Murray Hill Theatre Presents


Bleeding In Stereo, Candor

Sat, October 28, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Murray Hill Theatre

Jacksonville, FL

$15:group; $18:advanced; $35:VIP; $23:day of show

This event is all ages

STANDING ROOM with limited seating available on a first come, first serve basis.


Sound at the Murray Hill Theatre provided by AVL Productions

Two sides inhabit the lifespan of a storm: first, the suddenness of the chaos in the storm itself, then the damage, debris and, hopefully, renewal and new growth in the aftermath.

The members of RED -- vocalist Michael Barnes, bassist Randy Armstrong, guitarist Anthony Armstrong and drummer Joe Rickard -- have lived the storms, and need you to believe you can come out the other side while listening to the tracks that make up the band's new project Release The Panic.

The duality infused in all of Release The Panic's songs -- be it musical or lyrical, from the title track all the way through -- is absolutely intentional.

"Every song on this record is two-sided," Randy says. "'Damage' is a great example, talking about how 'all I do is damage,' yet our character is determined by how we repair that damage.

"Same thing with 'Release The Panic,'" he continues. "We as humans can panic and be worried about our everyday lives. In the end, the battle has already been won."

"That's the double-sidedness of it," Michael says. "Releasing the panic, you either let go of the worry and the anxiety, or you actually panic and go crazy."

For the band, releasing some of the panic that comes with making a record meant embracing creative change. From teaming with veteran rock producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, Skillet and many more) to introducing even more loops, beats and yes, danceable elements alongside RED's trademark heaviness, Release The Panic brings you RED in ways you've never
heard before.

"When you look at the whole scope of the record, we've got more heavy songs on this record than ever," Anthony says. "'Release The Panic' and 'Damage' are two of the heaviest songs we've ever done."

"At the same time, it's OK for us to do a song like 'Die For You' and 'Same Disease' because something like 'If We Only' balances it out," Joe says. "It all fits in; it's just growing and changing with the times."

That growth is designed to take RED's impact to the next level, and involved the band reinventing the way it made music. RED came off the road completely in the first part of 2012, a first for a band known for its non-stop touring schedule, and based out of Los Angeles while making Release The Panic.

"We're both excited and scared to death of some things because we're so much closer to this project than we ever have been," Randy says. "We were on the road touring when we were making all the other records. Here we were, 100% locked into writing and making this record. It was amazing."

Known for getting passionate performances out of some of music's most powerful singers, Benson knew he had something special when first working with Michael Barnes.

"He's really committed to being a disciplined, great singer," Benson says. "In my world, most of my singers are completely the opposite of that; they don't take care of their voices, or they treat them like guitars and just throw 'em around."

The one creative element that has remained consistent is RED's ability to take feedback from fans -- be it through social media presences or face-to-face communication after a blistering live show -- and filter that into the new music created.

It's that trust gained across thousands of shows and now four records that allows the band to be transparent with that fan base, maybe saying things others in those fans' lives can't say.

"We can talk about the darker things," Anthony says. "We're still challenging people to get outside their comfort zone in certain ways, where they're rethinking themselves and being honest with themselves about who they really are."

Those ideas show up on Release The Panic on songs like "So Far Away" (dealing with emotional distance), "Glass House" (where even at our most transparent, no one can see into our true motives) and the album's initial single, "Perfect Life."

"As we recorded in Los Angeles, and looked at pop culture as a whole, the inspiration for that song was all around us, all the time," Anthony says. "There are people who have themselves convinced they're living the good life, but it's the clawing their way to live this kind of life that's troubling."

So these multi-faceted themes, meshed with fiery and sometimes unexpected musical moments,
team to create RED's most electrifying project yet, something the band's new production partner
watched coalesce.

"The thing I like about this record is that they're very forward-thinking songs for a rock band," Benson says. "These guys are sitting on a powder keg, frankly, and I just can't wait for the rest of the world to hear it."

It's time to unleash the storm. And it's time for new growth to shine through.
It's time to Release The Panic.
Bleeding In Stereo
Bleeding In Stereo
Birthed from a small industrial town in northeast Florida comes a band named Bleeding in Stereo. Their origin is humble to say the least but the band has been gaining attention worldwide since its inception in 2010. It all began as a concept spilling from the mouth of grunge inspired songbird Keith Allen. He wanted an outlet to channel the raw emotion that all beings deal with in life, into audio therapy. In 2010 he did just that with the release of the “Wound and the Echo” EP. This work was very well received by music enthusiasts and critics alike. The band quickly saw validation of this when WWE picked up the single,” Black or White”, to be featured on their television shows for tag team group Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel. In addition to WWE featuring the song on WWE 2K12 the video game, “Black or White” has been used by VH1, Fuse on demand, History Channel’s American Restoration, NFL Thursday Night Football, CMT, and NBC’s World of Adventure Sports. The “Wound and the Echo” EP also had tracks “Distance” and “Fade Away” used in a variety of programs and all three songs are still being used to this day. The “Wound and the Echo” era led the band to many great opportunities following the success of their freshman release. Bleeding in Stereo has had the privilege to share the stage with many great acts such as Sevendust, Candlebox, Sick Puppies, Nonpoint, Red, Stone Sour, Rev Theory, Cold, My Darkest Days, Halestorm, Shinedown and many many more. They were also honored to be selected to play at Welcome to Rockville 1,2, and 3 in Jacksonville,FL. With thousands of views on Youtube, a hard hitting live show and a successful first release where do you go from there? In early 2014 the band answered just that. Keith and drummer, Eddie Leo Floyd, entered the studio to begin writing and demoing what would become their first full length and latest release “Waiting to Crash”. Allen and Floyd drew heavy influence from their grunge roots while revisiting power houses such as Genesis, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Simple heartfelt music that explores humanity and the emotions that we all feel is what you will find on “Waiting to Crash”. It is an audio experience that beckons the listener to drop all guards and simply exist in the moment. The latest album has already been heard by thousands of people and it is being embraced as the bands greatest release to date. Bleeding in Stereo is currently in the works of planning a tour for the summer of 2015 and bringing their music to new fans worldwide. Bleeding in Stereo is Keith Allen, Eddie Leo Floyd, Brian Woodward, and Jeremy Destin.
Faith-based hardcore band from Macclenny, Fl
Venue Information:
Murray Hill Theatre
932 Edgewood Ave. S.
Jacksonville, FL, 32205