BREAKING BENJAMIN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, AURORA, OUT JANUARY 24
CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH KORN SET FOR 2020
28 OCTOBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, multi-platinum band BREAKING BENJAMIN announced their new album, Aurora, will release in 2020. Aurora features reimagined versions of the band’s biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf), Scooter Ward (Cold) and Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), to name a few. Speaking about Aurora, BREAKING BENJAMIN’s founder/frontman, Ben Burnley, had this personal message to share, ”This album is a celebration of our incredible fans; for those who have been there since hearing ‘So Cold’ for the first time in 2004, and the new ones who have joined us on this amazing journey along the way. We’ve always shared a unique emotional connection to our music with our fans, and this album attributes to those dark times and euphoric ones. From wherever you joined along the road to Aurora, this one is for you. Thank you.”
The full tracklist for Aurora is below but highlights include their new track, “Far Away”, “Dear Agony”, which just celebrated its 10th year anniversary on September 29th, as well as “So Cold” and “Red Cold River”, both of which were rock radio hits.
Aurora will release on January 24, 2020 but fans can pre-order the CD today HERE. Exclusive Aurora Pre-Order bundles are also available starting now at breakingbenjamin.com and official fanclub members will receive 20% off all Aurora pre-order packages. For more information, visit fanclub.breakingbenjamin.com.
Aurora will be available for digital pre-order, pre-add at Apple Music and pre-save at Spotify, with instant access to the track “So Cold” beginning this Friday, November 1, 2019 (link HERE activates 10/31 @ 9pm PT and 11/1 @ 12am ET.)
BREAKING BENJAMIN who recently wrapped their hugely successful North American summer tour with Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Dorothy and Diamante, also announced their upcoming co-headline tour with Korn today. Produced by Live Nation, the 24-city outing kicks off January 23, 2020, and will include stops in Columbus, Green Bay, Portland and more before wrapping March 1st.
VIP packages are available starting today, October 28th at 12pm local. To learn more about what's available, visit vip.breakingbenjamin.com.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, October 29th at 10am local time until Thursday, October 31st at 10PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 1st at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
Breaking Benjamin and Korn 2020 North American Co-Headline Canadian Tour Dates:
January 27 - Quebec, QC (Videotron Centre)
January 28 - Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
See full list of upcoming tour dates HERE.
AURORA - TRACKLISTING:
- So Cold (Aurora Version)
- Failure featuring Michael Barnes of Red (Aurora Version)
- Far Away featuring Scooter Ward of Cold
- Angels Fall (Aurora Version)
- Red Cold River featuring Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath (Aurora Version)
- Tourniquet (Aurora Version)
- Dance with the Devil featuring Adam Gontier (Aurora Version)
- Never Again (Aurora Version)
- Torn In Two (Aurora Version)
- Dear Agony featuring Lacey Sturm (Aurora Version)
AURORA FEATURED ARTIST QUOTES:
LACEY STURM (ex-Flyleaf): “I love the mystical kind of lyrics that a thousand different people can sing and each person feels like it was written just for them and what they are going through. This is the magic of Breaking Benjamin songs that I love. Ben asked me to sing on this acoustic version of Dear Agony at a time when singing the lyrics sliced through me in a deeply prophetic way. It was a revelatory and healing experience. I’m so thankful.”
SCOOTER WARD (Cold): "I’m very honored and blessed to be a part of such a beautiful song and project. Ben’s writing has had a special place in our hearts for many years. Thankful to be a part of this."
ADAM GONTIER (ex-Three Days Grace): “Ben asked me to be a part of this record, and of course I said yes. We’ve been close friends for over 20 years, and Breaking Benjamin has been a big influence on me over the years. I’m REALLY stoked that Ben and I have finally found a way to get our voices on a track together. Also, Dance With The Devil is one of my favorite songs by anyone. Ever.”
SPENCER CHAMBERLAIN (Underoath): Touring with Breaking Benjamin was not only one of my favorite tours we’ve done in years but we also left the tour with life long friends. Being asked to sing on “Red Cold River” was very flattering and a complete honor. I love these guys as musicians and as people, I’m honored to be a small part of their journey.”
MICHAEL BARNES (RED): "I was honored to be a part of Breaking Benjamin’s new acoustic record along side so many other amazing singers - can’t wait to hear the whole thing!”
About Breaking Benjamin:
Breaking Benjamin’s most recent release, EMBER debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and marked the multiplatinum band’s fourth Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200, following 2015’s #1 debut for Dark Before Dawn (Gold), 2009’s Dear Agony (Platinum) at #4 and 2006’s Phobia (Platinum) at #2. EMBER spun off two #1 hits at Active Rock Radio with “Red Cold River” and “Torn In Two” marking the band’s 9th #1 song. EMBER adds to a healthy 7MM+ total album units sold for Breaking Benjamin, charting Top 10 across numerous countries worldwide and topping #1 charts across multiple genres, including Top Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Digital Albums. Breaking Benjamin boasts an impressive 6.8 billion combined audio/video streams worldwide with a social imprint of over 6.5MM, a testament to the band’s global influence and loyal fan base. For more information, check out the band’s website HERE.
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