Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE have released their highly anticipated new album, H A R D L O V E. Arriving everywhere today, the GRAMMY®-nominated rock band's album immediately shot to #1 on iTunes Albums chart. People magazine featured the album as one of their "Picks" in this week's issue, writing, "[NEEDTOBREATHE] adds synths and infectious pop melodies to their signature Southern rock...It's easy to love."
To herald the release of H A R D L O V E, NEEDTOBREATHE are set to perform the album's lead single "HAPPINESS" on NBC's TODAY on July 20th. The song is currently Top 5 on the Christian Hot AC chart and has amassed nearly 4 million streams on Spotify. The band recently unveiled the official music video for "HAPPINESS"-- which can be seen here https://youtu.be/xSWnSFPrPI4. The single is also currently featured in Microsoft's new ad campaign, broadcasting both on television and online. The next single, "TESTIFY" has been released to Christian radio.
Additionally, NEEDTOBREATHE is the latest artist to release a special edition album under Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's Spotlight Music Program. This special edition of H A R D L O V E includes two additional tracks exclusively for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - "WHEN I SING (Mountain House Version)" and "LET'S STAY HOME TONIGHT (Original Demo)" -- and is available in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has released albums with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in top spots on a range of Billboard charts. Recent Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spotlight Music partners include the brand's first pop albums with a cappella group Pentatonix and "Fight Song" singer Rachel Platten, its first R&B album with Anthony Hamilton, as well as recent albums from Cole Swindell and Blake Shelton.
Following a high profile performance with OneRepublic at this year's MLB All-Star Weekend, NEEDTOBREATHE will kick off their epic US headlining tour, "TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016," on August 17th at Raleigh, NC's Red Hat Amphitheater. The 50+ city run wraps up November 12th at Lynchburg, VA's Liberty University (see attached itinerary). The second annual "TOUR DE COMPADRES" sees NEEDTOBREATHE bringing along some of their closest musical friends as support, including special guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (Leg 1 only), Parachute (Leg 2 only), and Welshly Arms. Highlights include a massive hometown concert at Charleston, SC's 10,000+ capacity Volvo Car Stadium on August 19th as well as performances at such legendary venues as Los Angeles' Greek Theatre (September 10th), Morrison, CO's Red Rocks Amphitheatre (September 15th), Chicago's Aragon Ballroom (October 30th), and New York City's Beacon Theatre (November 2nd). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.tourdecompadres.com.
Co-produced by NEEDTOBREATHE and recorded at their very own Plantation Studios in Charleston, SC, H A R D L O V E follows the band's blockbuster album Rivers In the Wasteland, which topped Billboard's Christian Albums chart and earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination and a pair of Billboard Music Award nominations.
The album's breakout single, "Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw)," proved to be the highest charting single of their career. The RIAA-certified Gold hit soared up the charts, landing at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs and Digital Songs chart.
For additional background on the new album, check out features from CCM Magazine and Relevant, who recently chatted with Bear Rinehart about the making of H A R D L O V E.
NEEDTOBREATHE is: Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar), Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals) and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals).
NEEDTOBREATHE "TOUR DE COMPADRES" 2016 w/Special Guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (8/17-9/25), Parachute (10/12-11/12), and Welshly Arms
August 17 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
August 18 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 19 - Charleston, SC - Volvo Car Stadium @ Family Circle Tennis Center
August 20 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 22 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
August 23 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 25 - Columbus, OH - Columbus Commons
August 26 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
August 27 - Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park
August 28 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook
August 31 - Missoula, MT - Ogren Park @ Allegiance Field
September 1 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park
September 2 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
September 3 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
September 6 - Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden
September 8 - San Jose, CA - City National Civic Center
September 9 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
September 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
September 11 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
September 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
September 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 16 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove @ Harrah's Casino
September 17 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
September 18 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center
September 20 - Shreveport, LA - Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
September 22 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
September 23 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
September 24 - LaGrange, GA - The Sweetland Amphitheatre @ Boyd Park
September 25 - Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Coliseum
October 12 - Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome
October 13 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 14 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
October 15 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
October 17 - New Orleans, LA - Sanger Theatre
October 18 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center
October 20 - Lubbock, TX - United Supermarkets Arena
October 21 - Abilene, TX - Taylor County Expo Center
October 22 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
October 23 - Austin, TX - Statesman Skyline Theater at the Long Center
October 25 - Oklahoma City, OK - Criterion Theater
October 27 - St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
October 28 - Madison, WI - Veterans Memorial Coliseum @ Alliant Energy Center
October 29 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena @ St. Louis University
October 30 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
November 2 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
November 4 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
November 5 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
November 6 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena
November 7 - Grand Rapids, MI - DeltaPlex
November 9 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena @ Lexington Center
November 10 - Chattanooga, TN - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
November 11 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
November 12 - Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University Vines Center