OK Go builds on YouTube, 'New Moon' success with 2010 CD and tour

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OK Go, the band that became a YouTube hit with its 2006 treadmill-choreographed video "Here It Goes Again," has an album due out January 12 and world tour dates scheduled for 2010. The album, Of the Colour of the Sky, includes the track "Shooting the Moon" from the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack.

"There's a lot of Purple Rain on this record," said lead singer Damian Kulash, "an album I haven't stopped listening to since I got it when I was eleven." The follow-up to 2005's Oh No, which included "Here We Go Again," the album is named for an 1876 book promoting the theory that blue light cures all ills, according to Kulash.

A music video for "WTF," the first single from Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, was released on the US iTunes site in November; the video is expected to release internationally and the single is available on iTunes worldwide.

OK Go became widely known following the YouTube release of the video "Here It Goes Again," which shows the band's elaborately choreographed dance on treadmills and was filmed in a single continuous take. The music video won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video and the 2006 YouTube award for Most Creative Video.

Of the Colour of the Sky will be released January 12 in the US on Capitol Records and is available for pre-order on the OK Go website. Worldwide release dates are not announced, but customers outside the US and Canada can order from the band's site for an extra five-dollar shipping fee.

OK Go begins a European tour on January 11 with seven UK tour dates. More 2010 shows are expected, including stints in Asia and the US. Tour details are on the band's website.

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