|THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH REMOVES THEIR MASKS
22 September 2009
Thousand Foot Krutch's "Welcome to the Masquerade" has already been touted as a "hit," the "best album of its genre to be released," and one of the "very best albums of the year." During its first week out, TFK's latest venture made an impact debuting on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 35 and No. 2 on the Christian albums chart. Digitally, the album spent street week in the Top 10 on the overall album and rock chart on iTunes (peaking at No. 4 and No.2).
In addition to the previously announced reviews, TFK received a 4.5 star review along with the stamp of approval from All Music Guide. This site is known as the "the most comprehensive music reference source on the planet." The review stated:
"Each track is propelled by muscular riffs, fighting its way into permanent
memory alongside the greatest mainstream rock bands of the decade."
"On behalf of the band, I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone for all of the tremendous support around the new album," shares TFK frontman Trevor McNevan. "It's really been an exciting week, and it feels great to be introducing the new songs live on the Creation tour. We're mixing up the old with the new in this tour set and it's off to a great start!!"
This past weekend, TFK hit the road for the opening weekend of the Creation Festival: The Tour with Jars of Clay, Audio Unplugged, This Beautiful Repbulic, B.Reith and FMStatic. Playing to almost sold-out crowds (1700+ in Wichita, 1500+ in Longview), TFK introduced new tunes along with classic fan favorites. It was an incredible weekend of ministry and music as more than 50 kids were sponsored through Compassion International and more than 100 came to accept Christ.
"We are excited to see how well the crowd is responding to this tour and artist line-up," shares Nick Kulb, producer of Creation Festival: The Tour. "Additionally so, the artists are thrilled to be touring together, and we are looking forward to a tremendous fall tour!"
For a city near you, please visit the Creation Festival: The Tour website (http://www.creationfesttour.com/dates.php).
As TFK fans get their hands on the new album and see the live show, they are raving about this album online. On Twitter, fans posted their reviews this weekend talking about their take on the album, which was overwhelmingly positive. All reviews can be found by searching the hashtag #tfkreview on Twitter.com.
About Thousand Foot Krutch:
Thousand Foot Krutch, started by frontman/songwriter Trevor McNevan, have sold a half-million copies to date of their albums "Set It Off," "Phenomenon," "The Art Of Breaking," and "The Flame in All of Us." The band hit the musical scene with the "Phenomenon" album and branched into radio with songs "Rawkfist" (Phenomenon) and "Move" (The Art of Breaking). TFK has also celebrated three Active Rock/Alternative singles to break into the Top 30.
2009 Sport Infused Coverage:
TFK jump-started their year with their performance at the ESPN / ABC Winter X Games in Colorado after being voted by fans as winners in the Taco Bell "Feed The Beat" competition. This summer the band's hit song "Fire It Up"had multiple plays on the Versus' Network with IndyCar races. The network also showcased "Bring Me To Life." In July, "Fire It Up" was featured on ESPN NASCAR's nationwide series featuring Kyle Busche. The hot single also appears in EA Sports NHL 2010 video game.
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