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Black President Set To Hit The Road, Dave Braun Joins Band
March 26, 2009
Fresh off a successful tour with T.S.O.L., Los Angeles based Black President show no sign of slowing down as they continue on the road for a trek of southern dates with Left Alone leading into east coast dates with Bouncing Souls.

After filling in as guest drummer for Black President on dates with TSOL, Dave Raun will be joining the band full time, replacing drummer Roy Mayorga. "Dave is a badass. We stayed at his house when our van broke down in Fresno on the Warped Tour and it just clicked. He came in, killed it on the TSOL tour, and has brought a whole new energy to the band. Roy is an old friend and amazing drummer who will definitely be missed. We wish him all the best and there are no hard feelings. Losing Roy for Dave is a quality problem that we can't really complain about! We can't wait to hit the road again in April." States Christian Martucci.

“We're excited to be going out with bands we have a great deal of respect for and looking forward to finally playing the south and east coast” comments Charlie Paulson.

If you're one of the millions who look for music with significance, what you may be looking for is Black President.

Black President On Tour:
w/ Left Alone:
4/11 - Phoenix, AZ - Modified
4/13 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
4/14 - San Antonio, TX - Rock Bottom
4/15 - Corpus Christi, TX - House Of Rock
4/18 - Tampa, FL - Transitions Art Gallery
4/20 - Jacksonville, FL - Jackrabbits
4/23 - Asbury Park, NY - Asbury Lanes
4/24 - Philadelphia, PA - Khyber Upstairs

w/ Bouncing Souls:
4/29 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
4/30 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
5/1 - Portland, ME - The Station 650
5/2 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
5/3 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
5/5 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
5/6 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
5/7 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
5/8 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
5/9 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
5/10 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey

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Black President To Hit The Road With T.S.O.L.
January 23, 2009
Los Angeles based punk band, Black President, is gearing up for dates with TSOL kicking off January 23 in Pomona, CA. Due to a prior tour commitment, Black President drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) has with legendary crustcore punks Amebix, he will not be able to join Black President on the T.S.O.L. dates, so the band has recruited drummer Dave Raun from Lagwagon/Me First and the Gimme Gimmes to fill the slot.

“Replacing Roy is like replacing Patton in the middle of a war, but Dave is a fucking monster. We couldn’t be happier to have him with us on the tour” remarks Black President guitarist Charlie Paulson. Drummer Dave Raun stated, “Play with Black President?...FUCK YEAH!”

Check out the band's the first video for the song "Short List Of Outspoken Suspects", Directed by Ken Seaton and Jim Sullos of Hardline Entertainment video, as well as a live performance of the song "Last Fucking Hope" below.

Black President's self-titled debut is out now on Cobra Music. Expect a full national tour to be announced soon.

Black President on Tour w/ T.S.O.L.:
1/23 - The Glass House – Pomona, CA
1/24 - Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
1/25 - Vaudeville Cabaret – Tucson, AZ
1/26 - Club 101 – El Paso, TX
1/28 - Rock Bottom - San Antonio, TX
1/29 - House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
1/30 - Meridian – Houston, TX
1/31 - Red Seven – Austin, TX
2/01 - The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
2/03 - The Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
2/04 - The Sets – Tempe, AZ
2/05 - Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
2/06 - Angels Roadhouse, Apple Valley, CA
2/07 - Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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Black President Announce 2009 Tour Dates With TSOL
December 9, 2008
For Los Angeles-based punk band, Black President, all it took was one song, penned by guitarist and founder Charlie Paulson and titled "Last F__king Hope," to detonate a musical explosion.

After finishing up a successful trek on the Vans Warped Tour 08 and a stint of hometown dates, Black President is gearing up for a full national tour with TSOL kicking off January 23, 2009 in Pomona, CA.

Black President is: Charlie Paulson on guitar who began working with vocalist/guitarist Christian Martucci (formerly of Chelsea Smiles and Dee Dee Ramone's band), who, at the time, had recently moved to L.A. from Philadelphia. Martucci and Paulson not only saw eye-to-eye on their message, but on the potential for a new musical fusion as well.

Having found his frontman, Paulson (who, at the time, had vacated his position in the pop punk-ska outfit Goldfinger) set out to complete the line up. Martucci suggested drummer Roy Mayorga whom he knew from the scene surrounding CBGB & Coney Island High in New York. Having been a member of such pivotal bands as Nausea and Soulfly, Mayorga easily formed a tight and brutal rhythm section with bassist and fellow east-coast hardcore veteran Jason Christopher.

So, what's in a name? As Paulson explains, “the moniker Black President has absolutely nothing to do with the new president elect when I named the band 'Black President.' I meant Chuck D. or Huey P. Newton or Shaft”.

The buzz continues to grow as the band recently garnered a featured artist spot on myspace music and an appearance on Dave Navarro’s SpreadTV on maniaTV.

Black President's self-titled debut is out now on Cobra Music.

'Black President' Track List:
01. Intro
02. Last Fucking Hope
03. So Negative
04. Not Enough
05. short list of outspoken SUSPECTS
06. Neon
07. Who Do You Trust?
08. Watch You Drink
09. Vacate The Vatican
10. Hallelujah
11. Not Amused
12. Ask Your Daddy
13. Gaslamp James' Campaign Speech
14. Elected

Black President On Tour with TSOL:
1/ 23 - The Glass House - Pomona, CA
1/ 24 - Brick by Brick - San Diego , CA
1/ 25 - Vaude Ville Cabaret - Tucson, AZ
1/ 28 - Rock Botto m - San Antonio, TX
1/ 29 - House of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
1/ 30 - Meridian - Houston, TX
1/ 31 - Red Seven - Austin, TX
More dates to come…

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HOME TOWN: Los Angeles, CA
Charlie Paulson - Guitars
Christian Martucci - Guitars/Vox
Jason Christopher - Bass
Roy Mayorga - Drums

BLACK PRESIDENT is a band founded on the belief that the human race is angry, greedy, simple & ugly. we believe in educating ourselves, treating the world & people around us with the same respect we would take from it. we are not "politically correct", we're just not ignorant.