MAE: CURRENTLY IN THE MIDST OF U.S. HEADLINING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ‘(M)ORNING’ OUT NOW VIA CELL RECORDS ‘(A)FTERNOON’ LIMITED EDITION AVAILABLE LATE SEPTEMBER

Currently in the midst of their U.S. headlining tour, the alternative rock trio MAE just released (M)ORNING physically in stores late last month after selling-out a limited edition run on their tour earlier this spring. The enhanced disc is the first of three separate 8-song collections of music the band is releasing in 2009/10–(M)ORNING, (A)FTERNOON, and (E)VENING–and includes a special DVD documentary which explains the evolution of the group’s “12 Songs, 12 Months, 1 Goal” campaign. The project evolved from digital to include physical releases via the band’s own imprint Cell Records which is now in partnership with Tooth & Nail for distribution.

Late last year, MAE left Capitol Records to blaze their own trail. Without limitations, the band found a different way to do the two things they love most: creating music and helping others. They created “12 Songs, 12 Months, 1 Goal: Make a Difference,” and decided to release (M)ORNING, (A)FTERNOON, and (E)VENING as well as partner with charitable and humanitarian organizations to make a direct and positive impact in the world. So far in 2009, MAE has raised $55,095.48 and has partnered with both DonorsChoose and Habitat For Humanity.

Earlier this year, MAE stepped into their local community of Newport News, VA–in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity–to build a home for a family in need. The trio fully funded the single family home through fans purchasing the new music off (M)ORNING with a minimum donation of $1.00 through the band’s official website http://www.whatismae.com/. For (A)FTERNOON songs which are up now, MAE has aligned with Donors Choose (www.donorschoose.org) to help teachers across the country directly get the supplies they are lacking for their classrooms. Fans can listen to the songs streaming for free at www.whatismae.com A limited-edition version of (A)FTERNOON will also be available during the band’s fall tour–only 2500 copies were created–and includes their current single “The Fight Song (Crash and Burn).”

At select tour stops this fall, MAE is inviting their fans to join them in getting involved with their community by volunteering at local soup kitchens, homeless shelters, clothing and food drives. Fans can visit www.whatismae.com for updates on where the band will be helping out in their town. In addition, after each club show, MAE will perform an acoustic set for donations, all of which go directly to the local chapter of Donors Choose.

For the (A)fternoon tour, in addition to their stunning 3D projection visuals, the band is including the sensory stimulation of touch into their shows and “rub and smell” scented CDs which first debuted on the Spring tour; the (A)FTERNOON tour-only edition will feature a new scent.  The combination of these elements will create a unique experience allowing fans to be transported to another level. MAE’s greater purpose has always been to provide something more–a Multisensory Aesthetic Experience designed to cultivate growth and endless possibility.

Come see MAE on tour now in the following cities:

DATE                          CITY                                        VENUE

Mae headlining tour w/Locksley and Deas Vail supporting

Sat       10/3                 Little Rock, AR                        The Village

Sun      10/4                 Dallas, TX                               The Door

Mon     10/5                 San Antonio, TX                      White Rabbit

Tue      10/6                 Austin, TX                                Emo’s

Thu      10/8                 Scottsdale, AZ                         Martini Ranch

Fri        10/9                 Las Vegas, NV                        Henderson Events Plaza

Sat       10/10               San Diego, CA                        Soma

Sun      10/11               Anaheim, CA                           Chain Reaction

Tue      10/13               West Hollywood, CA               The Roxy Theatre

Wed    10/14               San Luis Obispo, CA              Downtown Brew

Thu      10/15               San Francisco, CA                 Bottom of the Hill

Fri        10/16               Stillwater, OK                          Oklahoma State University

Sun      10/18               Seattle, WA                             Neumos

Mon     10/19               Boise, ID                                 The Venue

Tue      10/20               Billings, MT                              The Railyard

Wed    10/21               Salt Lake City, UT                   In the Venue

Mae headlining tour w/Jenny Owen Youngs and Deas Vail supporting

Thu      10/22               Denver, CO                             The Marquis Theatre

Fri        10/23               Kansas City, MO                     Record Bar

Say      10/24               Minneapolis, MN                      Triple Rock

Mon     10/26               Fargo, ND                               The Aquarium

Tue      10/27               St. Louis, MO                          Off Broadway

Wed    10/28               Chicago, IL                              Reggie’s Rock Club

Thu      10/29               Newport, KY                            The Southgate House

Fri        10/30               Akron, OH                               Musica

Sat       10/31               Grand Rapids, MI                    Mixtape

Sun      11/1                 Columbus, OH                        Skully’s

Tue      11/3                 Philadelphia, PA                      North Star Bar

Wed    11/4                 Philadelphia, PA                      North Star Bar

Thu      11/5                 Cambridge, MA                       The Middle East

Fri        11/6                 New York, NY                          The Gramercy Theatre

Sat       11/7                 S. Hackensack, NJ                 School of Rock

Sun      11/8                 Washington, DC                     Black Cat

Japan Dates

Tue      11/24               Tokyo, JP                                Club Quattro

Wed    11/25               Osaka, JP                               Club Quattro

Thu      11/26               Nagoya, JP                              Club Quattro

Mae headlining dates

Sat       11/28               Honolulu, HI                             Pipeline Café

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