With the release of their Mercury Records debut album 'Losing Sleep' just in stores, Parachute are set to open up for UK multi-platinum act, The Script, on their first National U.S. tour this summer. Kicking off July 30th at Chop Suey in Seattle, WA, the tour will cover 14 major cities across America and conclude at the Rock N Roll Hotel in Washington D.C. on August 17th.
Parachute hit #1 on iTunes' overall album chart last week coming off the heels of the band being featured as free iTunes' "Single of the Week" and 'Losing Sleep' being included in iTunes' "Next Big Thing" new artist roundup.
Parachute's first single is “She Is Love”, bulleted at #28 on the Hot AC Chart, while the video has been added to VH1. As featured in Nivea Body’s Smooth Sensations tv spots), fans began recognizing “She Is Love” and “Under Control” which tagged iTunes for purchase. To view the video, go to: http://video.islandrecords.com/premiere/artist/Parachute/She-Is-Love/14387892001, or the band’s MySpace website, www.myspace.com/weareparachute.
Fans first heard “She Is Love” when Parachute kicked off the annual six-hour New Year’s Eve celebration at Times Square in New York City with a live performance. On TV next month, their song “Back Again” has been confirmed for the May 19th episode of 90210’s season finally on the CW, while “She Is Love” was featured on One Tree Hill, May 4th. And on May 30th, Parachute will perform “She Is Love” and “Under Control” on the CBS Early Show.
From the shade of the Blue Ridge Mountains comes Parachute: Will Anderson (guitars, piano, lead vocals), Kit French (saxophone, keyboards, vocals), Alex Hargrave (bass), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Nate McFarland (lead guitar, vocals). Formerly known as Sparky’s Flaw, they began playing together in high school and later on as students at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Signed to Charlottesville’s Red Light Management, Parachute won a loyal grass roots following as they played over 200 shows along the east coast last year alone.
Parachute w/ The Script Tour Dates:
July 30 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
August 2 - San Diego, CA - Epicentre
August 5 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
August 7 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
August 8 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
August 9 - Chicago, IL - Martyrs
August 11 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café
August 12 - Boston, MA - Paradise
August 13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
August 15 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar
August 16 - Carborro, NC - Cats Cradle
August 17 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel