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CANDLELIGHT RED SECURES SPOT ON 2012 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL!
SEVENDUST DRUMMER MORGAN ROSE PRODUCES NEW CANDLELIGHT RED EP DEMONS DUE AUGUST 14TH!
It seems like Candlelight Red are refusing to take a rest from their breakneck 2012 schedule – in addition to recently issuing their debut full-length disc, ‘The Wreckage’ (and single, “She’s Got the Look”), the band has secured a spot on the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival – which they will start a month after wrapping up nationwide tours with Lacuna Coil and Crossfade.
The group will be rocking on one of two “Festival Stages,” which will also include POD, Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, and Thousand Foot Krutch. And on the “Main Stage” will be Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and Adelitas Way.
Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, and the tour will play more than 30 shows throughout North America during August and September. “We’re really excited about this year’s awesome lineup,” say tour producers John Oakes and John Reese. “It’s incredible to have so many of the biggest bands in rock together with some newer bands that are blowing up. By adding a second stage to the festival area and including even more great talent, we’re stepping things up a notch for the UPROAR fans.”
“Being on UPROAR is a huge honor. To be playing on a tour with some of the biggest bands in rock today is very humbling!” -Jeremy Edge
“This is a tremendous opportunity, a sign of many good things to come for Candlelight Red” -Brian Dugan
Hailing from Central PA, Candlelight Red (which includes vocalist Ryan Hoke, guitarist Jeremy Edge, bassist Jamie Morral, and drummer Brian Dugan), has been scoring big on radio and in the hard rock press, as evidenced by a review on welovemetal.com, which raved “CANDLELIGHT RED might be the one great hope: a band that can play to the rock fans and head bang the metal fans.”
Candlelight Red has been steadily expanding their fan base after inking their record deal with Imagen Records in late 2010. The band is already road warriors, as evidenced by recently completed nationwide tours with Sevendust, 10 Years, Saving Abel and Egypt Central. And with their just-announced spot on this year’s UPROAR Festival, Candlelight Red is just about ready to hit the big time.
Speaking of Sevendust, When Candlelight Red recently toured with Sevendust, they automatically struck up a friendship with drummer Morgan Rose.
Realizing that they saw completely eye-to-eye musically, it made perfect sense for Rose to produce Candlelight Red – which became a reality, as both factions worked together on the EP titled “Demons”.
“While having Candlelight Red on tour with Sevendust, I was able to get familiar with their music and build a friendship with some of the band members,” explains Rose. “So when they approached me with a desire for me to produce them, I jumped at the opportunity. After talking about what our goals were for the recording, we were happy to realize our goals were one and the same. To capture the band’s live sound is the objective, and it’s gonna happen. I’m beyond excited to get these songs finished and out to their fans!”
And Candlelight Red guitarist Jeremy Edge shares Rose’s excitement regarding the completed sessions (Arkitekt Studios in Butler, New Jersey, with Mike Ferretti serving as engineer). “We are beyond pumped to have had Morgan work with us! He is not only one of the world’s most phenomenal rock drummers, He is a guy that really gets what the sound and energy of our band is all about. We have some of the most intense Candlelight Red material our fans have heard yet!” Look for the EP to be released on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 on Imagen Records!
Confirmed Candlelight Red engagements on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival Tour.
8/17 – Kansas City, Mo. – Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
8/18 – Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show)
8/19 – St. Louis, Mo. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/22 – Chicago, Ill. – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/24 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/25 – Syracuse, N.Y. – State Fair
8/26 – Mansfield, Mass. – Comcast Center
8/28 – Scranton, Pa. – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/29 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/31 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion
9/1 – Saratoga, N.Y. – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
9/2 – Bristow, Va. – Jiffy Lube Live
9/5 – Simpsonville, S.C. – Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
9/7 – Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/8 – Noblesville, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center
9/9 – Cleveland, Ohio – Blossom Music Center
9/11 – Raleigh, N.C. – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
9/12 – Atlanta, Ga. – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
9/13 – Tampa, Fla. – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
9/15 – Houston, Texas – Woodlands Pavilion
9/16 – Dallas, Texas – Gexa Energy Pavilion
9/18 – Denver, Colo. – Comfort Dental Amphitheater
9/19 – Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre
9/21 – Spokane, Wash. – Greyhound Park and Events Center
9/22 – Auburn, Wash. – White River Amphitheatre
9/23 – Portland, Ore. – Sleep Country Amphitheater
9/25 – Boise, Idaho – Idaho Center Amphitheater
9/29 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
9/30 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
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