Alt/rockers Redlight King are co-headlining Live Nation’s “Ones To Watch” tour which kicked off August 1st. The tour that has featured such up and comers as Kaiser Chiefs and Atlas Genius will come through Detroit on August 23rd with Redlight King taking the headline spot that night. It’s fitting that the band will headline as Detroit is basically a hometown show as the band hails from Hamilton, ONT. Redlight King made their mark with their debut release of Something For The Pain back in 2011, landing them:
· #3 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart
· #10 on iTunes Rock album chart
· 13th most played song at Alternative Radio with their reimagined version of Neil Young’s classic, “Old Man”
· Performances on Conan and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
In 2012, Redlight King released the scorching rock anthem, “Bullet In My Hand,” landing at the top of the rock radio charts, while their song “Comeback” was featured on Avengers Assemble the musical companion to the mega-hit film THE AVENGERS.
Live, Redlight King caught the attention of fans and critics alike with their incendiary live performance and anthemic songs. They’ve toured with AWOLnation, Shinedown and took the festival world by storm last year performing at Carolina Rebellion, Rock on The Range, Rocklahoma!, Summerfest and Uproar.
Redlight King’s new single, “Born To Rise” immediately shot up the iTunes Rock Charts, hitting #6 within hours of being released. At the core of Redlight King, frontman/songwriter Mark Kasprzyk (aka ‘Kaz’) is first and foremost a storyteller and has a knack for writing songs that hit a nerve and resonate with the band’s hardcore fan base. On their sophomore album, Irons In The Fire (releasing September 10th) the sound is grittier, the guitars crunchier and the songs razor-sharp, full of angst and rebellion but always with a hint of redemption. Redlight King again enlisted the producing team of Wally Gagel & Xandy Barry but this time Kaz also co-produced and painted the album’s cover.
REDLIGHT KING & ICON FOR HIRE
Friday August 23rd @ The Shelter
431 E. Congress St