By on September 28, 2011


Atlantic Records is excited to announce NEEDTOBREATHE’s new album The Reckoning debuted at #6 on this weeks Billboard Top 200. Released last Tuesday, this memorable collection of rock songs has been catching the attention of both critics and fans. Along with USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and more, The New York Times raves “this gifted band makes anthemic Southern rock that, on it’s fourth album, The Reckoning, is beginning to reach for the far seats of the arena.”

NEEDTOBREATHE recently played their song “Drive All Night” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Watch here:                                                          
USA Today spotlighted Drive All Night as their “Pick Of The Week” and “more than just a search for a fresh start, it’s an ode to the redemptive qualities of romance and a full tank of gas.” Entertainment Weekly adds “Drive All Night is sharp enough to inspire both lighter waving and moonshine chugging” while The Washington Times raves “Drive All Night has the epic sweep of a Bruce Springsteen tune … The Reckoning is rock ‘n’ roll music with a moral compass.” The Salt Lake Tribune simply calledThe Reckoning “The best rock album of 2011 … full of passionate anthems poised to fill arenas.”

With their reputation as a must-see live act built from non-stop touring, Bear and Bo Rinehart, pastor’s sons who hail from the rural South Carolina town of Possum Kingdom, along with drummer Joe Stillwell and bass player Seth Bolt, were determined to create a statement-making album that truly captured the magic behind this genuinely appealing rock band.

“We wanted to make an important record in the way that people used to make records. Bands rarely have the time that allows them to create a game-changing album like Born to Run, Rumours, or Damn The Torpedoes. So we said, ‘Let’s set ourselves up to do that. Let’s believe in the songs enough that we’re willing to take the time they need and really push ourselves. It may sound naïve, but we still have a dream that we’re going to make a record that’s going to change everything for us.”

Listen to the albums title track here:

NEEDTOBREATHE will spend the rest of the year and all of 2012 on the road. Tour dates below.

Stay tuned for more exciting news!!

Tour Dates:

September 28th          EnergySolutions Arena            Salt Lake City, UT
October 1st                 Philips Arena                           Atlanta, GA
October 2nd                Philips Arena                           Atlanta, GA
October 4th                 Verizon Arena                          Little Rock, AR
October 5th                 New Orleans Arena                 New Orleans, LA           
October 6th                 Mississippi State University     Starkville, MS **
October 7th                 Arkansas Music Pavillion         Fayetteville, AR **
October 8th                 Dallas Cowboys Stadium        Arlington, TX
October 9th                 Bayfest                                    Mobile, AL **
October 11th                KFC! Yum Arena                     Louisville, KY
October 14th                Sprint Center                           Lubbock. TX
October 15th                Oklahoma City Arena             Oklahoma, OK
October 20th                Valley View Casino Center      San Diego, CA
October 21st       Arena                    Phoenix, AZ
October 22nd      Arena                    Phoenix, AZ
October 25th                AT&T Center                            San Antonio, TX
October 26th                Fran Erwin Center                   Austin, TX
October 28th                Track 29                                  Chattanooga, TN **
October 29th                Rupp Arena                            Lexington, KY
October 30th                FedEx Forum                          Memphis, TN
November 2nd             The Varsity Theatre                Baton Rouge, LA **
November 3rd              The Lyric Oxford                     Oxford, MS **
November 4th              Bama Theatre                         Tuscaloosa AL **
November 5th              Minute Maid Park                    Houston, TX
November 10th            Florida Theatre                        Gainesville, FL **
November 11th             Veterans Memorial Arena       Jacksonville, FL
November 12th            St. Petersburg Times Forum   Tampa, FL
November 13th            American Airlines Arena          Miami, FL
November 15th            Georgia Theatre                      Athens, GA **
November 16th            Time Warner Cable Arena       Charlotte, NC
November 17th            RBC Center                             Raleigh, NC
November 18th            Colonia Life Arena                   Columbia, SC
November 19th           Jefferson Theatre                     Charlottesville, VA **
November 21st            Madison Square Garden          New York, NY
November 22nd           Madison Square Garden          New York, NY

 ** Indicates headlining shows

All other dates are with Taylor Swift


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.