The Canadian Christian rock group Thousand Foot Krutch will perform as a top headliner for the first time for several summer festivals. The group is schedule to headline at Creation Festival, for its 34th annual event June 29, 2012. They will also headline at Creation 2012 Northwest which will take place July 19, 2012, The Sonshine Festival which is scheduled for July 12, 2012.
Thousand Foot Krutch is also featured on the main stages at Ichthus (6/22), Alive (6/23), Kings Fest (6/28), Lifest (7/14), Ignite Fest (7/22), HeavenFest (7/28) and DownPour (8/17) festivals, among others. The band will also be featured on the Uproar Festival along with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, POD and others.
"Festivals locked TFK into their schedules early, foreseeing the success they are now having with their independently released new album and the strength of their growing fan base, the friends and family of the band," says Tony Patoto, The Fuel Music Management Co. "Plus, TFK is spectacular live, well-known for delivering one of the industry's most compelling live concerts."
Going independent has energized Thousand Foot Krutch as its momentum continues to build following the release of the band's 5-star acclaimed, seventh studio album, The End is Where We Begin. After entering at No. 1 on the Hard Rock and Christian/Gospel-Mainstream, No. 3 on Alternative and Independent and No. 14 on the Top 200 Billboard charts, the recording continues to sell 41% ahead of its previous bestselling album.
"Each year we look for a band that we feel can step up to a headlining spot. The band has to have mass appeal, great music, killer live show and the stage presence to stand with other headliners like Skillet, etc.," says Wayne Seboa, Creation and Sonshine festivals producer. "This year we all felt that Thousand Foot Krutch was ready to take that next step. The band has great songs; an amazing live show and have the maturity to entertain a crowd in that covered headline spot. I am sure that the fans will come to the same conclusion after seeing their brand new show this summer."
In addition to the festivals, TFK is gathering significant radio airplay across multiple formats. Its adrenaline-infused Active Rock single, "Let The Sparks Fly," hit No. 2 on SiriusXM Satellite Radio's Octane Big-Uns Countdown (www.siriusxm.com/octane) as its CHR No. 15 and climbing single, "Be Somebody," became the second-highest radio spin-gainer in the format.