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NEEDTOBREATHE Debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200

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NEEDTOBREATHE Debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200
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Band returns to The Late Show with David Letterman tonight

Watch "The Heart" on The Ellen Degeneres Show

North American tour extended another two months

CBS This Morning performance confirmed for May 3



Nashville, Tenn. (April 23, 2014) - NEEDTOBREATHE and Atlantic/Word Records are thrilled to announce that the band's new album Rivers In the Wasteland has debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart. Released last week, Rivers went straight to No. 1 on the iTunes® chart and stayed in the Top 10 all week.

The band performed new single “The Heart” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last Friday, a song the UK’s Clash Magazine spotlights as “strident, anthemic songwriting” that “matches Southern rock to gilded Americana with the trio's voices gathered in rapture.” Watch the performance here: http://www.ellentv.com/videos/0-rjytdfgl

NEEDTOBREATHE will return to The Late Show with David Letterman tonight for a performance of “The Heart,” joined by the legendary Paul Shaffer.

The band's single "Difference Maker" continues to the climb the charts, hitting the Top 10 this week at CHR. The band's next single "Multiplied" went for adds last week and was picked up by 29 Christian AC stations, making it the most added single at Christian AC.

Rivers In the Wasteland impressed fans and critics alike last week following its release. NewReleaseTuesday.com said, "You'll be hooked right from the opening notes..." while JesusFreakHideout.com praised a "welcome return for the South Carolina boys, and already one of the best releases of 2014."

The band’s North American headlining that kicks off May 1 has been extended for another two months. The additional leg sees the band performing in Austin, New York, Philadelphia and Boston. See the full list of dates below.

On May 3, NEEDTOBREATHE will perform on CBS This Morning Saturday’s “Saturday Sessions.”

Listen to Rivers In the Wasteland, which has already been spotlighted by USA Today, Yahoo, RELEVANT, HitFix, Team Coco and Paste, here: www.needtobreathe.com/riversinthewasteland

Tour Dates:
5/1/14 - Gillioz Theatre - Springfield, MO *
5/2/14 - Brady Theater - Tulsa, OK *
5/3-4/14 - Suburbia Music Festival - Plano, TX
5/5/14 - Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ *
5/6/14 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA *
5/7/14 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA *
5/9/14 - The Neptune - Seattle, WA *
5/10/14 - The Neptune - Seattle, WA *
5/11/14 - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC *
5/14/14 - The Fillmore - Denver, CO *
5/15/14 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO *
5/16-18/14 - Hangout Festival - Gulf Shores, AL *
5/31/14 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA *
6/1/14 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA *
6/3/14 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA *
6/5/14 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH *
6/6/14 - Murat Theatre - Indianapolis, IN *
6/8/14 - Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI *
6/10/14 - Simon Estes - Des Moines, IA *
6/12/14 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN *
6/13/14 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO *
6/14/14 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL *
6/15/14 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL *
6/17/14 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY *
6/19/14 - Danforth Theatre - Toronto, ON
6/20/14 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI *
6/21/14 - Meijer Gardens - Grand Rapids, MI *

8/16/14 - DownPour Festival - Great Falls, MT **
8/20/14 - Tennessee Theatre - Knoxville, TN **
8/21/14 - Tennessee Theatre - Knoxville, TN **
8/22/14 - The Uptown Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC **
8/24/14 - Durham Performing Arts Center - Durham, NC **
9/4/14 - Austin Music Hall - Austin, TX **
9/5/14 - Bayou Music Hall - Houston, TX **
9/8/14 - River Center Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge, LA **
9/9/14 - Orpheum Theatre - Memphis, TN **
9/11/14 - Alabama Theatre - Birmingham, AL **
9/13/14 - The Woods at Fontanel - Nashville, TN **
9/16/14 - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA **
9/18/14 - North Charleston PAC - Charleston, SC **
9/19/14 - Littlejohn Coliseum - Clemson, SC **
9/22/14 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD **
9/24/14 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA **
9/25/14 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA **
9/26/14 - House of Blues - Boston, MA **
9/27/14 - Best Buy Theater - New York, NY **

* With Foy Vance
** With The Oh Hellos


About NEEDTOBREATHE:
NEEDTOBREATHE is an American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Made up of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), as well as Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), the band hit their big break in 2005 when they signed to Atlantic/Lava/Word Records. The career to follow would include five full studio albums, chart-topping cross-genre success, multiple headlining tours and media coverage on CONAN, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, MTV, FOX and much more. The band’s fifth studio album, Rivers In The Wasteland, is available now.

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