Posted by Rooney on April 29th, 2011
Hey everyone. Currently in Beijing at the music festival. Had a great sound check at 7:30 am this morning and now we’re hanging in the dressing room, waiting to play later today. The festival is outside in a ski resort. Big beautiful mountains in the distance…a great open space. I will be traveling to Tibet tomorrow for a few days…looking forward to the adventures ahead.
Posted by Rooney on April 27th, 2011
Rooney performs ‘Holdin’ On’ acoustic for FOX 26 Morning News in Houston on April 26 with special guest Phil Munsey.
Posted by Rooney on April 14th, 2011
Ned Brower teaches the basics of packing for tour.
Posted by Rooney on April 10th, 2011
Robert interviews musician and composer Stephen Trask.
Posted by Rooney on April 6th, 2011
Posted by Rooney on April 5th, 2011
In response to the devastation of the 9.0 earthquake on March 11th, which has left countless dead and homeless across Japan and the Pacific region, SXSW and Hanson are working together to rally support from the music industry for disaster relief.
The flagship event, a 12-hour live telecast to galvanize support for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund held during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, was pulled together in less than 48 hours. Recruiting 40 artists performing more than 60 songs, and viewed by people in 149 countries, the livestream was such a resounding success that the telecast is set to be re-streamed in partnership with AOL and Myspace on Tuesday, April 5th at 12PM (noon) CST.
In the short period of the initial campaign, which was started at the SXSW Interactive Event with the original launch of SXSW4Japan.org, online donations have topped $100,000, plus a much larger amount that was directed straight to the American Red Cross via their national text donation number.
Many more artists are contributing to the re-broadcast and resulting benefit album, which is available for purchase digitally on Amazon.com today, Tuesday April 5th. These rare and intimate performances include John “JoJo” Hermann of Widespread Panic, North Missisppi Allstars, The Boxer Rebellion, The Hours, Michael Stipe, HANSON, Ben Folds, An Horse, Natasha Bedingfield, Ozomatli, Alpha Rev, Anna Nalick, Charlie Mars, Cary Brothers, Michelle Branch, Bowling For Soup, Rooney, Amanda Palmer, Andrew WK, Taylor Locke and The Roughs, Jimmy Gnecco, Imani Coppola, Tracy Bonham and more.
We would encourage you to purchase this album, which includes new performances of Rooney’s ‘Only Friend’ and Taylor Locke and The Roughs’ ‘My Only Drug’. You can also donate directly to SXSW4JAPAN through their website.
Posted by Rooney on April 1st, 2011
Help us promote our May tour in Germany and Luxembourg! We have created a promotional poster, which you can download here. The dates are:
05/16/11 Nürnberg – Hirsch
05/17/11 Saarbrücken – Garage Club
05/18/11 Essen – Zeche Carl
05/19/11 Bremen – Tower
05/20/11 Hannover – Musikzentrum
05/21/11 Heidelberg – Karlstorbahnof
05/22/11 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Tickets for all shows are available through Artist Ticket.