Dan Black Nominated For Two '2010 MTV Video Music Awards'
Black's got some stiff competition in both categories, going up against Lady Gaga, Eminem, MUSE and Green Day in the "Best SFX" category and Gorillaz feat. Bobby Womack and Mos Def, Coldplay and The Black Keys for "Breakthrough Video." While not necessarily a shoe-in, "Symphonies" certainly stands a good chance of winning. The video pays homage to "the creativity of film credits" and was produced by Chic & Artistic (Black's visual collaborator). "Symphonies" was the first North American single off Black's debut ((un)), released on The Hours label, a Universal subsidiary. Dan Black fans can vote for "Symphonies" now on vma.mtv.com until the live show on September 12th so get voting! In addition, fans signed up with Verizon Wireless can vote in all categories by texting VMA to 97979 (standard message rates apply). The “2010 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12 at 9:00PM.
If you haven't been fortunate enough to see Dan Black live yet DO IT NOW. This past weekend he appeared at the prestigious Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, performing with the always amazing Dragonette. Tonight he continues his mini tour with Dragonette in lovely Cleveland Heights, OH at Grog Shop and catch Black tomorrow, August 9th when he appears in Buffalo, NY at Big Orbit's Soundlab (also with Dragonette). Not enough Dan Black for your liking? Never fear! Black will be back in October for a performance at Austin City Limits in Austin, Texas. Let me tell you, having seen Dan Black on the All Hearts Tour with Kelis & Robyn - he does NOT disappoint! Such a dynamic live performer. Unlike some electronica artists, Dan Black can really sing. The extra bells and whistles he brings to his set only enhances the performance.
8-8/Cleveland Heights, OH/Grog Shop
8-9/Buffalo, NY/Big Orbit's Soundlab
10-9/Austin, TX/Austin City Limits
Black will also be releasing a new single, "Alone" off of ((un)) later this month. Included in the package will be a new music video from Chic & Artistic as well as a remix from the fabulous dubstep master MJ Cole + a B-Side called "Liz and Johnny." Check out the album artwork below.