NEW YORK, NY. (Top40 Charts/ Universal Motown Records) - Hot on the heels of ultra-successful runs with Theory of a Deadman, Seether
and the Puddle of Mudd Tour, Nashville favorites SAFETYSUIT will grace the stage alongside multi-platinum artists 3 Doors
Down and Hinder
for what is poised to be one of the biggest rock tours of 2009. They'll be kicking off a month long run on January 22nd in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Nearly a year after their debut single 'Someone Like You' hit airwaves SAFETYSUIT, under the guidance of industry veteran and manager Rich Isaacson, has garnered critical acclaim and widespread appeal. 'Someone Like You' broke through the Hot A/C Top 30 and Alternative Top 15, while the accompanying music video is steadily climbing the VH1 charts-hitting No 8 on the Top 20 Countdown week of 12/22. Their second single 'Stay' will be impacting at Top 40 and Hot A/C in February.
'Safetysuit is a fantastic artist development story,' said Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone. 'They've built up a passionate grassroots following through constant touring, while our team has been working for the past year to seed their music across multiple platforms. They're a great band with a long career ahead of them, and it's gratifying to see everything coming together so beautifully.'
To date four tracks from their debut album Life Left To Go, including 'Someone Like You', have been featured on the hit MTV reality show 'The Hills'. The resulting sales increase is staggering; both mobile and digital track sales are up 1000% and full album sales are up 25%!
The holiday season has been good to SAFETYSUIT, during which their album and 'Someone Like You' single sales increased for 6 consecutive weeks. Sales of 'Someone Like You' have now exceeded 28,000, which combined with individual track sales, totals over 47,000 to date. Newly recorded acoustic tracks have been made available digitally as well.
SAFETYSUIT'S success has been cultivated by their tireless work ethic, partnership with Universal Motown Records and faith in manager Rich Isaacson. The band formed in 2005 playing dives, bars and even the occasional high school gym in and around Nashville, TN until being signed to a management deal with Isaacson.
In addition to SAFETYSUIT, Isaacson manages 5x platinum global superstar Mika, and helped build LOUD Records along with Steve Rifkind, with whom he launched publishing company Merokee Music along with Rondor Music. He recently opened the doors to his latest venture RI Entertainment, where he is offering artists full service, 360 degree deals.
SAFETYSUIT ON TOUR:
Reading, PA-Sovereign Center, January 22nd (w/3 Doors Down & Hinder)
Johnson City, TN-Freedom Hall Civic Center, January 24th (w/3 Doors Down & Hinder)
Tallahassee, FL-Leon County Civic Center, January 27th (w/3 Doors Down & Hinder)
Orlando, FL-Hard Rock Live, January 28th (w/3 Doors Down)
Beaumont, TX-Ford Arena, February 6th (w/3 Doors Down & Seether)
Corpus Christi, TX-Concrete Street Amph, February7th (w/3 Doors Down & Seether)
Midland, TX-MidlandHorseshoe Arena, February 10th (w/3 Doors Down & Seether)
Amarillo, TX-Amarillo Civic Center, February 11th (w/3 Doors Down & Seether)
Lafayette, LA-Cajundome, February 13th (w/ 3 Doors Down)
Bossier City, LA-CenturyTel Center, February 14th (w/3 Doors Down)
Louisville, KY-Broadbent Arena, February 17th (w/3 Doors Down & Seether)
Grand Rapids, MI-DeltaPlex, February 18th (w/3 Doors Down & Seether)
Bloomington, IL-US Cellular Coliseum, February 20th (w/3 Doors Down & Seether)
Hammond, IN-The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, February 21st (w/3 Doors Down)
New York, NY-Hammerstein Ballroom, February 24th (w/3 Doors Down)
Atlantic City, NJ-House of Blues, February 28th (w/3 Doors Down)