Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details of its upcoming U.S. tour.  The “Won’t Turn Back Tour” is set to hit the road on March 3rd at the Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with dates continuing through mid-May (see attached itinerary).  Support comes from a wide range of like-minded artists, including Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Will Hoge, Graham Colton, Seabird, and Atlantic labelmate Matt Hires.

The South Carolina-based rock outfit’s biggest trek to date, the “Won’t Turn Back Tour” follows last year’s successful headline tour – dubbed “The Outsiders Live” – which included sold-out shows in virtually every market visited, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Atlanta among others.

Tickets for dates running through April 24th will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 8th.  That same day will also see pre-sale tickets made available for shows beginning April 27th and running through the tour’s May 15th finale.  In light of so many dates selling out last tour, pre-sale tickets for the “Won’t Turn Back Tour” are a premium in itself.   A second pre-sale option is “The Insiders” Fan Club Welcome Package, which includes a General Admission ticket, one-year membership in “The Insiders” (the official NEEDTOBREATHE Fan Club, set to launch later this month), access to a pre-show Meet & Greet with the band, and limited edition T-shirts and Commemorative Laminates exclusive to Fan Club members.  All remaining tickets for dates between April 27th and May 15th will then go on sale to the public on January 29th.  For further details, please visit www.needtobreathe.net or http://tixx1.artistarena.com/needtobreathe.

The “Won’t Turn Back Tour” celebrates NEEDTOBREATHE’s third album, “THE OUTSIDERS,” which was released last summer to universal critical acclaim and a top 20 debut on the Billboard 200.  Two singles are currently set for impact on January 25th, with “Hurricane” going to Modern Rock and “The Outsiders” hitting Triple A radio outlets nationwide.  What’s more, a companion video clip for “Hurricane” is now in post-production, with a premiere date to be announced soon.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.needtobreathe.net or www.myspace.com/needtobreathe.

(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)

NEEDTOBREATHE

“WON’T TURN BACK TOUR 2010”

MARCH

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

APRIL

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

MAY

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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