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The video premiere of "These Are The Days" on TRL is coming up on November 6! The guys will also be in the TRL studios to introduce their video and talk about what's ben going on with them lately. TRL airs on MTV at 3:30pm EST/2:30pm CST.
MESSAGE FROM O-TOWN
DEAR OTOWN STREET TEAM-
HERE WE ARE all the way from EUROPE writing you to say that we are only WEEKS AWAY FROM NOVEMBER 12th and it is driving us up the wall. As the five of us have been performing "These Are The Days" on television shows across Germany, we have finally been given the first actual copies of 02'. TO ACTUALLY BE HOLDING THE ALBUM IN OUR HANDS AND TO NOT BE ABLE TO SHOW IT TO ANYONE IS MAKING US CRAZY!!!
"These Are The Days" the video is almost ready to be released but meanwhile keep doing what you all do best by requesting the song on your radio stations because EVERY WEEK THE SONG IS GETTING PLAYED MORE AND MORE!! We wanted to say congratulations to Emily our STREET TEAM CONTEST WINNER and we had fun talking with Emily and her family last weekend. We called her from Dan's cellphone on our lunch break from rehearsals and visited as long as we could before getting to back to rehearsing. It is important for us to let you know that as our STREET TEAM we are always going to share a personal relationship that not just anyone does. You have a more intimate connection with us and we are dedicated to writing you letters at least once a week in order to give you info about the group you couldn't get anywhere else. All of us are so tired right now because we haven't adjusted to the time in Germany...especially Jacob. We lay awake all night in our hotel rooms because when it is night time here it is still like 2:00 o' clock in the afternoon back at home....We are headed to ORLANDO in a few days to start rehearsals for our tour....meanwhile we will keep you posted on when the video is going to drop!!
-Ashley, Trevor, Dan, Jacob and Erik
P.S.....We wanted to send postcards but we bought every single one in
BERLIN and still only had about 10,756.....not enough for everyone on
the OTOWN STREET TEAM......
Want to see a couple of photos from their new video? Thanks to the Street Team for these links:
TATD pic 1
TATD pic 2
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On October 23rd, TRL will air the top 1000 videos and present them on their 1,000th show. So please vote for "We Fit Together" and then catch the show on the 23rd at 3:30pm EST/2:30pm CST to see if WFT makes the countdown! You can place a vote here:
Look out for O-Town these coming dates: (Thanks to Elizabeth (ashmakemesweat) for these.
10/20 – 11/3 – Rehearsals and Promo (tentative)
10/23 – MTV – 3:30 PM - TRL 1000 (see if WFT makes the countdown)
11/4 – 11/15 - Promo New York and Los Angeles
11/11 – "O-Town 2" scheduled for release in the UK
11/12 - "O2" sheduled for release in the USA
11/20 – 12/3 - Europe Promo
11/25 – MTV Germany reairs the third season of "Making the Band"
12/3 – 19 (approx.) - Radio Shows - details TBA
Thanks to Megan (Dan_lover21) for telling us that she spotted some lamintaed O-Town posters at her local TOYS R US priced at $5.99 each!
Sorry we posted this so late but you can still catch a few old episodes of Making the Band season three on MTV:
ALL TIMES EASTERN
Oct. 17th: 6:00pm & 6:30pm
Oct. 18th: 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:00pm, 10:30pm, 11:00pm & 11:30pm
Oct. 19th: 6:00am, 6:30am, 7:00am & 7:30am
And catch an all new Making the Band, (NOT WITH O-TOWN!!) on October 19 on MTV. Thanks Meredith (raving_rainbow) for the MTB dates and times. (Can also be found on www.rockontv.com) There will also be a MTB special (WITH O-TOWN!) on October 18 at 6:00pm EST.
Ashley (otowngirlie05) wanted to add to our update on 10/13 about what DJ's are saying about O-town's new song where she lives, Kansas City. Here's what they had to say:
Kelly Urich--Mix 93.3
"I was blown away when I heard this song [and] I was even more blown away when I found out who it was...that was O-Town: These Are the Days"!
Good to know that the feedback on this song is all across the board positive!
Wanna know what somne of the top DJ's are saying about O-Town's single, "These Are The Days"? Read on: (from Rodney who got it from the Hitmakers site)
DANNY OCEAN, PD, KC101, New Haven
ANNETTE WADE, PD, KFXN, New Orleans
“The song is as good as they are cute!”
MOE ROCK, MD, KGOT, Anchorage
“I LOVE this song. It sounds like early Bon Jovi. Wow!”
SCOTTY VALENTINE, PD, KKMG, Colorado Springs
“A great record that will take them to the next level!”
ROB RYAN, MD, KKRZ, Portland
“A good balance record.”
TOMMY AUSTIN, PD, KQKQ, Omaha
“I was pleasantly surprised!”
DONNIE MICHAELS, PD, WFLY, Albany
“#1 phones at night!”
RICK VAUGHN, PD, WKSS, Hartford
“Top 10 phones!”
BRIAN STOLL, MD, WLVY, Elmira
“A nice new direction!”
STEVE SMITH, PD, WMGI, Terre Haute
“I’m getting a good vibe from this song!”
SHAWN MURPHY, APD/MD, WQGN, New London
“Their music is maturing.”
STEW SCHANTZ, OM/PD, WSKS, Utica-Rome
“Good early phones!”
SKY WALKER, APD, WSPK, Poughkeepsie
“This shows their growth. Great song!”
LACY NEFF, Dir./Prog., WVAQ, Morgantown
“Great song for them!”
SCOTT FREE, PD, WWCK, Flint
“It will start at night and should do well.”
JERI BANTA, PD, WYKS, Gainesville
“Even if we weren’t so close to Orlando we’d still play this!”
MIKE FORTE, APD/MD, WYKS, Gainesville
“Sounds like a hot record and it sounds like they’re evolving!”
PETE DeGRAAFF, APD/MD, XL106.7, Orlando
“Light phones... it’s good... hope it doesn’t get lost.”
CHRIS MARINO, APD, Y100, Miami
“This will be a strong record for us.”
AXL, AMD, Z100, New York
“Already generating phone action!”
MESSAGE FROM O-TOWN
DEAR OTOWN STREET TEAM WARRIORS-
You guys are seriously UNSTOPPABLE!!!! As we wrapped our "These
Are The Days" video shoot the single went #1 requested on KISS FM
in LOS ANGELES as well as other major cities across the U.S!!!!!!
Much love to all you out there who are requesting our single on your
local radio stations AND BUGGING YOUR RADIO D'J's TO THE EDGES OF
INSANITY!! Just yesterday at Z100's radio station in NEW YORK
CITY….the radio DJ was like,"I have to tell you guys you have
an incredible STREET TEAM because the second we added your song to
the radio the phones didn't stop ringing!"….This song is off
to a better start than "All Or Nothing" because of your hard
work…..people are falling in love with the song already because
it is tells such a great story JUST LIKE THE VIDEO WILL!!!!!!! You
guys want to know a little inside information on what to expect from
the "THESE ARE THE DAYS" video? Well, JACOB starts the story
on the edge of his bed in an old, run down hotel in the middle of
nowhere….as he sings the lyrics you can sense his loneliness and
it is very emotional…All five of us are separated into our own
individual stories and as the video progresses each clip stands out
whether it is ASHLEY roaming a forgotten highway in the desert or
ERIK who is making his way through miles of junk yard…TREVOR who
is all by himself in a lonely diner, singing as he stares through the
window…..or DAN who is also making his way through the
wreckage…. the video is artistic and compelling…. keep your eyes
peeled for the girl that might share an onscreen kiss with one of us
(remember it's only acting ya'll are still are number ones) and also
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for building so much hype around this
song…..now the video is set up to BE THE BIGGEST DEBUT OTOWN HAS EVER
The more you continue to believe in us THE MORE WE CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK ON TOUR!! Make sure to check out our website for all the information on performances of THESE ARE THE DAYS…we are rehearsing to perform on a lot of television shows in the next month before NOVEMBER 12th!!! Keep driving your local radio DJ's INSANE!! MUCH LOVE-----xoxoxoxoxoxo
Ash,Trev,Dan, E, Jake…..OTOWN
MESSAGE FROM O-TOWN
DEAR OTOWN STREET TEAM MEMBERS-
We're finally shooting the VIDEO for THESE ARE THE DAYS!!! As we write this we are all in our Los Angeles hotel room reading over the script and we have to say it looks like it could be the BEST OTOWN VIDEO YET!!!. We realize that all of you have been waiting patiently and WE PROMISE TO MAKE IT UP TO YOU! Today is the official release date of THESE ARE THE DAYS to all radio stations across the U.S. So.....even if you live in Fargo, North Dakota YOU SHOULD CALL AND REQUEST IT ON YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION!!!....All those radio DJ's don't stand a chance against the power of the STREET TEAM....One thing that has amazed us is that even despite the fact that 02' was supposed to hit stores last Spring, YOU HAVE ALL STOOD BY US AND SUPPORTED US THROUGH EVERY TWIST AND TURN IN OUR CAREERS....we still feel that you are the best fans in the galaxy and we think that when you FINALLY PUT O2' in your CD PLAYERS....YA'LL ARE GONNA TRIP!!
We know that like us, you are all fans of music and there is always plenty of groups to choose from....but what makes our relationship with you special is that NOT A SINGLE ONE OF YOU HAS FORGOTTEN US and we here to say that THE FEELING IS 100% MUTUAL.....With your help THESE ARE THE DAYS could rule the airwaves....We will keep you posted on how the video shoot goes and give you all a scoop on what you can expect to see.
-Dan, Ashley, Erik, Jacob and Trevor-
P.S. During the last few months we have been crazy busy with our
recording schedules!!!!.....but start checking your email at least
once a week for personal letters from us to you.....
MESSAGE FROM O-TOWN
Wuz Up Everybody....
First of all, after coming off such a gloomy day yesterday, its hard to start this letter without mentioning 9/11 and how humbling it is to us. Our prayers are with all affected.
and on the other hand.......It's comin' up on a very exciting time and we are so amped on the fact that the true O-Town fans -- like all of you on the ONE and ONLY O-Town street team -- have stuck around long enough to be excited for the new album with us. As you guys have probably heard, the new single "These Are The Days," which we are very proud of, comes out 9/30, so if you guys can start requesting it on local radio stations, we'd appreciate it. We'll be shooting the video in a couple weeks and I'm sure we'll keep you posted on any news about that....cuz we don't even know much yet. Of course....I know its hard to keep up with it..... CUZ ITS CHANGED 50 BILLION TIMES......(and we're REALLY REALLY sorry)....but the album release date is set for November 12. NO CHANGING IT AGAIN!! Set your clocks for 11/12!!! It's gettin' to be that time again....so start listening and lookin' out for us.
We're startin' over ya'll.....no TV show this time, just the love and the music. So here we go again.....we'll see you soon....
ASHLEY, JACOB, TREVOR, ERIK AND DAN
Its gonna happen this autumn: Trevor, Ash and Erik will present their new clothing line Atira in the USA. The 3 orlando guys will target freestyler and skater the most. The clothing line can be described between Seventies and Urban Look: comfortable, stylish and freaky, when your heading off for a night out in town. Just cool, just O-town! Totally sweet: they will present shirts, baseball caps, shorts and trendy leather jackets, but as well, clothing lines for babies! And even the girls get what they want: the 3 guys present the clothing line for guys AND girls! This is from bravo.de and thanks to STARFICTION and the boards over at Inside O-Town for this info.
SEPTEMBER TV DATES
-September 3, 2002: World Music Awards; 8pm EST/7pm CST; ABC Family
-September 15, 2002: Longshot: The Movie; 8pm EST/7pm CST; ABC Family
-September 18, 2002: Longshot: The Movie; 8pm EST/7pm CST; ABC Family
MESSAGE FROM O-TOWN
What's goin on everybody.....
We are all very excited. We've been in the studio working very hard writing, recording and producing this album that we've pushed back so many times. The songs that we're coming out of the studio with are crazy and we can't wait for you guys to hear it. However, we did push the album back one last time to mid October. For all the latest updates you can finally go check out the new and improved www.o- town.com which was revamped for 02.
Believe it or not, even though we have no music out right now, we're still really busy. The traveling has been just as intense because we've been all over the country working with producers and doing one off shows. In a couple days we'll be heading to Germany to attend the VIVA awards where we're nominated in 2 categories....so keep your fingers crossed.
So again, thank you so much for the support without any material in the market. We owe this new album to you all the truly loyal fans. So checkout the new www.o-town.com and watch out for the album in mid Oct.
Here they feature an O-Town section about the album and a poll against other artist with new albums coming out this fall. they are currently in 2nd place behind Christina Aguilera. Thanks Lauren (otownchik2083)!
Here you can find some icons. The pics are a little old but bring back lots of memories! Thanks Sarah (doublea441)!
Seems that there is an hour long video available at BLOCKBUSTER called "Making the Band". It is only 60 minutes and doesn't have a full dscription but you can try to search for more info at www.blockbuster.com.
August 18th - EndFest 4 @ Arco Arena (Sacramento, CA)
August 19th - KISS 106.1 BFD 4 @ Seahawks Stadium (Seattle, WA)
August 23rd - Santa Barbara Bowl (Santa Barbara, CA)
August 25th - Redwood Amp. @ Great America (Santa Clara, CA)
September 6th - Idaho State Fair
September 7th - Utah State Fair
September 14th - Kansas State Fair (Hutchinson, KS)
For more tour and ticket information CLICK HERE.
The guys will be performing October 2nd on ABC's The View (Syndicated).
August 26th - The first single (to be determined) from "O2" lands @ radio stations
October 8th - "O2" hits CD stores
Bre (i_want_erik) says that on here:
Ashley is up for hottest guy in YM's 20 Hottest Guys poll. Currently he's in 5th place, but we all know he deserves to be #1! Everyone go vote!
MESSAGE FROM O-TOWN
DEAR OTOWN STREET TEAMERS-
HEY!! We want to send our love to all of you out there who attended the OTOWN O2 SNEAK PREVIEW TOUR!! We will miss being up onstage for a few weeks as we focus all of our attention on finishing O2!! As you've probably heard we have decided to push our album back a few more weeks to MAKE IT EVEN BETTER THAN IT ALREADY WAS (be at your local record store OCTOBER 1st)---Our 2nd album will without a shadow of a doubt be the best collection of songs that will represent who we are....WE ARE AS ANXIOUS AS YOU ARE!!! Today we are recording a song called "Suddenly" co-written by Ashley and produced by Matthew Wilder who has worked with artists such as NO DOUBT, and P. DIDDY. We are at his studios in the sunny hills of Southern California. We have also been song writing with Linda Perry who recently produced the PINK album.....all of us are now working harder than ever to finish the last few songs.
We performed the NELLY track "FAVORITE GIRL" at our NICKELEDEON SUMMER CONCERT SPECIAL and the fans there were singing along by the 2nd CHORUS. There are those of you who let us know that you belonged to THE STREET TEAM by either large, colorful posters..or in person....and we can't THANK YOU enough for standing by us in our journey towards O2. By the way, TREVOR was at the MEN IN BLACK II premiere last night and says to all of you that "it's even better than the first!!"
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to all of you and if you like relish on your hotdogs...well then...all we can say is opposites attract.
Ashley, Erik, Jacob, Trevor, and Dan
There are pictures here from a show they did for Y100 radio station. Thanks Alejandra (malibuali)!
MESSAGE FROM O-TOWN
DEAR STREET TEAM MEMBERS-
We have seen so many of you out on tour. Don't get us wrong....we love to see all of our fans....but we can't help it if we are a little overly friendly with our STREET TEAM. So, when you come to see us in concert....LET US KNOW YOU ARE A PART OF THE STREET TEAM!....don't be bashful....We realize that you have been waiting patiently for our new single to hit the RADIO....for our VIDEO to hit (which we will start shooting as soon as Dan gets a tan....just kidding)....WE CAN'T WAIT EITHER!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUS...
But in the meantime all of you can help us by continuing to do what you have always done.....KICK SOME MAD PLUMPY REAR END..(if you know what we mean) In the last few months the STREET TEAM has grown and the only reason is because of YOUR LOUD TALKING LIPS MOMMA!! Because of your efforts to recruit other STREET TEAM members the OTOWN STREET TEAM IS READY TO ATTACK.....
At this moment we are in the STUDIO IN MIAMI with our boy ALI DEE and he says to say that "the joint is hot...off the chain".....we are RE- singing some vocals on a track called " A GIRL LIKE THAT" (getting it perfect...that's a song that Ashley, Trevor, Dan and Rich Cronin co- wrote)
It's hot as YOU KNOW WHAT down here...unfortunately there were no recording studios on the beach. Well, all of us are starving so we are going to eat lunch....Sub sandwiches and juice...you know us, were easy to please. Check your email frequently because as the album approaches its release -- AUGUST 27th -- we will be keeping everyone informed of the latest info-- in a nutshell, we will be writing more love letters.
Sincerely, US (do we really have to write everyone's name out again were all really bad at typing)
P.S. A shout out to our incredibly dedicated fans at the OTOWN FAN
CONFERENCE in ORLANDO....you AMAZE us with your support.
Thanks to Pam for this info:
"If you visit www.ym.com and go into the message boards and chat thing, it says that there will be a live chat with O-town during the summer. You need to register and everything first and then they will e-mail you with a chat date as it gets closer to it."
The other night in Los Angeles at the Nickelodeon studios, O-Town perfomed and the show was taped for a future air date. The show will air on Nickelodeon on August 11th @ 8:30 p.m. EST. Thanks to Andrea of the Street Team for that info.
Thanks to All4Otown12 for sending us this information...
O-Town: Making the Brand
(Katrillion) -- They can sing -- but can they sew? According to Women's Wear Daily, O-Town members Ashley Angel, Trevor Penick and Erik-Michael Estrada will launch their own clothing line, called Atira, this fall. Described as an eclectic mix of urban, surf, skate, and '70s styles for both guys and gals, the line includes baby tees, baseball shirts, shorts and leather jackets.
"I've always wanted to do this," noted Estrada. "I even had my own line of T-shirts that I used to sell in high school."
For more info on O-town at the Katrillion website, Click HERE.