Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE announced today that they will be part of the lineup for Bonnaroo 2010.  The South Carolina-based rock band will be performing on the highly anticipated festival’s kickoff day, Thursday, June 10.  Tickets became available today – for more information, please visit

NEEDTOBREATHE took time out from a recent video shoot for their single, “Hurricane” to film a message for their fans and personally make the announcement (video can be viewed at  “Hurricane” is currently at Modern Rock radio while “The Outsiders” is impacting simultaneously at Triple A radio.  Both tracks appear on NEEDTOBREATHE’s third studio album, The Outsiders.  Released late last year, The Outsiders was a top 20 debut on the Billboard 200.

In other touring news, NEEDTOBREATHE will embark on their headlining “Won’t Turn Back Tour” next month (see itinerary below).  Their biggest trek to date, the tour follows last year’s successful “The Outsiders Live” headlining run which included sold out shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Nashville and more.

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3 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theatre
4 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
6 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
7 Austin, TX @ The Parish
9 Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
11 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater
12 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
13 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
14 Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live
16 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
17 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
18 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
19 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
20 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
22 Grand Rapids, MN @ Intersection
23 Pontiac, MI @ The Eagle Theater
25 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theater
26 Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom
27 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
7 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
8 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11 Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theater
15 Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
16 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
17, 18 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
22 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
23 Clemson, SC @ Little John Coliseum
24 Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Furnaces
27 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
29 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
30 Pomona, CA @ Glass House
1 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
3 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
4 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
6 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
7 Seattle, WA Showbox @ The Market
8 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
13 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
14 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
15 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court


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