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When Northern California rock band UNCHARTED SHORES was looking for an alternative touring method, they found a ready and willing partner in the team at San Diego’s SKOOLLIVE.  This union has led to a four-month tour of middle and high schools, which kicked off last week (Tuesday, October 2) in Fresno.  The dates extend into February 2013 and will take the California pop/rock quintet into schools throughout the state.

With dates in Northern, Central and Southern California, these shows will benefit from SKOOLLIVE’s mission of finding a new way to expose unknown music artists to a mass audience, while at the same time finding a way to help these artists gain maximum exposure with each concert. Ultimately, the goal is to vastly improve a band/artist’s brand value and exponentially increase their fan following.

For UNCHARTED SHORES–SEAN O’LEARY [Vocals, Guitar, Keys], SCOTT NAGAREDA [Bass], THOMAS HALL [Guitar], SKYLAR CAMPBELL [Drums], KLAUS CAMPBELL [Lead Guitar]–this tour kicks off at the right time as they begin to explore new territory under their new moniker.

Formed in 2009, the group was formed while two of the members (O’LEARY and NAGAREDA) were still in high school, the group began gigging locally under their original moniker, One Direction and in 2011 they independently released their full-length debut, The Light (which reached #48 on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart).

The first couple of years were far from easy and breezy for what would become UNCHARTED SHORES.

“Early last year we were drawn into a high profile legal dispute with a U.K. band with the same name,” O’LEARY says.  “We reformed and regrouped, and are pushing forward harder than ever. Through that process, the band washed upon a new field. It’s uncharted and we’re ready to map it out as we go along.”

On their second, self-titled album, the California quintet strikes pop rock gold.  Infusing elements of alternative, indie, and electronic music into their sound, the group crafts 11 irresistible and invigorating songs. Anthems such as the single “Sink Or Swim” reflect the musicians’ journey with honest lyrics, shimmering keys, and propulsive rhythms. Songs like the title track function as something of a call-to-arms for the band over a warm guitar hum. “That’s the story of how this band started,” says O’LEARY. “You don’t know what’s in front of you, but you move forward nevertheless. That’s what makes this journey so rewarding.”

With the CAMPBELL brothers and HALL in the fold for good as of early 2012, UNCHARTED SHORES stand stronger than ever. “This is the best lineup we’ve ever had,” adds the frontman. “It’s a dream working with all of these guys. They’re incredible musicians, and we’re locked in.”

The tour dates are as follows:

DATE                                  CITY REGION                      VENUE

Tue    10/9                    Central Coast, CA            Ernest Righetti High School

Wed   10/10                   Central Coast, CA            San Marcos Senior High School

Thu    10/11                   Central Coast, CA            Channel Islands High School

Fri      10/12                   Central Coast, CA            Oxnard High School

Tue    10/16                   Los Angeles, CA              Inglewood High School

Wed   10/17                   Los Angeles, CA              Thomas Jefferson Senior High School

Thu    10/18                   Los Angeles, CA              San Pedro Senior High School

Fri      10/19                   Los Angeles, CA              Palos Verdes High School

Tue    10/23                   Los Angeles, CA              Artesia High School

Wed   10/24                   Los Angeles, CA              Olive Middle School

Thu    10/25                   Los Angeles, CA              Temple City High School

Fri      10/26                   Los Angeles, CA              La Mirada High School

Tue    10/30                   Los Angeles, CA              Mountain View High School

Wed   10/31                   Los Angeles, CA              El Monte High School

Thu    11/1                    Los Angeles, CA              South El Monte High School

Fri      11/2                    Los Angeles, CA              Arroyo High School

Tue    11/6                    Los Angeles, CA              Ramona Middle School

Wed   11/7                    Los Angeles, CA              John A. Rowland High School

Thu    11/8                   Orange County, CA           Bloomington High School

Fri      11/9                   Orange County, CA           Norte Vista High School

Tue    11/13                   Orange County, CA         Norco High School

Wed   11/14                   Orange County, CA         Santiago High School

Thu    11/15                   Orange County, CA         Kraemer Middle School

Fri      11/16                   Orange County, CA         Esperanza High School


Tue    11/27                   Orange County, CA          Murrieta Mesa High School

Wed   11/28                   Orange County, CA           Murrieta Valley High School

Thu    11/29                   Orange County, CA           Vista Murrieta High School

Fri      11/30                   Orange County, CA            Great Oak High School

Tue    12/4                    San Diego, CA                 El Camino HIgh School

Wed   12/5                    San Diego, CA                 Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

Thu    12/6                    San Diego, CA                 Chavez Middle School

Fri      12/7                    San Diego, CA                 Lincoln Middle School

Tue    12/11                   San Diego, CA                 Woodland Park Middle School

Wed   12/12                   San Diego, CA                 El Capitan High School

Thu    12/13                   San Diego, CA                 Granite Hills High School

Fri      12/14                   San Diego, CA                 Valhalla High School


Tue    1/15                     Bay Area, CA                   San Ramon Valley High School

Wed   1/16                     Bay Area, CA                   Mt. Pleasant High School

Thu    1/17                     Bay Area, CA                   Milpitas High School

Fri      1/18                     Bay Area, CA                   John F. Kennedy High School

Tue    1/22                     Bay Area, CA                   Gilroy High School

Wed   1/23                     Bay Area, CA                   Ygnacio Valley High School

Thu    1/24                     Bay Area, CA                   Pittsburg Senior High School

Fri      1/25                     Bay Area, CA                   Heritage High School

Tue    1/29                     Sacramento, CA              Whitney High School

Wed   1/30                     Sacramento, CA              James Rutter Middle School

Thu    1/31                     Sacramento, CA              Katherine Albiani Middle School

Fri      2/1                      Sacramento, CA              Toby Johnson Middle School

Tue    2/5                      Sacramento, CA              Grace Davis High School

Wed   2/6                      Sacramento, CA              Manteca High School

Thu    2/7                      Sacramento, CA              Lathrop High School

Fri      2/8                      Sacramento, CA              Ceres High School

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