PARACHUTE: The Wide Awake Tour
Friday, May 06, 2016 7:30 PM CDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
The Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
Special offer! A digital download of Parachute’s forthcoming album Wide Awake (available March 11) is included with every ticket you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your download following your purchase.
Will Anderson: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Piano
Kit French: Saxophone, Keyboards, Vocals
Alex Hargrave: Bass
Johnny Stubblefield: Drums
Nate McFarland: Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mixing full-throttle rock with dollops of blue-eyed soul, vintage R&B and melodic pop radio anthems in-the-making, Parachute has arrived. With roots in Charlottesville, VA, the five members of Parachute have been friends for years and have developed a sound that is all their own. Will has been playing with drummer Johnny Stubblefield, bassist Alex Hargrave and saxophone/keyboardist Kit French since they were classmates in high school almost seven years ago. Will met Nate while attending University of Virginia together, and the guitarist joined the band three years ago. The unmistakable energy on stage is a result of their friendship, and it has helped them to find many successes within their mixed genre.
Parachute’s debut album Losing Sleep was released on Mercury Records (IDJ) in May, 2009, and has sold over 100,000 copies. The album went to #1 on the iTunes and Amazon charts, and reached #39 on the Billboard Top200. In conjunction with the release, their second single “Under Control” was released as the iTunes Free Single of the Week and went on to be one of the most downloaded releases of all times with over 600,000 downloads that week. In winter 2009, the band released a holiday EP titled Winterlove which has sold over 16,000 units.
Although the band has found many successes in their studio release, their major achievements can be found on the road. In 2009, Parachute played approximately 175 shows including headlining dates and support slots for band such as Switchfoot, O.A.R., Three Doors Down and Secondhand Serenade. In November 2009, the band took off on a national tour as support for American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson’s “All I Ever Wanted” Tour, which included dates in Canada. The tour was so successful, that Parachute was invited to tour with Kelly on the international leg of her tour in 2010. Other major touring opportunities in 2010 have included a co-headlining tour with Safetysuit in January (with sold out shows in New York, Boston, Minneapolis, and St. Louis, a headlining run in the UK, and an appearance on VH1’s Best Cruise Ever in April.
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