THE ELMS DEBUT ON BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS CHART WITH FOURTH ALBUM ‘THE GREAT AMERICAN MIDRANGE’ RELEASED VIA BAND’S OWN TRUST INCORPORATED LABEL IN CONJUNCTION WITH A2M DISTRIBUTION AND WARNER CHAPPELL. BEST FIRST WEEK SALES EVER FOR THE BAND AS RADIO SUPPORT CONTINUES TO GROW ACROSS THE COUNTRY. CONFIRM FALL TOUR INCLUDING HEADLINE DATES AND SHOWS WITH COWBOY MOUTH AND PAT MCGEE

THE GREAT AMERICAN MIDRANGE–the latest set for Indiana foursome THE ELMS–debuted at #18 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart this week and #1 on the Heatseekers chart for the East North Central region. It follows the band’s weeklong promotional tour of appearing on national & regional radio including The Bob & Tom Show, performing at Best Buy in-stores and special release week concerts, and making a high profile appearance live at a Chicago White Sox game.  The fourth album from the band also sees their best first-week sales ever, exceeding those of all three previous major label releases. Released on their own label TRUST Incorporated, in conjunction with Artist 2 Market (A2M) Distribution–who have also had recent success with independent albums from Dolly Parton, Hurt and Spinal Tap and whose support of THE ELMS’ record has been substantial–and Warner Chappell, the album was co-produced by THE ELMS and longtime collaborator Brent Milligan; engineered and mixed by Adam Kasper (Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age); and mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig (Rolling Stones, U2, Pearl Jam, REM, Radiohead).

THE ELMS build solidly upon a tradition that stretches from The Band to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, with deep roots in the muddy working soul of their home country. In the eight years since its inception, the band–Owen Thomas (Vocals, Guitar), Christopher Thomas (Drums), Nathan W. Bennett (Bass) and Thomas Daugherty (Guitar)–have become an extremely tight unit, embodying the hard-working values that they sing about. Radio support behind rousing first single “Back to Indiana”–which debuted on television in May as part of national coverage of the Indianapolis 500–and AOR single “Strut” has been steadily growing all over the country.

THE ELMS will be on the road in support of THE GREAT AMERICAN MIDRANGE throughout the fall, including confirmed headline shows and support dates with Cowboy Mouth, Pat McGee and a special Halloween performance with Better Than Ezra. See below for current tour dates and look for additional dates to be announced soon. Since forming in 2001, THE ELMS have played more than 700 shows sharing stages in the U.S. and Europe with artists as diverse as Band of Horses, Shooter Jennings, Neil Young, the Fratellis, Switchfoot, Goo Goo Dolls and Buddy Guy. They also had the opportunity to perform alongside fellow Seymour, IN-native John Mellencamp at Farm Aid.

THE ELMS Fall Tour Dates

DATE CITY VENUE
Fri

10/2

Lafayette, IL Lafayette Theatre
Sat

10/3

Auburn, IN DeKalb County Fair
Sun

10/4

St. Louis, MO The Halo @ The Pageant
Wed

10/7

Austin, TX Antone’s+
Thu

10/8

Dallas, TX House of Blues+
Fri

10/9

Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
Sat

10/10

Houston, TX Meridian
Wed

10/28

Athens, GA The Melting Pot+
Thu

10/29

Birmingham, AL Zydeco+
Fri

10/30

Jonesboro, AR Brickhouse+
Sat

10/31

Bossier City, LA Riverdome (w/Better Than Ezra)
Thu

11/12

Terra Haute, IN The Verve
Fri

11/13

Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Tue

11/17

Detroit, MI Magic Bag*
Wed

11/18

Cleveland, OH Cambridge Room*
Thu

11/19

Milwaukee, WI Miramar Theatre*
Sat

11/21

Chicago, IL Park West *

+ indicates dated with Cowboy Mouth

* indicates dates with Pat McGee

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