Manafest just finished touring Canada with Maple Noise that featured nine other artists, flying stages, rotating drum kits, two semi trailers of spectacular sound, lights, and special effects. Currently he is on tour across the US with the Music with a Mission Tour and then into November will be touring with Skillet.

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His accolades speak for themselves, and his future is full of poise and promise.  Canada’s Manafest has already received two Juno nominations, sold over 125,000 records worldwide, and has rocked 1,000+ shows on 4 continents.  His videos have been featured on MuchMusic and have received heavy rotation on MuchLoud.  With releases and distribution through Tooth & Nail Records, EMI, and Fontana North he is also sponsored by West 49 and Circa.

It is with these honours that Manafest has carved a unique path morphing into an inventive rock sound that can be both heard and seen in spades with his video release for ‘Renegade’.  Supported by MuchFACT, ‘Renegade’ features Trevor McNevan from Thousand Foot Krutch and is inspired by a desire for diligence Manafest describes here:

“Renegade is all about carving out your own path and not following anyone else, and sometimes when you do that you feel like a renegade or an outcast.  That’s how I felt when I stepped out to do music full time.  I’ve learned a lot over the past 8 years: one thing is perseverance and the willingness to try NEW THINGS.  The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. No matter what you do, do it with passion and give 100%”

Also celebrating his first career No. 1 radio single this week with the track ‘Bring The Ruckus’ at rock radio formats in the US, his latest release The Chase has been his highest-selling album to date.  Highlight tracks including ‘Avalanche’ sold more than 50,000 single downloads while ‘Every Time You Run’ landed him a spot as Chum FM’s Artist of the Month and peaked at #36 on hot AC.

Following the release of ‘Renegade’, Manafest is heading out on a cross Canada tour playing 1000 plus capacity venues as part of Maple Noise 2011.  September will take him from Nova Scotia to British Columbia on the ten bands in ten cities tour.

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