Following the very well received music video for “Something To Believe In,” with more than an astounding 1 million views and “Kiss Me Slowly,” co-written with Grammy Award winners Lady Antebellum. Parachute now debuts their song and video for "You and Me" and the track is now available for purchase at iTunes. To learn more about the video's inspirations, check out Will's blog post. Parachute is currently on the road with Plain White Ts and they are giving you a chance to win tickets, an autographed guitar and a live chat with both bands, enter here: http://idj.to/pwtparachute

Parachute You And Me

Parachute is set to release their sophomore album entitled The Way It Was May 17th on Mercury Records. Produced by John Fields (Switchfoot, the Goo Goo Dolls, P!nk, Paper Tongues), the album features anthemic hit single “Something To Believe In,” currentlyTop 25 on the Hot AC Chart and climbing. The song, an uplifting concoction of brassy saxophones, driving guitars and soaring, choir-backed vocals,  received its debut last December on ESPN and has since gone on to become a staple of the network.
 
Additionally, Parachute - magnetic frontman Will Anderson (guitars, piano, lead vocals), Kit French (saxophone, key boards, vocals), Alex Hargrave (bass), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Nate McFarland (lead guitar, vocals) – have just announced U.S. summer support dates with the Goo Goo Dolls and Michelle Branch, kicking off on July 13th in Cincinnati, OH  and wrapping August 25th in Reno, NV. Parachute is currently on the road with Plain White T’s for a run of Spring U.S. tour dates, their second leg of live shows together this year. The band is treating audiences to a preview of several new songs from their forthcoming album, including “You and Me,” “Halfway,” “What I Know,” and “White Dress.”  
 
The Way It Was is the follow-up to the band’s 2009 debut album Losing Sleep (Mercury Records), which shot to #1 on the iTunes and Amazon digital albums charts and spawned the Top 15 Hot AC hit single “She Is Love.” Parachute kicked off their breakout year in 2009 with a slow-burning acoustic performance of the song at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square before performing on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Early Show. The video for “She Is Love” spent three months on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown. Second single “Under Control” became one of the most popular iTunes Single Of The Week features to emerge from a #1 iTunes album. Parachute’s songs have been featured on MTV’s The City and the CW’s One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries and 90210. In the live arena, the past two years have seen the band playing headlining shows and opening for the likes of Kelly Clarkson, The Script, 3 Doors Down and Secondhand Serenade.

 

Purchase You and Me on iTunes: http://idj.to/iYouandMe
Purchase Kiss Me Slowly on iTunes: http://idj.to/iparachutekms
Purchase Something To Believe In on iTunes: http://idj.to/e4T8d4
Pre-Order The Way It Was on Amazon: http://idj.to/eQrxt5


Parachute U.S. Tour Dates:
*supporting Plain White T’s
# supporting Goo Goo Dolls and Michelle Branch
 

May 1st                 Richmond, VA @ The Hat Factory*
May 2nd                Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel*
May 5th                 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
May 6th                 Erie, PA @ Mercyhurst College*
May 7th                 El Paso, TX @ Grace Gardens – KSII Radio Show
May 8th                 Virginia Beach, VA @ Diesel Rock ‘N’ Country Bar*
May 10th              Raleigh, NC @Lincoln Theatre
May 11th              Charleston, SC @ Music Farm*
May 12th              Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Café*
May 13th              Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre*
May 14th              Treasure Island, FL @ Treasure Island Yacht Club*
July 13th               Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend #
July 15th               Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs #
July 16th               Chicago, IL @ Charter One #
July 17th               Rochester, MI @Meadowbrook #
July 19th               Boston, MA @ Bank of America #
July 20th               Walllingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre #
July 22nd               Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center #
July 24th               Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater #
July 26th               Vienna, VA @ The Filene Center #
July 27th               Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre #
July 29th               Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center #
July 30th               Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts #
July 31st                Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center #
August 2nd           Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE #
August 3rd           Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion #
August 5th           Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater #
August 7th           Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park #
August 9th           Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre #
August 10th         Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheatre #
August 12th         Memphis, TN @ Live at the Garden #
August 17th         Denver, CO @ 1st Bank #
August 18th         Park City, UT @ Deer Valley Ski Resort #
August 20th         Mammoth Lakes, CA @ Mammoth Mountain Ski Area #
August 21st         Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery #
August 23rd         Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater #
August 25th         Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Summit Pavilion #

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