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Rooney Announce “Ultrasonic Summer Tour”

Rooney just announced dates for the “Ultrasonic Summer Tour,” which kicks off in June in Kansas City.  Robert and the gang are heading to a city near you this Summer with Run River North and they’re promising a really good time.  The band also revealed that new music is coming your way this Summer!  We can’t wait to hear what Rooney’s been cooking up in the studio since we last saw them!  They always put on an incredible show and have a perfect mix of new material and old favorites in their set.

Check out the dates below and grab your tickets when they go on sale this Friday, April 7th!  VIP Packages are also available starting Tuesday, April 4th.

Rooney’s “Ultrasonic Summer Tour” ft. Run River North
June 20th – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
June 21st – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
June 22nd – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
June 23rd – 7th St Entrance – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
June 24th – Baked – Davenport, IA – Buy Tickets
June 25th – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
June 27th – The Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN – Buy Tickets
June 28th – The High Watt – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
June 29th – The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
June 30th – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
July 1st – The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
July 4th – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC – Buy Tickets
July 5th – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
July 6th – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
July 7th – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
July 8th – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
July 9th – Neighborhood Theater – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
July 11th – Gramps – Miami, FL – Buy Tickets
July 12th – The Social – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
July 13th – Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL – Buy Tickets
July 14th – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
July 15th – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
July 16th – White Oak Music Hall Upstairs – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
July 18th – Barracuda – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
July 19th – Club Dada – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
July 21st – Moxi Theater – Greeley, CO – Buy Tickets
July 22nd – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
July 23rd – The Olympic Venue – Boise, ID – Buy Tickets
July 25th – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
July 26th – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – RESCHEDULED FROM DEC 9TH
July 28th – The Independent – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
July 29th – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
July 30th – The Parish @ HOB – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
Aug 1st – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM – Buy Tickets
Aug 2nd – Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Aug 3rd – The Irenic – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets

Watch the video for “Sad But True” below and pickup a copy of Rooney’s latest album, “Washed Away,” on iTunes now!

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Rooney Announces The Groundswell Tour

Rooney is heading back out on tour this Fall!  The Groundswell Tour kicks off in Austin in October and wraps up at the Marlin Room in NYC.  We suggest getting tickets ASAP, as the Summer Tour sold out fast!  Rooney’s new album, “Washed Away,” is one of our favorite releases of 2016.  We caught Rooney earlier this year on the Welcome Home Tour, and it was a blast! The show was a perfect mix of songs from the new album (which are SO GOOD live) along with all your favorite classic Rooney jams.  Opening acts Royal Teeth and Swimming With Bears will join the Fall Tour.

Pre-sale tickets are available now with tickets on sale to the general public this Friday, August 19th.


Rooney The Groundswell Tour Dates
October 12 – Barracuda – Austin, TX
October 13 – Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
October 14 – Raven Tower – Houston, TX
October 15 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
October 17 – The Backbooth – Orlando, FL
October 18 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 19 – High Drive – Gainesville, FL
October 20 – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
October 21 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
October 22 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
October 23 – 12th & Porter – Nashville, TN
October 25 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
October 26 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
October 27 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
October 28 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY
October 29 – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall – New York, NY

Watch the video for “Why” featuring Soko and pickup a copy of “Washed Away” on iTunes now!

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The Friday Five: Summer 2016 Albums

It’s finally Springtime here in NYC, which means Summer concert season is just around the corner!   There is tons of new music to look forward to also, including new albums from some of our favorite artists.  Here are the albums dropping soon that are sure to be on our Summer playlists.

1. Cole Swindell – “You Should Be Here”
due May 6th – pre-order on iTunes

2. Rooney – “Washed Away”
due May 6th – pre-order via Rooney

3. Dierks Bentley – “Black”
due May 27th – pre-order on iTunes

4. Dan + Shay – “Obsessed”
due June 3rd – pre-orders start April 29th

5. Good Charlotte – “Youth Authority”
due July 15th – pre-order on iTunes

Watch Rooney’s Video For “My Heart Beats 4 U”

Rooney just dropped the official music video for their first comeback single, “My Heart Beats 4 U.”  The video features Robert Schwartzman playing every role, from producer to drummer to bass player – just how he would normally create a song.  Rooney is heading out on tour in May, just after the release of a new album, “Washed Up,” on May 6th.  Check out the tour dates here & watch the video below!

Pre-order a copy of “Washed Away” now at RooneyMusic.com including  exclusive album packages.

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Rooney Announces The “Welcome Home” Tour

The Rooney announcements just keep rolling in!  Last week, the band released their new single, “My Heart Beats 4 U” and announced their new album “Washed Away” will be out on May 6th.  Rooney is also going on tour in May in support of the new album!  The “Welcome Home” Tour kicks off in CA May 3rd and hits cities on the West and East coasts.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 11th.  Check out the dates and listen to “My Heart Beats 4U” below!

NYLON Presents Rooney The “Welcome Home” Tour
May 3rd – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA – Buy Tickets
May 4th – The Independent – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
May 6th – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
May 18 – Middle East – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
May 19 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
May 20 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
May 21 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets


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Listen to Rooney’s “My Heart Beats 4 U” From Upcoming Album “Washed Away” Out 5/6

Rooney just released the first official single from their upcoming album, “Washed Away,” due out May 6th!  (We are so excited to just be able to write that sentence omg).  The entire album was written, produced, mixed and recorded by Robert Schwartzman for you.  The upbeat new single, “My Heart Beats 4 U,” was co-written by Travis Clark of We The Kings.  Stream the track on Spotify now!

Visit Rooney’s website to download the single and to access special pre-order packages for the album, including a signed copy and exclusive merch.  Check out the awesome album art below.


Read Robert Schwartzman’s message to fans about the return of Rooney below.

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Rooney Gives The Gift of New Music

OMG Rooney just dropped the best surprise Christmas gift of them all!  They are releasing new music!  And you can get a free track from them, right now!   And there’s more to come in 2016!!   Head over to Rooney’s Facebook to watch the announcement from Robert Schwartzman and get a link to download “Come on Baby.”

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The Friday Five: Christmas Albums

It’s Black Friday, which means you no longer have to wonder if it’s socially acceptable to start listening to Christmas music.  It’s on.   When you’re tired of hearing Taylor Swift’s “Last Christmas” playing at Target/The Mall/Everywhere You Go, here are some of our favorite Christmas albums.

1. *NSYNC – “Home For Christmas”
Definitely the greatest boyband Christmas album of all time (We are still surprised Backstreet Boys never made one!)  Of course, it also has the best Christmas music video of all time for “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.”

2. Hilary Duff – “Santa Clause Lane”
This video used to play on Disney Channel during every single commercial break.  Can you still do the Lil’ Romeo rap?  (We can.)

3. Music From “The O.C.” Mix 3: Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah”
Two of the most important things on “The O.C.” were music and Seth Cohen’s favorite holiday, Chrismukkah.   This soundtrack features original Holiday tracks from show favorites like Rooney, Jimmy Eat World, and The Raveonettes.

4. The Beach Boys – “The Beach Boys Christmas Album”
It’s hard to pick a favorite track off of this classic album, from their originals “Little Saint Nick” and “Merry Christmas, Baby” to their versions of Christmas standards.  We’ve been hearing these songs literally every year since birth, but we still aren’t tired of them.

5. Justin Bieber – “Under The Mistletoe”
We all love his single “Mistletoe,” and of course his remake of “All I Want for Christmas” with Mariah.  But our favorite is the beautiful acapella version of “Fa La La” featuring Boyz II Men.


Robert Schwartzman’s California Roll Tour Rolls Into NYC

Robert Schwartzman’s NYC stop on The California Roll Tour was delayed for two days – Robert’s bus broke down in Connecticut and couldn’t roll anywhere.  An early reminder of one of the (few) drawbacks about a venue on wheels – the show literally can’t go on without the bus!  The bus was eventually fixed, and parked in NoHo on a crisp Fall evening.  We’re hoping after this one small setback, the bus will make it back to CA problem free! (So far so good.)


Leading up to the concert, there was an extra layer of excitement: for the first time in a while, we had literally no idea what to expect from a tour.  Would the bus be moving?  What will the seats be like?  How many people will be there?  What songs will he play?  Where will the bus be?  (Emails are sent out the day before/day of the show with the location).   And for people who go to a LOT of concerts such as ourselves, it was refreshing to have something new to look forward to for a change. 


The bus was by far the most intimate venue we’ve ever been in – two rows of seats that held a dozen or so fans, plus Robert, the bus driver, and the tour manager. The show was friendly and relaxed, much like Robert himself.  He played a mix of songs, which fans had the chance to vote for online, and were welcome to shout out requests throughout the evening.  The set included Rooney classics, and some of Robert’s solo material, including tracks from his last album “Double Capricorn” and the “Palo Alto” soundtrack.  Basically, it was one big singalong.  And it was awesome.  
Robert gave personal anecdotes about each song, and told us that the songs from the first Rooney album always remind him of NYC, as he wrote them when he lived in the city for college.  He told us his favorite songs to play are the ones that the fans want to hear – we’re sure passerby on the street were wondering just what was happening inside bus as it rocked side to side during “I’m Shakin’.”


We also got to hear a preview of some of the new music Robert has been working on, for an album due out sometime next Spring.  All we can say is WOW.  We were blown away by the tracks, and it’s so good to hear some more classic pop-rock sounds (we miss hearing guitars and instruments!!)   Get ready for this album.

If you can make it to a stop on the California Roll Tour – GO!  It’s such a unique and memorable experience, and Robert is just plain awesome.  Check out all the upcoming dates HERE.

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While his next tour will likely be back in traditional venues, Robert said he’s not getting rid of the bus.  He hopes to keep the tradition alive with some after parties, and more singalongs.  Knowing Robert, we’re sure he’ll come up with something else equally awesome.  And we can’t wait.

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The Friday Five: Rooney Songs

Robert Schwartzman’s California Roll Tour kicks off tonight in Boston.  We’re beyond excited for this tour –  for starters, Robert has written some of our favorite songs of all time (both solo and as the front man of Rooney) and we haven’t seen him in ages!  But the tour itself is something completely new and unexpected – he’s hosting it on a 30-passenger party bus.   We literally have no idea what to expect from this show which definitely adds an extra air of excitement!  So, in honor of the tour, here are our favorite Rooney songs!  (It was nearly impossible to keep this to 5 songs).

1. “Blueside”
The band’s first official single.  Bonus points if you caught Robert performing the song in “The Princess Diaries.”

2. “Popstars”
Robert is always ahead of his time – the lyrics of this song are even more relevant today than when it was released in 2003.

3. “I’m Shakin”
Hey man, do you know who sings this song?  ROONEY!

4. “I Should’ve Been After You”
This song and video perfectly capture Rooney’s retro sounds.

5. “I Can’t Get Enough”
Warning: watching this video will make you want to go roller skating. (Luckily the revival of all things 90s lately has included roller rinks!)

Bonus #1: Robert Schwartzman – “Out Of My Mind”

Bonus #2:  Solobob – “The Victim”
Robert’s first solo venture, and the greatest music video of all time.

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