Crossfade's Debut Album Bullets Up the Billboard 200
Cutting Edge Rock Band Jumps From #125 To #67 In a Single Week
2005 is already shaping up as a very good year for Crossfade, the South Carolina-based rock band whose breakthrough single, "Cold," was 2004's Most Played Song at Active Rock radio, surpassing every competing act at the format, according to Billboard Monitor. In the week ending January 2, 2005, Crossfade's self-titled debut album has jumped an astounding 58 spots on the Billboard Top 200 Bestselling Albums chart, bulleting from #125 to #67. With weekly sales more than doubling since late November, Crossfade has sold more than 100,000 copies in the past four weeks and is rapidly approaching the RIAA Gold mark.
While Crossfade held fast at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart for 11 out of 12 weeks from October 10 through December 26, 2004, the Crossfade-penned "Cold" spent a full seven months in Active Rock's Top 10. New York's influential KROQ has added "Cold" to the station's power rotation while the video clip for "Cold," featuring GUESS? model/"Entourage" actress Beau Garrett, is currently in rotation on FUSE and VH1. The "Cold" clip was lensed by Martin Weisz, whose music video credits include Live, Fuel, and Nickelback.
Crossfade recently performed "Cold," on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and the group's performance on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" re-aired on January 6.
Crossfade will continue to connect with the group's fans on the road as the band has just been tapped to join the WINTERFRESH® SNOCORE TOUR presented by MTV2 with Chevelle, Helmet, Future Leaders of the World and Strata. The 2-month winter lifestyle tour launches January 22 in Vail, Colorado. See upcoming dates below.
Featuring the dual vocals of frontman and guitarist Ed Sloan and DJ/Vocalist Tony Byroads, Mitch James on bass (and backing vocals) and James Branham on drums, the hard rock quartet detonated on impact with Crossfade, an explosive album of sprawling melodic rock which was released in the spring of 2004. Created in the spirit of independence, with post-production assistance from award-winning producer and engineer Randy Staub (Metallica, P.O.D., 3 Doors Down), the debut is a reflection of the environment the band members created for themselves.
"So Far Away," the second single from Crossfade, has reached the #2 slot on the Active Rock Top 10, according to R&R.
CROSSFADE ON THE WINTERFRESH® SNOCORE TOUR presented by MTV2 Date City Venue Sat 1/22 Vail, CO 8150 Sun 1/23 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue Mon 1/24 Las Vegas, NV The Joint Tue 1/25 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre Thu 1/27 San Diego, CA Soma Fri 1/28 Anaheim, CA The Grove Sat 1/29 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues Mon 1/31 San Francisco, CA Fillmore Tue 2/1 Reno, NV New Oasis Thu 2/3 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre Fri 2/4 Spokane, WA Big Easy Sat 2/5 Boise, ID The Big Easy Mon 2/7 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre Tue 2/8 Wichita, KS Cotillion Ballroom Thu 2/10 Minneapolis, MN The Quest Fri 2/11 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Sat 2/12 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre Mon 2/14 St. Louis, MO Pageant Tue 2/15 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's Wed 2/16 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall Fri 2/18 Detroit, MI State Theater Sat 2/19 Toronto, ON TBA Mon 2/21 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues Tue 2/22 Albany, NY Northern Lights Wed 2/23 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Fri 2/25 New York, NY Spirit Performance Center Sat 2/26 Providence, RI Lupo's Sun 2/27 Worcester, MA Palladium Tue 3/1 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre Wed 3/2 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Fri 3/4 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom Sat 3/5 Washington DC 9:30 Club Sun 3/6 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid Hudson Civic Tue 3/8 Baltimore, MD Sonor Wed 3/9 Norfolk, VA Norva Thu 3/10 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues Sat 3/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Sun 3/13 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
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