AWOLNATION and Red Bull Records Unveil The AWOL “NATION” Project – An All New, Innovative, Interactive Global Fan Experience

By on September 27, 2012
AWOLNATION and Red Bull Records are proud to unveil the latest in fan-to-band-to-fan networking called The AWOL “NATION” Project, an innovate new community-driven site that creates a living, breathing interactive experience centered around fan-contributed content. Fans can post anything they want on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Vimeo and if it’s tagged with the hashtag #awolnation, it will show up on the new AWOL “NATION” fan site in real-time at: The same feature is currently being added to incorporate Tumblr. As fans around the world talk about AWOLNATION and tag their content (photos, videos, comments), the site continuously evolves, allowing fans from across the globe to explore and engage with both the band and each other like never before.  Additionally, if fans geo-tag their posts, those posts show up on a custom Google-powered map, allowing fans from around the world to interact with the band and each other.
Behind the scenes, The Uprising Creative, the design and development company behind the site, built it on top of a customized WordPress install and used custom-built tools to tap into the APIs from these four services Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo.  As posts are found via the APIs, they are pulled into the site, and anything with a geo-tag is additionally mapped to its specific coordinates using the Google Maps API.  The site is fully responsive, allowing it to be usable and optimized at any browser size automatically without the need for a separate mobile web version of the site. Additionally, Topspin Media is used to power the email list, Facebook Comments for the ability for fans to interact with each other, and a variety of customized share tools allow fans to spread the word about the site and its content. 
Keep up with, and meet up with other fans and the band during the AWOLNATION “Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate”U.S. tour, with the rapidly on-the-rise alternative band Imagine Dragons and indie hip-hop artist Zeale. Tickets are going quickly with the band selling out shows across the country! A complete list of remaining dates is below. 
Led by musical architect and vocalist Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION features David Amezcua on bass, keyboardist/guitarist Kenny Carkeet, drummer Hayden Scott and Drew Stewart on guitar. The band’s debut album Megalithic Symphonyis currently available in stores and online
“Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate” U.S. tour with Imagine Dragons and Zeale: 
DATE                   VENUE                                                            CITY/STATE
September 25       Varsity Theater                                                 Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT!
September 27       The Summit Music Hall                                     Denver, CO      SOLD OUT!
September 28       The Summit Music Hall                                     Denver, CO      SOLD OUT!
September 29       Gallivan Center/X96 Big Ass Show                     Salt Lake City, UT 
October 1             Knitting Factory Concert House                          Boise, ID          SOLD OUT!
October 3             Roseland Theatre                                              Portland, OR    SOLD OUT!
October 4             Roseland Theatre                                              Portland, OR               
October 9             House of Blues                                                  San Diego, CA       SOLD OUT!
October 10           The Observatory                                          Santa Ana, CA             SOLD OUT!
October 11           Club Nokia Live                                                 Los Angeles, CA     SOLD OUT!
October 15           Rialto Theatre                                                   Tucson, AZ     
October 16           Sunshine Theater                                              Albuquerque, NM
October 18           Emo’s East                                                       Austin, TX        SOLD OUT!
October 19           Hullabalooza                                                               College Station, TX
(with Rusko, Chiddy Bang, Paul Wall, and more)
October 20           House of Blues                                                   Dallas, TX        SOLD OUT!
October 23           Tabernacle                                                         Atlanta, GA
October 24           The Ritz Ybor                                                     Tampa, FL
October 25           House of Blues-Orlando                                       Lake Buena Vista, FL
October 27           Voodoo Music Experience                                    New Orleans, LA *
(with Neil Young, Green Day, Skrillex, Justice, Gary Clark Jr., and many more) 


For more information visit AWOLNATION online
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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.