Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jace " True Blood- Bad Things " Everett June 8th re-release of Red Revelations album and new tour dates

Wrasse Records has announced the June 8th US re-release of Red Revelations, the critically acclaimed newest album by Nashville bluesman Jace Everett. Everett is currently best-known as the growly and seductive-voiced composer and singer of the HBO hit vampire series "True Blood" theme song, aptly titled "Bad Things." As it turns out, UK fans across the pond have so embraced the series which was being shown on a small satellite channel when Wrasse Records head Ian Ashbridge noticed the huge effect the song had on sales of Everett's previous album. The label scrambled to sign the artist and rush released Red Revelations in the UK and Europe. The results were so impressive that the album is now being re-released in the US through powerhouse Universal Music via Fontana Distribution.

"We researched and noticed that the new album was not released in Europe and quickly arranged to release the album in October 2009, to coincide with the Channel 4 opening of 'True Blood,'" said Ashbridge. "'Bad Things' instantly went on the radio 2 playlist where it stayed for over 6 weeks -- and Red Revelations went on to sell over 50,000 units throughout Europe, over 20,000 alone in the UK." Glowing UK reviews followed in the same fashion as the US press: Colin Hall's four star review in Rock 'n' Reel magazine raves the "Indiana-born, Texas-raised Jace Everett cuts tough sounding, hard rockin' records... moody and atmospheric, his original songs are heavy on big twanging guitars and hurt, impassioned vocals."

Plans are underway for the upcoming US re-launch which will coincide with "True Blood" season three. Red Revelations will feature re-designed packaging for the re-launch. Everett just completed three Scandinavian dates with UK dates, including Ireland and Scotland, immediately following. US tour dates will begin in June.

Red Revelations is the third studio album by Everett, renowned for writing and performing irresistibly charged-up rockabilly tunes such as the opening theme of the Golden Globe-honored HBO series. In addition to the Globe nod, "True Blood" also received a Grammy nomination for best soundtrack. On the eve of its original release, Jace Everett and his band debuted the entire album live in Nashville which was also web-casted, reflecting the deep authenticity of Red Revelations, as well as the star's proven ability to get this close to listeners in recordings and onstage, through his authoritative, cinematic, often sly, and thoroughly distinctive roots-music fusion of blues, rock and country.

The album was produced in part by Chuck Prophet (Green on Red) and in part by Everett, and was originally released as vinyl, CD and digital release on Weston Boys/Haywood Group label.

The "True Blood" complete first-season DVD and Blue-Ray disc, released by HBO, and the soundtrack album on Elektra/Atlantic, both featuring "Bad Things" as the opening song, are currently available at physical and digital retail. A follow-up soundtrack will feature an acoustic version of "Bad Things." Everett is a 2009 BMI Cable Award winner as the composer of "Bad Things." He is also the co-writer of the No. 1 country smash "Your Man," by Josh Turner.

Tour dates:

May 5th: Bush Hall, London
May 7th: Maidstone, Maidstone,
May 8th: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
May 9th: The Maze, Nottingham
May 10th: The Boardwalk, Sheffield
May 12th: The Chattery, Swansea
May 13th: Errigle Inn, Belfast
May 16th: Whelan's, Dublin
May 18th: St. Bonaventure's Club, Bristol
May 19th: The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
May 20th: Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool
May 21st: Manchester Academy, Manchester
May 22nd: Civic Theatre, Bedford
May 31st: Iota Club, Arlington, VA
June 1st: World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
June 5th: Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
June 11th: Exit/In, Nashville, TN
July 22nd: Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series, Santa Monica, CA

Please contact:
Patti Conte:
212.337.1406, ext 16