NEEDTOBREATHE Presents TOUR DE COMPADRES Coming to Roy Wilkins Auditorium Oct. 27

Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced early details of their forthcoming new album.
"H A R D L O V E" arrives everywhere on July 15.

"H A R D L O V E" is now available for pre-order, with all purchases accompanied by instant grat downloads of the lead single, "HAPPINESS" as well as the album track "MONEY & FAME." Exclusive album pre-order bundles that also include limited-edition merchandise will be available at the band's Official Online Store ( "HAPPINESS" - available on all streaming services and DSPs along with "MONEY & FAME" - impacts Hot AC radio outlets in early May.


NEEDTOBREATHE will celebrate "H A R D L O V E" with "TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016," an epic U.S. headline run kicking off August 17 at Raleigh, NC's Red Hat Amphitheater and then traveling through a November 12 finale 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 10), Morrison, CO's Red Rocks Amphitheatre (September 15), Chicago's Aragon Ballroom (October 30) and New York City's Beacon Theatre (November 2). Presale ticketing for "The Insiders" - the official NEEDTOBREATHE fan club - begins April 4 followed by an additional presale for mailing list members and Facebook Event followers on April 11; all remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on April 15. For complete details and ticket information, please visit


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 made a stunning chart debut upon its 2014 release, topping Billboard's "Top Rock Albums" and "Top Alternative Albums" charts while also entering the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at No. 3. What's more, the album's stunning "Multiplied" earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination.


The album's breakout single, "Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw)," proved to be the highest charting single of their career. The RIAA-certified Gold hit song became a Top 10 rock smash, Top 20 CHR/Hot AC favorite, as well as NEEDTOBREATHE's first-ever entry on Billboard's "Hot 100." The track's companion video - directed by independent filmmaker Jared Hogan - has drawn close to 10 million views at NEEDTOBREATHE's official YouTube channel. In addition, NEEDTOBREATHE and DeGraw rocked New York City's Times Square with an unforgettable performance of "Brother," live on ABC's Good Morning America.


NEEDTOBREATHE premiered "TOUR DE COMPADRES" in summer 2015, visiting over 40 US markets accompanied by special guests Switchfoot, Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and Colony House. The aptly named tour was a massive popular and commercial success, with highlights including a sold out date at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, captured exclusively by TIDAL in the just-released mini-documentary, "NEEDTOBREATHE LIVE AT RED ROCKS."


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NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock 'n' Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States.  Comprised of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals), the band signed to Atlantic/Lava/Word Records and quickly achieved cross-genre success via five studio albums and innumerable headline tours. In addition, NEEDTOBREATHE received wide ranging attention from the national media, highlighted by performances on such high profile TV outlets as ABC's Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live, TBS' Conan, NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, CBS' Late Show with David Letterman and CBS This Morning, and the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show. NEEDTOBREATHE's latest studio album - "H A R D L O V E" - will be available everywhere on July 15.


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"H A R D L O V E"

(Atlantic Records)

Release Date: July 15














7. GREAT NIGHT (feat. Shovels & Rope)















w/ Special Guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (8/17-9/25),

Parachute (10/12-11/12), and Welshly Arms 



17        Raleigh, NC                 Red Hat Amphitheater

18        Charlotte, NC              Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

19        Charleston, SC             Volvo Car Stadium @ Family Circle Tennis Center

20        Alpharetta, GA            Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

22        Vienna, VA                  Wolf Trap

23        Gilford, NH                  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion @ Meadowbrook

25        Columbus, OH             Columbus Commons

26        Cincinnati, OH             PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center

27        Indianapolis, IN           Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park

28        Rochester Hills, MI     Meadow Brook

31        Missoula, MT              Ogren Park @ Allegiance Field



1          Redmond, WA             Marymoor Park

2          Portland, OR               Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre

3          Bend, OR                     Les Schwab Amphitheater

6          Boise, ID                      Idaho Botanical Garden

8          San Jose, CA                City National Civic Center

9          Paso Robles, CA          Vina Robles Amphitheatre

10        Los Angeles, CA           Greek Theatre

11        San Diego, CA             Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

13        Salt Lake City, UT        Red Butte Garden

15        Morrison, CO              Red Rocks Amphitheatre

16        Council Bluffs, IA         Stir Cove @ Harrah's Casino

17        Kansas City, MO          Starlight Theatre

18        Southaven, MS            Landers Center

20        Shreveport, LA            Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

22        Tuscaloosa, AL            Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

23        Nashville, TN               Ascend Amphitheater

24        LaGrange, GA              The Sweetland Amphitheatre @ Boyd Park

25        Knoxville, TN               Knoxville Coliseum



12        Tampa, FL                   USF Sundome

13        St. Augustine, FL          St. Augustine Amphitheatre

14        Pompano Beach, FL    Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

15        Orlando, FL                 Hard Rock Live

17        New Orleans, LA         Sanger Theatre

18        Houston, TX                 Revention Music Center

20        Lubbock, TX                 United Supermarkets Arena

21        Abilene, TX                  Taylor County Expo Center

22        Grand Prairie, TX        Verizon Theatre

23        Austin, TX                    Skyline Theater @ The Long Center

25        Oklahoma City, OK     Criterion Theater

27        St. Paul, MN                Roy Wilkins Auditorium

28        Madison, WI                Veterans Memorial Coliseum @ Alliant Energy Center

29        St. Louis, MO               Chaifetz Arena @ St. Louis University

30        Chicago, IL                  Aragon Ballroom




2          New York, NY              Beacon Theatre

4          Boston, MA                 Agganis Arena

5          Philadelphia, PA          Electric Factory

6          Huntington, WV          Big Sandy Superstore Arena

7          Grand Rapids, MI        DeltaPlex

9          Lexington, KY              Rupp Arena @ Lexington Center

10        Chattanooga, TN         Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium

11        Greenville, SC             Bon Secours Wellness Arena

12        Lynchburg, VA             Liberty University Vines Center