GRAMMY®-nominated rock band has the top selling album in the country, entering Billboard’s Top Current Album Chart At #1
Following top 5 success of “HAPPINESS,” band releases next single “TESTIFY”
Extensive North American trek “TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016” Begins August 17
Nashville, Tenn. (July 25, 2016) — H A R D L O V E, the latest release from Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE is the top selling album in the country, entering the Soundscan/Billboard “Top Current Albums” chart at #1 with sales exceeding 46,000 units. The GRAMMY®-nominated rock band’s highly anticipated album also topped Billboard’s “Top Albums”, “Top Current Rock Albums”, “Current Alternative Albums”, “Current Digital Albums”, and “Overall Digital Albums” charts, and entered the Billboard 200 at #2. Additionally, the album scored international success topping Canada’s “Top Digital Albums” chart, as well as debuting at #3 on Canada’s “Top Albums” chart. The news follows last week’s national television debut performance of the album’s lead single “HAPPINESS.” People magazine recently selected H A R D L O V E as one of their “Picks,” writing, “[NEEDTOBREATHE] adds synths and infectious pop melodies to their signature Southern rock…It’s easy to love.”
“HAPPINESS” hit the Top 5 on the Christian Hot AC chart and has amassed over 4 million streams on Spotify. The band recently unveiled the official music video for “HAPPINESS”– which can be seen below. The single is also currently featured in Microsoft’s new ad campaign, broadcasting both on television and online. The next single, “TESTIFY” has been released to Christian radio.
In related news, NEEDTOBREATHE is the latest artist to release a special edition album under Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s Spotlight Music Program. This special edition of H A R D L O V E includes two additional tracks exclusively for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store – “WHEN I SING (Mountain House Version)” and “LET’S STAY HOME TONIGHT (Original Demo)” – and is available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com.
NEEDTOBREATHE will kick off their epic US headlining tour, “TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016,” on August 17th at Raleigh, NC’s Red Hat Amphitheater. The 50+ city run wraps up November 12th at Lynchburg, VA’s Liberty University (see attached itinerary). 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). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.tourdecompadres.com.
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 2014 album Rivers In the Wasteland, which topped Billboard’s Christian Albums chart. The album also earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination and a pair of Billboard Music Award nominations, while its breakout single, “Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw),” proved to be the highest charting single of their career to date. The RIAA-certified Gold hit song soared up the charts, landing at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs and Christian Digital Songs charts.
NEEDTOBREATHE is: Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals).
NEEDTOBREATHE “TOUR DE COMPADRES” 2016 w/Special Guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (8/17-9/25), Parachute (10/12-11/12), and Welshly Arms
AUGUST 17Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater 18Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre 19Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium @ Family Circle Tennis Center 20Alpharetta, GAVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre 22Vienna, VA Wolf Trap 23Gilford, NHBank of New Hampshire Pavilion 25Columbus, OH Columbus Commons 26Cincinnati, OHPNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center 27Indianapolis, INFarm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park 28Rochester Hills, MIMeadow Brook 31Missoula, MT Ogren Park @ Allegiance Field
SEPTEMBER 1 Redmond, WAMarymoor Park 2 Portland, OROregon Zoo Amphitheatre 3 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater 6 Boise, IDIdaho Botanical Garden 8 San Jose, CA City National Civic Center 9 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre 10Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre 11San Diego, CACal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 13Salt Lake City, UTRed Butte Garden 15Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre 16Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cove @ Harrah’s Casino 17Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre 18Southaven, MS Landers Center 20Shreveport, LA Shreveport Municipal Auditorium 22Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater 23Nashville, TNAscend Amphitheater 24LaGrange, GA The Sweetland Amphitheatre @ Boyd Park 25Knoxville, TNKnoxville Coliseum
OCTOBER 12Tampa, FLUSF Sun Dome 13St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre 14Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre 15Orlando, FLHard Rock Live 17New Orleans, LA Sanger Theatre 18Houston, TXRevention Music Center 20Lubbock, TXUnited Supermarkets Arena 21Abilene, TX Taylor County Expo Center 22Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre 23Austin, TXStatesman Skyline Theater at the Long Center 25Oklahoma City, OKCriterion Theater 27St. Paul, MNRoy Wilkins Auditorium 28Madison, WI Veterans Memorial Coliseum @ Alliant Energy Center 29St. Louis, MOChaifetz Arena @ St. Louis University 30Chicago, ILAragon Ballroom
NOVEMBER 2 New York, NYBeacon Theatre 4 Boston, MAAgganis 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 10Chattanooga, TN Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium 11Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena 12Lynchburg, VA Liberty University Vines Center