- By Betsy Abraham
- Published: April 17th, 2012
NeedtoBreathe will be playing at the Vines Center April 23 as part of the nationwide Reckoning Tour.
NeedtoBreathe is a four-piece band that started in 2000 and is signed to Atlantic Records. With four records under their belt, the group has sold out shows and garnered attention from major outlets such as MTV and USA Today.
The group has opened for acts such as Taylor Swift and Switchfoot and gained recognition in both the Christian and secular market. According to Relevant Magazine, the group has had its music featured in popular shows such as Desperate Housewives and Prison Break and won two Dove awards.
The band’s South Carolina roots are evident in their music, which blends old school rock and roll with a folksy sound. Their latest CD, The Reckoning, which features singles such as “Drive All Night” and “Slumber,” is their fourth full-length album. The group played at Liberty a few years ago and Stephanie Ward, promotions manager for Student Activities, said their recent album release provided a great opportunity to bring the band back.
“We wanted to give students the option of coming to a show apart from CFAW weekends, and Needtobreathe was the perfect choice. If you haven’t seen them in concert, it’s going to be something to look forward to,” Ward said.
Opening for the band will be Ben Rector, an alternative singer whose sound is reminiscent of Gavin DeGraw and Dave Barnes. Rector recently released his fourth CD, Something Like This, in September 2011.
Tickets are now on sale at the Vines Center Box Office and are $10 for students when purchased in advance.
For more information about NeedtoBreathe, go to needtobreathe.net.
For more information about Ben Rector, go to benrectormusic.com.