03/21/2013
Audio Adrenaline Album Kings & Queens Hits No. 3 On Album Charts + Climbs To No. 2 At Radio

 

 

The brand new and highly anticipated record from Audio Adrenaline, Kings & Queens (Fair Trade Services), dropped last Tuesday and released to much acclaim. Between radio airplay and media accolades, the album debuted at No. 3 on the album charts while also placing high with retail, hitting top 5 in sales with LifeWay and top 10 with Family Christian Stores. Positive reviews and radio feedback continues to pour in, showing there’s no doubt with the band’s return. People love Audio Adrenaline!

RADIO AIRPLAY:
The album’s first single, “Kings And Queens,” continues to climb the Christian radio charts and be heard on stations all across the nation. Currently, the hit song is No. 2 on the Billboard Christian AC Indicator and No. 6 at Billboard Hot AC/CHR, and No. 8 on both Billboard’s National Christian Audience and AC Monitored. Over 100 Billboard reporting stations are already on board with the hit single.

Preparing for street week, the band did close to 40 radio interviews over two days, talking with radio stations and networks all across the country. They also headlined a K-LOVE Listener Appreciation album release party in Oklahoma City on their street date.

MEDIA ACCLAIM:
What has the media been saying about Audio Adrenaline’s return? With comments about the band, such as “a fine-tuned Audio A,” and about the album, “a soaring, sweetly bombastic rush of anthemic melodies,” their return has certainly been a welcoming one. The band has received features in key outlets such as Billboard online, Christian Retailing, Gospel Music Channel, and Charisma, and are also gracing the cover of CCM‘s current issue. Here is a highlight of the stellar reviews that have been pouring in:

“…Audio Adrenaline already looks like Christian music’s comeback of the year. Fans old and new will likely want more than a download of this one.”

- CBA Retailers + Resources

“Kings & Queens is a big, bold, short-and-sweet crowd ready burst of joyous energy and larger-than-life choruses….an album that more than matches their best.”

MusicOlogy

“It’s looking to be one of the best pop rock records in recent memory…this just may be a match made in heaven. I’m eager to see how this new identity of Audio Adrenaline continues to bloom.“

JesusFreakHideout

“A solid album from start to finish.”

CCM

“Kings and Queens is an easy listen, with smooth and memorable vocal stylings of lead singer Kevin Max and pop-rock upbeat musical arrangements….this is certainly an album that does not disappoint the listener. It will be exciting to see what comes of this re-introduction as a band…writing songs for the Kingdom and continuing to live out their faith for the least of these.”

Frequency.fm

“…an album you’ll want to listen to again and again. Older fans will be surprised to hear how much of the original sound has crossed over into this new formation, yet old and new listeners alike will enjoy the exciting melodic prospects being presented here.”

- New Release Tuesday

To support the new album, Audio Adrenaline is currently headlining the highly anticipated “Kings & Queens Tour.” The tour is running in 30+ cities across the U.S. and is sponsored by ChildFund International. The “Kings & Queens Tour” also features Dove Award winning bands Group 1 Crew, Seventh Day Slumber, and Manic Drive. For tour dates and more information, visit AudioA.com.

Kings & Queens is the ten-song album featuring Audio Adrenaline’s new lead vocalist, Kevin Max and long-time band member bassist Will McGinniss, who are joined by CCM vets Dave Ghazarian (Superchick) on guitar, drummer Jared Byers (Bleach), and singer-songwriter-keyboardist Jason Walker. In 2007, the original band members gathered in Hawaii along with their biggest fans for what they thought was their last performance. Since that finale concert, founding Audio A members Mark Stuart and McGinniss have tirelessly worked to raise awareness and support for the Hands & Feet Project, their non-profit comprised of two children’s villages in Cyvadier/Jacmel and Grand Goave, Haiti, which cares for 100 orphans and abandonded Haitian children. Net proceeds from the sales of Kings & Queens goes directly to Hands & Feet Project. For more information about this very special organization, please visit HandsandFeetProject.org.

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ABOUT HANDS & FEET PROJECT:
In 2004, the members of Audio Adrenaline founded the Hands & Feet Project. Inspired by fan reaction to the band’s song “Hands and Feet,” HAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term, family-style care for orphaned and abandoned children with the love of Christ. They strive to raise a generation of orphaned children who will grow up to reach their God- given potential, while empowering first world citizens to partner with them in service at home and abroad.

The organization broke ground on their first Children’s village in Cyvadier, a small town on the Southern coast near Jacmel, and began their journey of serving the forgotten children of the impoverished Caribbean nation. Currently tending to over 70 children in Cyvadier, a second village opened in Grand Goave in 2008 and is caring for 30 children.handsandfeetproject.org.

ABOUT FAIR TRADE SERVICES:
Fair Trade Services, LLC launched in June 2011 by music industry veteran Jeff Moseley. Fair Trade Services is a partnership based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, formed for the development of remarkable Christian artists who desire artistic excellence, cultural relevance and spiritual significance.  Located in Brentwood, Tennessee, their roster includes MercyMe, Laura Story, Audio Adrenaline, The Afters, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Derek Webb, Sara Groves, Phil Wickham, Disciple, Mark Schultz and more. Fair Trade Services is distributed by Provident Distribution and Sony Music. fairtradeservices.com.

03/04/2013
Audio Adrenaline Kicks Off Their 30+ City Kings & Queens Tour


Audio Adrenaline kicks off their highly anticipated “Kings & Queens Tour” Friday, March 1 in Morganton, North Carolina. The tour will run in 30+ cities across the U.S. and is sponsored by ChildFund International. Audio Adrenaline will release their debut album Kings & Queens March 12 on Fair Trade Services.

The “Kings & Queens Tour” will feature Dove Award winning bands Group 1 Crew and Sevent Day Slumber, as well as Manic Drive, winner of GMA Canada’s 2012 Hard Rock/Alternative Album of the Year.

Audio Adrenaline is offering fans a VIP Experience throughout the tour. This exclusive ticket package includes a pre-show entrance and priority check-in, an autograph session and Q&A with the band. VIP Experience ticket holders will also receive a collector’s edition laminate and limited edition Audio Adrenaline photo.

As the band prepares to give audiences an inspirational yet electric show, fans can anticipate hearing Audio Adrenaline’s biggest hits along with music from their new album Kings & Queens. Concertgoers will also be introduced to Audio Adrenaline’s non-profit, Hands & Feet Project, an organization dedicated to providing long-term, family-style care for orphaned and abandoned children in need of a home and family.

Adding momentum to the tour, Audio Adrenaline’s Fair Trade Services debut Kings & Queens will release March 12. Kings & Queens conveys a passion and energy similar to previous Audio Adrenaline albums but with a renewed mission for Hands & Feet Project, as a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit the non-profit. Former lead vocalist and current Audio Adrenaline songwriter, Mark Stuart shares, “Honestly, I feel this is one of the best records, if not THE best, AA has ever put together.” The first radio single “Kings & Queens” is currently available on iTunes.

Tour dates for the “Kings & Queens Tour” are listed below. For the most updated schedule and to purchase tickets, be sure to visit AudioA.com and the tour’s official webpage at AudioA.com/Tour.

Audio Adrenaline Kings & Queens Tour Dates:
March 1- Morganton, NC, City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
March 2- Washington, NC, Washington High School
March 3- Lancaster, PA, Lancaster Bible College
March 7- Baxter, MN, Heritage Assembly of God
March 8- Willmar, MN, Willmar Evangelical Free Church
March 9- Minneapolis, MN, North Central University Sanctuary
March 10- Green Bay, WI, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
March 14- Vero Beach, FL, Vero Beach Performing Arts Center
March 15- Bellville, GA, Pinewood Christian Academy
March 16- Columbus, GA, Calvary Baptist Church
March 17- Gaffney, SC, Broad River Electric Auditorium
March 21- Philippi, WV, Haven of Hope Worship Center
March 22- Biddeford, ME, New Life Church
March 23- Ocean City, MD, Roland E. Powell Convention Center
March 24- Greencastle, PA, Greencastle High School
April 5- Enid, OK, Oakwood Christian Church
April 6- Burleson, TX, Venue 510
April 7- Tulsa, OK, SpiritBank Event Center
April 11- Indianola, IA, Indianola Community Church
April 12- Naperville, IL, Compass Church
April 13- Lebanon, MO, Boswell Auditorium
April 14- Lenexa, KS, Lenexa Baptist Church
April 20- Fort Smith, AR, 180 Youth Center
April 25- Louisville, KY, Okolona Christian Church
April 26- Fort Wayne, IN, First Assembly of God
April 27- Cincinnati, OH, The Underground
April 28- Port Huron, MI, McMorran Theater
May 2- Lake Charles, LA, Lake Charles Civic Center
May 4- Greenville, IL, Bond County Fairgrounds
May 5- Salina, KS, Bicentennial Center
About Audio Adrenaline:
After five years away, Audio Adrenaline is back — by popular demand and with a renewed mission. The faces may look a little different, but the heart and passion of this GRAMMY-winning band remains unchanged. Yes, that’s Kevin Max of dcTalk and solo fame at the mic and founding member Will McGinniss on bass. The new lineup is rounded out by CCM vets Dave Ghazarian (Superchick), Jared Byers (Bleach), and singer-songwriter Jason Walker. Former front man and co-founder Mark Stuart remains very involved and contributed to many of the songs for the new album.

This talented group of like-minded musicians shares a common goal: to be the voice for orphans in Haiti and around the world. Lead single, “Kings & Queens,” is an orphan anthem that celebrates the transformation God can bring about. The album’s remaining fresh rock tracks are just as powerful. The new Audio Adrenaline is creating music that will move you while making the world a better place for children in need. Thanks to the band, Know Hope and AA’s label, Fair Trade Services, a portion of proceeds will directly benefit the work of Hands & Feet Project. For more information, please visit AudioA.com and handsandfeetproject.org.

About ChildFund International:
ChildFund International began in 1938 in an effort to support orphanages for the children who had been left without homes or families in the wake of the second Sino-Japanese War. American individuals funded the orphanages in China through sponsorships. Today, ChildFund International has grown into a global force working for children around the world. Now operating in 31 countries, approximately 17.8 million children and their family members were given assistance in 2012. ChildFund International works with children from birth to young adulthood, families and communities to provide a better environment for children to succeed. ChildFund.org

01/16/2013
Audio Adrenaline Announces Their Kings & Queens Tour Featuring Group 1 Crew, Seventh Day Slumber and Manic Drive

Tour Slated To Visit 30+ U.S. Cities This Spring

 Tour Sponsored by ChildFund International

Debut Album Kings & Queens Releasing March 12

After a seven-year hiatus, Audio Adrenaline is back and will kick off their 2013 “Kings & Queens Tour” on March 1. The tour will run in over 30 cities across the U.S. and is sponsored by ChildFund International. This is the first tour for the band since announcing their return in September 2012. Audio Adrenaline’s Fair Trade Services debut Kings & Queens is slated to release March 12.

The “Kings & Queens Tour” will feature Dove Award winning bands Group 1 Crew and Seventh Day Slumber, as well as Manic Drive, winner of GMA Canada’s 2012 Hard Rock/Alternative Album of the Year.

Band members, Will McGinniss (bass), Kevin Max (lead vocals), Dave Ghazarian (guitar), Jared Byers (drums) and Jason Walker (keys) look forward to taking the stage as a re-formed band with the same heart and energy as before. Audio Adrenaline intends to give fans a heart-pumping show and be the voice for their non-profit, Hands & Feet Project, an organization dedicated to providing long-term, family-style care for orphaned and abandoned children in need of a home and family.

With the anticipated spring tour on the horizon and Audio Adrenaline’s label debut Kings & Queens releasing in March, the band’s first radio single “Kings & Queens” is currently available on iTunes. More than 200,000 fans have viewed the song’s inspiring official music video that was taped in Jacmel, Haiti at the Hands & Feet Project Children’s Village, showcasing the beautiful children of Haiti. Click here to view “Kings & Queens” music video.

Tour dates for the “Kings & Queens Tour” are listed below, with more dates being added daily. Be sure to visit AudioA.comand the tour’s official webpage at AudioA.com/Tour for the most updated schedule.

For interviews with Audio Adrenaline for the tour and any further information, please contact: Merge PR

 Blair Loggins, Blair@Mergepr.com

Stacie Vining, Stacie@Mergepr.com

Audio Adrenaline Kings & Queens Tour Dates:
March 1- Morganton, NC, City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
March 2- Washington, NC, Washington High School
March 15- Bellville, GA, Pinewood Christian Academy
March 16- Columbus, GA, Calvary Baptist Church
March 17- Gaffney, SC, Broad River Electric Auditorium
March 22- Biddeford, ME, New Life Church
March 23- Ocean City, MD, Roland E. Powell Convention Center
April 6- Burleson, TX, Venue 510
April 11- Indianola, IA, Indianola Community Church
April 12- Naperville, IL, Compass Church
April 13- Lebanon, MO, Boswell Auditorium
April 14- Lenexa, KS, Lenexa Baptist Church
April 19- Tulsa, OK, SpiritBank Event Center
April 20- Fort Smith, AR, 180 Youth Center
April 26- Fort Wayne, IN, First Assembly of God
April 27- Cincinnati, OH, The Underground
May 2- Lake Charles, LA, Lake Charles Civic Center
May 5- Salina, KS, Bicentennial Center

About Audio Adrenaline:
After five years away, Audio Adrenaline is back — by popular demand and with a renewed mission. The faces may look a little different, but the heart and passion of this GRAMMY-winning band remains unchanged. Yes, that’s Kevin Max of dcTalk and solo fame at the mic and founding member Will McGinniss on bass. The new lineup is rounded out by CCM vets Dave Ghazarian (Superchick), Jared Byers (Bleach), and singer-songwriter Jason Walker. Former front man and co-founder Mark Stuart remains very involved and contributed to many of the songs for the new album.

This talented group of like-minded musicians shares a common goal: to be the voice for orphans in Haiti and around the world. Lead single, “Kings & Queens,” is an orphan anthem that celebrates the transformation God can bring about. The album’s remaining fresh rock tracks are just as powerful. The new Audio Adrenaline is creating music that will move you while making the world a better place for children in need. Thanks to the band, Know Hope and AA’s label, Fair Trade Services, a portion of proceeds will directly benefit the work of Hands & Feet Project. For more information, please visit AudioA.com andhandsandfeetproject.org.

About ChildFund International:
ChildFund International began in 1938 in an effort to support orphanages for the children who had been left without homes or families in the wake of the second Sino-Japanese War. American individuals funded the orphanages in China through sponsorships. Today, ChildFund International has grown into a global force working for children around the world. Now operating in 31 countries, approximately 17.8 million children and their family members were given assistance in 2012. ChildFund International works with children from birth to young adulthood, families and communities to provide a better environment for children to succeed.ChildFund.org

01/08/2013
Come and Experience One Amazing Evening With Audio Adrenaline Benefiting Hands & Feet Project

Wednesday, Jan. 16th

6:30pm

Grace Christian Academy

  Be sure to share this special evening with your family and friends -everyone is welcome! The concert event will benefit Hands & Feet Project and Grace Christian Academy. Further details below…and we hope to see you there!

- Stacie, Lori & Blair
Merge PR


For more information, please visit hafproject.org
11/08/2012
AUDIO ADRENALINE ANNOUNCES SPRING 2013 KINGS & QUEENS TOUR

 

SPECIAL GUESTS GROUP 1 CREW, SEVENTH DAY SLUMBER AND MANIC DRIVE
  
DEBUT RADIO SINGLE “KINGS & QUEENS” AVAILABLE NOW AT ITUNES
NASHVILLE, TENN. –October 24, 2012 –Supporting their forthcoming studio album, Kings & Queens, Audio Adrenaline announces their first headlining tour with the new line-up beginning in late February through the Spring 2013– tour dates to be announced soon. Special guests on this tour will include Group 1 Crew, Seventh Day Slumber and Manic Drive.
 
In addition to this special tour announcement, fans can now purchase Audio Adrenaline’s debut radio single and title track Kings & Queens on iTunes. Click here to get the song.  More than 50k fans have viewed the inspiring official music video that was taped in Jacmel, Haiti at the Hands & Feet Project Children's Village, showcasing the beautiful children of Haiti. Click here to view "Kings & Queens" music video.
 
Earlier this fall came the announcement of the re-formed Audio Adrenaline with former dcTalk member and industry mainstay Kevin Max as lead vocalist, CCM vets Dave Ghazarian (Superchick) on guitar, Jared Byers (Bleach) on drums, and singer-songwriter Jason Walker playing on keys along with original member Will McGinnis on bass.
 
With the same heart, passion and infectious musical prowess they developed as a band in the 1990’s, multi-GRAMMY® award-winning Audio Adrenaline is back and has put together a new lineup of like-minded musicians with the same common goal; to be the voice for orphans in Haiti and around the world. Net proceeds from the Audio Adrenaline album will go to Hands & Feet Project to continue growth and support of the nearly eight-year-old charity.
 
Group 1 Crew has become one of the leading hip-hop focused acts in the Christian music scene, broadening the parameters of faith-based music with songs that percolate with energy and resonate with the truth of God's grace. They recently released their fourth studio album, Fearless, on Fervent records.
 
Seventh Day Slumber released their eighth studio album, The Anthem of Angels, to much acclaim in 2011 on BEC Recordings. As the band has matured over the last 15 years, they’ve faced newfound challenges head on, and today their perspective and relevancy are as strong as ever, and their anthems of praise are even more profound. 
 
Manic Drive released their latest project, EPIC in 2011. The band’s previous three albums, Blue, Reason for Motion and Reset & Rewind have landed them Billboard Top 10 & 20 singles on CHR & Christian Rock Radio. Their life experience, spiritual maturity and ministry have opened doors to speak into the lives of their own generation and that is perhaps the most defining characteristic of this group of guys.
 
 
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ABOUT HANDS & FEET PROJECT
In 2004, the members of Audio Adrenaline founded the Hands & Feet Project. Inspired by fan reaction to the band’s song “Hands and Feet,” HAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term, family-style care for orphaned and abandoned children with the love of Christ. They strive to raise a generation of orphaned children who will grow up to reach their God- given potential, while empowering first world citizens to partner with them in service at home and abroad.
 
The organization broke ground on their first Children’s village in Cyvadier, a small town on the Southern coast near Jacmel, and began their journey of serving the forgotten children of the impoverished Caribbean nation. Currently tending to over 70 children in Cyvadier, a second village opened in Grand Goave in 2008 and is caring for 30 children. handsandfeetproject.org.
 
 
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09/20/2012
AUDIO ADRENALINE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL RETURN

Founding Members Mark Stuart And Will McGinniss Joined By New Band Lineup, Including Friend And Iconic Vocalist Kevin Max

 

Band Will Release New Album In March 2013 In Support of

Hands & Feet Project

     


 

18 September 2012 – Nashville, Tenn - Amidst the speculation and rumors that have been circulating for weeks, Audio Adrenaline officially announce their return. With the same heart, passion and infectious musical prowess they developed as a band in the 1990’s, multi-GRAMMY® award-winning Audio Adrenaline is indeed back and putting together a new lineup of like-minded musicians with the same common goal; to be the voice for orphans in Haiti and around the world. The Know Hope Foundation, supporters of Audio Adrenaline and Hands & Feet Project, as well as record label Fair Trade Services, have joined them in this renewed mission to fund and market a new record from which net proceeds will go to Hands & Feet Project to continue growth and support of the nearly eight-year-old charity.

 Five years ago, the band gathered in Hawaii along with their biggest fans for what they thought was their last performance. Since that emotional finale concert, founding members Mark Stuart and Will McGinniss have tirelessly worked to raise awareness and support for the 100 orphans currently being cared for in Jacmel and Grand Goave, Haiti. Now, with additional new band members and a larger mission goal, there is no question the world is ready for the “new” Audio Adrenaline.

 Stuart and McGinniss are still very much a part of the re-formed band. McGinniss continues his role as the band’s bassist while Stuart, although stepping down as lead vocalist due to his spasmodic dysphonia, causing involuntary muscle spasms of the larynx, is very much a part of band decisions and writing on many of the songs for the new album. Taking over lead vocals is former dcTalk member and industry mainstay Kevin Max, while CCM vets Dave Ghazarian (Superchick) is on guitar, Jared Byers (Bleach) is the band’s drummer, and singer-songwriter Jason Walker plays keys.

 "I've never been more excited about an Audio A record,” shares Stuart. “We've collectively poured into each song for months, and I love every track. Being able to help write and direct the process of putting the band back together has been an absolute joy. I can't wait to see our fans sing along with Kevin on the AA classics and fall in love with the new songs."

 As just released in Billboard, the brand new album is slated to release March 2013. The first single, “Kings And Queens,” will hit Christian radio in November. "It's just an incredible song about this idea of when we love the least of these, God wraps these little orphans in his majesty and they can become kings and queens," Stuart says of the song. "It gives you that idea that these are God's favorites, these little kids that have been forgotten. There's going to be a special place in heaven one day because of what they've been through here. It's just a triumphant, majestic song that just connects so deeply with Hands & Feet and the message of Audio A right now."

 When the decision was made to re-launch the group, there was a lot of thought to who would be the right selection to carry on the mantle of lead vocalist for Audio Adrenaline. When conversations were had with the band’s new manager, Wes Campbell of First Company Management, the idea was raised to talk to Kevin Max, a long-time friend of the band. Most of all, Max understands the passion for orphan care and Hands & Feet because he, just like many of the children at Hands & Feet Project, had been orphaned as a small child.

 McGinniss shares, “We have joined together under the new banner of Audio Adrenaline, yet the common thread that brings all of us together is for a much greater reason. We are beyond excited to finally share why we are putting the band back together.”

 Fair Trade Services, the new label home for Audio Adrenaline, could not be more excited in their unique partnership with Know Hope Foundation and the Hands & Feet Project, and name the band as part of their stellar roster. Shares Jeff Moseley, Fair Trade Services President, “We would like to see the orphans in Haiti taken care of and given a chance to succeed in life. As believers and leaders, we must do good while we are doing well. This is our mandate as followers of Christ and this is our mandate as humans.”

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 ABOUT HANDS & FEET PROJECT

In 2004, the members of Audio Adrenaline founded the Hands & Feet Project. Inspired by fan reaction to the band’s song “Hands and Feet,” HAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term, family-style care for orphaned and abandoned children with the love of Christ. They strive to raise a generation of orphaned children who will grow up to reach their God- given potential, while empowering first world citizens to partner with them in service at home and abroad.

 

The organization broke ground on their first Children’s village in Cyvadier, a small town on the Southern coast near Jacmel, and began their journey of serving the forgotten children of the impoverished Caribbean nation. Currently tending to over 70 children in Cyvadier, a second village opened in Grand Goave in 2008 and is caring for 30 children. handsandfeetproject.org.

 

ABOUT FAIR TRADE SERVICES

Fair Trade Services, LLC launched in June 2011 by music industry veteran Jeff Moseley. Fair Trade Services is a partnership based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, formed for the development of remarkable Christian artists who desire artistic excellence, cultural relevance and spiritual significance.  Located in Brentwood, Tennessee, their roster includes MercyMe, Laura Story, Audio Adrenaline, The Afters, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Derek Webb, Sara Groves, Phil Wickham, Disciple, Mark Schultz and more. Fair Trade Services is distributed by Provident Distribution and Sony Music. fairtradeservices.com.