Hunter Valentine who caught the attention of Lauper a while ago, was previously invited to join her on two consecutive True Colors tours alongside Margaret Cho, Debbie Harris, Erasure, The Gossip and The Indigo Girls to name a few. This summer they will officially open for the pop icon who commemorates three decades of music career.
In the meantime, the band just released a brand new music video for their new single dubbed "The Pulse".
Coming straight out of starring in Season 3 of Showtime's hit reality series The Real L Word - Showtime's top-performing unscripted show in prime time -into the release of their third studio album, titled Collide & Conquer no one can deny the momentum behind rockers HUNTER VALENTINE.
The in-your-face rock duo, comprised of Kiyomi McCloskey (lead vocals/guitarist) and Laura Petracca (drummer), has unequivocally established themselves as a veritable powerhouse that tours 200+ dates a year all over the world.
The band has been around the US three times in that last 2 years playing to sold-out shows. Having just completed a 4-week run as support on Sum 41 in the US; a month-long Australian tour; a stop at the coveted SXSW, they are resuming another short leg with Sum 41, before heading to Europe where they will hit UK, France, Germany and Switzerland.
Formed when singer/guitarist Kiyomi McCloskey met drummer Laura Petracca in a crowded bar in their hometown of Toronto, the two quickly forged an unbreakable bond that has seen the band rise to success dazzling audiences across the globe and singlehandedly invading our iPods. After two solid albums (one of which, Lessons From The Late Night, was one of the first great female-fronted rock albums of the decade), the band signed a major record deal with Megaforce Records distributed by Sony Music Entertainment/RED
They recently released Collide and Conquer, their third album produced by Canadian producer and Treble Charger front-man Greig Nori, best known for his hit-making influence on SUM 41 and Iggy Pop. All 11 tracks on Collide & Conquer burst with their distinctive, intense melodies and showcase a band who's finally arrived, all grown up and ready to explode into the mainstream.
They've already been turning up everywhere from the cover of Huffington Post to Revolver Magazine's Hottest Chicks in Metal issue as well as a live TV appearance on Fox 5 in Las Vegas, A-Sides on The Huffington Post and Time Warner's "SoCal Sound"(entertainment magazine show on Time Warner Cable Channel 101 in Los Angeles), among others.
Their first single, "Liar, Liar" has been burning up airwaves everywhere from Portland to Chicago to DC. The video for the single is currently being played on over 100 video outlets and is as well on rotation on MTV U. They are now readying to release the second video for the next single dubbed "Pulse".
Continuing its intimidating rock fame doing what they know best:promoting their music through heavy touring schedule across the US, Canada, Asia and Europe, the band has solidified their line-up, put down roots in Brooklyn, and grown their fan base steadily across the globe. It's clear the band has arrived and is exploding into the mainstream already making a whole lot of noise! Hunter Valentine have never been more primed to take the musical world by storm.
More About Lauper's "She's So Unusual" debut album:
Recorded and released in 1983, She’s So Unusual, Lauper’s debut solo album, is a colorful portrait of a unique and multifaceted talent. The album features some of Lauper’s most well-known songs and perennial radio favorites including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” “Money Changes Everything,” and “All Through the Night.” She’s So Unusualmade Lauper a household name and also cemented her place in musical history as the first female artist to have four top 10 singles on a debut album. The release went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide and won Lauper a Grammy® Award for Best New Artist.
"SHE’S SO UNUSUAL" Tour Dates Featuring Hunter Valentine:
June 12 San Diego, CA Humphrey's (With Hunter Valentine)
June 13 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre (With Hunter Valentine)
June 15 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion (With Hunter Valentine)
June 16 Tacoma, WA Broadway Center's Pantages Theatre (With Hunter Valentine)
June 18 Sacramento, CA Crest Theater (With Hunter Valentine)
June 19 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery (With Hunter Valentine)
June 23 Tucson, AZ Fox Theatre (With Hunter Valentine)
June 25 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre (With Hunter Valentine)
June 26 Dallas, TX House of Blues (With Hunter Valentine)
June 28 Houston, TX House of Blues (With Hunter Valentine)
June 30 New Orleans, LA House of Blues (With Hunter Valentine)
July 2 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall (With Hunter Valentine)
July 3 N. Charleston, SC N. Charleston Performing Arts Centre (With Hunter Valentine)
July 5 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion (With Hunter Valentine)
July 6 Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal (With Hunter Valentine)
July 9 New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (With Hunter Valentine)
July 10 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (With Hunter Valentine)
July 12 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre (With Hunter Valentine)
July 13 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods (With Hunter Valentine)
Visit cyndilauper.com or check local listings for more info and tour dates.
For more information about Hunter Valentine go to: HunterValentine.com