Seattle, Wa –May 16, 2012 –Since the release of his fifth studio album, Fighter, BEC Recordings’ international rock artist Manafest has been around the world touring. This week, he celebrates his second No. 1 Rock radio single, “Fighter.” In April, this album debuted in the Top 20 on the iTunes® Rock album chart at No. 16 and was the highest career debut for Manafest landing at No. 7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Manafest spent weeks touring in Japan and China supporting the international release of Fighter where he debuted at No. 8 on the Japan iTunes chart. While he was there, he also taped the music video for the hit title-track song, which will be debuting today in partnership with the Sonshine Festival.  Click here to view the music video debut.  Manafest will be performing at Sonshine Festival on July 12, click here to learn more about the festival and artist line-up.
This summer Manafest can be seen at all the major festivals across the country. He will also be headlining a Western Canadian tour in June (dates and venues below). Next week he’ll be traveling to Singapore for the Music Matters Conference. See the dates and festivals he’ll be performing at below.
In addition to the radio and international success, Manafest’s newest venture is receiving wide acclaim from the media.  Media are saying that the album is “lyrically intense,” the “musicianship is nearly flawless,” lyrical content is “hopeful but also challenging listeners,” and gives “rap a hardcore edge.”
Produced by Adam Messinger (Justin Bieber) and Seth Mosley (newsboys), Fighter vents the Toronto native’s losses and draws hurting people toward inspiration like never before. A fighter himself, Manafest knows what it means to have a fight. His uphill climb began at age five when his father committed suicide. Years of childhood insecurity and fear gave way to a promising skateboarding career, but then an injury took that away, too. Music soon filled the void, and it would prove to be a perfect fit.
ABOUT MANAFEST: Over the past 11 years, Chris Greenwood has used the moniker Manafest to organically build his fan base playing hundreds of shows on three continents.  In 2006, Manafest released Glory from which the rock anthem “Impossible,” featuring Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan, became a global hit. In 2008, Manafest followed up with Citizens Activ, which catapulted success garnering multiple TV placements and his overall presence in the US and internationally. In 2010, Manafest released his most critically acclaimed project, The Chase, which he received his second JUNO Award nomination as well as won the 2010 GMA Canada Award. In June 2011, Manafest released his first self-titled live DVD / CD.  Touring worldwide Manafest has also traveled to the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan and United States.
Connect with Manafest:
May 27th        Del Mar, CA               Spirit West Coast Festival
Jun 1st            Victoria, BC                TEMPLE ALL AGES
Jun 1st            Victoria, BC                TEMPLE 19+
Jun 2nd           Nanaimo, BC              HEADLINERS ALL AGES
Jun 3rd           Vancouver, BC            The Rio Theatre
Jun 6th            Lethbridge, AB           The Slice
Jun 8th            Calgary, AB                Orpheus Theatre
Jun 9th            Edmonton, AB            Avenue Theatre
Jun 13th          Yorkton, SK                Army Navy & Airforce Veteran’s
Jun 14th          Saskatoon, SK             AMIGO’S CANTINA
Jun 15th          Regina, SK                  The Exchange
Jun 16th          Winnipeg, MB             West End Cultural Centre
Jun 23rd          Wilmore, KY               Ichtus Festival
Jun 28th          Mason, OH                 Spirit Song Festival
Jun 29th          Shirlysburg, PA          Agape Farm
Jun 30th          Doswell, VA               Kings Fest
Jul 12th           Wilmar, MN               Sonshine Festival
Jul 21st           Enumclaw, WA          Creation Fest West
Jul 24th           Houston, TX              KSBJ Radio event
Aug 4th           Midland, TX              Rock the Desert Fest
Aug 11th         Lansing, MI               Michigan Adventure
Aug 30th         Crofton, BC               Camp Qwanoes
Sep 1st            Plymouth, CA            Joshua Fest


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