Whiplash Records band Manic Drive kicked off their fall tour with Group 1 Crew and headliners Fireflight last week at Southwestern Virginia Community College in Richlands, Virginia. The For Those Who Wait Tour will hit more than 30 U.S. cities before wrapping up on November 7th.
For Those Who Wait Tour 2010:
09.23.2010 Richlands, VA – Southwestern VA Community College
09.24.2010 Huntington, WV – Christ Temple
09.26.2010 Wilkesboro, NC – Forest Edge Amphitheatre
09.29.2010 Marion, IL – Marion Cultural & Civic Center
09.30.2010 Appleton, WI – OuterEdge Stage
10.01.2010 Rockford, IL – Faith Center
10.02.2010 Mount Vernon, OH – Mount Vernon Nazarene
10.03.2010 Lafayette, IN – First Assembly of God
10.07.2010 Lenexa, KS – Lenexa Christian Church
10.08.2010 Wichita, KS – Central Community Church
10.09.2010 Greeley, CO – Greeley Wesleyan Church
10.10.2010 Farmington, NM – Word of Life Christian Center
10.11.2010 Plainview, TX – Hutcherson Athletic Complex
10.12.2010 Paris, TX – Calvary Chapel
10.14.2010 Rock Island, IL – Heritage Church
10.15.2010 St. Peters, MO – Church On The Rock
10.17.2010 Pippa Passes, KY – Campbells Arts Center at Alice
10.21.2010 York, PA – Stillmeadow Church of Nazarene
10.22.2010 Shrewsbury, MA – Liberty Churches
10.23.2010 Bangor, ME – Abundant Life Church
10.24.2010 Canton, NY – State Univ. New York
10.26.2010 Knoxville, TN – The Cox Auditorium
10.27.2010 North Charleston, SC – Cathedral of Praise
10.28.2010 Deatsville, AL – Marbury High School
10.29.2010 Jacksonville, FL – Murray Hill Theatre
10.30.2010 Biloxi, MS – Cedar Lake Christian Academy
10.31.2010 Guntersville, AL – Church at Lake Guntersville
11.02.2010 Orlando, FL – Pegasus Ballroom UCF Student Union
11.04.2010 Mary Esther, FL – Emerald Coast Worship Center
11.05.2010 Cape Coral, FL – Kingsway Christian Center
11.06.2010 Miami, FL – Southwest High School
11.07.2010 Venice, FL – South County Family YMCA
Manic Drive has been touring non-stop since the release of their latest album Blue last fall. Starting with the North American leg of Stryper’s 25th Anniversary Tour, and then tour dates with Superchick, Manic Drive co-headlined the Air-1 Appreciation Tour and made numerous festival appearances including Kingdom Bound, Lifefest, Atlanta Fest, Spirit West Coast, Soul Fest and more.
The band’s single “Walls” became one of this year’s biggest radio hits, boosted by the music video which received heavy airplay on numerous shows and networks including GMC, GOD TV, TVU and JCTV. Manic Drive’s latest radio single and music video, “Music,” has just been released.
Manic Drive also contributed their vocals to Michael W. Smith’s multi-artist benefit single “Come Together Now,” which raised money for the relief efforts following the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Manic Drive appears in the music video and joined many of the artists for a live performance of the song on the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, which was televised on GMC.
“It’s been an incredible year for us as a band,” says frontman Shawn Cavallo. “We are thankful for the fans that have followed us over the years, and we’re excited to be making new fans and friends on the road.”
Despite heavy touring, Manic Drive is writing for their next project which they will begin recording at the end of the year with an anticipated release planned for Spring 2011.
Manic Drive is signed to Nashville-based label Whiplash Records, a division of Bema Media, with physical distribution through Provident-Integrity Distribution (SONY), and digital distribution through Syntax Distribution (Quality Junk).