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April 27, 2010 15:36 ET

We Are The Fallen Add Spring/Summer Tour Dates Including Download Festival & U.S. Headlining Shows

Debut Album Tear The World Down In Stores On May 11th; WATF Features Ex-Evanescence Members and American Idol Vocalist Carly Smithson

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  Universal Republic Records' compelling new rock brigade, We Are The Fallen, will release their debut album Tear The World Down on May 11th, 2010. The first single from this iconic band 'Bury Me Alive,' is already making its way up the modern and active rock charts.

The formidable five-some is comprised of the original members of multi-platinum trailblazing band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, joined by breakout American Idol finalist Carly Smithson on vocals. Acclaimed bassist Marty O'Brien (Disturbed and Static-X, among others) rounds out We Are The Fallen's unique sound.

The group has been on a 28 city tour with Finnish rock band H.I.M., which finishes in New York on May 9th. Following the conclusion of that run, We Are The Fallen will head out on their own two week headlining tour beginning on May 13th in Northampton, MA. In June, We Are The Fallen will return to Europe for performances at the Download Festival and Rock am Ring/Rock im Park. Summer U.S. touring plans are also in the works and will be announced shortly.

Moody left platinum-plus breakthrough rock act Evanesence in 2003 and has since co-written major hits for Chris Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson among others. Evanescence's groundbreaking 2003 album, Fallen, spent an incredible 43 weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Albums Chart, selling 15 million copies worldwide and 7 million + albums in the U.S. alone.

For Smithson, We Are The Fallen fulfills her destiny as one of rock's most potent new female voices. She first turned heads as one of American Idol's more engaging rock candidates, landing a controversial sixth place slot during Season 7 of the landmark television series, but not before gaining traction as one of the show's most original and uncompromising new talents. The powerful vocalist's 'elimination' sent shockwaves through the 'Idol' blogger nation, with her acclaimed performances on the 2008 American Idol Tour cementing her current reputation as a force to be reckoned with -- possessing a riveting rock presence that is second to none.

WE ARE THE FALLEN UPCOMING TOUR DATES    
4/27/10 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO*
4/29/10 House of Blues Dallas, TX*
4/30/10 House of Blues Houston, TX*
5/2/10 House of Blues Orlando, FL*
5/3/10 Center Stage Atlanta, GA*
5/4/10 House Of Blues North Myrtle Beach, SC*
5/7/10 Irving Plaza New York, NY*
5/8/10 Irving Plaza New York, NY*
5/9/10 Irving Plaza New York, NY*
5/13/10 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
5/14/10 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
5/16/10 Chameleon Lancaster, PA
5/17/10 The Quarter Baltimore, MD
5/18/10 El Mocambo Toronto, ONT
5/19/10 TBD Flint, MI
5/20/10 Reggie's Rock Club Chicago, IL
5/22/10 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
5/23/10 Tulsa, OK Cains
5/25/10 Little Rock, OK Juanita's
6/5/10 Rock am Ring Nurburgring, Germany
6/6/10 Rock im Park Nuremberg, Germany
6/11/10 Melkweg Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6/12/10 Download Festival Donington Park, UK
     
* - With HIM    
     
For more information on the band visit www.wearethefallen.com    

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