The pride of Akron, Ohio – Red Sun Rising – are gearing up for what should a banner year for the NEO Ohio rockers.  Their new album Thread – the much anticipated follow up to Polyester Zeal, which garnered two chart topping hits – ‘The Otherside’ and ‘Emotionless’ – will hit on March 30th.  The good news is – we get to hear the new single ‘Deathwish’ right now.  This one has hit written all over it!

Lead singer Mike Protich discusses the upcoming release:

This album feels like a rebirth. Although Red Sun Rising played 140 shows on our last tour, it was not until we made this album that I felt we became a band.  The growth and evolution of RSR that you will hear in our sound and our songwriting builds on our ‘Thread’ mentality (songs that people can love and sing with us but don’t fit a mold).  We aren’t chasing trends and never will.”
 
Along with the new album comes the inevitable support tour.  Here’s the dates that have been announced so far.
 
Jan. 21 – Jan. 25 – Port Canaveral, FL – Shiprocked
Feb. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe*
Feb. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave*
Feb. 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom*
March 18 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
March 20 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
March 21 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
March 22 – Portland, ME – Empire
March 23 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
March 24 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar
March 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
March 28 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
March 29 – Nashville, TN – Top Golf
March 30 – Little Rock, AR – Rev Room
March 31 – Dallas, TX – Trees
April 3 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
April 5 – Tucson, AZ – Club XS
April 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
April 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
April 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
April 10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
April 11 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
April 13 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
April 15 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
April 16 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
April 18 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
April 19 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon
April 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
April 21 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock
April 22 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
April 29 – Sunrise, FL -Welcome to Rockville
May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 12 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 25 & 26 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
*w/Stone Sour