Phantom Planet tap emo fan base on tour

Panic At The Disco, Paramore tours expand horizons

Phantom Planet geared up for today’s US release of their fourth album ‘Raise The Dead’ by opening for large-scale emo bands such as Paramore and Panic! At The Disco, with whom they are currently on the road.

The band, who split with Epic before signing with Pete Wentz’ label Fueled By Ramen are in week one of the Honda Civic Tour headed up by Panic! At The Disco, and frontman Alex Greenwald says the emo kids are responding well to Phantom Planet.

“I think it’s going really, really great” he told NME.COM “We’ve been meeting kids after the shows after the show so we can get a gauge on how we’re being perceived. I learned how to do the ’emo heart’ hand signal”

Despite touring with several fellow Fueled By Ramen acts, the band have yet to meet theFall Out Boy bassist.

“I still haven’t met him. When the head of the label, John Janick had heard we left Epic he took me to lunch. We went to Vegetarian’s Paradise 2 in New York. I took him there because I thought it would give me endless joke fodder- it’s a sequel restaurant and I’d never eaten at a sequel before.”

With Fueled By Ramen their third record label after stints at Geffen and Epic, Greenwald is keen to point out that it was always Phantom Planet’s decision to move on. “We broke up with them first, I’m proud to say we’ve never been dropped”.

‘Raise The Dead’ is out in the US today (April 15).

The remaining dates are:

Tulsa, OK Brady Theater (April 15)

Ruston, LA Thomas Assembly Center (17)

Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom (18)

Austin, TX Stubb’s BBQ (19)

Houston, TX Verizon Theater (20)

Tampa, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall (22)

Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach (23)

Orlando, FL House of Blues (24)

Orlando, FL House of Blues (25)

Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park (26)

Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend (27)

Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues (29)

Washington DC Constitution Hall (30)

Orono, ME Alfond Arena (2)

Troy, NY RPI Field House (3)

East Rutherford, NJ Meadlowlands (4)

Rochester, NY Gordon Fieldhouse (6)

New York, NY Roseland Ballroom (7,8)

Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier (9)

Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre (10)

Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion (11)

Montreal, QC Metropolis (13)

Toronto, ON The Sound Academy (14)

Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre (16)

Columbus, OH Lifestyle Pavillion (17)

Indianapolis, IN Murat Center (18)

Detroit, MI Fillmore Theatre (20)

Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room (21)

Chicago, IL Congress Theatre (23, 24)

Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom (25)

Minneapolis, MN Myth (27)

Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom (28)

St. Louis, MO The Pageant (30)

Omaha, NE Westfair Amphitheatre (31)

Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre (June 1)

Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium (3)

Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air Theatre (4)

Vancouver, BC PNE Forum (June 6)

Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre (7)

Portland, OR Portland Exposition Center (8)

Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort (10)

Las Vegas, NV The Pearl (13)

Anaheim, CA Honda Center (14)

–By our New York staff.

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