Nashville, Tenn. (July 15, 2016) — Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE have released their highly anticipated new album, H A R D L O V E. Arriving everywhere today, the GRAMMY®-nominated rock band’s album immediately shot to #1 on iTunes Albums chart. People magazine featured the album as one of their “Picks” in this week’s issue, writing, “[NEEDTOBREATHE] adds synths and infectious pop melodies to their signature Southern rock…It’s easy to love.”
To herald the release of H A R D L O V E, NEEDTOBREATHE are set to perform the album’s lead single “HAPPINESS” on NBC’s TODAY on July 20th. The song is currently Top 5 on the Christian Hot AC chart and has amassed nearly 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.
Additionally, 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 in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has released albums with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in top spots on a range of Billboard charts. Recent Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spotlight Music partners include the brand’s first pop albums with a cappella group Pentatonix and “Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten, its first R&B album with Anthony Hamilton, as well as recent albums from Cole Swindell and Blake Shelton.
Following a high profile performance with OneRepublic at this year’s MLB All-Star Weekend, 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 blockbuster album Rivers In the Wasteland, which topped Billboard’s Christian Albums chart and earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination and a pair of Billboard Music Award nominations.
The album’s breakout single, “Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw),” proved to be the highest charting single of their career. The RIAA-certified Gold hit soared up the charts, landing at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs and Digital Songs chart.
For additional background on the new album, check out features from CCM Magazine and Relevant, who recently chatted with Bear Rinehart about the making of H A R D L O V E.
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 17 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater August 18 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre August 19 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Car Stadium @ Family Circle Tennis Center August 20 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre August 22 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap August 23 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion August 25 – Columbus, OH – Columbus Commons August 26 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center August 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park August 28 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook August 31 – Missoula, MT – Ogren Park @ Allegiance Field September 1 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park September 2 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre September 3 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater September 6 – Boise, ID – Idaho Botanical Garden September 8 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic Center September 9 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre September 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre September 11 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre September 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden September 15 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre September 16 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove @ Harrah’s Casino September 17 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre September 18 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center September 20 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium September 22 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater September 23 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater September 24 – LaGrange, GA –The Sweetland Amphitheatre @ Boyd Park September 25 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Coliseum October 12 – Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome October 13 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre October 14 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre October 15 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live October 17 – New Orleans, LA – Sanger Theatre October 18 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center October 20 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena October 21 – Abilene, TX – Taylor County Expo Center October 22 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre October 23 – Austin, TX – Statesman Skyline Theater at the Long Center October 25 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion Theater October 27 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium October 28 – Madison, WI – Veterans Memorial Coliseum @ Alliant Energy Center October 29 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena @ St. Louis University October 30 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom November 2 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre November 4 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena November 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory November 6 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena November 7 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeltaPlex November 9 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena @ Lexington Center November 10 – Chattanooga, TN – Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium November 11 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena November 12 – Lynchburg, VA – Liberty University Vines Center