Industry vets Project 86 have hit a major career milestone commemorating their 15th year as a band. This is no small feat in an ever-changing industry where most bands fail to find longevity. After releasing 7 full-length albums, 2 EP’s, selling nearly half a million records, and playing over 1500 shows in 10 different countries this accomplished group has much to celebrate.
The band is kicking off their anniversary year by releasing their first ever live record titled 15.Live on December 7th. Critically lauded for their pummeling live performance, P86 spent the summer of 2010 recording an album packed with songs from the bulk of their catalog. Additionally, they have announced that 2011 will be full of more unique offerings and surprises for their fans. Lead singer Andrew Schwab says, “15 years is a testimony to the loyalty of our fan base and we wanted to do something special to give back to them.” He continues, “We have had such an amazing career and recording this live album was a reflection of the most fundamental part of why we started this band to begin with: to create an intense live experience that is more than just a performance but also a place where people could come to just let go. This album is the next best thing to being at a show”.
P86 is currently wrapping up a busy year of touring in support of their most recent Tooth and Nail release Picket Fence Cartel featuring the radio hits “Dark Angel Dragnet” and “Destroyer.” With major appearances at Sonshine Festival, Purple Door, Soul Fest, Joshua Fest, Freedom Fest and Forty Fest the band shows no signs of slowing.
Project 86 will once again be hitting the road on the “XV Tour” January and February with special guests TBA. Stops will include Rage Fest in Phoenix and several other west coast markets. For more information on dates visit: www. facebook.com/project86 and www.project86.com
Additional info Project 86:
P86’s music has been featured on television shows such as: Parental Control, Date My Mom, Next, One Bad Trip, Real World/Road Rules, Pimp My Ride and Viva La Bam. They have also been featured in EA games WWE Raw vs. Smackdown, NFL Tour 2008, Project Baja Racing, Arena Football as well as Indie film “Pathology” and Spike TV show “The Shield”. They have been spotlighted in Billboard Magazine, Alternative Press, Outburn Magazine, Mean Street Magazine, Revolver Magazine, etc. The band has also had live performances on G4’s Attack of the Show along with appearances on major national rock outlets such as: KROQ-Los Angeles, WXDX-Pittsburg, The Edge-Tulsa, KRXQ-Sacramento, KRZR Fresno and more. Project 86 has toured with artists such as Lincoln Park, P.O.D, Sevendust, Trapt, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Queensryche, Taproot, Finger Eleven, and Blindside. The group is also a 3-time Dove award nominee, has 8 No. 1 singles, has received multiple SESAC awards, as well as the Orange County Music award for Best Hard Rock Performer.