It seems like Candlelight Red are refusing to take a rest from their breakneck 2012 schedule – in addition to recently issuing their debut full-length disc, ‘The Wreckage’ (and single, “She’s Got the Look”), the band has secured a spot on the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival – which they will start a month after wrapping up tours with Lacuna Coil and Crossfade.
The group will be rocking on one of two “Festival Stages,” which will also include POD, Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, and Thousand Foot Krutch. And on the “Main Stage” will be Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and Adelitas Way.
Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, and the tour will play more than 30 shows throughout North America during August and September. “We’re really excited about this year’s awesome lineup,” say tour producers John Oakes and John Reese. “It’s incredible to have so many of the biggest bands in rock together with some newer bands that are blowing up. By adding a second stage to the festival area and including even more great talent, we’re stepping things up a notch for the UPROAR fans.”
“Being on UPROAR is a huge honor. To be playing on a tour with some of the biggest bands in rock today is very humbling!” -Jeremy Edge
“This is a tremendous opportunity, a sign of many good things to come for Candlelight Red” -Brian Dugan
Look for tour dates, venues and ticket on-sale information to be announced in the coming weeks.
Hailing from Central PA, Candlelight Red (which includes vocalist Ryan Hoke, guitarist Jeremy Edge, bassist Jamie Morral, and drummer Brian Dugan), has been scoring big on radio and in the hard rock press, as evidenced by a review on welovemetal.com, which raved “CANDLELIGHT RED might be the one great hope: a band that can play to the rock fans and head bang the metal fans.”
Candlelight Red has been steadily expanding their fan base after inking their record deal with Imagen Records in late 2010. The band is already road warriors, as evidenced by recently completed nationwide tours with Sevendust, 10 Years, Saving Abel and Egypt Central. And with their just-announced spot on this year’s UPROAR Festival, Candlelight Red is just about ready to hit the big time.