After a year of nonstop action in 2009 with the full CD release of The End Is Not The End and three EP release’s The Acoustic End, House Of Heroes Meets The Beatles and House Of Heroes Sing The Christmas Classics as well as non-stop touring House Of Heroes gets set to hit the studio in February with producer Mark Townsend (Deas Vail, Relient K) to begin work on the next effort out later this year.    Look for the band to break from the studio in March for spring dates deemed The Awake Tonight Tour with Toby Mac and Skillet.   Tour kicks off on March 4 in Aurora, IL, full list of dates below.

House Of Heroes also donated the acoustic version on the track ‘Serial Sleepers’ to Songs For Haiti 2010 Earthquake Relief  ( to help with relief efforts, 100% of money contributed through “Songs for Haiti” will be spread among three charities active in Haiti:

Doctors Without BordersRed Cross, and Wyclef Jean’sYele Haiti Earthquake Fund.

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House Of Heroes is – Tim Skipper –lead vocals, guitar Colin Rigsby – drums, backing vocals AJ Babcock – bass guitar, backing vocals Jared Rigsby- guitar, backing vocals

See them live: March 4                      ACS Gymnasium                   Aurora, IL
March 5                      Elliot Hall of Music                W. Layette, IN
March 6                      Valparaiso U                           Valparaiso, IN
March 7                      Murray State                          Murray, KY
March 11                     Assembly Hall                        Champaign, IL
March 12                    Roberts Stadium                    Evansville, IN
March 13                    Viking Hall                             Bristol, TN
March 18                    Giant Center                           Lancaster, PA
March 19                    1st Mariner Arena                   Baltimore, MD
March 20                    War Memorial Arena             Johnstown, PA
March 21                    Lucas County Arena              Toledo, OH
March 25                    Tallahassee Civic Center        Tallahassee, FL
March 26                    Germain Arena                      Ft Myers, FL
March 27                    Cruzan Amphitheater            W. Palm Beach, FL
March 28                    Beard-Evans Memorial Col   Auburn, AL
April 1                         UNO Lakefront                      New Orleans, LA
April 2                         Oil Palace                               Tyler, TX
April 3                         Mississippi Coliseum              Jackson, MS
April 9                         Big Sandy Arena                    Huntington, WV
April 10                       Liberty University                  Lynchburg, VA
April 11                        Civic Center                            Asheville, NC
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