Following We Are The Fallen's short European festival run in early June which includes performances at the Download Festival in the UK, Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in Germany, the band will return to North America for a summer long tour with Saving Abel.
The first fifteen dates are being announced this morning with the tour expected to run into September of this year. Rising stars Taddy Porter and American Bang will open these shows.
The quintet is comprised of former members of multi-platinum band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, joined by breakout American Idol finalist Carly Smithson on vocals. Acclaimed bassist Marty O'Brien (Disturbed and Static-X, among others) rounds out the line-up of this power combo. Their debut album Tear The World Down debuted at #33 this week on the Billboard Album Chart.
Moody left Evanescence in 2003, and has since co-written major hits for Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson among others. Evanescence's groundbreaking 2003 album, Fallen, spent an incredible 43 weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Albums Chart, selling 15 million copies worldwide and 7 million + albums in the U.S. alone.
For Smithson, We Are The Fallen fulfills her destiny as one of rock's most potent new female voices. She first turned heads as one of American Idol's more engaging rock candidates, landing a controversial sixth place slot during Season 7 of the landmark television series, but not before gaining traction as one of the show's most original and uncompromising new talents. The powerful vocalist's 'elimination' sent shockwaves through the 'Idol' blogger nation, with her acclaimed performances on the 2008 American Idol Tour cementing her current reputation as a force to be reckoned with.
Carly Smithson will be attending the American Idol finale on May 26th in Los Angeles.
We Are The Fallen W/Saving Abel
6/30 Kansas City, Mo Kc Power & Light District
7/02 Wichita, Ks The Cotillion
7/05 Calgary, Ab The Back Alley
7/06 Edmonton, Ab Union Hall
7/08 Vancouver, Bc The Red Room
7/10 Seattle, Wa Showbox
7/11 Spokane, Wa Knitting Factory Spokane
7/12 Portland, Or Wonder Ballroom
7/13 Boise, Id Knitting Factory
7/14 Reno, Nv Knitting Factory
7/18 Tempe, Az Tempe Marketplace
7/20 Amarillo, Tx Midnight Rodeo
7/21 San Antonio, Tx Scout Bar
7/23 Dallas, Tx The Palladium Showroom
7/24 Houston, Tx Warehouse Live