SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

March 16, 2015 09:00 ET

NEEDTOBREATHE to Offer Backyard Concert for Charity; Grammy-Nominated Rock Band Is Auctioning Off a Private Concert to Benefit the Palmetto Medical Initiative as Part of Their Annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament; The Charity Auction Is Open to Fans Worldwide and Also Features Items Donated by Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Katy Perry, and Kings Of Leon Among Others; NEEDTOBREATHE Classic Auction Begins at 6pm ET on March 23

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2015) - Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has offered a private concert as part of their NEEDTOBREATHE Classic auction for charity. The silent auction -- which coincides with the Grammy nominated rock band's annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic celebrity golf tournament -- will begin at 6pm ET on March 23rd, and also features items donated by musical artists including Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Katy Perry, and Kings Of Leon among others. Proceeds from both the golf tournament and auction benefit the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI), a Charleston, South Carolina-based non-profit organization which seeks to bring quality health care to developing countries around the world. In addition to tournament participants and spectators, the NEEDTOBREATHE Classic auction is open to fans around the world who can bid on items through the web and their smart phones using Qtego auction technology. To register for the auction, view auction items, and more, please visit

The NEEDTOBREATHE Classic, now in its third year, brings together PGA golfers, celebrity athletes from the NFL and MLB, and Grammy-award winning musicians for a day of golf and an evening of music all for charity at Charleston, South Carolina's Daniel Island Club. The 2014 tournament raised $140,000, which funded more than half the cost of a second medical clinic that PMI is building in Uganda. Last year, PMI launched its "20 by 20" campaign -- a plan to have 20 medical centers built by 2020 in Uganda and Nicaragua with the goal of blanketing a particular area and elevating care for an entire region. The 2015 NEEDTOBREATHE Classic will specifically benefit PMI's "20 by 20" campaign. For more information about the NEEDTOBREATHE Classic, please visit

In other news, NEEDTOBREATHE is set to release their first-ever live album -- "NEEDTOBREATHE: LIVE FROM THE WOODS" -- April 14th. Recorded last September at Nashville's The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, "NEEDTOBREATHE: LIVE FROM THE WOODS" captures the GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band on stage and at their best, performing a full live set including such hits as "Washed By The Water," "Something Beautiful," "Keep Your Eyes Open," and "Multiplied" (see track listing below).

NEEDTOBREATHE's new single "Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw)" is set to impact at Hot AC radio outlets nationwide in early April. The track's companion video recently made its broadcast debut on VH1's Top 20 Countdown and can be viewed here -- "Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw)" was applauded by Entertainment Weekly as "full, anthemic, a little bit woodsy and alarmingly catchy," adding "(frontman) Bear Rinehart's sincerity is unmistakable in his vocals, and the bluegrass backing culminates in something sweetly rich." "Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw)" is available now on the iTunes Store and all DSPs, while the original version of the song can be found on NEEDTOBREATHE's chart-topping "RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND."

NEEDTOBREATHE will embark on their first North American headlining tour of 2015, kicking off April 23rd at Tuscaloosa, Alabama's Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and then traveling through the summer (see itinerary below). Dubbed "Tour De Compadres," the aptly named trek sees NEEDTOBREATHE bringing out some of their best friends as support, with special guests including Ben Rector, Switchfoot, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and Colony House. For complete details and ticket information, please visit

2014 marked the most extraordinary year of NEEDTOBREATHE's already celebrated career. "RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND" -- the South Carolina-based band's fifth studio album -- made a stunning chart debut upon its April release, topping Billboard's "Top Rock Albums" and "Top Alternative Albums" charts while also entering the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #3. What's more, the album's stunning "Multiplied" earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination.

NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock 'n' Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Made up of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals) and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals), the band hit their big break in 2005 when they signed to Atlantic/Word Records. The career to follow would include four full studio albums, chart-topping cross-genre success, multiple headlining tours and media coverage on CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS This Morning, MTV, FOX and much more. The band's critically acclaimed fifth studio album "RIVERS IN THE WASTELAND" was released on April 15, 2014, and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

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(Atlantic/ Word)
Release Date: April 14th


1. State I'm In
2. Wanted Man
3. Drive All Night
4. Difference Maker
5. Multiplied
6. Oh, Carolina
7. Wasteland


1. Keep Your Eyes Open
2. Washed By The Water
3. Something Beautiful
4. Girl Named Tennessee
5. Brother
6. The Heart
7. The Outsiders
8. More Heart, Less Attack
9. Feet, Don't Fail Me Now
10. Devil's Been Talkin'


23   Tuscaloosa, AL   Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
24   Rogers, AR   Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
25   Kansas City, MO   Crossroads KC
28   Houston, TX   Bayou Music Center
29   Grand Prairie, TX   Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
30   Oklahoma City, OK   Bricktown Events Center
02   Huber Heights, OH   The Rose Music Center at The Heights
03   Madison, WI   Orpheum Theatre
04   Grand Rapids, MI   DeVos Performance Hall
06   Louisville, KY   Iroquois Amphitheater
07   Knoxville, TN   Knoxville Civic Coliseum
08   Greenville, SC   Bon Secours Wellness Arena
09   Charlotte, NC   Uptown Amphitheatre
13   St. Petersburg, FL   Jannus Live!
14   St. Augustine, FL   St. Augustine Amphitheatre
15   Raleigh, NC   Red Hat Amphitheater
16   Alpharetta, GA   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
09   San Francisco, CA   The Masonic
10   Las Vegas, NV   Mandalay Bay
12   Los Angeles, CA   Greek Theatre
15   Boise, ID   Morrison Center
17   Portland, OR   Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
18   Redmond, WA   Marymoor Park
21   Morrison, CO   Red Rocks Amphitheatre
23   Papillion, NE   Sumtur Amphitheater
24   Minneapolis, MN   The Cabooze
25   Eureka, MO   Six Flags St. Louis
06   Portsmouth, VA   nTelos Wireless Pavilion
07   Asbury Park, NJ   Stone Pony Summer Stage
08   Boston, MA   Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
10   New York, NY   Terminal 5
11   Vienna, VA   Wolf Trap
12   Florence, SC   Florence Civic Center
14   Nashville, TN   TBA
15   Memphis, TN   Moon River Music Festival
16   Indianapolis, IN   Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
18   Rochester Hills, MI   Meadow Brook
19   Highland Park, IL   Ravinia

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