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 began touring with Secondhand Serenade, The White Tie Affair in June 2010. In August they began their first headlining tour, and would close out the year touring briefly with 2AM Club, and later, Forever The Sickest Kids.
Their national television performance was hosted by 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", has received moderate radio airplay, and appeared as a bonus "What's Next New Music Preview" on Now That's What I Call Music! 34. 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 week of street. Two music videos were released for this single.
The first featured the band in an intimated studio setting with a raw acoustic performance of "Hey Alli". The second video opted not to feature the band but rather focus on the story behind the song and its lyrical content. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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