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 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 atcrackerbarrel.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
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
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
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
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