Drawing comparisons largely to the late great Acceptance, Oklahoma’s THEATRE BREAKS LOOSE is ready to fill the gap with their new glimpse into all things personal and illuminating with their EP Stranger Places, Greater Things, coming November 15th. THEATRE BREAKS LOOSE isn’t your typical pop with heart outfit. The six song EP, tracked in record time with producer Kevin Gates (Never Shout Never, The Ready Set) in Springfield, MO., comes on the heels of massive online buzz surrounding the band’s inaugural EP The Way This Works selling over 3,000 copies as an independent release. Having toured extensively with the likes of The Higher and Runner Runner, Theatre Breaks Loose is ready to break that next barrier. Stranger Places, Greater Things is a beautiful continuation of catchy sound and introspective lyrics that truly come from the most soulful places within. The album is permeated with personal stories of love, faith and what it means to actually follow your dreams, even when everyone around you may disagree.

“We are allowing our fans to see us in the most vulnerable state of not only our careers, but our lives. We want Theatre Breaks Loose to become something bigger than we ever comprehended. While we don’t quite know what that means. We do know that we are capable and willing to face any adversity in our way in order to achieve it.” –Theatre Breaks Loose

Stranger Places, Greater Things will be available on iTunes and at beginning November 15th.

Copies of Stranger Places, Greater Things by Theatre Breaks Loose are available for review.


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