Awolnation & Red Bull Records Unveil the Awol “Nation” Project
AWOLNATION and Red Bull Records are proud to unveil the latest in fan-to-band-to-fan networking called The AWOL “NATION” Project, an innovate new community-driven site that creates a living, breathing interactive experience centered around fan-contributed content.
Fans can post anything they want on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Vimeo and if it’s tagged with the hashtag #awolnation, it will show up on the new AWOL “NATION” fan site in real-time at: http://nation.awolnation.mx. The same feature is currently being added to incorporate Tumblr. As fans around the world talk about AWOLNATION and tag their content (photos, videos, comments), the site continuously evolves, allowing fans from across the globe to explore and engage with both the band and each other like never before. Additionally, if fans geo-tag their posts, those posts show up on a custom Google-powered map, allowing fans from around the world to interact with the band and each other.
Behind the scenes, The Uprising Creative, the design and development company behind the site, built it on top of a customized Wordpress install and used custom-built tools to tap into the APIs from these four services Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo. As posts are found via the APIs, they are pulled into the site, and anything with a geo-tag is additionally mapped to its specific coordinates using the Google Maps API. The site is fully responsive, allowing it to be usable and optimized at any browser size automatically without the need for a separate mobile web version of the site. Additionally, Topspin Media is used to power the email list, Facebook Comments for the ability for fans to interact with each other, and a variety of customized share tools allow fans to spread the word about the site and its content.
Keep up with, and meet up with other fans and the band during the AWOLNATION “Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate” U.S. tour, with the rapidly on-the-rise alternative band Imagine Dragons and indie hip-hop artist Zeale. Tickets are going quickly with the band selling out shows across the country! A complete list of remaining dates is below.
Led by musical architect and vocalist Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION features David Amezcua on bass, keyboardist/guitarist Kenny Carkeet, drummer Hayden Scott and Drew Stewart on guitar. The band’s debut album Megalithic Symphonyis currently available in stores and online
“Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate” U.S. tour with Imagine Dragons and Zeale:
DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
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
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