Universal Republic Records’ compelling new rock brigade, We Are The Fallen, will release their debut album Tear The World Down on May 11th, 2010.  The first single from this iconic band ‘Bury Me Alive,’ is already making its way up the modern and active rock charts.

The formidable five-some is comprised of the original members of multi-platinum trailblazing band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, joined by breakout American Idol finalist Carly Smithson on vocals.  Acclaimed bassist Marty O’Brien (Disturbed and Static-X, among others) rounds out We Are The Fallen’s unique sound.
The group has been on a 28-city tour with Finnish rock band H.I.M., which finishes in New York on May 9th.  Following the conclusion of that run, We Are The Fallen will head out on their own two week headlining tour beginning on May 13th in Northampton, MA.  In June, We Are The Fallen will return to Europe for performances at the Download Festival and Rock am Ring/Rock im Park.  Summer U.S. touring plans are also in the works and will be announced shortly.
Moody left platinum-plus breakthrough rock act Evanescence in 2003 and has since co-written major hits for Chris Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson among others.  Evanescence’s groundbreaking 2003 album, Fallen, spent an incredible 43 weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Albums Chart, selling 15 million copies worldwide and 7 million + albums in the U.S. alone.
For Smithson, We Are The Fallen fulfills her destiny as one of rock’s most potent new female voices.  She first turned heads as one of American Idol’s more engaging rock candidates, landing a controversial sixth place slot during Season 7 of the landmark television series, but not before gaining traction as one of the show’s most original and uncompromising new talents.  The powerful vocalist’s ‘elimination’ sent shockwaves through the ‘Idol’ blogger nation, with her acclaimed performances on the 2008 American Idol Tour cementing her current reputation as a force to be reckoned with – possessing a riveting rock presence that is second to none.
WE ARE THE FALLEN UPCOMING TOUR DATES
4/27/10                        Gothic Theatre                                    Englewood, CO*
4/29/10                        House of Blues                                    Dallas, TX*
4/30/10                        House of Blues                                    Houston, TX*
5/2/10                        House of Blues                                    Orlando, FL*
5/3/10                        Center Stage                                    Atlanta, GA*
5/4/10                        House Of Blues                                    North Myrtle Beach, SC*
5/7/10                        Irving Plaza                                    New York, NY*
5/8/10                        Irving Plaza                                    New York, NY*
5/9/10                        Irving Plaza                                    New York, NY*
5/13/10                        Pearl Street                                    Northampton, MA
5/14/10                        The Chance                                    Poughkeepsie, NY
5/16/10                        Chameleon                                    Lancaster, PA
5/1710                        The Quarter                                    Baltimore, MD
5/18/10                        El Mocambo                                    Toronto, ONT
5/19/10                        TBD                                                Flint, MI
5/20/10                        Reggie’s Rock Club                        Chicago, IL
5/22/10                        Oklahoma City, OK                        Diamond Ballroom
5/23/10                        Tulsa, OK                                    Cains
5/25/10                        Little Rock, OK                                    Juanita’s
6/5/10                        Rock am Ring                                    Nurburgring, Germany
6/6/10                        Rock im Park                                      Nuremberg, Germany
6/11/10                        Melkweg                                    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6/12/10                        Download Festival                        Donington Park, UK
* – With HIM
For more information on the band visit www.wearethefallen.com
About Universal Republic Records: Universal Republic Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries.  One of several labels that comprise Universal Motown Republic Group, Republic Records was formed in 1995 by President, CEO of the label, Monte Lipman, and his brother, President of Universal Republic, Avery Lipman, conceptualized around their kitchen table.  Today, the label is responsible for numerous breakthrough and mainstream chart topping artists, including a diverse array of groundbreaking imprints and ventures encompassing new and established platinum and multi-platinum acts such Amy Winehouse, Colbie Caillat, Tori Amos, Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Owl City, Anberlin, Godsmack, Jack Johnson, Damian Marley, Chamillionaire and others.

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