Inpop Records pop/rock sensation, Superchic[k], will headline 30-plus dates on the “This Is Your Anthem” tour, named after the band’s hit song, “Anthem,” off Beauty From Pain (2005). The tour, which has already sold out in key markets, kicks off Jan. 27th in Cincinnati, Ohio, and features KJ-52, Seventh Day Slumber and eleventyseven.
Superchic[k] heads into the highly anticipated tour with a blockbuster year under its belt, with a critically acclaimed album, Beauty From Pain, two No. 1 radio hits with “Pure” and “We Live,” sell-out tours, mainstream music and TV placement and major sponsorships with Gibson Guitars and Konami Digital Entertainment.
“Last year fans took Superchic[k] to well over 100,000 records in nine months and attended 200 shows in seven countries,” says Superchic[k]’s Max Hsu. “This year, fans should anticipate even more exciting things as we take our best shot at bringing the music to a broader audience,” he says.
“The first show that went on sale for this tour sold out 1,800 seats in just three weeks,” says Scott Huie, president of H2O Artist Agency and tour booking agent. “That’s a great sign for this line-up. From beginning to end, this concert is designed to be a musical mix of high impact and deep relevance for the concert attendee. The music will be rocking and the message will be good news!” he says.
Superchic[k] recently completed a fall tour with Audio Adrenaline and Pillar, as well as a European run with shows in Finland and Germany with audiences over 20,000.
The band garnered major market exposure late last year when “Anthem” was chosen as the theme song for MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet,” which premiered in December. Additionally, Superchic[k]’s tune, “It’s On” is currently featured in NBC’s Winter Olympics promotional material airing through February. Other film credits of late include Stewart Little 3 and Disney’s The Ice Princess.
The interactive gaming industry also took notice of Superchic[k] in 2005, as the band was prominently featured in the new video game from Konami Digital Entertainment, “Steel Lancer Arena International (S.L.A.I.).” The game features Superchic[k] songs and icons, as well as partner logos from Gibson Guitars and Inpop Records.
Tooth & Nail/BEC Recordings artist KJ-52 (pronounced FIVE-TWO) is widely recognized as a strong role model to the music community. Since his debut in 2000, KJ-52 has made it his mission to reach out with a positive message to the rap community. 7th Avenue, KJ-52’s critically acclaimed national debut, was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year and It’s Pronounced Five-Two won the Dove Award in the category of Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year. KJ-52, whose given name is Jonah Sorrentino, grew up in Tampa, Florida. More than 250,000 of KJ’s records have been scanned. KJ also penned his first Tyndale devotional book, 7 days with KJ, recently.
About Seventh Day Slumber
Seventh Day Slumber inked with Tooth and Nail Records last year after being courted by its figurehead Brandon Ebel, who had been tracking the band’s personal and professional progress for several years. Its first album for the label, Once Upon a Shattered Life, is stocked solid with gripping tracks exploring divorce, rebellion and a commitment to sexual purity.
Matt Langston (lead vocals, guitar), Caleb Satterfield (bass) and Jonathan Stephens (drums) have been cranking out their brand of fun teenage music for nearly four years. Greenville, South Carolina, has served as home base for the band which quickly expanded its domain to the East Coast and beyond. With three well-received independent releases to its credit, the trio has maintained a non-stop touring schedule as proof of its extreme likeability and work ethic. The band signed with Flicker Records in late 2005 and releases it debut label project, And the Land of Fake Believe, March 21.
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