“Die For You” Hits No. 1 at Christian Rock, Now Going For Adds at Active Rock Radio.
Band featured on popular “Pinball Rocks” app.
Source: Provident Music Group
GRAMMY-nominated rock band RED launches its fall 2013 “Self Inflicted Tour” to 20 U.S. cities this week, following up the domestic run with an 18-city jaunt throughout Europe beginning early November. In conjunction with the tour, RED’s No. 1 Christian radio hit, “Die For You,” is now going for adds at Active Rock radio. The band’s music is also being featured on the popular “Pinball Rocks” app for iOS and Android.
The “Self Inflicted Tour” will visit major venues in top markets across the country including San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Indianapolis, Baltimore, New York, Chicago and Houston. Joining RED on U.S. tour dates are industrial rockers Filter, Las Vegas super group Otherwise, and hard rock band, We As Human.
This year, RED is offering fans the option of a VIP upgrade with their ticket purchase. These exclusive, limited passes will provide access to a tour bus meet & greet with the band, one-song acoustic performance, signed poster and a limited edition commemorative laminate. Additional tour promotions include a merchandise sale, this week only, to help kick off the event, while RED’s latest project, Release the Panic (2/5/13), will be made available at $6.99 on Google Play for two weeks, starting Oct. 15.
And due to popular demand, RED will again take its show overseas to destinations in Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, France and the UK, among other countries. RED’s Randy Armstrong comments, “We’re excited to hit the road harder than we ever have in our career. From California to Russia and everywhere in between!”
Besides a demanding tour schedule, which has seen attendance exceeding 650,000 in 2013 alone, the band continues to garner unique opportunities for massive exposure. Its latest high profile platform is the “Pinball Rocks” game app for iOS and Android. RED’s song “Perfect Life” was initially featured in the game, which has more than 1.6 million downloads. In related news, Modern Drummer magazine selected RED drummer Joe Rickard for its July 2013 featured drummer story.
Nashville-based rock outfit RED comprises Michael Barnes (vocals), Anthony Armstrong (guitar) Randy Armstrong (bass) and Joe Rickard (drums). Together, its four career albums– End of Silence (2006), Innocence & Instinct (2009), Until We Have Faces (2011), and Release the Panic (2013)–have sold more than one million units, garnered two GRAMMY nominations, five GMA Dove Awards, two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles and 10 consecutive No. 1 hits at Christian radio.
RED’s current album, Release the Panic (2/5/13), debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, marking the band’s second Top Ten debut on the Billboard Top 200. The CD, which takes a more melodic, alternative rock-pop approach, has produced three hit singles to date: “Hold Me Now,” peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot AC/CHR chart; “Perfect Life,” reaching No. 1 at Christian Rock and No. 3 on the Active Rock Indicator and Monitored charts; and “Die For You,” which hit No. 1 on the Christian Rock chart.
RED is known for its relentless touring, performing alongside notable rock names such as Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Creed, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Flyleaf, Seether, Saving Abel, Staind, Third Day, Switchfoot, Skillet, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and others. The band’s music has been featured by top media outlets including TBS’ “Conan,” NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” USA Today, Billboard, Modern Drummer, Rolling Stone and Guitar World.
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Self Inflicted Tour Dates *
October 3 – West Hollywood, Calif.
October 4 – Anaheim, Calif.
October 6 – San Francisco, Calif.
October 8 – Salt Lake City, Utah
October 9 – Denver, Colo.
October 11 – Indianapolis, Ind.
October 12 – Ft. Wayne, Ind.
October 15 – Ardmore, Pa.
October 16 – New York, N.Y.
October 17 – Lancaster, Pa.
October 18 – Vienna, W. Va.
October 19 – Flint, Mich.
October 20 – Racine, Wis.
October 22 – Chicago, Ill.
October 24 – Little Rock, Ariz.
October 25 – Broussard, La.
October 26 – Houston, Texas
October 27 – Fort Smith, Ark.
October 29 – Rockford, Ill.
October 30 – Louisville, Ky.
European Tour Dates*
November 3 – Kiev, Ukraine
November 4 – Minsk, Belarus
November 6 – St. Petersburg, Russia
November 7 – Yekaterinburg, Russia
November 9 – Moscow, Russia
November 11 – Milan, Italy
November 12 – Zurich, Switzerland
November 13 – Stuttgart, Germany
November 14 – Munich, Germany
November 16 – Frankfurt, Germany
November 17 – Vienna, Austria
November 18 – Prague, Czech Republic
November 19 – Hamburg, Germany
November 21 – Colonge, Germany
November 22 – Haarlem, Netherlands
November 23 – Enschede, Netherlands
November 24 – Paris, France
November 26 – London, UK
*all dates subject to change