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MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING BAND JARS OF CLAY TO RELEASE CLOSER EP THIS AUGUST
IN ANTICIPATION OF NEW FULL LENGTH ALBUM
OUT EARLY NEXT YEAR

BAND TO JOIN “MUSIC BUILDS” TOUR THIS FALL
BENEFITING LOCAL AFFILIATES OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY




NEWS SOURCE: Nettwerk Music Group
July 11, 2008

July 10, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA) – GRAMMY award-winning and multi-platinum selling band JARS OF CLAY will release CLOSER EP through all major digital service providers on August 5th. The 5-song EP will feature two brand new tracks (“Closer” and “Safe To Land”) that will be included on their forthcoming full-length album, as well as new versions of fan favorites including “Flood” and “Love Song For A Savior.” The band will also make the EP available physically both on tour dates and through their website (www.jarsofclay.com) beginning August 19th.

Closer EP track listing:
1. Closer
2. Safe To Land
3. Love Song For A Savior 08
4. Flood (New Rain)
5. *Prisoner of Hope

JARS OF CLAY are currently in the studio with producer Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Guster, Barenaked Ladies) putting the final touches on their upcoming album, due out early next year on the band’s own imprint label Gray Matters. They are then set to join Third Day Live, Switchfoot and Robert Randolph & the Family Band on the “Music Builds” tour, which kicks off August 21st in Detroit and wraps on October 12th in Denver. The tour will benefit local affiliates of Habitat For Humanity (tour dates below).

Since the launch of their career in 1995 with the hit song “Flood,” JARS OF CLAY—Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason and Matt Odmark— has amassed more than five million in career sales (5 Gold, 2 platinum and 1 double platinum certifications), three GRAMMY Awards, an American Music Award nod, 17 No.1 radio hits, and numerous film credits and BMI honors for songwriting and performing. In June of 2007, the band blazed a new trail with the creation of their own label imprint, Gray Matters, under the Nettwerk Music Group umbrella. Christmas Songs was the first album released through Gray Matters in the fall of 2007 has garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success.

“MUSIC BUILDS” TOUR Fall 2008
*Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice.

AUGUST
Thu 8/21 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 8/22 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
Sat 8/23 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

SEPTEMBER
Sun 9/7 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Thu 9/11 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri 9/12 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Sat 9/13 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 9/14 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
Thu 9/18 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center Birmingham
Fri 9/19 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Sat 9/20 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sun 9/21 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
Thu 9/25 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Fri 9/26 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless
Sat 9/27 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 9/28 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

OCTOBER
Thu 10/2 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Fri 10/3 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat 10/4 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sun 10/5 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Fri 10/10 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Sat 10/11 Kansas City, KS Sprint Center
Sun 10/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

www.jarsofclay.com
www.myspace.com/jarsofclay

* Jars of Clay recorded “Prisoner of Hope” for the documentary film called Sons of Lwala. To find out more about the film, please visit http://www.sonsoflwala.com/site.html.

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