One of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need to Know,” BETWEEN THE TREES has been laying the groundwork down hard since releasing their 2007 debut album THE STORY AND THE SONG. On August 11, the band will release their sophomore CD titled SPAIN on Bonded Records distributed by Universal, and will embark on a nationwide AbsolutePunkNet. ‘Next Favorite Band’ tour beginning in Wilmington, NC on September 4 through Marietta, GA on October 5. The band will also hold their CD release celebration and live performance on Friday, August 14 at the House of Blues in their hometown of Orlando, Florida.
The band, Ryan Kirkland (lead singer, guitar, keyboards), and brothers Josh Butler (drums) Jeremy Butler (bass) worked with producer Stuart Brawley (Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Celine Dion) on SPAIN which features their first single “We Can Try,” being serviced to Triple A radio. Touring continuously over the last two years, BETWEEN THE TREES has performed in front of thousands, with 400 live performances nationwide. They played on the Warped Tour for three consecutive years, and with such bands as Switchfoot, O.A.R., Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Flyleaf and Mae. The band has also had two sold out UK tours.
BETWEEN THE TREES is the first artist “upstreamed” from a Universal independent to a Universal major, and their first CD debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker South Atlantic Chart at #3, Heatseeker National chart at #50 and Independent Album chart at #44. Their music has been placed in numerous television licensing opportunities including MTV, Live With Regis & Kelly and The Best Years on The N Network.
Also involved in the “To Write Love On Her Arms” campaign, their music has become the soundtrack for the organization, which is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. Lead singer Ryan Kirkland introduced founder Renee Yohe, a struggling addict to drug/alcohol counselor David McKenna during a seminar; becoming an inspiration in her book “Purpose for the Pain,” a journal of her road to recovery.
Ryan wrote two songs for Rene titled “The Way She Feels” and “A Time For Yohe,” included on ther first CD, and the campaign has since become nationally renowned through endorsements of such artists as Paramore, Jon Foreman from Switchfoot, Amy Lee from Evanescence, and more. For more information visit http://www.twloha.com/.
The Absolute Punk.Net ‘Next Favorite Band Tour’ itinerary is as follows and more information on BETWEEN THE TREES is at www.betweenthetrees.net.
September 4 WILMINGTON, NC THE SOAPBOX
September 5 RALEIGH, NC THE BREWERY
September 6 VIENNA, VA JAMMIN JAVA
September 7 BALTIMORE, MD FLETCHER’S
September 8 NEW YORK WEBSTER HALL
September 9 VINELAND, NJ HANGAR 84
September 10 POUGKEEPSIE, NY THE PLATINUM LOUNGE
September 11 ALLENTOWN, PA CROCODILE ROCK CAFÉ
September 12 PITTSUBURGH, PA MR. SMALL’S
September 13 TOLEDO, OH FRANKIE’S
September 14 CLEVELAND, OH PEABODY’S
September 15 PONTIAC, MI THE PIKE ROOM @ THE CROFOOT
September 16 ORLAND PARK, IL MOJOE’S
September 17 LA CROSSE, WI THE WAREHOUSE
September 18 MADISON, WI FORWARD MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 19 BUFFAO, MN THE VAULT
September 22 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK THE CONSERVATORY
September 24 ODESSA, TX THE RED SCARE
September 25 SAN ANTONIO, TX ROCK BOTTOM
September 26 DALLAS, TX LIVE AT MOKAH
September 27 HOUSTON, TX JAVA JAZZ
September 29 PENSACOLA, FL SLUGGO’S
September 30 JACKSONVILLE, FL THE PIT
October 1 TAMPA, FL THE ORPHEUM
October 4 GAINESVILLE, FL COMMON GROUNDS
October 5 MARIETTA, GA SWAYZE’S