ShockYa has been given exclusive news that AWOLNATION and Red Bull Records have worked together to debut the AWOL “NATION” Project, “the latest in fan-to-band-to-fan networking,” according to AWOLNATION. The site is an innovation in community-driven sites in that it creates a living experience centered around fan-contributed content, which includes media from YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Vimeo. Your content will show up as long as it’s been tagged with the hashtag #awolnation. Once you do that, your media will show up on AWOL “NATION” in real-time.
As the site evolves and fans converse with each other about their content, the fans will be able to engage with the band like they never could before. Also, if fans geo-tag their posts, the posts will show up on a custom Google-powered map and give fans the opportunity to interact with each other as well as with the band.
The Uprising Creative is the design and development company behind the new fan site and used a custom WordPress install along with custom-built tools to tap into the APIs from Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and Instagram. Google Maps API is also used to help with the geo-tagged content.
AWOLNATION’s “Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate” U.S. tour might be coming your way! The band, touring with on-the-rise alternative band Imagine Dragons and indie hip-hop artist Zeale, has had several of their tour stops sold out, so check below to see if your location still has tickets available. Also, check out the band’s latest video for “Kill Your Heroes,” which recently premiered on MTV.com. AWOLNATION’s latest CD, Megalithic Symphony, is on iTunes, and you can learn more at awolnationmusic.com.
“Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate” U.S. tour with Imagine Dragons and Zeale:
September 25 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT!
September 27 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO SOLD OUT!
September 28 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO SOLD OUT!
September 29 Gallivan Center/X96 Big Ass Show Salt Lake City, UT
October 1 Knitting Factory Concert House Boise, ID SOLD OUT!
October 3 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR SOLD OUT!
October 4 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR SOLD OUT!
October 9 House of Blues San Diego, CA SOLD OUT!
October 10 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA SOLD OUT!
October 11 Club Nokia Live Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT!
October 15 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
October 16 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
October 18 Emo’s East Austin, TX SOLD OUT!
October 19 Hullabalooza College Station, TX
(with Rusko, Chiddy Bang, Paul Wall, and more)?
October 20 House of Blues Dallas, TX SOLD OUT!
October 23 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
October 24 The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL
October 25 House of Blues-Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
October 27 Voodoo Music Experience New Orleans, LA *
(with Neil Young, Green Day, Skrillex, Justice, Gary Clark Jr., and many more)
* AWOLNATION only