(New York, NY) – Capitol Records rock quartet HURT will join previously announced Seether and Three Days Grace opening for Breaking Benjamin for a number of shows beginning today in Lowell, MA through March 9th in Richmond, VA, before a new headline trek begins March 11th through March 22nd (full schedule below). The band has been on the road consistently since the Sep. 25th release of their sophomore smash Vol. II, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard New Artist Chart. Vol.II has spawned the hit "Ten Ton Brick" which is currently number 5 and climbing on the active rock radio charts, making it the group’s highest charting single to date.
"We make music to share it with the world and are happy to do so with every opportunity," said lead singer J. Loren
According to The Bristol Observer, the deep intensity felt on Vol. II is expressed in the band’s live show, "Hurt didn’t just explode, they went supernova. To say the band is intense doesn’t cover half of it." The paper boasts that during a recent performance at Hartford’s Webster Theatre, Hurt "took the audience along a journey into anguish, passion, pain and despair" and "ultimately, the audience had no choice, they had to let go of the emotions inside."
Vol. II is a continuation of Hurt’s 2006 debut Vol. I, which brought to life two top 20 active rock hits with "Rapture" and "Falls Apart." The album produced by Eric Greedy (Ringo Starr, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) furthers their signature post-grunge alt-metal sound with a melodic melding of aggression and frustration with soaring harmonies, quieter interludes and intelligent, affecting lyrics. .
Hurt is comprised of J. Loren (vocals, strings), Evan Johns (drums), Josh Ansley (bass), and Paul Spatola (guitars).
For more information on Hurt, please visit www.myspace.com/hurt or www.hurtband.com
For album cover and photos of Hurt, please visit www.capitolpub.net.
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Hurt , Seether, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin
Feb 15 Lowell, MA Paul E. Tsongas Arena
Feb 16 Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal
Feb 18 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall
Feb 19 Rockford, IL Rockford Metro Centre
Feb 21 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
Feb 22 Southaven, MS Desoto Civic Center
Feb 24 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
Feb 25 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Ampitheater
Feb 27 North Little Rock, AR ALLTEL Arena
Feb 28 Valley Center, KS Kansas Coliseum
March 1 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Center
March 2 Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheater at the Wharf
March 3 Pascagoula, MS Thunders Tavern
March 4 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
March 5 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Ampitheater
March 7 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
March 8 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall Civic Center
March 9 Richmond, VA The National
Hurt Headline Dates
March 11 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
March 12 Townson, MD Recher Theatre
March 13 Falls Church, VA State Theatre
March 15 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
March 16 Orono, ME The Ultra Lounge
March 19 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
March 20 New York City, NY Bowery Ballroom
March 22 Rochester, NY The Club at Walter St.