Columbia Records Platinum-Selling Rock Band Crossfade Announces Tour With Buckcherry

New Crossfade Single, 'Drown You Out,' Slated to Hit Radio on September 26


Columbia Records platinum-selling rock band Crossfade announces a Fall 2006 tour with Buckcherry beginning October 10 in Las Vegas, NV at the Empire Ballroom and continuing into December. (See itinerary following for current confirmed dates.)

The band released its eagerly-anticipated new album Falling Away, on August 29. The new single from Falling Away will be "Drown You Out," scheduled to ship to Active Rock and Modern Rock radio on September 26. "Drown You Out" is produced by Crossfade and Randy Staub (Metallica, Nickleback).

The platinum band spent the week of the Falling Away's release in late August celebrating with the troops at Camp Pendleton & Fort Bragg with special performances and autograph signings. Earlier this year, Crossfade performed eight shows in 13 days for members of the U.S. military at several bases (including shows in Spain, Italy, Kuwait, Bahrain, Portugal, Turkey and a concert on-board a U.S. navy ship at sea). The Crossfade tour was presented by Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE).

"We are thrilled that we can show our support for these men and women who put their lives on the line each day. It's because of our nation's military that we can do what we do for a living," said Crossfade's Mitch James, speaking on behalf of the band on the eve of the tour. "We hope to continue doing more and more of these shows across the world to show our soldiers how much respect we have for each and every one of them."

Crossfade hails from Columbia, South Carolina and features Ed Sloan (lead guitar/vocals), Mitch James (bass/backing vocals) and James Branham (drums).

Originally released on April 13, 2004, the band's self-titled debut album entered the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart in July of that year and spent 11 out of 12 weeks (during October - December 2004) as Billboard's #1 Heatseekers album.

Crossfade's debut album was composed, recorded and self-produced in the group's garage studio in Columbia, South Carolina with Randy Staub's post-production work completed at Warehouse Studios in Vancouver. Crossfade reached the upper quarter (#41) of the Billboard 200 bestselling albums chart and was certified platinum, in honor of sales of more than 1,000,000 units, by the RIAA in August 2005.

"Cold," the first single from Crossfade, made music history as radio's #1 Most Played Rock Song of 2004. The track spent a record-breaking 65 weeks on the Active Rock chart while spending a record 46 weeks on the Modern Rock chart. Both "Cold" and its follow-up single, "So Far Away," were Top 10 records at Active Rock Radio. The album kicked out three hit singles -- "Cold," "So Far Away," and "Colors" -- all of which peaked within the Top 5 (at #1, #4 and #5 respectively) of the Billboard Monitor Active Rock chart. "Cold," "So Far Away," and "Colors" also peaked at #3, #4, and #6 (respectively) on Billboard's Mainstream Rock singles chart and at #2, #14, and #18 (respectively) on the Modern Rock chart.

One of the biggest artist development successes of 2004 and 2005, Crossfade performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," among other television appearances.

A veritable touring machine, Crossfade has played hundreds of shows since the release of the group's debut album. Crossfade is currently on tour and will continue to tour throughout 2006 in support in support of the release of Falling Away.

  Crossfade - Tour Itinerary
  September 18       Towson, MD                Recher Theatre
  September 20       North Charleston, SC      Center Stage at The Plex
  September 21       Birmingham, AL            Workplay Theatre
  September 22       Huntsville, AL            Big Spring Park
  September 23       Columbus, GA*             Weatherby Field
  September 24       Tallahassee, FL           Floyd's Music Store
  September 25       Starkville, MS            Rick's Cafe
  September 27       Charlotte, NC             Amos Southend
  September 28       N. Myrtle Beach, SC       House of Blues
  September 29       Virginia Beach, VA        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  September 30       Atlanta, GA               HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
  October 1          Raleigh, NC               Alltel Pavilion
  October 3          Chattanooga, TN           Rhythm and Brews
  October 4          Little Rock, AR           Clear Channel Metroplex
  October 5          Louisville, KY            Headliner's
  October 7          Columbia, SC              Capital City Stadium
  October 8          The Woodlands, TX         Cynthia Woods Pavilion

  Following dates with Buckcherry:
  October 10         Las Vegas, NV             Empire Ballroom
  October 11         Tempe, AZ                 Marquee Theater
  October 13         Lubbock, TX               South Beach
  October 14         Oklahoma City, OK         Zoo Amphitheatre
  October 15         Ft. Worth, TX             Ridglea Theater
  October 17         Beaumont, TX              Antone's (Outdoor Stage)
  October 20         Memphis, TN               New Daisy Theatre
  October 21         Columbus OH               Newport Music Hall
  October 23         Baltimore MD              Recher Theatre - WIYY
  October 26         New York NY               Webster Hall

* Additional dates to be confirmed.

SOURCE: Columbia Records

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