Gavin Degraw teaming up with NEEDTOBREATHE

NEEDTOBREATHE is preparing for their Australian tour and those lucky aussies will be hearing some new music from the hot, hot band.

They recently teamed up with Gavin DeGraw on a brand new version of “Brother.” They said, “It’s always inspiring to work with great artists, and Gavin’s additions to the song are absolutely incredible.”

“Brother (feat. Gavin DeGraw)” will hit the airwaves over the coming months, and is available today (along with an all-new acoustic version of the song) from the usual online stores: iTunes, Amazon, and the NTB Store!

There’s also a limited edition 7″ Vinyl available from our online store which you can pre-order today! The 7″ contains each track that was released today digitally.

And they will be touring WITH Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House! What!

This is going to be an epic showing, those bands all on one stage. Love it!

More Heart, Less Attack

548b167c25c1928fa7f90949e0386f1aNEEDTOBREATHE had a really great year, didn’t they? Grammy nominations and international tours are nothing to sneeze at. I remember writing about them back in 2011. I had only just heard about the band then even though they’ve been recording since 2007. So it’s been a long time coming and now the world can be awed by their saucy musical goodness.

As for their track “More Heart, Less Attack” this is what they say about it.

“In recent months, we have seen many reports of hatred and violence in our streets, in our schools and across the globe. We hope this song echoes those who are praying for peaceful resolutions that will calm the storms around the world.”

Recorded and filmed live in Nashville by Ryan Booth and filmed at KBK Farm courtesy of Cause A Scene.

As for their sentiment of peace I can only wholeheartedly agree. People killing people for killing people. Really! Come on guys. Haven’t you ever heard the saying “two wrongs don’t make a right?”

You should never go about judging someone without a complete story. You should never go out into the world and think you know what it’s like to be someone else.

We’re all the same. We’re all different. We’re all capable of making or breaking someone. I think about my life, I think about my kids, what kind of world do I want them to grow up in? There is so much change I hope happens before my kids are adults. I’m blessed because all three of them already have such free spirits and amazing hearts. We could all learn a lot from kids. A lot.

More Heart. Less Attack.


New Music from NEEDTOBREATHE, including special charity t-shirt

On September 18th, NEEDTOBREATHE is releasing their “Keep Your Eyes Open” – Songs from The Reckoning Sessions EP on iTunes.

This version contains “Keep Your Eyes Open”, “Keep Your Eyes Open” (special acoustic version), “Disaster Road” and “Cops”, both of which were originally only available on the Double-Disc, White Vinyl version of The Reckoning, the previously unreleased “Solomon’s Ashes” and the “Keep Your Eyes Open” Video! They’re also previewing the whole EP exclusively at NEEDTOBREATHE.NET.

As many of you know, PMI (Palmetto Medical Initiative) is an organization that is close to the band’s hearts. PMI has made a huge impact through medical missions in Uganda and are in the process of setting up a second site in Nicaragua. For the Fall Leg of The Reckoning Tour, Bo has designed an exclusive T-shirt which will be only available on tour. We hope as many of you as possible will pick one up and help us support the amazing work of this incredible group of people!

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NEEDTOBREATHE announce tour; some dates with Good Old War!

Charleston, SC rock band NEEDTOBREATHE will once again hit the road beginning September 13th in Greensboro, NC. This two-month North American headlining tour will see the band continuing to support their critically acclaimed album “The Reckoning.” We at scrink.com are incredibly excited about this announcement especially because about half of the dates they will be touring with Good Old War!

With their reputation as a must-see live act built from an enthralling live show and non-stop touring, NEEDTOBREATHE has caught the attention of a wide range of music fans.

The New York Times raves, “This gifted band makes anthemic Southern rock that, on it’s fourth album, ‘The Reckoning,’ is beginning to reach for the far seats of the arena.” NPR calls NTB “an intriguing and vivacious live performance band” while Entertainment Weekly adds the band’s songs are “sharp enough to inspire both lighter waving and moonshine chugging.” The Salt Lake Tribune simply calls ‘The Reckoning’ “The best rock album of 2011 … full of passionate anthems poised to fill arenas.”

NEEDTOBREATHE is currently on a UK and European headlining tour that will also see the band perform along with Bruce Springsteen at this year’s Hard Rock Calling Festival in Hyde Park, London.This run follows the bands massive US headlining tour that included two sold-out performances at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, along with sellouts in New York, Austin, Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto, among many others, along with a triumphant performance at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts.


September 13                 War Memorial Auditorium                      Greensboro, NC*

September 14                 Norva Theatre                                              Norfolk, VA*

September 15                 Messiah College                                           Grantham, PA*

September 16                 Keith Albee Performing Arts Center     Huntington, WV*

September 19                 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium                      Asheville, NC*

September 20                 Taft Theatre                                                  Cincinnati, OH*

September 21                 Victory Theatre                                            Evansville, IN*

September 22                 Wheaton College                                         Wheaton, IL*

September 26                 Township Auditorium                                Columbia, SC*

September 27                 Rams Head Live                                             Baltimore, MD*

September 28                 The Wellmont Theatre                               Montclair, NJ*

September 29                 Waterfront Pavilion                                     Bangor, ME

October 2                          Town Ballroom                                             Buffalo, NY*

October 4                          LC Pavilion                                                      Columbus, OH*

October 5                          Pabst Theatre                                                St. Louis, MO*

October 6                          State Theatre                                                 Kalamazoo, MI*

October 8                          Diamond Ballroom                                      Oklahoma City, OK*

October 9                          Robinson Center Music Hall                     Little Rock, AR*

October 11                       River Center Performing Arts Theatre  Baton Rouge, LA*

October 12                       Thalia Mara Hall                                            Jackson, MS*

October 13                       LeTourneau University                               Longview, TX*

October 14                       Austin City Limits Festival                          Austin, TX

October 23                       Gillioz Theatre                                                Springfield, MO**

October 24                       Sokol Auditorium                                         Omaha, NE**

October 26                       The Depot                                                        Salt Lake City, UT**

October 27                       Knitting Factory                                             Boise, ID**

October 28                       Knitting Factory                                             Spokane, WA**

October 30                       Freeborn Hall                                                  Davis, CA**

November 1                     Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay           San Diego, CA**

November 2                     Fox Theatre Pomona                                   Pomona, CA**

November 3                     Grand Canyon University Arena              Phoenix, AZ**

November 5                     Rudder Auditorium                                      College Station, TX**

November 7                     Von Braun Concert Hall                               Huntsville, AL**

November 8                     Savannah Civic Center                                 Savannah, GA**

November 9                     Revolution Hall                                               Ft. Lauderdale, FL**

November 10                   Florida Theatre                                              Jacksonville, FL**


* with Parachute and Drew Holcomb

** with Good Old War and Matthew Mayfield
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NEEDTOBREATHE heading on a long tour with Taylor Swift

NEEDTOBREATHE is excited to join Taylor Swift, as main support on her upcoming “Speak Now” tour beginning May 27th in Omaha, NE. Hand-picked by Taylor, the 19-week tour will see the 4-piece rock band playing songs from their current album “The Outsiders,” which debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, along with introducing songs from their upcoming late summer release on Atlantic Records. The band is currently hard at work finishing up the new album in their Charleston, SC studio.

Praised by USA Today, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, CosmoGirl and E! News, among others, for their songwriting that touches on the classic elements of rock with arena-ready choruses, NEEDTOBREATHE has caught the attention of a wide range of music fans. With non-stop touring and gripping performances at festivals such as the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, the band’s powerful live show has helped build a dedicated fan base, one that allows them to play in front of thousands of people across the country.

Along with this dedication to the road, the band has had an impressive number of placements in films such as P.S. I Love You and numerous prime time television-shows including The Biggest Loser, Prison Break, Cougar Town, The Hills, Oprah’s Big Give and more.


NEEDTOBREATHE – The Outsiders (mp3)


May 27th Qwest Center Omaha, NE
May 28th Qwest Center Omaha, NE
May 29th Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, IA
June 2nd Bank Atlantic Center Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 3rd Bank Atlantic Center Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 4th Amway Center Orlando, FL
June 7th Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
June 8th Bradley Center Milwaukee, WI
June 11th Ford Field Detroit, MI
June 14th Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN
June 15th Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN
June 18th Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA
June 21st HSBC Arena Buffalo, NY
June 22nd XL Center Hartford, CT
June 25th Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA
June 26th Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA
June 30th Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC
July 1st Thompson Boling Arena Knoxville, TN
July 2nd KFC Yum! Center Louisville, TN
July 8th Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC
July 9th Phillips Arena Atlanta, GA
July 10th Phillips Arena Atlanta, GA
July 14th Centre Bell Montreal, Canada
July 15th Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada
July 16th Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada
July 19th Prudential Center Newark, NJ
July 20th Prudential Center Newark, NJ
July 23rd Prudential Center Newark, NJ
July 24th Prudential Center Newark, NJ
July 28th Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI
July 29th Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
July 30th Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
August 2nd Verizon Center – DC Washington, DC
August 3rd Verizon Center – DC Washington, DC
August 6th Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA
August 9th Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL
August 10th Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL
August 13th Scottrade Center Saint Louis, MO
August 14th Scottrade Center Saint Louis, MO
August 18th Rexall Place Edmonton, Canada
August 19th Rexall Place Edmonton, Canada
August 23rd Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
August 24th Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
August 27th Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
August 28th Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
September 1st HP Pavillion San Jose, CA
September 2nd HP Pavillion San Jose, CA
September 3rd Power Balance Pavillion Sacramento, CA
September 6th Rose Garden Portland, OR
September 7th Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA
September 10th Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada
September 11th Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada
September 16th Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
September 17th Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
September 20th CenturyTel Center Bossier City, LA
September 21st Bank Of Oklahoma Center Tulsa, OK
September 24th Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO
September 27th Pepsi Center Denver, CO
September 28th EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City, UT
October 4th Verizon Arena North Little Rock, AR
October 5th New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA
October 8th Dallas Cowboys Stadium Arlington, TX