Hawk Nelson's "One Little Miracle" EP is now available featuring the original studio version of One
Little Miracle, the acoustic version with Amy Grant (available for the first
time digitally today), and the Live From Creation ’08 version with Amy Grant. Click here to check it out on iTunes!
Seattle, WA...June 6, 2008...Hawk Nelson embarks on an athletic and adventurous summer with the beginning of the Faith Nights Baseball Tour this weekend, upcoming Olympic promotions featuring "Turn It On," and festival appearances filled with many surprises.
Kicking off the Faith Nights Baseball Tour this weekend, Hawk Nelson will once again be entertaining baseball fans and families with a concert either prior to or following the baseball game. Along with Hawk Nelson performing will be RunKidRun and special guest Mark Stewart (Audio Adrenaline). Lead singer Jason Dunn will throw the first pitch at each game to add to the full experience followed by RunKidRun singing the seventh inning stretch.
Beginning on Monday, June 9th, Hawk Nelson's song "Turn It On" will be featured on NBC for Olympic promotions aired during the late night programming of The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan and Last Call with Carson Daly. The band has previously been featured in such promos in the 2004 Summer Olympic promotions on NBC networks.
Coming off of their highly successful headline tour, Hawk Nelson Green T Tour, this foursome will make appearances at all the major festivals, which will feature the mobile HawkMART, the merch store on wheels. The band will be appearing at the Creation 30th Anniversary and have a special surprise planned for all attending. Fans still remember the band parachuting into Spirit West Coast in previous years; therefore, the fans look forward to their unpredictable antics each show.
Hawk Nelson released their third studio project "Hawk Nelson is My Friend" on April 1st, 2008. This album debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 34, the band's highest chart debut. Coming next week will be the new CHR single "One Little Miracle," which was written after Jason's grandmother passed away. The new Rock single coming will be "You Have What I Need," and recently the song "Arms Around Me" was added to KLTY.
This powerhouse, punk foursome hailing from Canada has won the hearts of fans and media nationwide since their debut release in June 2004 with "Letters to the President." HAWK NELSON has appeared on NBC's "American Dreams", had a cameo appearance in the hit Nickelodeon film "Yours, Mine, & Ours," where they played their original song "Bring Em Out," as well as had their songs featured on NBC's 2006 Stanley Cup promo spots, WB's Smallville, Summerland, & Laguna Beach. Their most recent release Hawk Nelson Is My Friend debuted at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 selling more than 18k units. Hawk Nelson Is My Friend was also the top selling new release on the Christian album chart in addition to the comprehensive chart. The album also successfully debuted on the digital store iTunes with a No. 13 debut on the Top 100 albums chart on street day and remains on that chart one week later. Also the debut single "Friend Like That" sold 25,000 digital copies up to street week on iTunes.
Hawk Nelson, RunKidRun, Mark Stewart Faith Nights:
6.6.08 Mobile Bay Bears, Mobile, AL
6.7.08 Birmingham Barons, Birmingham, AL
6.8.08 Huntsville Stars, Huntsville, AL
6.26.08 Durham Bulls, Durham, NC
7.13.08 Memphis Redbirds, Memphis, TN
7.24.08 Fort Wayne Wizards, Fort Wayne, IN
7.25.08 South Bend Silver Hawks, South Bend, IN
7.26.08 Akron Aeros, Akron, OH
7.27.08 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Appleton, WI
7.28.08 West Michigan White Caps, Comstock Park, MI
7.30.08 Mississippi Braves, Pearl, MS
8.14.08 Frisco Rough Riders, Frisco, TX
8.16.08 Tucson Sidewinders, Tucson, AZ
8.20.08 Fresno Grizzlies, Fresno, CA
8.22.08 High Desert Mavericks, Adelanto, CA
8.27.08 Modesto Nuts, Modesto, CA
mtvU is produced exclusively for the college audience on more than 730 universities, reaching over 6.5 million students in dining halls, student lounges, fitness centers, and dorm rooms. To Vote for Hawk Nelson on mtvU go to http://www.mtvu.com/music/freshmen/ next week September 4-8th. Voting begins Monday, September 4 at 11AM EST & ends Friday, September 8 at 11:59AM.
In addition to hitting mtvU, Hawk Nelson has been traveling across the country from New York to LA with summer festivals and media blitzes. Recently they spent a day in New York City interviewing with Launch Radio Network, Popstar, and FUSE Network along with performances at Billboard and Music Choice (photos below). While in LA, Hawk Nelson taped an entertainment feature with the top-rated KTLA Morning Show, which airs Thursday (August 31). The band also appeared on the video countdown show on Much Music as well as taped a segment for the International Music Feed. Also this summer, radio fell in love with Hawk Nelson’s first single from the sophomore project, "Everything You Ever Wanted." The single stood strong at No.1 on the CHR chart for nine consecutive weeks.
Plowing ahead full force, Hawk Nelson will be headlining the fall Smile, It’s the End of the World tour (dates below), which will be in key markets such as Las Vegas, Houston, Nashville, San Diego and Los Angeles. The tour will consist of House of Blue shows (Anaheim, Las Vegas) as well as a TGIFriday/Wal-Mart opening in LA. The tour will be sponsored by Absolutepunk.com, Rockstar Energy Drink, and Xbox. Following their Smile tour, Hawk Nelson will join the Beyond Measure Tour with Jeremy and Adie Camp.
This powerhouse, punk foursome hailing from Canada has won the hearts of fans and media nationwide since their debut release in June 2004 with Letters to the President. Since their national debut, HAWK NELSON has appeared on NBC’s American Dreams, had a cameo appearance in the hit Nickelodeon film Yours, Mine, & Ours, where they played their original song "Bring Em Out," as well as had their songs featured on NBC’s 2006 Stanley Cup promo spots, WB’s Smallville, Summerland and NBC’s 2004 Summer Olympic commercials. This past year, Hawk Nelson has landed on the cover of Breakaway and CCM (Voted Favorite New Band) and in the magazines Tiger Beat, Popstar, and Alloy.com along with a television special with Drake Bell for Yours, Mine & Ours.
On April 4, 2006 Hawk Nelson released their sophomore studio release, Smile, It’s The End Of The World, which debuted on the Billboard 200 with their strong debut week sales. Smile, It’s The End Of The World is a positive response to a negative situation. This project is a more intense and deliberate in what the band has to say, yet it has all the fun, energetic elements that the fans have come to know and love.
“Music is a big part of all of our lives,” says vocalist/keyboardist Jason Dunn. “Through the new project we wanted to express the realities
and truths that we deal with in our lives and give some positive solutions to our peers and the people we make our music for.”
True to its title, Smile, It’s The End Of The World, is jam packed with catchy melodies and lyrics that showcases Hawk Nelson’s growth as
a band since their debut two years ago. Co-written by the band and Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan, who spent time touring with
Hawk Nelson last year, Smile, It’s The End Of The World is a more diverse, mature collection of material. The band has broadened its
sound with additional keyboard input from Dunn and a barbershop quartet from Pike’s Market in Seattle, Washington (“The Show”).
Although the CD takes an upbeat approach, Hawk tackles serious subjects on the disc that is evident on the song, “Zero,” which addresses
the reality of teen suicide. Dunn himself had a personal experience of a 19-year-old friend and co-worker who committed suicide.
“The song talks about how a guy’s feeling after his best friend kills himself,” says Dunn. “It goes on to explain his inner thoughts, and how
he starts to blame himself for what happens. It really shakes your life up when someone you’re that close to is all of a sudden not there, not
a part of your life anymore.”
One of the disc’s most powerful numbers, “The One Thing I Have Left,” features blaring guitar chords and strong backing vocals. With the
instantly catchy chorus, this song is about the members of Hawk Nelson standing up for their beliefs and maintaining their dignity. The
first CHR radio single, “Everything You Ever Wanted,” speaks to the topic of abandonment and not living up to someone’s standards.
After the success of their debut project Letters To the President, Hawk Nelson has experienced much activity in the last two years landing a
television appearance playing The Who, performing “My Generation” on the NBC television series “American Dreams,” a big-screen
performance in the remake of the 1968 film Yours, Mine & Ours (starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo) singing their song “Bring Em’
Out” (which appears on the new disc), music placement on “Smallville,” “Summerland” and the Summer 2004 Olympic commercials.
To speak to the fan base that Hawk Nelson has developed since their debut, the band landed on the cover of the 2006 Reader’s Choice issue
of CCM Magazine being voted as the “New Artist of the Year,” “Artist to Break Into The Mainstream” and “Artist to be on the Cover.”
Hawk Nelson also had the top song (“Take Me”) on the Air 1 Network for 2005. The band also moved into the No. 1 slot on R&R’s
Christian Rock radio charts this week with their final radio single from the debut project “Things We Go Through.” It was also recently
announced that Hawk Nelson has been named “Best Band” in the Golden Ear Awards, which are voted by the readers of Ignite Your Faith
(formally Campus Life). The winners will be mentioned in the March/April Ignite Your Faith magazine. Jason Dunn was also voted “Best
Male Vocalist” in the awards.
Supporting the sophomore release this spring, Hawk Nelson will hit the road with Thousand Foot Krutch. In addition, Hawk Nelson will be
heading up a unique themed “Prom” tour hitting more than 15 dates around the country. More details will be coming on both tours.
Hawk Nelson is Jason Dunn (vocals/keys), Daniel Biro (bass), Jonathan Steingard (guitar) and Aaron Tosti (drums). For more information