BAND’S HEADLINING EUROPEAN TOUR KICKS OFF IN 2022; NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH A DAY TO REMEMBER WRAPPED LAST WEEK
Forbes: “‘Alone Again’ shows the quintet in fine form, with lead singer Danny Worsnop delivering a soaring, impassioned vocal melody and guitarist Ben Bruce unleashing piledriving riffs and a furious, wah-drenched solo. All five members co-wrote the track, and ‘See What’s on the Inside’ marks the first time they wrote an album together in the same studio in over a decade.”
Billboard: “Frenetic on the surface and contemplative beneath it, the 10-song project finds the group lyrically grappling with issues of personal identity and redefining its public persona.”
NEW YORK, NY — NOVEMBER 7, 2021 — Today, acclaimed British rock group Asking Alexandria are celebrating their first-ever #1 at U.S. active rock radio with hit single “Alone Again,”taken from their new seventh full-length studio album See What’s On The Inside. The song officially appears at the top of Mediabase’s chart for the format, dated November 6, 2021. The album is the band’s first official release since the news of their new global deal with Better Noise Music earlier this year, when they were signed by label president Dan Waite out of the company’s London office. The song was released in August to critical acclaim from the likes of Forbes, NME, Loudwire, and more, and it immediately became the band’s fastest rise to the top 10 at U.S radio in their career. It also had the biggest first streaming day and week in the band’s history and was a fitting first offering from the new album, which is a passion project from a band who very much fell back in love with making music and with being bandmates while writing and recording in Nashville earlier this year. “Alone Again” not only started a new chapter for the band musically, it has also translated to global success where international streaming has grown to now 66% of their listenership, according to Spotify. See What’s On The Inside made a top 10 Spotify debut in both the US and the UK upon release. The album is available to stream or download across platforms HERE.
The band’s lead guitarist Ben Bruce said, “We are so excited and so proud to have achieved our first ever #1 single at active rock radio. We’ve worked so hard to finally get here and to have the number one rock song in America truly is a momentous occasion for us! Thank you to rock radio and everyone else for cranking ‘Alone Again’ with us, and thank you to our team at Better Noise for helping us achieve this goal.”
The band’s manager Diony Sepulveda, veteran talent executive, added, “Asking Alexandria signed to Better Noise to work with Allen Kovac and his team in international markets and to reach new heights at both radio and streaming. A big thank you to Allen, Jackie Kajzer [SVP/Head of Radio Promotions], and the rest of the Better Noise team for the band’s first #1 at active rock radio.”
Alongside the release of the album last month, the band premiered the official music video for second single “Never Gonna Learn.”As they recorded this album together during quarantine, the visual, directed by Wombat Fire, showcases the band performing the song in an intimate setting interspersed with polaroid images of the session. The song will impact U.S. radio in January as the official second single from the album.
The band is fresh off their tour with A Day To Remember, which wrapped this past Saturday, November 6 in St. Augustine, FL, after over 25 stops in North America since September. Earlier this month, they announced that label mates All Good Things and rock band Pop Evil will join them on their headliningUK/European tour in spring 2022, with tour dates set from March 30 to April 15. See a full list of dates below. For tickets, a full list of upcoming live shows, and more information, please visit: https://www.askingalexandria.com/.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Mar. 30 – Kiev, Ukraine – Stereoplaza
April 1 – Moscow, Russia – Adrenaline Stadium
April 3 – St. Petersburg, Russia – A2
April 5 – Munich, Germany – Neue Theaterfabrik
April 6 – Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s
April 8 – Haarlem, Netherlands – Patronaat
April 9 – Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
April 11 – Manchester, UK – 02 Ritz
April 13 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Institute
April 15 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
ABOUT ASKING ALEXANDRIA
Since 2008, Asking Alexandria have established a world of rock music that is completely their own. Now, over a BILLION cumulative streams and views later, with a new label behind them – the band signed a global deal with Better Noise Music in 2021 – the U.K-based rock group are readying their next chapter.
Composed today of their original line-up – Ben Bruce [guitar, backing vocals], Danny Worsnop [lead vocals], James Cassells [drums], Cameron Liddell [guitar], and Sam Bettley [bass] – the band has arrived at a place of clarity and refreshed sense of artistic purpose. In the early months of 2021, all five members found themselves hunkered down in a house in Franklin, TN, to write and record their new seventh studio album. It was the first time in over a decade that all were together in the same studio. Armed with a new sense of dedication to themselves and to their fans, they went back to their roots and pulled inspiration from some of their earliest influences and musical heroes – Led Zeppelin, Metallica, AC/DC, and Queen. With time to reflect on their journey thus far they began preparing their next steps forward as a band. With no gimmicks or cheap tricks to fall back on and a renewed appetite for writing together, they fell in love again, with music and with each other as band mates.
In the band’s 10+ years as a worldwide touring and recording force, they have achieved unprecedented success earmarked by two gold-certified singles (namely, “Final Episode (Let’s Change The Channel)” and “Not The American Average”) and three consecutive top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200—Reckless & Relentless , From Death to Destiny , and The Black . In addition to headlining packed gigs on five continents, they’ve graced stages alongside Guns N’ Roses, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, and Slipknot, to name a few. 2017’s self-titled LP Asking Alexandria spawned two of the group’s biggest singles to date: “Alone In A Room” (60 million Spotify streams) and “Into the Fire” (50 million Spotify streams). And most recently, they saw critical acclaim with their 2020 sixth full-length studio album Like A House On Fire.
The result of this reflection and renewed creative energy is the band’s most cohesive and self-assured record to date. The project’s first single, the poignantly powerful, guitar-driven “Alone Again” was written by the entire band and is a fitting first offering of the sonic journey on which the world is about to join them. But beyond its moving lyrics and soaring melodies, it is a rally cry and a statement of a group of artists who are here to stay and ready more than ever to be heard. The track is now out-streaming their biggest hit, “Alone In A Room.”
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Escape The Fate, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Asking Alexandria, Cory Marks, Papa Roach, Bad Wolves, Nothing More, and The Hu. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London, Berlin, Toronto and Sydney.