2012 was year of growth for Columbus, Ohio-based band Red Wanting Blue. Starting in January with a Top 10 debut on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart for its best-selling album to date, From The Vanishing Point, the band supported the album with non-stop touring all year. The “From The Vanishing Point Tour” tookRed Wanting Blue all over the US and Canada with sold-out shows at the House of Blues in Cleveland,Lincoln Hall in Chicago, and at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC where Red Wanting Blue drew a crowd five times larger than just one year previous.
The band also sailed on The Rock Boat cruise for the second time (in the company of Brandi Carlile,NEEDTOBREATHE, Good Old War, and others), made its network television debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” appeared on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live,” taped a session for Daytrotter, and received press attention from Rolling Stone, MTV, Paste, and more. Late last year, Red Wanting Bluerecorded a set for NPR’s heralded “Mountain Stage” program which will now air this week. See here for a list of local NPR affiliates that carry the program. The set will also be available online starting next week.
Red Wanting Blue is now hard at work wrapping up the recording sessions for the follow-up to From The Vanishing Point. Working once again with producer Jamie Candiloro (REM, Ryan Adams), singer-songwriter Scott Terry spent a week in Candiloro’s Los Angeles studio cutting demos before convening with the entire band in its Columbus, Ohio warehouse studio to begin the sessions. The new album will once again be released by Fanatic Records, distributed by Caroline/Capitol Music Group. A release date for the as-yet-untitled record has yet to be announced.
In the meantime, Red Wanting Blue will be doing what the band does best. The upcoming “Dime-Store Circus Tour 2013” will take Red Wanting Blue around the country again, on headlining dates and on shows with Will Hoge and Swear and Shake. See below for a complete itinerary.