, the abominable snowmen, maybe a snow storm or two and additional festive surprises galore.

Just off a successful UK tour – including a stop to play the Sonisphere Festival – Family Force 5 is currently in the studio recording the band’s third album, due out in early spring. The band recently recorded their version of pop-powerhouse La Roux’s Bullet Proof for the forthcoming Pop Goes Punk. And come November, Family Force 5 will grace the packaging of over 20 million milk cartons as part of the Milk Rocks! campaign.

Forever The Sickest Kids recently released, “Keep On Bringing Me Down” a new digital single on iTunes. This is the first of several new songs that will be made available for fans this fall and winter readying for the new album to be released in early 2011. FTSK continues to devote their time to fans, the band is currently overseas on a world tour and they have created their own iPhone application for the ultimate FTSK experience.

To be a part of AP’s “The Christmas Pageant,” see below for holiday tour dates.

12/1 – Grand Rapids, MI – THE INTERSECTION

12/2 – Columbus, OH – NEWPORT MUSIC HALL

12/3 – Cincinnati, OH – THE UNDERGROUND

12/4 – Madison, WI – BARRYMORE THEATRE

12/5 – Omaha, NE – SOKOL AUDITORIUM (Council Bluffs, IA market)

12/7 – Colorado Springs, CO – PIKES PEAK CENTER

12/9 – Anaheim, CA – HOUSE OF BLUES

12/10 – Sacramento, CA – CREST THEATRE

12/11 – Fresno, CA – RAINBOW BALLROOM

12/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – IN THE VENUE

12/14 – Las Vegas, NV – HOUSE OF BLUES

12/15 – Phoenix, AZ – THE NILE

12/16 – Albuquerque, NM – SUNSHINE

12/18 – San Antonio, TX – TRIPOINT

12/19 – Dallas, TX – HOUSE OF BLUES **Forever The Sickest Kids will not be on this date

Secondhand Serenade’s third studio release Hear Me Now for Glassnote Records hit shelves August 3rd. Recently signed to Island Def Jam/Mercury, Shorelines End is looking forward to their full length CD coming out in 2011.

Check out the preview for “The Christmas Pageant” at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcXT800TEN0.

For further information please log onto www.ff5online.com/.


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