The newly revised, Audio Adrenaline, has been rocking out with local cities for their new "Kings and Queens" tour that started this spring.
Audio Adrenaline just recently changed lead singers after calling it quits in 2006 after their former front man, Mark Stuart, reportedly began having vocal problems. The 'new' band is at it for a second shot with ex lead singer from DC Talk, Kevin Max, taking control of the Grammy winning Christian rock band. "I'm just really super excited. These are guys I look up to, It was a no-brainer for me. The only [question] that I had in the whole scenario was:' What's this going to be like musically?" stated Max.
Former lead singer, Mark Stuart, told Billboard that Audio A's message will still stay the same, but it will sound different. "There's been a consistency to the Audio A message," says Stuart. "It's important that that continues, but the music is going to sound a little different. Kevin is going to sound a lot different than me, a lot better than me." With Stuart remaining by the bands side to help with production, song writing, and ultimately managing the brand, Audio Adrenaline is off to a great start in this new chapter.
Audio Adrenaline started their 30-city tour on March 1st in Morganton, NC and have already had more then one event be sold out. The lead single "Kings and Queens" has also hit No.8 this week on the Christian Songs chart, and debut album has hit the top 5 sales with LifeWay and top 10 with family Christian music/book stores. " We're extremely proud of it." says Stuart. " We were pretty strategic in trying to come up with songs that people would recognize as [representing] some of the older ideas and balancing those with the modern ideas. We wanted to kind of evoke the feeling of the past with the future."
Along with signing with Fair Trade for marketing and distribution of the band, Audio A has also teamed up with a non profit organization called "Know Hope" Foundation. The Hands and Feet project for the Know Hope Foundation was originated in 2003 by members of the band. The organization helps fund two separate orphanages in Haiti. During the abscense of the band after 2006, the organization continued to grow even without the band performing. " We took this as a Godsend that Audio A could potentially propel the Hands and Feet projects so that we can care for more kids." stated Stuart. The project provides housing for more then 100 orphaned children, and 80 jobs for Haitian adults.
Audio Adrenaline will be touring the states throughout the end of 2013 and will be finishing up their tour in Lynchburg, Va. Tickets are on sale now at your local box offices and online sites.