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Universal Republic Records

March 01, 2010 09:05 ET

We Are The Fallen's Debut Album 'Tear The World Down' In-Stores on May 11th

Debut Single 'Bury Me Alive' Available Now; WATF Featuring Ex-Evanescence Members and American Idol Vocalist Carly Smithson Kick Off Tour With H.I.M. on March 26th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 1, 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 iconic band has already uncorked their scorching first single, 'Bury Me Alive,' making it available exclusively for the digital domain in the beginning of February. 

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 also lined up one of the spring's most anticipated rock tours, gearing up for their debut U.S. road trek in support of Finnish rock band H.I.M., which rolls out in later March The 28 city tour launches in Philadelphia, PA, on March 26th, crashing multiple major cities such as Boston, MA, on March 28th, Cleveland, OH, on April 1st, Chicago, IL on April 9th, Los Angeles, CA on April 23rd, and winding down in New York City on May 7th. 

Guitarist Ben Moody and celebrated vocalist Carly Smithson have already established a signature ambience within the new group, with indie bloggers such as The Groove Music Life already tapping 'Bury Me Alive' as one of 'the top ten alternative rock singles of the year.' The blog cited the new song as a powerful 'teaser,' signaling more great music to come from the much anticipated debut album, Tear The World Down

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. 

Los Angeles bands' Dommin and Drive A will also be joining We Are The Fallen and H.I.M.
On the upcoming tour:

U.S. tour dates w/ H.I.M:

3/26/10   The Fillmore   Phillidelphia, PA
3/27/10   Sonar   Baltimore, MD
3/28/10   House of Blues   Boston, MA
4/1/10   House of Blues   Cleveland, OH
4/2/10   Clutch Cargo   Ponitac, MI
4/3/10   Bogart's   Cincinnati, OH
4/7/10   The Pageant   St. Louis, MO
4/9/10   House of Blues   Chicago, IL
4/10/10   The Rave   Milwaukee, WI
4/17/10   The Showbox   Seattle, WA
4/18/10   Roseland Theatre   Portland, OR
4/20/10   The Regency Ballroom   San Francisco, CA
4/21/10   House of Blues   Anaheim, CA
4/23/10   The Wiltern LG   Los Angeles, CA
4/24/10   House of Blues   Las Vegas, NV
4/25/10   House of Blues   San Diego, CA
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

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About Universal Republic Records: Universal Republic Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. One of several labels that comprise Universal Motown Republic Group, Republic Records was formed in 1995 by President, CEO of the label, Monte Lipman, and his brother, President of Universal Republic, Avery Lipman, conceptualized around their kitchen table. Today, the label is responsible for numerous breakthrough and mainstream chart topping artists, including a diverse array of groundbreaking imprints and ventures encompassing new and established platinum and multiplatinum acts such Amy Winehouse, Colbie Caillat, Tori Amos, Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Owl City, Anberlin, Godsmack, Jack Johnson, Damian Marley, Chamillionaire and others.

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