RED (L-R): Anthony Armstrong, Joe Rickard, Randy Armstrong and Michael Barnes
Photo By: Joseph Anthony Baker
RED REVS UP ITS TOURING MACHINE FOR THE FALL
Headlining Tour and Winter Jam Highlight Busy Final Quarter Of 2011
“Not Alone” Tops CHR Charts For its Second Week in a Row
Currently on a 22 city run with the “Rock Allegiance Tour,” Essential Records modern rock outfit RED, hard-charging on the strength of its Feb. 2011 release Until We Have Faces, fills out its road schedule for the remainder of the year with
its own headlining tour and a return to Christian music’s most successful annual tour, Winter Jam.
RED’s headlining jaunt, titled the KILL THE MACHINE TOUR, kicks off in Abilene, Texas on October 7 and hits 14 cities before wrapping in Atlanta October 26. The tour will also feature
RED’s hard rock peers Brian “Head” Welch, Echoes The Fall and Icon For Hire.
Then, in November, RED again brings the loud to Christian music’s biggest annual tour, the Winter Jam 2011 Tour Spectacular. RED teams with tour founders NewSong and high-octane acts such as Newsboys, Matthew West, Kutless and Fireflight to take Winter Jam to the West Coast for the first time ever, starting in Denver on November 3 and finishing the run in Ontario, Calif. on November 20.
RED’s fall tour plans crystallize the same week the band’s current single, “Not Alone,” (which debuted on NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” 2/16) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Christian CHR chart for its second week in a row. This No. 1 brings RED’s No. 1 tally to 12, with “Not
Alone” being the band’s second on the CHR chart.
While on tour, the band will perform its current Active Rock single “Lie To Me (Denial).” The music video premiered on NOISECREEP on July 7, proclaiming “the song features one of the most emotionally-charged performances of the band’s career.”
Kill The Machine Tour
RED, with special guests Brian “Head” Welch, Echoes The Fall and Icon For Hire
Tour dates and markets subject to change
Friday, October 7 – Abilene, Texas
Saturday, October 8 – Tulsa, Okla.
Sunday, October 9 – Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesday, October 11 – Joliet, Ill.
Wednesday, October 12 – Grand Rapids, Mich.
Friday, October 14 – Dayton, Ohio
Saturday, October 15 – Mt. Clemons, Mich.
Monday, October 17 – New York City
Tuesday, October 18 – New Haven, Conn.
Friday, October 21 – Jermyn, Pa.
Saturday, October 22 – Lancaster, Pa.
Sunday, October 23 – Huntington, W.Va.
Monday, October 24 – Norfolk, Va.
Wednesday, October 26 – Atlanta
Winter Jam 2011 Tour Spectacular
RED, Fireflight, Kutless, Matthew West, Newsboys and NewSong
Thursday, November 3 – Denver, Co.
Friday, November 4 – Albuquerque, Nm
Saturday, November 5 – Phoenix, Ariz.
Sunday, November 6 – Las Vegas, Nev
Thursday, November 10 – Boise, Idaho
Friday, November 11 – Portland, Ore.
Saturday, November 12 – Tacoma, Wash.
Thursday, November 17 – Bakersfield, Calif.
Friday, November 18 – Sacramento, Calif.
Saturday, November 19 – Fresno, Calif.
Sunday, November 20 – Ontario, Calif.
Nashville-based rock outfit RED, made up of MICHAEL BARNES (vocals), ANTHONY ARMSTRONG (guitar) RANDY ARMSTRONG (bass) and JOE RICKARD (drums), has logged an impressive 1,300 + live shows since releasing its debut album End Of Silence in 2006.
RED’s Until We Have Faces (2/1/2011) was the highest debut in the country with the
No. 2 spot on the coveted Billboard Top 200 its first week out. Additionally, the project – which had two different songs featured on national TV at its launch: TBS’ Conan featured “Faceless” (2/8) and NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” “Not Alone” (2/16) – also claimed the No. 1 spots on the following Nielsen SoundScan charts: Current Hard Music, Current Rock Music, Current Alternative, Christian Rock, Current Contemporary Christian Album and Record Label Independent charts.
Since the emergence of the band’s debut, RED has delivered two Top Ten Active Rock singles, Three Top Ten Mainstream Rock singles and ten consecutive No. 1 hits at Christian radio. In addition, the band has maintained a near-constant presence on the road, performing alongside notable rock names such as Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Creed, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Sevendust, Drowing Pool, Flyleaf, Seether, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Saving
Abel, Staind, Third Day, Switchfoot, Skillet and others. Rave reviews for the band’s live shows and albums have been featured in top media outlets including USA Today and Billboard.
The band has sold more than 780,000 albums across its three projects, the first two have both been GRAMMY nominated. RED’s sophomore project Innocence & Instinct released with first-week sales of nearly 40,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which made it the No.15 bestselling album on Billboard’s Top 200 chart that week. It also reached the No. 5 spot on iTunes Overall Albums chart. To date, Innocence & Instinct has scanned more than 260,000+ units. The sophomore project built on the momentum of its debut album End of Silence, which has scanned more than 400,000 units (including track equivalents) and earned several awards and nominations.