|Thanks to a non-stop work ethic and hard hitting melodic rock songs, Vancouver based TOURIST have not had to venture far from home to gain a growing popularity with fans and media alike. Their dynamic live show and local radio presence continue to win over new fans domestically while their overwhelming success on the internet has netted new fans globally. In early 2004, TOURIST were semi-finalists in the "M.E.T.R.O. Search 2004" in New York, and finalists in the "Doniryeed Records Talent Search" in Boston. The band’s song "Newradio" has maintained a top ten spot in the rock category of Garageband.com since May 2004 as well as top 5 placing on numerous other music websites including Besonic and MP3.com. TOURIST are winners of the 2004 "99.3 CFOX’s Vancouver Seeds Competition" where they join alumni such as NICKELBACK or DEFAULT. Famous J together with Converse Shoes and Broadjam chose TOURIST’s first single "Everytime We Touch" to support the release of the 1970 reissue of the Converse classic shoe. Thanks to a strong fan response, the song continues to be in rotation at CFOX, the fourth ranked rock radio station in North America. "Everytime We Touch" continues to find success and was recently added to the MyGlobalSound.com’s "Back to School MX CD" which has been distributed to over 8000 Florida college students. Veteran producer/mixer Mike Fraser (METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, THE CURE, AC/DC) has just completed mixing TOURIST’s forthcoming release at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver. TOURIST are also a great live act and they continue to tour and open up for bands such as The Offspring, Billy Talent, Thornley, Finger Eleven, Clutch and more. This group of talented and focused musicians combines experience with motivation to continue to drive its collaborative effort forward. TOURIST stand for a new generation in young and motivated modern melodic rock bands and look for TOURIST’s upcoming full-length debut album released by Major MTM Music / PsychoActive in October 2006.