|RED BREAKS BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUM SALES CHART
16 July 2007
Dove Award-winning Red has landed in the Billboard Top 200 Album Sales Chart with its debut, End of Silence, currently No. 194, with total sales of 112,647. Additionally, End of Silence is the No. 91 album on the iTunes Top 100 Album Chart, and is among SoundScan’s “Greatest Gainers” for the week ending July 8, 2007, among artists such as The Fray and Beyonce. End of Silence released June 6, 2006. Red’s passionate, intense live show and accessibility to its fans continue to be a major factor in the band’s growth.
With an achievement few artists ever attain, Red guitarist, Anthony Armstrong, shares, “I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news. We want to thank everyone for their hard work – it’s all really paying off. We’re so glad to have the opportunity to connect with our fans…that is ultimately what makes any of this possible.”
“Red is an example of hard work and an amazing team effort creating an artist development success story. We’re impressed by the band’s work ethic and are proud to continue to support their music and vision,” comments Terry Hemmings, President and CEO, Provident Music Group.
On Monday night, July 9, 2007, in Atlanta, Red wrapped its tour with Breaking Benjamin, bringing its intense show to the sold-out house at Tabernacle. Red will be a part of the “Revolution Calling” Tour from July 16-25 and will be playing multiple Christian festivals before going back on tour with Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin and Seether in October and November of this year. Visit www.myspace.com/dropofred for all upcoming tour dates.
Since the June 6, 2006 release of its debut album, End of Silence (Essential Records), Red has toured non-stop, collected three No. 1 radio singles (“Breathe Into Me”, “Already Over” and “Break Me Down”), won a Dove Award (Rock Recorded Song for “Breathe Into Me”), and received a GRAMMY nomination in the category Best Rock or Rap Gospel Albumfor End of Silence. The five-member band is: Michael Barnes, lead vocals; Anthony Armstrong, guitar; Randy Armstrong, bass; Jasen Rauch, guitar; and Hayden Lamb, drums. End of Silence was produced by Dove-nominated producer/songwriter Rob Graves and mixed by Ben Grosse (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fuel, Sixpence None the Richer).
For additional information on Red, visit www.redmusiconline.com or www.myspace.com/dropofred.
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