Fast-rising Swedish rock band DEAD MAN will launch its first-ever U.S. tour tonight at the Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY. The buzz band, quickly becoming known for its colorful songwriting and dynamic live performances, is touring in support of its critically acclaimed new album, Euphoria.

DEAD MAN, whose members possess a wealth of musical experience derived from time spent in various Swedish acts (including the hard rock band NORRSKEN, which also featured in its ranks current WITCHCRAFT front man Magnus Pelander and GRAVEYARD members Joakim Nilsson and Rikard Edlund), play magnetic, spirited rock with melancholic undertones and “a slight touch of darkness” (calling for comparisons to Jefferson Airplane, Blue Cheer, Dungen and Dead Meadow). Each member of the quartet is a multi-instrumentalist, which allows the band to build unique, lush atmospheres replete with both acoustic tinge and electric crunch.

Recorded at the famous Svenska Grammofon Studion (The Hives) and released via Sweden’s Crusher Records, Euphoria is an album that bridges both the soulful and the psychedelic as dynamic yet incisive songwriting effortlessly fuses with shivering vocals and an expansive, emotive tenor. The record is thick with analog warmth and a laid back, confident overall feel, connecting the dots where the adventurous folk-rock of the late 60’s overlapped with metal’s prehistoric commingling with blues-rock and prog in the early 70’s. As part of its praise of the quartet’s sound, SPIN recently called DEAD MAN “awesome” and a “great new band”.

A full listing of upcoming DEAD MAN live performances follows this message. Joining the band on the major market U.S. tour is blues rock act Radio Moscow. The hallucinatory DEAD MAN track “Rest in Peace” has been posted online and can be heard now at this location.

DEAD MAN features Kristoffer Sjödahl (electric, acoustic & slide guitar, mandolin, percussion & vocals), Marcus Allard (drums, percussion and vocals), Joakim Dimberg (bass, synthesizer, organ, guitar & vocals) and Johan Rydholm (acoustic guitar, percussion & vocals).

DEAD MAN is available to speak with interested media now. To chat with the band, request a review copy of Euphoria / attend a live performance, simply contact ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below. Updated DEAD MAN news and tour information will be made available via the DEAD MAN web domain: www.myspace.com/deadmansweden, the Crusher Records website: www.crusherrecords.com and the ACTION! PR website: www.action-pr.com.

DEAD MAN 2009 U.S. tour dates:
(all dates also include Radio Moscow)

February 5 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
February 6 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda’s
February 7 Baltimore, MD Talking Head Club
February 9 Chapel Hill Nightlight
February 10 Atlanta, GA The Earl
February 11 Chattanooga, TN JJ Bohemia’s
February 12 Louisville, KY Skull Alley
February 13 Chicago, IL Venue TBC
February 14 Three Rivers, MI Riveria Theatre
February 15 Columbus, OH Bourbon Street Cafe
February 17 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
February 19 Boston, MA The Middle East Club (Upstairs)
February 21 New York, NY The Cake Shop