For the past few weeks or so, Air Dubai has been teasing a big announcement. We had a pretty good idea what it was (for as big as it is, Denver's still a pretty small town when it comes to some things, especially juicy gossip), and last night at KTCL's Not So Silent Night at 1STBANK Center finally shared the news. A little over a year to the date that the band graced the exact same stage as winners of the station's annual Hometown for the Holidays promo in 2010, Air Dubai revealed that it had secured a recording contract with Hopeless Records, who will issue the band's new album Be Calm this coming spring. In advance of Air Dubai's first headlining show tomorrow night at the Ogden, we spoke with Jon "Rhias" Shockness about the deal, why they chose Hopeless, home to incongruous acts like Avenged Sevenfold and the Used, and how the imprint signed the act without having ever seen it live.
See also: - Tip sheet: Meet (the new and improved) Air Dubai, 12/10/09 - Review: KTCL Not So Silent Night 2011, 12/6/11 - Wunderkinds: Air Dubai is set to release its debut, Wonder Age - Photos: A day in the life of Air Dubai