EMPIRES ADVANCE TO NEXT ROUND OF ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE’S “CHOOSE THE COVER” CONTEST

By on April 29, 2011
EMPIRES ADVANCE TO NEXT ROUND OF ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE’S 
“CHOOSE THE COVER” CONTEST – THE FINAL FOUR

CONFIRMED HEADLINING TOUR BEGINS THIS JUNE

NEW MUSIC ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM 


Empires


With an overwhelming response from both fans and critics, Chicago four-piece EMPIRES have advanced to the next round of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Choose The Cover” contest. What started with thousands of musicians, has now been narrowed down to the final four. Known for an explosive live show, Empires will embark on a national headlining tour beginning June 15th and play a hometown show on May 21st. Tour dates below.

Driven by insightful lyrics and an exciting balance of swagger, melody and an explosion of guitars, Empires is catching the attention of many. Along with MTV, Alternative Press and more,The Chicago Tribune praises Empires as “refreshingly unpredictable” and AOL Spinner applauds the band’s “explosive Gaslight Anthem-grade stadium rockers.” Rolling Stone raves “a big, multi-faceted, tower of power” and “inspired by the independent spirit of 90s grunge, Empires’ music takes the urgency and emotion of that era and reboots it for a new generation.”

Since their formation, Empires has taken full advantage of the Internet and online communities as a means for getting the word out about their music. As with all of their songs, which are entirely written, engineered and produced by the band leaving them totally free from creative restraints, Empires has allowed kids to download their music for free on their official websitewww.weareempires.com. Through an organic word-of-mouth and a true love of these songs, the band’s debut album “Howl” is currently over 70,000 album downloads, and counting.

Check out news songs “Night Is Young,” “Hard Times” and “Hells Heroes” athttp://www.rollingstone.com/choosethecover/artists/empires

By rating Empires five stars on the link above, you can help the band become the first unsigned band to land the cover of Rolling Stone!! Voting for round three ends Friday, May 13th.

TOUR DATES (more to be announced):

May 21st         Beat Kitchen                 Chicago, IL
June 15th        Frankie’s                        Toledo. OH
June 17th        The Studio @ Webster Hall            New York, NY
June 18th        The Fire                          Philadelphia, PA
June 20th        Vibe Lounge                  Rockville Centre, NY
June 21st         Smiling Moose              Pittsburgh, PA
June 22nd       Mac’s Bar                       East Lansing, MI
June 23rd        Musica                            Akron, OH
June 24th        The Strutt                       Kalamazoo, MI

www.weareempires.com 
www.facebook.com/weareempires 
http://twitter.com/#!/weareempires

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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