NEEDTOBREATHE UK & Irish Tour - Hard Rock Calling - Win tickets to see them at London's O2 Academy Islington on 16th July


UK and Irish Tour including Hard Rock Calling Saturday 14th July

This gifted band makes anthemic Southern rock that, on its fourth album ‘The Reckoning’ is beginning to reach for the far seats of the arena The New York Times

“NEEDTOBREATHE, it turns out, exist sonically somewhere between Kings of Leon and Mumford and Sons, but enough of their own pop personality to distinguish them as more than mere copycats of either” VH1 Blog

You can see their rousing appearance on Letterman, performing ‘Drive All Night’ here:

South Carolina’s NEEDTOBREATHE return to the UK this summer with 6 shows kicking off at the Ruby Lounge in Manchester Monday 9th July and finishing at the O2 Academy Islington, London, Monday 16th July. The week long tour also sees the band perform at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in Hyde Park, London, the same day as Bruce Springsteen and John Fogerty.

NEEDTOBREATHE’S engaging southern style honours their South Carolina roots, although these small-town boys are equally as comfortable on the big stage having played countless US arena shows since their last UK visit in 2010.

They have recently performed on a host of top US TV shows including David Letterman and Jay Leno. The band’s most recent and fourth album, The Reckoning, debuted at #6 on the Billboard Charts in September 2011. The album is set to be released in the UK on Monday, 3rd September.

“After a hugely successful spring tour of the US and Canada, thanks to all of you, NEEDTOBREATHE are taking The Reckoning overseas this July” announced front man Bear Rinehart on the band’s website. Together with his brother, Bo, and band members Seth Bolt and Joe Stillwell, the band are eager to return to European soil.

July tour dates:

Mon 9th MANCHESTER - Ruby Lounge
Tue 10th GLASGOW - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Thur 12th DUBLIN - The Academy
Fri 13th SWANSEA - Sin City
Sat 14th LONDON - Hard Rock Calling Festival
Mon 16th LONDON - O2 Academy Islington

Tickets for the London show are available now priced at £14 (subject to booking fee) and are available from or


We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner to see NEEDTOBREATHE on Mon 16th July at London's O2 Academy, Islington.

For a chance to win, answer this question:
What is the name of NEEDTOBREATHE's album being released in the UK on 3rd September?

Email your answer along with contact details to with NEEDTOBREATHE in the subject bar.

Closing date; Midday Thursday 12th July

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