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Last week Tooth & Nail new artist Icon For Hire released their debut Scripted to much acclaim including being featured as the iTunes Discovery Download. Icon For Hire’s debut broke the record for albums sold during a street week for a Tooth & Nail new artist. They sold more than 4,300 units landing at No. 1 on the Soundscan Christian Rock chart, No. 7 on the Christian overall chart and debuted in the Top 100 on the Billboard Top 200. Scripted also debuted on the iTunes Rock chart at No. 4 and on the overall iTunes chart at No. 19.

This October, Icon For Hire will be touring with GRAMMY-nominated RED, Brian “Head” Welch. The tour will begin on October 7th and end on the 26th. The dates are below.

Since 2007, the band has been establishing their strong following by touring extensively across the Mid-West. From the beginning, the band has written music with a positive view without downplaying the hardships in life. The heavy alternative rock/modern pop trio released, Scripted, with a buzz surrounding the debut. With this release, the band has nabbed attention from iTunes, MySpace, Guitarworld, J-14 and more.

Icon For Hire is composed of front-woman Ariel, guitarist Shawn Jump and drummer Adam Kronshagen. For more information on Icon For Hire, visit: www.facebook.com/iconforhireofficial and follow the band on Twitter @iconforhire

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RED Tour (all dates subject to change):
October 7, Abilene, TX
October 9, Kansas City, MO
October 12, Grand Rapids, MI
October 14, Dayton, OH
October 15, Mt. Clemens, MI
October 18, New Haven, CT
October 21, Jermyn, PA
October 22, Lancaster, PA
October 24, Norfolk, VA
October 26, Atlanta, GA

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