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Southwest Airlines & GSD&M Partner with Motopony for 40th Anniversary Tour

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ROCKS ITS 40TH YEAR WITH RISING SEATTLE ARTIST MOTOPONY

FOUR AIRPORTS. ONE DAY. COAST TO COAST.

BAND WILL PERFORM AT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TERMINALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

“A great record.”—NPR Music

“Motopony is an automatic for the KCRW airwaves. The lyric and musicality is magnetic. It sounds fresh yet familiar, and caught my ear straight away.”—Jason Bentley, KCRW FM

“We haven’t been able to get Seattle foursome Motopony out of our heads…these guys have a nostalgic sound and easy, blues-spiked melodies that can’t help but feel both simultaneously new and weirdly familiar.”—NYLON

“Motopony is the essence of folk n’ roll on fire with poetic passion.”—KEXP FM

Seattle’s rising glitch-folk band Motopony will perform intimate acoustic sets for Southwest Airlines Customers in Baltimore, St. Louis, Dallas and Los Angeles on June 29 in celebration of Southwest Airline’s 40th Anniversary. Conceived by Southwest Airlines’ advertising partner GSD&M, the “Southwest Airlines 40th Anniversary Tour featuring Motopony,” will feature the band flying from city to city, beginning in Baltimore at 7:00 a.m. EDT, creating a concert atmosphere out of the Southwest Airlines terminal in each market. The one-day tour will conclude with a set at Southwest Airlines Baggage Claim in Los Angeles International Airport at 8:25 p.m. PDT.

Southwest Customers will be treated to songs from Motopony’s self-titled debut album, available now via tinyOGRE Entertainment. Along the way, Southwest flight attendants will be handing out Motopony swag, and customers will have the chance to win a limited edition tour poster.

Motopony’s first album has received early support from the influential KCRW with the band appearing on “Morning Becomes Eclectic” as well as critical acclaim from NPR Music, KEXP, NYLON, AOL Spinner, RCRD LBL and many others. The single “King of Diamonds” was featured as iTunes’ Indie Spotlight Download of the Week and NYLON Guys recently premiered the “King of Diamonds” video noting that “with easy vocals and strummy guitar riffs, their self-titled debut is relaxing, invigorating, and downright addictive all at the same time.”

The band is set to tour this summer including dates with Those Darlins along with a free show at Pasadena’s One Colorado on June 25 for KCRW’s Summer Nights Series. Please see reverse for a list of shows.

Motopony is fronted by lead singer, songwriter, former fashion designer and writer Daniel Blue along with collaborators Buddy Ross, Brantley Cady and Forrest Mauvais. The four-piece group has quickly risen through the Seattle music scene receiving praise from KEXP while Seattle Weekly called them one of the “nine up-and-coming bands at the heart of Seattle’s music scene” and Tacoma’s Weekly Volcano named them “Tacoma’s Best New Band.” Additional info on the band is available at www.facebook.com/Motopony.

About Southwest Airlines
In its 40th year of service, Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers – offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and has recently acquired AirTran Airways, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest serves 72 cities in 37 states and is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/cares to read the Southwest Airlines One Report(TM). Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has more than 35,000 Employees systemwide.

About GSD&M
GSD&M is an advertising agency celebrating its 40th year of helping some of the world’s most iconic brands win by articulating and activating their core purpose – the difference a brand strives to make in its customers’ lives. GSD&M is part of Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMC). For more information, visit GSDM.com.

MOTOPONY TOUR DATES

 

June 25 KCRW Summer Nights at One Colorado Pasadena, CA

June 26 Hotel Utah San Francisco, CA

June 27 The Casbah San Diego, CA

June 29 Motopony Across America in One Day (see prev. page for cities)

July 29 The Echo Los Angeles, CA*

July 30 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA*

August 2 Bunk Bar Portland, OR*
August 3 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA*

August 5 Neurolux Boise, ID*

August 6 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT*

August 8 Hi Dive Denver, CO*

August 13 Winter Park Beer Festival Winter Park, CO

September 5 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA

September 15 Mercury Lounge New York, NY

October 16 DeLuna Fest Pensacola, FL

* with Those Darlins

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