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video ‘stache: Icon For Hire Reveals Lyric Video; Debuts High On Billboard Charts

October 25, 2013 2 comments

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The self-titled, sophomore album by charismatic rock trio Icon For Hire was released last week on 10/15, and makes a big impact on this week’s Billboard charts. Published today, the latest listings show Icon For Hire at #11 on the Top Independent Albums chart, #19 on Top Rock Albums, and at #65 on the overall Billboard 200. These are high-water marks for Icon For Hire on all three charts.

The band is ecstatic about this achievement, saying “Our new record was a risk…and our fans showed us that it was a risk worth taking. It was because of their amazing enthusiasm that our first week was a success.”

Check out their lyric video for “Cynics & Critics”

The release of Icon For Hire was preceded by a successful tour, which found the band performing acoustically and electrically. In addition, “An Evening With Icon For Hire” featured a fashion show with designs from the Custom Catastrophes line, run by Icon For Hire‘s frontwoman,  Ariel. The stylish Ariel also recently helped launch REL TV, a podcast that was featured on iTunes along with the Icon For Hire album. On the show, geared towards the younger female demo, Ariel brings her inspirational how-tos and motivating ideas to help you DIY (Do It Yourself) in every area of your life.

Icon For Hire is back on the road and touring through the end of November. Check out the dates below.

About Icon For Hire: Icon For Hire‘s debut album, Scripted, marked a milestone in Tooth & Nail Records history as their highest charting debut album. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 Album chart, peaked at # 4 on the iTunes Rock chart, and charted at # 19 overall. Their videos for “Make A Move and “Get Well” have received over 6 million views on YouTube.

Icon For Hire November Tour Dates

November 8, 2013 | Mainstreet Bar & Grill (Toledo, OH)
November 9, 2013 | Another Hole In The Wall (Steger, IL)
November 14, 2013 | Virgin Mobile Mod Club (Toronto, ON, CANADA)
November 15, 2013 | The Club @ Stage AE (Pittsburgh, PA)
November 16, 2013 | The Waiting Room (Buffalo, NY)
November 17, 2013 | Mac’s Bar (Lansing, MI)
November 21, 2013 | The Rutledge (Nashville, TN)
November 22, 2013 | Rockhouse Live (Memphis, TN)
November 23, 2013 | Fubar (St. Louis, MO)

 

live ‘stache: Icon For Hire Starts Fall Tour; Launches Pre-Order For New Album (Due 10/15)

September 23, 2013 Leave a comment

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Charismatic rock trio Icon For Hire is having a busy autumn, for sure. Having completed their highly anticipated second album, due 10/15, they’ve announced preorders for the self-titled effort on iTunes and on the website of their label, Tooth And Nail. They’re also just about to start their latest tour. Called “An Evening With Icon For Hire,” the shows will include acoustic and electric performances, a Q&A with the group, and a fashion show featuring designs from the Custom Catastrophes line, started and run by Icon For Hire‘s frontwoman,  Ariel.

Check out a 30 second teaser of one of Icon For Hire‘s tracks, “Watch Me.”

Icon For Hire: “Watch Me” (snippet/teaser) | An Evening With Icon For Hire tour promo video (PLEASE POST/SHARE)

Of the tour, Ariel says: “We designed ‘An Evening With Icon For Hire’ to connect with our fans in the most intimate setting we could think of. We’ve put a lot of work into making sure this is the most special tour we’ve ever done. It’s a dream!”

AN EVENING WITH ICON FOR HIRE DATES:

9/19 | St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662

9/20 | Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

9/21 | Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club

9/22 | Springfield, VA @ Empire

9/27 | Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

9/28 | Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club

9/29 | Columbus, OH @ The A&R Bar

10/3 | Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

10/4 | Murray, UT @ The Murray Theater

10/5 | Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl

10/6 | Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

10/9 | Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/10 | Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theatre

10/11 | Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk


Icon For Hire
‘s debut album, Scripted, marked a milestone in Tooth & Nail Records history as their highest charting debut album. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 Album chart, peaked at # 4 on the iTunes Rock chart, and charted at # 19 overall. Their videos for “Make A Move and “Get Well” have received over 6 million views on YouTube. The band says that their upcoming second album “After 18 months of touring and lots of journaling, we went away to write our most vulnerable music yet. We are not a one dimensional band so we didn’t write a one dimensional record.”

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