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RED Brings Their Tour to Boston to Raise Funds for The One Fund

RED, left to right: Anthony Armstrong, Joe Rickard, Randy Armstrong and Michael Barnes

RED, left to right: Anthony Armstrong, Joe Rickard, Randy Armstrong and Michael Barnes

After performing for over 500,000 people during the Winter Jam tour, two-time Grammy-nominated rock group RED is now on the road this spring on a headlining tour in support of their latest album, Release The Panic. The tour will be stopping in Boston on Friday, May 24 at Middle East with support from We As Human and Southbound Fearing.

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For every ticket sold in Boston, $1 will be donated to The One Fund, a relief fund for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings.

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Release The Panic (Essential/Provident/Sony), the group’s fourth album, has already sold over 90,000 copies since its release and marked the group’s second Top Ten album debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The hard-driving first single, “Perfect Life,” which Revolver magazine declared “…an anthemic heart-pounder…” (February, 2013) and ArtistDirect said carries “…a massive stadium-size refrain into crossover territory,” has reached #25 on Active Rock radio and continues to gain in the key 18-35 year-old demographic. To record the critically-acclaimed new album, RED teamed up with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., My Chemical Romance, Daughtry) at his brand-new West Valley Studios in LosAngeles and have delivered a strong set of compelling songs that were mixed by Benson and Mike Plotnikoff: “Perfect Life,” “Die For You,” “Release the Panic” and “Same Disease.”

The Nashville-based group will also be appearing at two festivals this spring: “Welcome to Rockville” in Jacksonville, FL and “Rock on the Range” in Columbus, OH.

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More about RED

RED albumNashville-based rockers RED are Michael Barnes (vocals), Anthony Armstrong (guitar) Randy Armstrong (bass) and Joe Rickard (drums). Together, their  three prior albums ~ End of Silence (2006), Innocence & Instinct (2009) and Until We Have Faces (2011) ~ have sold more than 882,000 units, garnered two GRAMMY nominations, five GMA Dove Awards, two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles and 10 consecutive No. 1 hits at Christian radio. RED’s Until We Have Faces, released Feb. 1, 2011, marked the group’s highest national debut at No. 2 on the coveted Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Additionally, the project topped the following Nielsen SoundScan charts: Current Hard Music, Current Rock Music, Current Alternative, Christian Rock, Current Contemporary Christian Album and Record Label Independent charts. Also in its debut week, two of the album’s songs were spotlighted on national TV, with TBS’ “Conan” featuring “Faceless” and NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” highlighting “Not Alone.” In addition, RED is known for their relentless touring, performing alongside notable rock names including Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Creed, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Flyleaf, Seether, Saving Abel, Staind, Third Day, Switchfoot, Skillet, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and others. Rave reviews for the band’s live shows and albums have been published in top media outlets including USA Today, Billboard, Modern Drummer, Rolling Stone and Guitar World.

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