Twilight Prodigy Partners With New Castle for Nationwide Tour

    Jackson Rathbone and his band, 100 Monkeys, hit the road

    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 /CNW/ -- New Castle Entertainment announced today
that they have partnered with Jackson Rathbone and his band, 100 Monkeys, to
schedule and promote a one hundred city tour that will kick off September 12th
in Vancouver.  Rathbone is in Vancouver filming 'Eclipse', the third
installment of the Twilight saga.

    Jackson recently completed filming M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Air
Bender in Pennsylvania.  While he was there, he and the band completed a
two-month East Coast tour, with every show sold out.  The band is made up of
Rathbone's high school confidantes, Ben Graupner and Ben Johnson, along with
his friends Jerad Anderson and Lawrence Abrams.

    The thing that makes the band so unique is that each member can play
every instrument.  In between songs, one of them yells 'switcharoo' and they
all switch instruments.  "It's amazing to see musicians that can play six or
seven different instruments without missing a beat.  There's never a dull
moment when they're on stage," said Tim Crockett of New Castle Entertainment.

    The band has been featured on MTV, VH1, Entertainment Tonight and in
People Magazine.  Their eclectic blend of soulful music has been compared to
The Doors, Tom Waite and Coldplay.  At the band's first Vancouver concert in
February, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and almost the entire cast of
Twilight showed up.  "I was blown away when Entertainment Tonight interviewed
us.  We're grateful to have the support of so many people," said Jerad
Anderson of 100 Monkeys.

    The band is in talks with Saturday Night Live to be the musical guests
the week of November 20th when New Moon hits theaters.  They will also have a
CD signing at Barnes & Noble in New York City the same week.

    Their concert on September 12th will be at The Rickshaw Theatre at 8pm. 
It's a historic Chinese theatre that was built in the 50's and was recently
updated and re-opened as a music venue.  100 Monkeys will be picking two lucky
winners from the audience for a meet & greet with the band.  Tickets are only
$20 and it's an all ages show.

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For further information: Jason Weinstein of New Castle Entertainment,
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