MOTIONLESS IN WHITE’S GRAVEYARD SHIFT DEBUTS #1
ON BILLBOARD ‘HARD ROCK ALBUMS’ CHART
“LOUD (F*CK IT)” CONTINUES TO CLIMB THE TOP 20 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO
LIVE DATES SET THROUGH THE SUMMER INCLUDING “HALF GOD HALF DEVIL” TOUR
WITH IN THIS MOMENT AND FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AROUND THE WORLD
WATCH MOTIONLESS IN WHITE’S NEW VIDEO “ETERNALLY YOURS
May 16, 2017 – Roadrunner recording group Motionless In White have returned with their acclaimed new LP GRAVEYARD SHIFT to take the top spot on Billboard‘s ‘Hard Rock Albums’ chart. The release of GRAVEYARD SHIFT marks the band’s second straight #1 on the ‘Hard Rock Albums’ chart and also sees Motionless In White entering at #5 on Billboard‘s ‘Top Rock Albums’ chart, #12 on Billboard‘s ‘Top Current Albums’ chart and #27 on the ‘Billboard 200.’ GRAVERYARD SHIFT is available at all DSPs and at www.motionlessinwhite.net.
Frontman Chris Motionless commented on the milestone moment stating, “It’s great to see that in an industry where pop, country and hip hop reign supreme, there is always a rock/metal band representing on the charts in the midst of it all. We are thrilled to be that band on this week’s charts to help do our part in keeping metal and rock music thriving. Even more thrilled to finally have our album released after a year of nonstop work towards completing it.”
Touted as one of the “Most Anticipated” heavy albums of 2017, Alternative Press exclaimed, “MIW make sure to leave no gravestone unturned as they explore the vast underworld of rock,” on GRAVEYARD SHIFT, while Rock Sound declared, “Every cut brings something new to the table… tugging at the heartstrings one moment and cutting straight to the bone the next.” Kerrang! declared, “Motionless In White are out to prove themselves the kings of goth-punk and their leader, Chris Motionless, is ready to march them into the black.”
Motionless In White’s thunderous single, “LOUD (F*ck It)” continues to climb the Top 20 at Active Rock radio outlets coming in at #18 this week and marking their highest charting single to date. Furthermore, Motionless In White have also released a new official video for “Eternally Yours” which was directed by Jeremy Danger / Travis Shinn and is streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel.
Later this week Motionless In White will head to Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range (Friday, May 19th) for a performance in front of a sold-out audience at Mapfre Stadium. This June Moitionless In White will hit the road as main support on the second leg of In This Moment’s “Half God Half Devil Tour.” The second leg of the summer trek is set to begin June 28th at St. Louis, MO’s The Pageant and continue through early August (see attached itinerary). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.motionlessinwhite.net.
From there the band will cross the Atlantic for a European tour highlighted by headline dates and festival performances including Luxembourg’s The A’s Mayhem (Sunday, June 4th), Donnington Park’s Download UK 2017 (Friday, June 9th), Lyon, FR’s LongLive RockFest (Tuesday, June 13th), Dessel, BE’s Graspop Metal Meeting (Friday, June 16th), Copenhagen, DK’s Copenhell (June 22nd-24th), Madrid, ES’s Download Madrid (June 22nd-24th), and Gräfenhainichen, DE’s With Full Force Festival (June 22nd-24th).
GRAVEYARD SHIFT follows 2014’s chart-topping REINCARNATE, which debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s “Top Rock Albums” chart as well as at #9 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200. Motionless In White’s third studio album was highlighted by the blockbuster title track, a top 20 Active Rock radio favorite accompanied by a striking companion video now boasting nearly 14 million individual views at YouTube alone.
Founded in 2005, Motionless In White has won over audiences worldwide with their aggressive music and arresting imagery. The band – currently comprising lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola, and drummer Vinny Mauro – have proven a ferocious and inventive live act, earning an increasingly fervent fan following via countless headline shows, festival sets, and tours alongside such iconic acts as Slipknot, Korn, and Breaking Benjamin.
For more, please visit www.motionlessinwhite.net, www.facebook.com/motionlessinwhite, twitter.com/MIWBAND, instagram.com/MIWBAND, www.youtube.com/user/motionless1234, and official.roadrunnerrecords.com.
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017
6/28 – 8/5 with IN THIS MOMENT’S “HALF GOD HALF DEVIL TOUR”
** Headline Date
* Festival Appearance
16 Springfield, MO The Regency**
17 Little Rock, AR Metroplex**
18 Knoxville, TN The International**
19 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range *
JUNE 28 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
1 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
2 Norfolk, VA The Norva
5 Portland, ME State Theatre
7 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park Convention Hall
11 Rockford, IL Coronado Performing Arts Center
12 Cedar Rapids, IA McGrath Amphitheater
15 Inwood, WV Shiley Acres
21 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
22 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
23 Midland, TX La Hacienda Event Center
25 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
26 Des Moines, IA 7 Flags Event Center
28 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater
29 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Auditorium
30 Fargo, ND Fargo Civic Auditorium
1 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Event Center
3 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium
4 Sturgis, SD Ironhorse Saloon
5 Lincoln, NE Centennial Mall & M Street