Currently on a 22 city run with the "Rock Allegiance Tour," Essential Records modern rock outfit
RED, hard-charging on the strength of its Feb. 2011 release Until We Have Faces, fills out its road schedule for the remainder of the year with its own headlining tour and a return to Christian music's most successful annual tour, Winter Jam.
RED's headlining jaunt, titled the KILL THE MACHINE TOUR, kicks off in Abilene, Texas on October 7 and hits 14 cities before wrapping in Atlanta October 26. The tour will also feature
RED's hard rock peers Brian "Head" Welch, Echoes The Fall and Icon For Hire.
Then, in November, RED again brings the loud to Christian music's biggest annual tour, the Winter Jam 2011 Tour Spectacular. RED teams with tour founders NewSong and high-octane acts such as Newsboys, Matthew West, Kutless and Fireflight to take Winter Jam to the West Coast for the first time ever, starting in Denver on November 3 and finishing the run in Ontario, Calif. on November 20.
RED's fall tour plans crystallize the same week the band's current single, "Not Alone," (which debuted on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" 2/16) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Christian CHR chart for its second week in a row. This No. 1 brings RED's No. 1 tally to 12, with "Not
Alone" being the band's second on the CHR chart.
While on tour, the band will perform its current Active Rock single "Lie To Me (Denial)." The music video premiered on NOISECREEP on July 7, proclaiming "the song features one of the most emotionally-charged performances of the band's career."
Kill The Machine Tour RED, with special guests Brian "Head" Welch, Echoes The Fall and Icon For Hire Tour dates and markets subject to change Friday, October 7 - Abilene, Texas Saturday, October 8 - Tulsa, Okla. Sunday, October 9 - Kansas City, Mo. Tuesday, October 11 - Joliet, Ill. Wednesday, October 12 - Grand Rapids, Mich. Friday, October 14 - Dayton, Ohio Saturday, October 15 - Mt. Clemons, Mich. Monday, October 17 - New York City Tuesday, October 18 - New Haven, Conn. Friday, October 21 - Jermyn, Pa. Saturday, October 22 - Lancaster, Pa. Sunday, October 23 - Huntington, W.Va. Monday, October 24 - Norfolk, Va. Wednesday, October 26 - Atlanta
Winter Jam 2011 Tour Spectacular RED, Fireflight, Kutless, Matthew West, Newsboys and NewSong Thursday, November 3 - Denver, Co. Friday, November 4 - Albuquerque, Nm Saturday, November 5 - Phoenix, Ariz. Sunday, November 6 - Las Vegas, Nev Thursday, November 10 - Boise, Idaho Friday, November 11 - Portland, Ore. Saturday, November 12 - Tacoma, Wash. Thursday, November 17 - Bakersfield, Calif. Friday, November 18 - Sacramento, Calif. Saturday, November 19 - Fresno, Calif. Sunday, November 20 - Ontario, Calif.