NEEDTOBREATHE Debuts At #1 With H A R D L O V E

unnamedNashville, TN (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 here https://youtu.be/xSWnSFPrPI4. 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).

For additional news and information, please visit NEEDTOBREATHE.com, facebook.com/NEEDTOBREATHE, twitter.com/NEEDTOBREATHE (@NEEDTOBREATHE), instagram.com/needtobreathe, tourdecompadres.com, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

 

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

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

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

 

SEPTEMBER

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

 

OCTOBER

12            Tampa, FL                              USF Sun Dome

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 at 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

 

NOVEMBER

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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