Carolina Liar Announce Tour with Kelly Clarkson & The Fray!

The pop-rock band, Carolina Liar, will be heading out on a national US tour with Kelly Clarkson and The Fray to support their 2011 release Wild Blessed Freedom, produced by Max Martin (Katy Perry, Pink, Avril Lavigne) and Shellback (Kesha, Leona Lewis, Maroon 5). The tour will kick off in Ridgefield, WA on July 21st. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:


Carolina Liar consists of Chad Wolf, vocals/guitar, Rickard Göransson, guitar, Johan Carlsson, bass/keyboards, and Peter Karlsson, drums. A few years back, Wolf boarded a plane for the first time in his life and headed west in search of greener pastures. A stranger in a strange town, he worked a series of odd jobs to make ends meet before landing an internship with renowned songwriter Diane Warren, whom he credits with helping to sharpen his songwriting skills. But it was a chance gig house-sitting for famed Swedish producer Max Martin that completely changed his game. “Max and I became buddies through a mutual friend, but I never wanted to bring up music around him,” he recalls. But after hearing one of Wolf’s songs, the producer phoned from Stockholm and said “if you can write three more as good as this one, maybe we can work something out.”


While living in Stockholm, Wolf met the rest of what would become Carolina Liar through mutual friends of Martin. The four quickly bonded over common tastes in music and they agreed to play on Wolf’s tracks. “We hit it off pretty quickly,” says vocalist. “They’re amazing musicians and good people and it was during the recording process that we really became a band. And after finishing the record, they came back to the States with me and we got a place together while shopping the album.”


That record became Coming to Terms, released in May 2008, which lead to being featured as the “Breaking” artist in Rolling Stone, as well as features in Billboard and People. Fueled by the hit singles “I’m Not Over” and “Show Me What I’m Looking For,” the disc became one of 2008’s most acclaimed debut releases, with the band’s songs generating nationwide airplay on modern rock and alternative stations, and appearing in such TV shows as The Vampire Diaries, American Idol, Gossip Girl and The Hills.  Spotlighted as an iTunes Single of the Week, “Show Me What I’m Looking For” logged more than 600,000 downloads, and “I’m Not Over” shot to No. 3 on Billboard‘s Modern Rock Chart.


The band has toured extensively in support of the first album, sharing stages with the likes of One Republic, Rob Thomas, Gavin DeGraw, The Academy Is…, and We The Kings.  They also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen Degeneres Show, played themselves in an episode of 90210, and were featured in both MTV’s “Discover & Download” and VH1’s “You Oughta Know” programs.


“It was a good start,” muses Wolf. “But we want more.” The quartet makes a substantial step with Wild Blessed Freedom, an album that features a dozen bracing band-penned tracks that demonstrate the group’s remarkable knack for widescreen songcraft and personally charged performances. While the set is more musically and emotionally expansive than its much-loved predecessor, it simultaneously pares the effortlessly catchy material down to its raw essence.

Released on the band’s own Liar label, Wild Blessed Freedom finds Carolina Liar jumping from the major label world to independent status as they embrace the challenges of self-sufficiency.It’s that sort of restless creativity that makes Wild Blessed Freedom a consistently riveting and rewarding listen.  “This whole album is extremely personal to me; it’s really my whole life of the last two or three years.  In a lot of ways, it feels like we’re starting from scratch now, and there’s a real feeling of freedom in that,” Wolf concludes.  “We’re on our own, and like any new adventure, it’s something that’s both daunting and exciting.  We’re looking forward to the journey.”


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Tour Dates:

Jul 21, 2012            Ridgefield, WA                         Sleep Country Amphitheater

Jul 22, 2012            Airway Heights, WA                Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Jul 25, 2012            Concord, CA                              Sleep Train Pavilion

Jul 27, 2012            Las Vegas, NV                           The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Jul 28, 2012            Murpheys, CA                            Ironstone Vineyards

Jul 30, 2012            Hollywood, CA                          Hollywood Bowl

Jul 31, 2012            San Diego, CA                           The Griffin*

Aug 1, 2012            Phoenix, AZ                                US Airways Center

Aug 2, 2012            Albuquerque, NM                     Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion

Aug 3, 2012            Oklahoma City, OK                  The Conservatory*

Aug 6, 2012            Orange Beach, AL                     The Amphitheater at the Wharf

Aug 8, 2012            Alpharetta, GA                           Verizon Wireless Amphtheater Encore Park

Aug 9, 2012            Columbus, OH                           The Basement*

Aug 10, 2012            Clarkston, MI                           DTE Energy Music Theatre

Aug 14, 2012            Cincinnati, OH                         Riverbend Music Center

Aug 16, 2012            Camden, NJ                               Susquehanna Bank Center

Aug 18, 2012            Raleigh, NC                               NC State University*

Aug 19, 2012            Bethel, NY                                   Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Aug 21, 2012            Wantagh, NY                             Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

Aug 23, 2012            Bristow, VA                                Jiffy Lube Live

Aug 24, 2012            Providence, RI                          Fete Ballroom*

Aug 25, 2012            Mansfield, MA                          Comcast Center

Aug 26, 2012            Holmdel, NJ                                PNC Bank Arts Center

Aug 28, 2012            Toronto, ON Canada               Echo Beach at Molson Amphitheatre

Aug 29, 2012            Canandaigua, NY                     Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

Aug 30, 2012            Akron, OH                                   Musica*

Sep 1, 2012            Tinley Park, IL                               First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Sep 2, 2012            Indianapolis, IN                           Klipsch Music Center

Sep 5, 2012            Independence, MO                     Independence Events Center

Sep 7, 2012            The Woodlands, TX                    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sep 8, 2012            San Antonio, TX                           The Green Room*

Sep 11, 2012            Virginia Beach, VA                  Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach

Sep 12, 2012            Charlotte, NC                            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Sep 14, 2012            Tuscaloosa, AL                          Tuscaloosa Amphitheater


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