RED’s INNOCENCE & INSTINCT CD has entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #15, with first week sales of 38,939. In addition, the album is #1 on the Record Label Independent Current Albums Chart, #4 on the Current Alternative Albums Chart and #6 on the Current Rock Albums Chart. “Death Of Me”--the first single from the newly released Essential Records/Red Distribution disc--continues to build a radio, currently locked in at #22 at Active Rock. The band has simultaneously released a deluxe edition of the CD featuring four bonus tracks, the “Death of Me” music video, behind-the-scenes footage and other exclusive content.
RED bassist Randy Armstrong enthusiastically shares: “We have a lot of people to thank for today’s success but we especially want to thank the RED Nation and RED fans. You believed early, supported us on the tour and hung with us through writing this project. We are thankful for you and can’t wait to see you all on the road this Spring!”
RED--JASEN RAUCH (guitars), MICHAEL BARNES (vocals), ANTHONY ARMSTRONG (guitar) and RANDY ARMSTRONG (bass)--is garnering critical acclaim for INNOCENCE & INSTINCT while touring the U.S. and will join Trapt for a Spring trek (dates to be announced soon). For current band updates and tour dates, go to: www.myspace.com/dropofred.
Nashville-based RED made an immediate impact with its 2006 debut, End of Silence, which sold more than a quarter-million copies and earned several awards and nominations. The GRAMMY-nominated disc--featuring the radio hits “Breathe Into Me” (Top 10, Active Rock), “Let Go” (Top 15, Active Rock) and “Already Over” (Top 15, Active Rock)--introduced the sonic layering, rich orchestration and visceral dynamics that became RED’s signature sound. The album steadily built momentum, cracking the Billboard Top 200 a year after its release. Not surprisingly, the album became a hit with other bands as well, leading to tours and shows with Papa Roach, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf, Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd, Staind and Seether, among others.