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NEWS: NEEDTOBREATHE Return With “H A R D L O V E,” Available July 15th

By April 1, 2016April 5th, 2016News

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GRAMMY Award®-nominated rock band unveil new studio album

Pre-orders available now

Lead single, “HAPPINESS,” impacts Christian radio on April 8th

“TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016” begins August 17th in Raleigh, NC

50+ city US trek features special guests including Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, Parachute and Welshly Arms

“H A R D L O V E” arrives everywhere on July 15th

Nashville, Tenn. (April 1, 2016) — GRAMMY Award®-nominated Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced early details of their forthcoming new album. H A R D L O V E arrives everywhere on July 15th.

H A R D L O V E is now available for pre-order, with all purchases accompanied by instant grat downloads of the lead single, “HAPPINESS” as well as the album track “MONEY & FAME.” Exclusive album pre-order bundles that also include limited-edition merchandise will be available at the band’s Official Online Store. “HAPPINESS” – available on all streaming services and DSPs along with “MONEY & FAME” – impacts Christian radio April 8th.

“The song ‘HAPPINESS’ is really about the sacrifices we have to make in order to change,” lead singer Bear Rinehart said of the single. “I think that everyone who has had to make a major decision in their life knows that change is only worth it when you make the change for the right reason. Happiness after all is clearly a fleeting thing, but purpose is what brings real joy. I believe that there’s no better place in the world than the middle of the will of God for your life. I hope that the song ‘HAPPINESS’ makes you feel that way.”

The ten-time Dove Award winners will celebrate H A R D L O V E with “TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016,” an epic US headline run kicking off August 17th at Raleigh, NC’s Red Hat Amphitheater and then traveling through a November 12th finale at Lynchburg, VA’s Liberty University. The second annual “TOUR DE COMPADRES” sees NEEDTOBREATHE bringing along some of their closest musical friends as support, including special guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (Leg 1 only), Parachute (Leg 2 only), and Welshly Arms. Highlights include a massive hometown concert at Charleston, SC’s 10,000+ capacity Volvo Car Stadium on August 19th as well as performances at such legendary venues as Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre (September 10th), Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (September 15th), Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom (October 30th), and New York City’s Beacon Theatre (November 2nd). Presale ticketing for “The Insiders” – the official NEEDTOBREATHE fan club – begins April 4th followed by an additional presale for mailing list members and Facebook Event followers on April 11th; all remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on April 15th. For complete details and ticket information, please visit

Co-produced by NEEDTOBREATHE and recorded at their very own Plantation Studios in Charleston, SC, H A R D L O V E follows the band’s blockbuster album Rivers In the Wasteland, which made an impressive chart debut upon its 2014 release, topping Billboard’s Christian Albums chart. What’s more, the album’s stunning “Multiplied” earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination.

The album’s breakout single, “Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw)” proved to be the highest charting single of their career. The RIAA-certified Gold hit song soared up the charts, landing at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs and Christian Digital Songs charts. The track’s companion video – directed by independent filmmaker Jared Hogan – has drawn close to 10 million views at NEEDTOBREATHE’s official YouTube channel. In addition, NEEDTOBREATHE and DeGraw rocked New York City’s Times Square with an unforgettable performance of “Brother,” live on ABC’s Good Morning America.

NEEDTOBREATHE premiered “TOUR DE COMPADRES” in summer 2015, visiting over 40 US markets accompanied by special guests Switchfoot, Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and Colony House. The aptly named tour was a massive popular and commercial success, with highlights including a sold out date at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, captured exclusively by TIDAL in the just-released mini-documentary, “NEEDTOBREATHE LIVE AT RED ROCKS.”

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NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Comprised of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals) and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals), the band signed to Atlantic/Lava and quickly achieved cross-genre success via five studio albums and innumerable headline tours. In addition, NEEDTOBREATHE received wide ranging attention from the national media, highlighted by performances on such high profile TV outlets as ABC’s Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live, TBS’ Conan, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman and CBS This Morning, and the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show. NEEDTOBREATHE’S latest studio album H A R D L O V E will be available everywhere on July 15th.

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(Atlantic Records)
Release Date: July 15th

7. GREAT NIGHT (feat. Shovels & Rope)
12. CLEAR   

w/Special Guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (8/17-9/25), Parachute (10/12-11/12), and Welshly Arms 

17        Raleigh, NC                         Red Hat Amphitheater
18        Charlotte, NC                     Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
19        Charleston, SC                   Volvo Car Stadium @ Family Circle Tennis Center
20        Alpharetta, GA                  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
22        Vienna, VA                         Wolf Trap
23        Gilford, NH                        Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion @ Meadowbrook
25        Columbus, OH                   Columbus Commons
26        Cincinnati, OH                  PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
27        Indianapolis, IN                Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park
28        Rochester Hills, MI          Meadow Brook
31        Missoula, MT                     Ogren Park @ Allegiance Field 

1          Redmond, WA                    Marymoor Park
2          Portland, OR                      Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
3          Bend, OR                             Les Schwab Amphitheater
6          Boise, ID                              Idaho Botanical Garden
8          San Jose, CA                       City National Civic Center
9          Paso Robles, CA                 Vina Robles Amphitheatre
10        Los Angeles, CA                 Greek Theatre
11        San Diego, CA                     Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
13        Salt Lake City, UT              Red Butte Garden
15        Morrison, CO                      Red Rocks Amphitheatre
16        Council Bluffs, IA               Stir Cove @ Harrah’s Casino
17        Kansas City, MO                 Starlight Theatre
18        Southaven, MS                   Landers Center
20        Shreveport, LA                   Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
22        Tuscaloosa, AL                   Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
23        Nashville, TN                      Ascend Amphitheater
24        LaGrange, GA                     The Sweetland Amphitheatre @ Boyd Park
25        Knoxville, TN                      Knoxville Coliseum 

12        Tampa, FL                           USF Sundome
13        St. Augustine, FL                St. Augustine Amphitheatre
14        Pompano Beach, FL          Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
15        Orlando, FL                         Hard Rock Live
17        New Orleans, LA                Sanger Theatre
18        Houston, TX                       Revention Music Center
20        Lubbock, TX                      United Supermarkets Arena
21        Abilene, TX                         Taylor County Expo Center
22        Grand Prairie, TX             Verizon Theatre
23        Austin, TX                          Statesman Skyline Theater @ The Long Center
25        Oklahoma City, OK          Criterion Theater
27        St. Paul, MN                      Roy Wilkins Auditorium
28        Madison, WI                     Veterans Memorial Coliseum @ Alliant Energy Center
29        St. Louis, MO                    Chaifetz Arena @ St. Louis University
30        Chicago, IL                        Aragon Ballroom    

2          New York, NY                   Beacon Theatre
4          Boston, MA                       Agganis Arena
5          Philadelphia, PA              Electric Factory
6          Huntington, WV              Big Sandy Superstore Arena
7          Grand Rapids, MI           DeltaPlex
9          Lexington, KY                  Rupp Arena @ Lexington Center
10        Chattanooga, TN             Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
11        Greenville, SC                   Bon Secours Wellness Arena
12        Lynchburg, VA                 Liberty University Vines Center


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