Runner Runner (band)

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Runner Runner
OriginHuntington Beach, California
Genres Pop rock, power pop
Years active2008–present
Labels Capitol, Merovingian, C.E.
Members Ryan Ogren – vocals
Peter Munters – guitar, keyboards
Nick Bailey – guitar
Jon Berry – bass
James Ulrich – drums

Runner Runner is an American pop rock band founded in Huntington Beach, California in 2008. They were the first band signed to a joint venture between Capitol Records, Merovingian Music and C.E. Music, a subsidiary of David Letterman's Worldwide Pants, Inc. [1]

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History

Runner Runner was founded in Huntington Beach, California by its current members, Ryan Ogren, Peter Munters, Jon Berry, Nick Bailey, and James Ulrich. The five friends came together after their previous projects, Over It, Rufio and Don't Look Down, had dissolved. Their name originated from Ryan Ogren and Jon Berry's love of poker. The term "runner runner" is poker slang, used when a player makes a hand with both the turn and river cards.

They first started touring in 2009, opening for Owl City and headliner Relient K. They began touring with Secondhand Serenade and The White Tie Affair in June 2010. In August they began their first headlining tour, and closed out the year touring briefly with 2AM Club, and then with Forever The Sickest Kids. Their national television debut was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 20, 2010. They were also featured on the Late Show with David Letterman on September 27, 2010.

Runner Runner's debut single, "So Obvious", received moderate radio airplay. The band's second single to go to radio was "Hey Alli" and was a free download as part of iTunes "Single of the Week" program. Two music videos were released for this single. The first featured the band in an intimate studio setting with a raw acoustic performance. The second video didn't feature the band but rather focused on the story behind the song and its lyrical content. [2]

On February 15, 2011 Runner Runner released their self-titled debut album. To educate their fans and the public on the music industry, an open letter titled "A Call to Arms" was posted on Runner Runner's official website and various social profiles. [3]

In June 2011 Runner Runner started a U.S. tour opening for co-headliners Yellowcard and Good Charlotte.

Discography

Studio albums

TitleDetailsPeak chart
positions
US
[4]
US Heat
[5]
Runner Runner 1853

Extended plays

Singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
US Pop
[6]
2010"So Obvious"32Runner Runner
"Unstoppable"
"Hey Alli"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other releases

List of songs that were not released as singles, showing year released and album name
SongYearAlbum
"She Will Be Loved" (originally performed by Maroon 5)2009 Rockin' Romance

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References

  1. Runner Runner :: Band
  2. Runner Runner's Song “HEY ALLI” IS ITUNES SINGLE OF THE WEEK FREE DOWNLOAD – Altsounds.com News
  3. "A Call To Arms". Runner Runner. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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