ICON FOR HIRE have announced the "An Evening With Icon for Hire" tour, which will launch nationwide on September 19 and wrapping October 11. "An Evening With Icon For Hire" will feature a night of music, fashion and entertainment with a pre-concertacoustic performance, an intimate Q&A with the group, a fashion show from Swedish-born frontwoman and fashion designer ARIEL (R-E-L)'s Custom Catastrophes line wrapping up with a full concert of fan favorites and new songs from the group's forthcoming LP due out this fall. Just before the 'An Evening With Icon For Hire" trek, the hotly-tipped group will join Live Nation's "Ones To Watch" tour beginning August 1 (see all dates below).
"We designed 'An Evening With Icon For Hire' to connect with our fans in the most intimate setting we could think of," explains ARIEL. "We've put a lot of work into making sure this is the most special tour we've ever done. It's a dream!"
ICON FOR HIRE--ARIEL (R-E-L) (vocals), SHAWN JUMP (guitars), and ADAM KRONSHAGEN (drums)--have just put the finishing touches on their new studio album with producer Mike Green (All Time Low, The Wanted, Pierce The Veil), set for release Fall 2013.
The group's debut album Scripted marked a milestone in Tooth & Nail Records history as the highest charting debut for a new artist on the label. The album debuted at No 4 on theiTunes Rock chart, and No 19 overall and on the Billboard chart . The band's videos for "Make A Move and "Get Well" went onto receive over 6 million views on YouTube.
Catch the group on the road as part of Live Nation's "Ones To Watch" tour and "An Evening With Icon For Hire" below:
DATE CITY VENUE
Ones To Watch Tour:
Thu 8/1 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Fri 8/2 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Sat 8/3 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
Tue 8/6 Dallas, TX Cambridge Room @ HOB
Wed 8/7 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock @ HOB
Fri 8/9 Shreveport, LA Strange Brew
Sat 8/10 New Orleans, LA The Parish @ HOB
Sun 8/11 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Tue 8/13 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
Wed 8/14 Knoxville, TN NV Nightclub
Fri 8/16 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Sat 8/17 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Tue 8/20 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
Wed 8/21 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Fri 8/23 Detroit, MI The Shelter at St. Andrew's Hall
Sat 8/24 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
Sun 8/25 Minneapolis, MN Studio B @ Skyway Theatre
Tue 8/27 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
An Evening With Tour:
Thu 9/19 St. Petersburg, FL Local 662
Fri 9/20 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
Sat 9/21 Greensboro, NC Greene Street Club
Sun 9/22 Springfield, VA Empire
Fri 9/27 Merriam, KS Aftershock
Sat 9/28 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
Sun 9/29 Columbus, OH The A & R Bar
Thu 10/3 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Fri 10/4 Murray, UT The Murray Theater
Sat 10/5 Las Vegas, NV Vinyl
Sun 10/6 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Theatre
Wed 10/9 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Thu 10/10 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Fri 10/11 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
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