BREAKING BENJAMIN ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN
HEADLINE ARENA TOUR FOR SPRING 2019
RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “TOURNIQUET”
Multi-platinum rockers Breaking Benjamin have announced they’ll kick off 2019 with a North American headline arena tour next spring, starting on March 15th in Saginaw, MI. The tour will include support from Skillet, Asking Alexandria, Underoath, Fight the Fury, and Diamante on select dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public for most dates beginning Friday, December 14th at 10 AM local time. Click HERE to see the official tour trailer. For more information on tickets and VIP packages, visit www.breakingbenjamin.com/tour

Additionally, the band released the video for “Tourniquet” this morning, the third and last in a visual trilogy of videos released-to-date from their sixth studio album EMBER (WATCH HERE.) EMBER debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and has spawned off two #1 rock radio hits with recent singles, “Red Cold River,” and “Torn In Two,” marking the band’s eighth and ninth #1 singles to date.

 

Breaking Benjamin wrapped their co-headline national arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch this week. The bands hit the road together from July to September for a nationwide amphitheater tour, and set out on an extended leg from November 6th to December 11th.

About Breaking Benjamin:

Breaking Benjamin’s self-produced sixth studio album, EMBER debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 in late April, selling over 241,000 albums to date. EMBER is the multiplatinum band’s fourth Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200, following 2015’s #1 debut for Dark Before Dawn (Gold), 2009’s Dear Agony (Platinum) which debuted #4 and 2006’s Phobia (Platinum) which debuted #2. EMBER has already spun off two #1 hits at Active Rock Radio with the band’s recent single, “Torn In Two” granting the band their 9th #1 song. EMBER adds to a healthy 7MM+ album units sold for Breaking Benjamin and charted in the Top 10 across numerous countries Worldwide, as well as broke records by topping #1 charts across various genres, such as: Top Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Digital Albums. Breaking Benjamin boasts an impressive 4.5+ Billion streams worldwide, a testament to the band’s global influence and loyal fan base. Purchase Ember or stream the new album here. For more information: https://breakingbenjamin.com, https://www.facebook.com/BreakingBenjamin and https://twitter.com/breakingbenj.

About Skillet:

Skillet has cemented their place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling more than 12 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet have received two GRAMMY® Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the double-platinum certified Awake. Their double-platinum single “Monster” currently has over 163 million plays (and counting) on Spotify, earning the distinction of becoming “the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian Music” and continuous mainstay on Billboard’s Year End Chart. 2013’s Rise bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release and received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver, Loudwire and more. Their latest album, Unleashed, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard’s Top Christian albums chart. The first single “Feel Invincible” went to #1 on the Rock Radio chart, and earned RIAA Gold Certification. The track “Stars” was featured in the soundtrack for the motion picture The Shack. Stemming from Unleashed, Skillet was nominated for three additional Billboard Music Awards. Their songs have been used by the WWE, Marvel, ESPN, NHL, MLB and the NFL to name a few. While steadily headlining their own tours in addition to performing with some of the biggest rock acts in the country, their live show has become a global force to be reckoned with, selling out shows in London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw and more.

About Underoath: Underoath is Grant Brandell (bass), Spencer Chamberlain (vocals), Chris Dudley (keyboards), Aaron Gillespie (drums/vocals), Tim McTague (guitar) and James Smith (guitar). The band has released five studio albums including two gold records: They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line, and have earned three Grammy nominations. Define The Great Line debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart. The Tampa-based band parted ways following the release of 2010’s Ø (Disambiguation), returning in 2018 with Erase Me which debuted at #4 on the Billboard sales chart and earned a Grammy nomination for best metal performance

About Asking Alexandria:

Asking Alexandria have earned a place among the most streamed, downloaded, watched, and altogether listened to bands in a generation, combining the innovation of modern active rock with the traditional attitude of the culture’s trailblazers. Asking Anthems “The Final Episode” and “Not the American Average” were both certified gold by the RIAA for single sales in excess of 500,000 each. The music videos for those two singles alone amassed over 100 million views on YouTube. “The Death of Me,” “Moving On,” and “A Prophecy” together account for over 100 million more. The videos from The Black were viewed 70 million times. Made with producer Matt Good, Asking Alexandria’s self-titled fifth album is an unbridled celebration of acceptance, of the strength of diversity and the freedom of “leaning into the crazy” (as Worsnop puts it), instead of struggling for conformity.

About Diamante: The turquoise-trussed singer had a breakout year with her debut album, Coming In Hot, featuring her latest single “Haunted”, which has surpassed 2 million views on YouTube and is climbing the Active Rock charts. She was also featured on Bad Wolves’ latest single “Hear Me Now”, which was included in Billboard’s 2018 Year-End Hot Rock Songs Chart.

 

About Frank Productions:

FPC Live (Frank Productions) is a full-service concert promotion company involved in every facet of live events including production, logistics, ticketing, marketing, sponsorships, food and beverage, operations, and merchandising. FPC Live produces and promotes live entertainment events in arenas, amphitheaters, performing arts centers, clubs, and other venues across the country. For additional information, visitwww.FPC-Live.com.

 

About National Shows 2:

National Shows 2 (NS2) is a Nashville-based, full-service concert promotion company. NS2 creates, produces and promotes live entertainment events in arenas, amphitheaters, performing arts centers, clubs and other venues across the country. For additional information, visit nationalshows2.com.

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.