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SEETHER LAUNCHES THE RISE ABOVE FEST
· Toddstar on June 05 2012 00:31:40
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SEETHER LAUNCHES THE RISE ABOVE FEST

All Day Music Festival Set To Take Place In Gilford, NH On September 3rd In Support Of Teen Suicide Awareness

Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd, Black Stone Cherry and Otherwise All Confirmed To Participate In Inaugural Festival



Platinum-selling rockers Seether have teamed up with some of their musical friends for what promises to be the rock event of the summer.  The first annual The Rise Above Fest will take place in Gilford, NH on September 3rd at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion.  The name of the festival is taken from the song, “Rise Above This,” that front man Shaun Morgan wrote as a message to his brother.  His brother took his own life five years ago before he ever got a chance to hear and it was that experience that brought about the creation of The Rise Above Fest.  The festival will raise money for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) New Hampshire, a multi-faceted organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons of all ages affected by mental illness or serious emotional disorders through education, support and advocacy. Playing alongside Seether, who will be headlining the inaugural event, are fellow rockers Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd, Black Stone Cherry and Otherwise. Tickets for the event go on-sale June 8th and will range from $29.75 - $64.50 with exclusive VIP packages offered.  A portion of the proceeds from The Rise Above Fest will be used to support this incredible foundation and this important cause.

"Over the past few months, the topic of suicide has received more attention than ever in the media.  For me personally, it is something I can never forget. I am starting this festival as a tribute to anyone who has lost someone. If this festival does something to help one person reconsider the tragic choice of suicide, then it will be the greatest success of my career," states Morgan.

Aside from creating The Rise Above Fest, Seether have just set a new career milestone for themselves.  The South African trio’s latest single “No Resolution” from their Wind-Up Records release, Holding Onto Stings Better Left To Fray, hit #1 at Active Rock marking the first time the band has had 3 consecutive chart topping tracks from the same album.  “No Resolution” follows in the footsteps of previous #1 singles, “Country Song” and “Tonight,” and continues the band’s undeniable dominance at the format. “Country Song” spent an amazing 11 weeks at #1 over the course of the year, achieved Gold status for sales of over 500,000 units digitally by the RIAA and was named Active Rock Song of the Year by Billboard.  Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray was released in May and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and is the band’s highest album premier to date.  The album is closing in on 300,000 copies scanned since its release to date.

Looking back on Seether's career path, it's not surprising that the band has progressed to this juncture. The band has sold millions of albums to date worldwide and are mainstays in the touring circuit averaging more than 275 performances per year. They have had 11 #1 singles and 17 Top 5 hits across multiple formats at radio.  Originally founded in Johannesburg, South Africa, by Shaun Morgan and Dale Stewart, Seether made its initial impact on U.S. hearts and eardrums with 2002's Disclaimer. The album's first single, "Fine Again" was a pensive ballad that resonated with fans worldwide. Seether gained nationwide live exposure with a spot on that year's Ozzfest tour.  Seether rerecorded the acoustic track "Broken" as an electric version featuring Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee. "Broken" became a massive international hit for the group. In 2004, Seether remixed and remastered Disclaimer, adding eight new songs and new cover art to create the two-disc set Disclaimer II, which went Platinum. In 2005, Seether released Karma & Effect, which is certified gold and followed that release up in 2007 with the now Platinum Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces. The album was reissued in 2009 with a cover of George Michael's "Careless Whisper," and became another successful single release for the band.

Seether is Shaun Morgan (Guitars/Vocals), Dale Stewart (Bass) and John Humphrey (Drums).

www.seether.com

Tour Dates 2012

DATE

CITY, STATE

VENUE

Jun 5 #

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

Jun 7 #

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center

Jun 8 #

Wichita, KS

INTRUST Bank Arena

Jun 10 #

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Jun 12 #

Salt Lake City, UT

Energy Solutions Arena

Jun 13 #

Nampa, ID

The Idaho Center

Jun 15 #

Los Angeles, CA

Staples Center

Jun 16 #

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

Jun 18 #

San Jose, CA

HP Pavilion

Jun 19 *

Reno, NV

Knitting Factory

Jun 21 #

Portland, OR

Rose Garden Arena

Jun 22 *

Lewiston, ID

Fair Pavilion

Jun 23 #

Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Dome

Jun 24 #

Spokane, WA

Spokane Arena

Jun 26 #

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

Jul 10 *

Calgary, AB

Calgary Exhibition & Stampede

Jul 12 *

Buffalo, NY

Thursday At The Harbor

Jul 13 *

N. Lawrence, OH

Rock The Resort – Clay’s Park

July 14

Oshkosh, WI

ROCK USA Festival

Sept. 1

Hershey, PA

Hersheypark Stadium

Sept. 3

Gilford, NH

Rise Above Fest

# Playing with Nickelback

* Headline Show


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