Grammy-nominated modern rock band RED has already garnered airplay across the country–weeks before its official release to radio–for their single “Death Of Me” from their INNOCENCE & INSTINCT album, due out February 10 via Essential Records/Red Distribution.
The song–which combines a soulful urgency with crunchy guitars, gorgeous strings and a powerhouse chorus–debuts on the R&R Active Rock chart at #39 and has received early adds at stations including: KILO/Colorado Springs, WILL/Chicago, KHTQ/Spokane, WRUF/Gainesville, WXQR/Greenville, KBRE/Merced, KEYJ/Abilene, KFMX/Lubbock, KRQR/Chico, WPRX/Cape Cod, KUPD/Phoenix, WJJO/Madison, KXFX/Santa Rosa, WXRX/Rockford and KZZQ/Salt Lake City.
“The song is really a regretful introspective moment, where you realize that your own actions have led you down a path you never wanted to take,” says guitarist Anthony Armstrong. “You’re the one who keeps tearing yourself down in some kind of vicious cycle that never seems to end.”
After a brief break at home for the holidays, RED–known for their relentless touring and riveting live shows–return to the road for a January 23 show in Beaumont, TX, followed by a string of dates in February. Catch RED–JASEN RAUCH (guitars), MICHAEL BARNES (vocals), ANTHONY ARMSTRONG (guitar) and RANDY ARMSTRONG (bass)–on tour in the following cities and go to www.myspace.com/dropofred for current band updates. Look for additional tour dates to be announced soon.
Nashville-based RED made an immediate impact with its 2006 debut, End of Silence, which sold more than a quarter-million copies and earned several awards and nominations. The Grammy-nominated disc–featuring the radio hits “Breathe Into Me” (Top 10, Active Rock), “Let Go” (Top 15, Active Rock) and “Already Over” (Top 15, Active Rock)–introduced the sonic layering, rich orchestration and visceral dynamics that became RED’s signature sound. The album steadily built momentum, cracking the Billboard Top 200 a year after its release. Not surprisingly, the album became a hit with other bands as well, leading to tours and shows with Papa Roach, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf, Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd, Staind and Seether, among others.
Date City Venue
Hot Hearts event w/ Clayton King, Aaron Ivey, Living Illusions, and Superchick:
Fri 1/23 Beaumont, TX Ford Park
Tue 2/10 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Thu 2/12 Chicago, IL Subterranean
Fri 2/13 Maplewood, MN The Rock
Sat 2/14 Sioux Falls, SD Nutty’s North
Sun 2/15 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Tue 2/17 Eau Claire, WI The Stones Throw
Wed 2/18 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
Fri 2/20 Caronport, Saskatchewan Briercrest College