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.


   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

SOURCE: Columbia Records

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