SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

August 26, 2009 16:23 ET

NEEDTOBREATHE Return With "THE OUTSIDERS"; South Carolina-Based Rock Outfit's Latest Includes the Triple A Radio Hit, "Something Beautiful"; Non-Stop Tour Schedule to Keep Band on the Road Through November; "THE OUTSIDERS" in Stores Now

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 26, 2009) - Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE recently released their eagerly anticipated new album on August 25th. "THE OUTSIDERS" -- which includes the hit single, "Something Beautiful" -- is currently in stores and available at all online retailers.

"Something Beautiful" recently impacted at Triple A radio outlets nationwide, and made its debut this week at #27 on the national airplay chart. The track was recently included in USA Today's weekly "Playlist," with critic Brian Mansfield declaring that the "South Carolina band looks for a transcendent moment and comes close, with folky verses and choruses that soar."

Without question one of the hardest working live bands in America today, NEEDTOBREATHE have just begun an intensive US headlining tour to celebrate the release of "THE OUTSIDERS." The dates, which run through early November, see the band joined on the endless highway by a range of like-minded support acts, including Griffin House, Green River Ordinance, The Alternate Routes, Matthew Mayfield, and fellow Atlantic recording artist Serena Ryder (see below itinerary).

With "THE OUTSIDERS," NEEDTOBREATHE has truly come into their own, seamlessly blending ambient, arena-ready soundscapes with a decidedly Southern sensibility. The band co-produced the album with a trio of respected producers -- Jim Scott (Wilco), Rick Beato (Jump Little Children), and John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer). From the poignant ballad "These Hard Times" (which can currently be heard in NBC's promotional campaign for the upcoming new drama series, "Mercy") to the achingly beautiful "Stones Under Rushing Water" (featuring Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek) -- a track that the Washington Post Express calls "... stunning" -- "THE OUTSIDERS" is stirring, emotive, and unceasingly powerful, the finest work to date by a genuinely gifted rock 'n' roll band.

Formed in 1999, NEEDTOBREATHE -- fronted by brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart -- made a name for themselves with constant touring throughout their native Southeast. Upon signing to Atlantic, the band crossed the Atlantic to record its debut album, "DAYLIGHT," with British producer Andy Green (Keane, KT Tunstall, Scouting For Girls). NEEDTOBREATHE toured harder than ever following the album's 2006 release, criss-crossing America as headliners as well as supporting such artists as Train, Jars of Clay, Edwin McCain, and Collective Soul. An ardent fan following -- known as "the Breathers" -- soon rose up around the band in ever-increasing numbers.

NEEDTOBREATHE returned the following year with "THE HEAT," which reached #2 on Billboard's "Top Heatseekers" chart thanks to the top 10 Triple A hit single, "More Time." The song was also featured on the soundtrack to the motion picture "P.S. I Love You," where it was the most downloaded track on the collection.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.needtobreathe.net or www.myspace.com/needtobreathe.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                    NEEDTOBREATHE
                    On Tour 2009

AUGUST
25      Kansas City, MO         Record Bar
27      Chattanooga, TN         Rhythm & Brews
28      Athens, GA              40 Watt Club
29      Wilmington, NC          Greenfield Amphitheater
31      Louisville, KY          Headliners Music Hall

SEPTEMBER
1       Columbus, OH            The Basement
2       Akron, OH               Musica
3       Baltimore, MD           Sonar
4       Danbury, CT             Heirloom Arts Theater
5       Frenchtown, NJ          Revelation Farms
11      Orlando, FL             Disney Hollywood Studios
12      Agawam, MA              Six Flags New England
16      Falls Church, VA        The State Theatre
18      West Chester, PA        The Note
19      Boston, MA              The Paradise
20      Burlington, VT          Higher Ground
21      New York, NY            Highline Ballroom
23      Charlottesville, VA     Is Venue
24      Knoxville, TN           The Square Room
25      Carrboro, NC            Cat's Cradle
26      Charleston, SC          The Music Farm

OCTOBER
1       Atlanta, GA             The Loft
2       Nashville, TN           Exit/In
3       Birmingham, AL          WorkPlay
7       Winston Salem, NC       Dixie Classic Fair
8       Charlotte, NC           Visulite Theatre
9       Greenville, SC          The Handlebar
13      Spanish Fort, AL        Blue Gill
14      New Orleans, LA         House of Blues
15      Dallas, TX              Pontiac Garage @ House of Blues
16      Tulsa, OK               The Marquee
17      Houston, TX             Warehouse Live
20      San Diego, CA           Hard Rock Café
21      West Hollywood, CA      The Troubadour
22      San Francisco, CA       Café du Nord
23      Portland, OR            Hawthorne Theatre
24      Seattle, WA             Chop Suey
25      Spokane, WA             The Big Dipper
27      Denver, CO              Bluebird Theatre
29      Minneapolis, MN         Varsity Theater
30      Chicago, IL             Schubas (2 shows - 7pm & 10pm)

NOVEMBER
1       Ann Arbor, MI           The Blind Pig
2       Grand Rapids, MI        Intersection

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