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Canadian rockers Manic Drive, whose new album Blue (Whiplash Records/Bema Media) hits stores today, will join legendary Christian rock band Stryper as the opening act for the North American leg of their 25th Anniversary Tour. Blue will be the band’s first release through Provident-Integrity Distribution, a unit of SONY Music Entertainment.

As one of Canada’s most popular Christian bands, Manic Drive earned a record seven GMA Canada Covenant Award nominations this year, taking home two awards for Rock Album of the Year and Video of the Year. The music video for their hit single “Blue” climbed to #2 on Gospel Music Channel’s rock video chart, and is a regular fixture on numerous outlets nationwide. Manic Drive has toured throughout the summer, including main stage performances at Ichthus Festival, SoulFest, Uprise Festival, Unity Christian Music Festival, Rock the Desert and JoshuaFest.

In addition to heavy touring and a new radio single (“Closer”), the band has an aggressive promotional schedule which includes upcoming appearances on Live from Studio B, Atlanta Live, FamilyNet’s Mornings and the nationally syndicated mainstream morning show Daytime.

Stryper is touring in support of their latest studio album Murder by Pride, which was released in July. The tour will feature all four original members wearing new yellow and black stage outfits from the original designer and performing the band’s hits from the last twenty-five years.

Confirmed tour dates (more to be announced):
Sept 11 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
Sept 12 – Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY (Stryper Only)
Sept 13 – Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
Sept 16 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
Sept 18 – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Sept 19 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ (Stryper Only)
Sept 20 – Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
Sept 23 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Sept 24 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH (Stryper Only)
Sept 25 – The Hayloft – Mt. Clemens, MI (Stryper Only)
Sept 28 – Club Soda – Montreal, Canada
Oct 1 – Palace Theatre – Greensburg, PA
Oct 2 – Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN
Oct 3 – McGuffy’s – Dayton, OH
Oct 4 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Oct 7 – Epic – Minneapolis, MN (Stryper Only)
Oct 9 – Riverstar Entertainment Complex – Cincinnati, OH (Stryper Only)
Oct 15 – The State Theatre – Falls Church, VA
Oct 16 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Oct 17 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC
Oct 21 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct 22 – The Florida Theater – Jacksonville, FL
Oct 24 – Jannus Landing – St. Petersburg, FL
Oct 25 – The Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oct 28 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
Oct 30 – Wildhorse Saloon – Nashville, TN
Nov 4 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Nov 5 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Nov 6 – Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
Nov 7 – Dos Amigos Cantina – Odessa, TX
Nov 10 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO
Nov 11- Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Nov 13 – Santa Fe Station – Las Vegas, NV
Nov 14 – Club Nokia LA Live – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 16 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Nov 19 – Avalon Nightclub – Santa Clara, CA
Nov 22 – El Corazón – Seattle, WA
Nov 23 – Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR

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