FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2011
THE SINGLE: “RISE ABOVE 1” PERFORMED BY REEVE CARNEY FEATURING
BONO AND THE EDGE TO BE RELEASED WEDNESDAY MAY 25th
Single goes up for sale digitally
May 25th at 5:00 p.m. (PT) / 8:00 p.m. (ET)
MUSIC FROM SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK
TO BE RELEASED JUNE 14th ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS
June 14th also set as opening night for SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK at Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre
(Santa Monica, CA) Music From SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will be released on June 14th by Interscope Records. With 14 new songs co-written by Bono and The Edge for the Broadway production, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the album is produced by Steve Lillywhite. Songs are performed by the cast including Reeve Carney in the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Jennifer Damiano in the role of Mary Jane, T.V. Carpio as Arachne and Patrick Page as the Green Goblin, with contributions from Bono and The Edge and music performed by the production’s twenty member strong orchestra. The release date coincides with the opening night (June 14th) of the Broadway show.
Scheduled for release today is the first single, “Rise Above 1” performed by Reeve Carney featuring Bono and The Edge, produced by Alex Da Kid. Following its release this morning to radio and internet media, “Rise Above 1” will go up for sale digitally at 5:00 p.m. (PT) / 8:00 p.m. (ET).
Carney is the frontman (on lead vocals and guitar) of the Los Angeles-based rock band Carney. His band-mates, Zane Carney (guitar), Jon Epcar (drums), and Aiden Moore (bass), perform nightly with the Broadway orchestra of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the most ambitious production ever undertaken on Broadway, is currently in previews at the Foxwoods Theatre on West 43rd Street. Lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris recently announced that Philip William McKinley, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Chase Brock have joined the creative team to help implement new staging, assist with book rewrites, and create additional choreography, respectively. McKinley has vast experience directing technically complex productions on Broadway and beyond. Aguirre-Sacasa is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter (Big Love) and a noted writer of Spider-Man comic books. Brock is an innovative choreographer experienced with large Broadway shows.
Inspired by over 40 years of Marvel comic books, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek suddenly endowed with incredible powers soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains put both his physical strength and strength of character to the test.
The show features direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Across The Universe, The Lion King), music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, and a book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Reeve Carney will take the stage with Bono and The Edge on AMERICAN IDOL's Live Season Finale tonight starting at 8PM EST. Tune in or set your DVR for Fox to catch the special performance.
Zane Carney Solo Show
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Sunday, March 29th
18+ (I think...might be all ages or 21 but I think it's 18+)
Zane Carney is a native New Yorker who moved to LA as a child to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a child-actor-who-quits-acting-before-his-first-barmitzvah (and he's not even Jewish!) In August of 2010 though, he moved back to NY with his band Carney (Interscope) as they joined the production of Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark on Broadway. Zane's brother Reeve is playing the title role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man while bandmates Aiden Moore and Jon Epcar join him in the Pit Orchestra that features music by U2's Bono and The Edge. Two months ago Zane performed a sold out show at Rockwood's Stage 2 with Soul Puppet's Stephan Hovsepian - a night some endearingly refer to as "relatively good music, if you're into that sort of thing" - and he's hoping to bring something similar on May 29th at 9:30pm in a fully exposed solo show. There will be singing, improvising and lots of guitar.
Check out the new article from Aquarius Weekly highlighting Aiden's new record, Good As New. Read an excerpt from the article below and pick up the April 6th edition of Aquarius Weekly for the full story.
Carney's THINK OF YOU is featured in the pilot episode of the new ABC show Body of Proof that launches tonight, 10 pm EST.
Tuesday 3/22 @ 5p/4C
Wednesday 3/23 @ 2a/1C, 12p/11C & 6p/5C
Thursday 3/24 @ 3p/2C
Friday 3/25 @ 2p/1C
Carney will be on hiatus until early spring as they dive back into work on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, but in the meantime, you can keep yourself posted on all Carney-related news with the below schedule of upcoming events.
3/17 Watch Reeve and Zane co-host FUSE TV’s Top 20 Countdown
3/20 Aiden's solo album debut, "Good As New" release on iTunes (CD Baby Release shortly thereafter)! Check www.myspace.com/aidenmoore for news, live show events, and more.
3/21 Watch Reeve and Zane perform the National Anthem for the Knicks/Celtics game on NBA TV
3/27 Zane’s first solo show (singing lead vocals!) with Soul Puppet’s Stephan Hovsepian @ Rockwood Music Hall in NYC
Rockwood Music Hall - 196 Allen Street, New York, NY 1002
4/21 Zane’s second solo show including a jazz set with John Daversa and Sam Gendel, a duet set with Paris, and an encore performance with Stephan Hovsepian @ Molly Malone’s in LA
Molly Malone’s - 575 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Check out the new Q & A videos from Reeve and Zane about Spiderm-Man: Turn Off the Dark!
Read the Spider-Man Exclusive in the new edition of Page Six Magazine, out today! Check out excerpts from the magazine here and pick up your own copy for the full story.
Page Six Magazine: Spider-Man Exclusive
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will be featured on "The Late Show with David Letterman" with Carney as the backing band on March 1st.
"The Late Show with David Letterman” airs at 11:35 p.m. on CBS, check your local listings.
Check out Buzznet's feature article on Carney at the Bowery Ballroom. Read an excerpt from the article below and click the link for the full story.
Buzznet - Valentine's day with CARNEY at Bowery Ballroom
'On my last post I said, “It was as if Led Zeppelin and John Lennon had given birth to quintuplets. You have to see them live for yourself to understand what I mean. The energy I felt was so raw.” I still believe this and I’m glad they have kept it up.'
- Jillian Mercado, Buzznet