Metro Station goes on tour with Boys Like Girls in the UK!

29 11 2008

Metro Station will be heading to the UK this January with Boys Like Girls. Check below for dates and ticket links!

1-24-09 Glasgow @ Garage (http://www.seetickets.com Box office number : 0871 230 7131)

1-25-09 Manchester @ Club Academy (http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=boys+like+girls&site=boyslikegirls)

1-26-09 Birmingham @ Academy 2  (http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=boys+like+girls&site=boyslikegirls)

1-27-09 Leeds @ Cockpit  (0113 245 5570 / http://www.lunatickets.co.uk)

1-29-09 London @ Astoria 2 (http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=boys+like+girls&site=boyslikegirls)

1-30-09 Oxford @ Academy (Phone Tix: 0844 477 2000 Web Tix: http://www.tctmusic.co.uk)

1-31-09 Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms (B/O  023 9286 3911 http://www.seetickets.com)

Source- Metro Station’s Myspace Blog





Behind the scenes exclusive of ‘Seventeen Forever’ with Buzznet!

27 11 2008

Remember to tune in on FNmtv on December 5th to watch Metro Station’s latest single ‘Seventeen Forever’ music video!





Exclusive Photos From Metro Station’s Seventeen Forever Video Shoot

27 11 2008

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L.A. electopop rockers Metro Station recently filmed the video for their latest single ‘Seventeen Forever’ at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Canyon Saugus, CA. Singer/guitarist Trace Cyrus’s half-sis Miley Cyrus and dad Billy Ray Cyrus even make a cameo in the video, which was inspired by the movie ‘Lost Boys.’ Check out exclusive photos from the shoot below and watch Metro Station perform ‘Seveteen Forever’ live in their AOL Sessions performance.

Click HERE to view the photos and the Live Session performances!

Source- BeRED (AOL)





‘Shake It’ to the Top

26 11 2008

Metro Station, though stuck squarely within the heavily cluttered modern pop scene, appears poised to emerge from the pack. The group’s song “Shake It” recently made it into Billboard magazine’s top 10 list of hot singles, it snared a major feature in the August issue of Alternative Press magazine and the band recently completed a stint opening the Soundtrack of Your Summer tour with Boys Like Girls and Good Charlotte.

But if Metro Station achieves the big commercial breakthrough that seems within reach, the group figures to be more prepared for the spotlight than many of its peers, despite having a pair of frontmen who have yet to hit their 20s.

That’s because singer/guitarist Trace Cyrus can always call on his stepfather, Billy Ray Cyrus, and half-sister, Miley Cyrus, for advice on dealing with stardom. Meanwhile, singer-guitarist Mason Musso can look for support from his younger brother Mitchel, who stars alongside Miley Cyrus on the hit Disney Channel show “Hannah Montana.”

“I feel like I’ve learned a lot from my parents and my brother, watching them do what they do,” Musso said in a recent phone interview. “I know Trace has definitely learned a lot from his dad and his (half-sister) and everything. It’s good having that in your pocket. I know Trace will have questions and he’ll call his dad or call his mom or call Miley and ask her, and the same with me. I’ll ask my parents a question or my little brother, and it helps.”

The connections to the Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana phenomenon have provided the media with an easy hook for Metro Station, and virtually every article about the band brings up the family ties.

Still, Musso, Cyrus and their Metro Station bandmates, keyboard player Blake Healy and drummer Anthony Improgo, haven’t used their celebrity connections nearly as much as they could have to call attention to the group.

“We kind of wanted to do our own thing,” Musso said. “We didn’t want that to be the reason why people came to shows. Not that we don’t love and respect our siblings, because I know Trace loves the hell out of his sister and I love my brother. And we love our families and stuff. But we were teenagers and we just wanted to get out in the van and just do it.”

Still, the Disney Channel and the “Hannah Montana” show, which has turned Miley Cyrus into a teen pop star whose current popularity might even eclipse Britney Spears at her peak, played a substantial role in bringing about Metro Station.

It was on the set of that show where Musso and Cyrus were introduced to each other by, of all people, their mothers.

The two decided to try writing songs together, and found they had an instant musical chemistry.

Metro Station as a band took another big step forward a short time later when Musso and Cyrus met Healy, and the trio wrote the song “Seventeen Forever.”

Healy, 26, enabled the songwriting to take a step forward and the group’s sound to solidify, surprisingly enough, around the synthesizer in part because of Healy’s knowledge of studio production.

Although Musso and Cyrus are both guitarists by trade, they have an affinity for synth-pop bands such as the Cure, not to mention such classic pop of groups as the Beatles, Bee Gees and Simon & Garfunkel. What also helped push songwriting in that direction was the fact that Musso and Cyrus started writing together using the Garage Band program, and built melodies around synthesizer lines they wrote using the program.

“Seventeen Forever” became a pivotal song in Metro Station’s young history. The band posted the tune on MySpace and the song caught on, quickly rising to the top spot on that Web site’s chart.

Not surprisingly, record labels noticed, and by the end of 2006, Metro Station had been signed by Columbia Records.

“Seventeen Forever” is the lead track on Metro Station’s self-titled debut CD, which was released last September. It provides fitting introduction to the band’s music and sound. It opens with a new wavish verse built around percolating synth notes before rocking out on the chorus. Then, a catchy vocal melody jumps out behind brisk guitar riffs, washes of keyboard and a driving programmed beat. The rest of the CD pretty much strikes a similar balance between classic pop hooks and retro synth pop instrumentation. The stylistic combination works because songs such as “Control,” “Shake It” and “True To Me” exude charming melodies and sprightly energy.

The group has been touring for more than a year behind the debut album, and has become considerably better as a live unit over that time.

“It (touring) prepares you for so much,” Musso said. “I believe, and there’s nothing like time, man, just playing shows over and over again.”

Source- Columbian





Behind the scenes photos of ‘Seventeen Forever’!

26 11 2008

If you didn’t want to hustle on over to the Buzznet website to view the photos, we’ve decided to post them on here! Enjoy 🙂

Hanna Beth Trace outside of the funhouse on the set of Forever Seventeen

Hanna Beth & Trace outside of the funhouse on the set of “Forever Seventeen”

Setting up for the Metro Station video shoot for Forever Seventeen

Setting up for the Metro Station video shoot for “Forever Seventeen”

Hanna Beth Trace outside of the funhouse on the set of Forever Seventeen

Hanna Beth & Trace outside of the funhouse on the set of “Forever Seventeen”

Metro Station being interviewed on the set of Forever Seventeen

Metro Station being interviewed on the set of “Forever Seventeen”

Source- Buzznet Gallery





Get a call from Metro Station!

26 11 2008

If you happen to have a Buzznet account be sure to comment on Metro Station’s behind the scenes of Seventeen Forever post and you will be choosen to be entered in the conest! By the way, when leaving a comment on the post, DJrockstarr, would like you to enter a REAL comment!

Guess what? If you leave a comment on the behind-the-scenes video — and I mean a real comment, not just “Dood, Mason Musso is so boss,” you will be automatically entered to win a phone call from the band! What would you ask Trace Cyrus if you had the chance to speak to him one on one?

Click the link below for more information on where to comment, etc! He has also posted four behind the scenes photos of the shoot!

Source- Buzznet





In Utah This Week: Metro Station

26 11 2008

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Pop-electro foursome Metro Station play tonight at In the Venue. But before the show, IN writer Ryan Michael Painter and I had a chance to meet up with Mason Musso (vox/guitars) and Anthony Improgo (drums), who were at The Gateway Mall today. I had interviewed Improgo for last week’s issue, and found him to be just as genuine in person as he was over the phone. The two black-clad musicians gave us the low-down on the tour, telling us how nice it is to have their own bus; that there were 150+ kids at their FYE signing today; and that they can’t wait to play the show tonight.

If you want to catch the show, tickets are still available for $17 on http://www.smithstix.com or at the door. And if you go, be prepared to “Shake-shake-shake-shake, a-shake it!”

Source- In Utah This Week