PIERCE THE VEIL’S ‘SELFISH MACHINES’ DEBUT’S AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S “HEATSEEKERS” CHART

PIERCE THE VEIL’S ‘SELFISH MACHINES’
DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S “HEATSEEKERS” CHART
MARKING 400% SALES INCREASE FROM DEBUT ALBUM

July 1, 2010 — PIERCE THE VEIL’s sophomore album, SELFISH MACHINES, will make its debut on Billboard‘s “Heatseekers” chart next week at #1. Their 2007 critically acclaimed debut, A FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC, had entered the “Heatseekers” chart at #61, which indicates a sales increase of over 400%. The new album also debuts at #16 on Billboard’s “Top Independent Albums” chart, #98 on SoundScan’s “Top Current Albums” chart, and #105 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart.

The band–Vic Fuentes (vocals/guitars), brother Mike Fuentes (drums), Tony Perry (guitars), and Jaime Preciado (bass)–took inspiration from their fans and years of non-stop touring into consideration when writing SELFISH MACHINES, so the first week’s success is especially thrilling for them. “It honestly means the world to us that our fans are getting behind the new record,” beams Vic. “It is such a newly revived feeling to see them singing the new songs with us on Warped Tour and going just as crazy as we are on stage. We’re gonna try to cover as much of the world as possible on this album and squeeze as many shows in as our bodies and voices can handle.”

“All of PIERCE THE VEIL’s hard work on making a great record has definitely paid off,” says Equal Vision Records CEO Steve Reddy. “They’ve shown how dedicated they are to their music and their fans with SELFISH MACHINES. We’re so proud of them and couldn’t be more thrilled about the amazing chart debut.”

PIERCE THE VEIL shot a video in Los Angeles last week for the first single, “Caraphernelia,” with director Robby Starbuck (August Burns Red, Breathe Carolina). It’ll be ready for TV and Internet airplay in the coming weeks.

Since its June 22 release on Equal Vision Records, SELFISH MACHINES has been racking up rave reviews:

“It puts a boot deep in your guts from the get-go…”

–Robert Ham, Alternative Press

“…an album that proves talent and tenacity can transcend trends.”

–Ryan Ogle, Outburn

“…this album holds the weight of the anticipation it has accrued.”

–Andy Mescher, Music Connection

“San Diego’s Pierce The Veil have a real listen-again quality to them; there’s an element of creativity that makes you think ‘Wait, are they really contrasting a fast metalcore riff with handclaps, and chugging guitars with classical piano – all on the same song (‘Besitos’)?’”

–Amy Bangs, Rock Sound (U.K.)

In touring news, the band is out once again on the in-progress Warped Tour through August 15 in Portland, OR. Catch them at any of the following tour stops:

DATE CITY VENUE

Warped Tour, unless otherwise noted:
Wed 6/30 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Practice Field

Thu 7/1 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

Fri 7/2 Houston, TX Showgrounds at Sam Houston

Sat 7/3 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center

Mon 7/5 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Tue 7/6 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Wed 7/7 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion

Thu 7/8 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater

Fri 7/9 Toronto, ONT. Arrow Hall

Sat 7/10 Montreal, QC. Parc Jean Drapeau

Sun 7/11 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater

Mon 7/12 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights (w/Attack Attack!, Parkway Drive)

Tue 7/13 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

Wed 7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center

Thu 7/15 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion

Fri 7/16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

Sat 7/17 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

Sun 7/18 Oceanport, NJ Monmouth Park Racetrack

Tue 7/20 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

Wed 7/21 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Thu 7/22 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Fri 7/23 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park

Sat 7/24 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

Sun 7/25 Orlando, FL Firestone Amphitheatre

Mon 7/26 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre

Wed 7/28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

Thu 7/29 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater

Fri 7/30 Detroit, MI Comerica Park

Sun 8/1 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park

Mon 8/2 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheater

Thu 8/5 Edmonton, AB. Northlands Park

Sat 8/7 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds

Sun 8/8 Denver, CO Invesco Field

Tue 8/10 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Amphitheatre

Wed 8/11 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex

Thu 8/12 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Fri 8/13 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre

Sat 8/14 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre

Sun 8/15 Portland, OR Washington County Fairgrounds
 
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