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

October 25, 2013 2 comments

Icon For Hire Press Photo

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)

 

buzz ‘stache: Icon For Hire’s New Album Out Today, Plus November Tour Dates

October 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Icon For Hire Press PhotoThe self-titled, sophomore album by charismatic rock trio Icon For Hire arrives in stores and online today. The album has already been 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 featuring designs from the Custom Catastrophes line, run by Icon For Hire‘s frontwoman,  Ariel. Recently, more Icon For Hire tour dates were announced, running through late November.

Of the new album, which is currently sitting in the Top 5 of the iTunes Alternative chart, the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal states Icon For Hire‘s second LP has its ace, the snarky and charismatic Ariel, right on the table.”

Ariel says: “”We want to thank our fans!  They really are the best and hope they will love where we are going with this new album and come along for the ride.” 

About the composition of the album Icon For Hire, the band adds “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.”

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)