The debut album Tear The World Down from Universal Republic Records’ We Are The Fallen debuted at #33 this morning on the Billboard Album Chart. The first single from this iconic band ‘Bury Me Alive,’ continues to climb up the active rock charts and is now a Top 30 hit.
Following a short European festival run in early June which includes performances at the Download Festival in the UK, Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in Germany, the band will return to North America for a summer long tour with Saving Abel. The first fifteen dates are being announced this morning with the tour expected to run into September of this year. Rising stars Taddy Porter and American Bang will open these shows.
The quintet is comprised of former members of multi-platinum 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 the line-up of this power combo.
Moody left Evanescence in 2003, and has since co-written major hits for 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.
Carly Smithson will be attending the American Idol finale on May 26th in Los Angeles.
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About Universal Republic Records
Universal Republic Records, launched in 1995 by Monte and Avery Lipman, has quickly evolved into one of the most successful new labels of the last decade. A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, Universal Republic is home to a diverse array of superstar artists as well as innovative imprints and digital business ventures. It is comprised of Universal Republic and Republic Nashville Records, and is in partnerships with Big Machine, Cash Money, Lava Records and Downtown Records, among others. The company’s roster boasts such chart-topping artists as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Enrique Iglesias, Amy Winehouse, Colbie Caillat, Lil’ Jon, Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Owl City, Godsmack, Jack Johnson, Damian Marley and Chamillionaire, among many others.