Evans Blue is back out on the road and on the radio charts supporting their new release THE PURSUIT BEGINS WHEN THIS portrayal OF LIFE ENDS on The Pocket/Hollywood Records. The band was recently met by 600 fans when they appeared at the Machine Shop in Flint, MI to begin their tour, with a line of Evans Blue devotees snaking around the block to get tickets for the sold-out show. While the band expected full crowds, this kind of overwhelming outpouring of support for their new material has pleasantly surprised the band at every stop of their summer run so far. The remainder of the summer will see Evans Blue crossing the U.S. on a headlining national tour, featuring support act Framing Hanley (Silent Majority/ILG).
THE PURSUIT… features the band’s signature brand of heavy yet melodic rock and is led by the anthemic first single/title track “The Pursuit.” That single, a pummeling track that is already making noise at rock radio, quickly climbed to #18 last week on the Active Rock chart and is rapidly rising on the Alternative chart. The popular tune has been added to over 110 stations, including SIRIUS Octane, XM Squizz, The Edge (KDGE) Dallas, Q101 (WKQX) Chicago, The Buzz (KTBZ) Houston, WIIL Chicago, WJRR Orlando, KFNK Seattle, KUPD Phoenix, The Point (KPNT) St. Louis, WRZX Indianapolis, WNFZ Knoxville, WKRL Syracuse and many more.
More than just a collection of songs, THE PURSUIT… is a concept album with multiple storylines that will continue to find new life in the band’s upcoming videos and multimedia online features. The new album expands upon the unique vision the Toronto-bred band displayed on their 2006 debut, The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume, which sold nearly 200,000 copies and generated the hit singles “Cold (But I’m Still Here)” and “Beg.”
Led by enigmatic frontman/lyricist Matisyn, the band is excited to take the stage with aggressive live versions of the tracks on the dense, sprawling album THE PURSUIT…. Songs such as “Pin Up” and the haunting “Kiss the Flag” wind through new twists and turns, both lyrically and musically, while “Q” is defined by Matisyn as “one of the best songs we’ve written as a whole.”
The first video for the new album has been shot and will be delivered to outlets in August, while “The Pursuit” continues to burn up airwaves and iPods across the land. With swarms of rabid fans catching the live Evans Blue experience at sold-out shows everywhere throughout the rest of the summer, and anticipation building daily for the new album’s release next week, THE PURSUIT… is set to take Evans Blue to the next levels of exposure in mainstream rock.
EVANS BLUE Tour Dates
27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre *
28 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre *
29 El Paso, TX Club 101 *
31 Abilene, TX Old Kelly’s *
4 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep *
5 Englewood, CO Coors Amphitheatre@
7 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre *
10 Nampa, ID Idaho Center: X-Fest %
11 Tacoma, WA Cheney Stadium ^
12 Spokane, WA Big Easy *
1 DuQuoin, IL DuQuoin State Fair ~
2 Ft. Wayne, IN Pierre’s *
* Curbside Confession of a Catastrophe Tour with Framing Hanley and opener.
With Fair To Midland (July 12-18)
With 32 Leaves (July 27-29)
# Not a Curbside date – show with Social Distortion, Deftones, Chris Cornell, etc.
@ Not a Curbside date – show with Trapt, Godsmack, etc.
% Not a Curbside date – show with Godsmack, etc.
^ Not a Curbside date – show with Buckcherry, Godsmack, etc.
~ Not a Curbside date – show with Chevelle, etc.
More performances to be added -- check www.EvansBlue.com for details.