GRAMMY® nominated, RIAA Certified Gold®-selling alternative metal band RED releases its first full-length studio recording in three years, RATED R, Sept. 29 from RED ENTERTAINMENT and The Fuel Music. The album can be pre-ordered or pre-saved now here, while the lead single, “Surrogates,” premiered on this week’s SiriusXM Octane Test Drive and is available now on all digital and streaming outlets globally; check it out.
Consistently pairing sophisticated instrumentation with hard-hitting songwriting, dynamic performances and grippingly personal lyrics, RED’s evocative artistry takes center stage on its eighth studio album, RATED R. The follow-up to 2020’s chart-topping DECLARATION, the first release on their own independent label, the thought-provoking new album finds the band tackling several resonant and relevant topics amidst centring on the ideological and interpersonal divisions, confrontations and suffering of modern society.
Guitarist Anthony Armstrong explains:
“We’re examining how there’s almost no authentic human interaction and empathy anymore. People jump online to be and say whatever they want. They talk without listening, and it results in bullying and violence. Plus, we lose so much by focusing 24/7 on technology instead of stripping away everything that doesn’t matter and seeing how beautiful and healing it is to live with only what’s necessary.”
This fall, and well into 2024, RED will be taking its hits, fan favourites and RATED R music on an extensive international tour. The first leg of the tour begins in the U.S. on Sept. 8 in Joliet, IL and traverses 25 cities across 16 states before wrapping up at The Masquerade in Atlanta Nov. 19. Following a second string of U.S. dates in the winter and spring; RED is set to rock 135,000+ Graspop Metal Meeting festivalgoers from the mainstage in Belgium next summer with plans to hit additional festivals before travelling to 26 European cities in the fall of 2024.
All the latest RED tour updates, news and more can be found on the band’s website.