Los Angeles, CA (Top40 Charts/ CO5 Media)
The AWOLNATION single "Sail" from their debut album Megalithic Symphony (Red Bull Records) has gone Platinum in the U.S., officially selling over 1,000,000 digital downloads of the hit song. "Sail" also recently reached double platinum in Canada. To celebrate, for a limited time, the band and Red Bull Records are offering the song as a free download and hosting a contest to win one of 10 official platinum plaques, individually personalized with each winner's name. To download the track and enter to win fans should visit Facebook here http://on.fb.me/DLsail or www.RedBullRecords.com.
Starting at just one station in Austin, TX, "Sail" grew organically station-by-station to become the artist development story of the year. Reaction from listeners was immediate and requests flooded into stations. This reaction inspired placement in television shows, advertisements and numerous fan-generated videos online including Jeb Corliss' "Grinding The Crack," garnering multi-millions of views.
The band's runaway radio hit then spent 12 weeks in the top 5 at U.S. Alternative radio where it was on the charts for 47 weeks straight, and it continues its run at both Modern
and Active Rock radio. This success drove the band's debut album, Megalithic Symphony, to become the #1 Billboard Heatseeker Album of 2011, a chart where it spent 33 weeks in the top 10 including topping that chart 7 times. In Canada, the single hit #1 at Alternative Radio.
"Not Your Fault," AWOLNATION's second consecutive top 5 single, is currently one of the hottest songs at Alternative radio in North America hitting the #3 spot on Modern
Rock charts. To accompany the single, the band have also released Megalithic Mayhem, a free video gameapp, for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The game, inspired by the group's surreal, animated music video for "Not Your Fault," is also available on the web at www.MegalithicMayhem.com and as a Facebook app. A trailer for the game can be seen here.
AWOLNATION is gearing up to hit the road again and will kick off their Spring
tour in Canada on this weekend, followed by a return Stateside for a run of shows in the Pacific Northwest before performing at the Coachella Valley Music
and Arts Festival Saturday, April 14 and 21 at the Empire
Polo Club in Indio, CA. The band recently announced a round of new dates co-headlining with Neon Trees
kicking off May 1 at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that will be followed by an east coast run of shows. A complete list of confirmed tour dates can be found at www.awolnationmusic.com/events. Additional dates to be announced.