Daughtry Signs With Big Machine Records


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Aug 29, 2023

Daughtry Signs With Big Machine Records

Pictured (L-R, back row): Hard 8 Working Group’s Jon Linton (Manager), Big Machine Label Group’s Mike Rittberg, Hard 8 Working Group’s Aimee Beren (Day to Day Manager); (L-R, front row): Big Machine

Pictured (L-R, back row): Hard 8 Working Group’s Jon Linton (Manager), Big Machine Label Group’s Mike Rittberg, Hard 8 Working Group’s Aimee Beren (Day to Day Manager); (L-R, front row): Big Machine Label Group’s Heather Luke, Chris Daughtry, Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta

Grammy-nominated rock band Daughtry has signed with Big Machine Records and will release their first single for the label, “Artificial,” on Aug. 11.

Chris Daughtry is one of the best voices in rock music, hands down,” says Big Machine Label Group Chairman and CEO Scott Borchetta. “He is attacking this season of life full-on with a renewed fire and intensity to everything he touches.”

“I am so thrilled to be working with Scott and the entire Big Machine crew on this next record and beyond,” shares the band’s frontman and namesake, Chris Daughtry. “It’s very refreshing and exciting to have a team behind me that fully believes and supports my vision.”

The news follows the band’s announcement of their “Bare Bones Tour,” a rare acoustic run with 26 new dates across the country launching tomorrow (Aug. 9). Chart-topping rocker Ayron Jones is set to open on select stops of the tour, which marks a unique opportunity to see the rockers in the most intimate of settings in cities such as Detroit, Atlantic City, Spokane, Tucson, Austin and more through Sept. 27.

Coming in hot off the recent success with their Lzzy Hale duet, “Separate Ways (World’s Apart),” Daughtry’s amped-up reimagining of the Journey classic debuted at No. 1 on iTunes’ All Genres chart and reached No. 6 on Mediabase’s Active Rock chart. True to its roots with an updated grit, the single has racked up millions of streams across platforms, earning praise from Variety, Billboard, Consequence and others.

Daughtry’s self-titled debut album was the top-selling album of 2007 and the fastest-selling rock debut album in Soundscan history. It was also nominated for four Grammys and won four American Music Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, including Album of the Year. Subsequent albums, Leave This Town (2009), Break The Spell (2011), and Baptized (2013) have all gone Platinum, with Cage To Rattle (2018) certified Gold. In 2021, Daughtry released the album Dearly Beloved, which marked a return to their rock roots and a return to the top of the rock charts with their singles “World On Fire,” “Heavy Is The Crown” and “Changes Are Coming,” each reaching the Top 10 on Billboard‘s Rock Airplay chart.

“Bare Bones Tour” Dates:August 9 | Carmel, IN | The Center for the Performing Arts+August 11 | Des Plaines, IL | Rivers Casino Des Plaines+August 12 | Detroit, MI | MotorCity Casino+August 15 | Warren, OH | Packard Music Hall+August 16 | Pittsburgh, PA | Palace Theatre+August 18 | Atlantic City, NJ | Sound Waves at Hard Rock Casino+August 22 | Huntington, NY | The Paramount+August 23 | Red Bank, NJ | Count Basie Center for the Arts+August 25 | Bethlehem, PA | Wind Creek Event CenterAugust 26 | Mashantucket, CT | The Great Cedar Showroom at FoxwoodsAugust 28| Rutland, VT | The Paramount Theatre+August 30 | Lexington, KY | Lexington Opera House+September 6 | Kalispell, MT | Wachholz College Center+September 7 | Spokane, WA | Bing Crosby Theater+September 9 | Edmonds, WA | Edmonds Center for the ArtsSeptember 10 | Jacksonville, OR | Britt Music & Arts Festival+September 12 | Eugene, OR | Silva Concert Hall+September 13 | Modesto, CA | Gallo Center for the Arts+September 15 | Santa Rosa, CA | Luther Burbank Center for the ArtsSeptember 17 | Ojai, CA | Libbey BowlSeptember 20 | Temecula, CA | South Coast Winery+September 21 | Tucson, AZ | Fox Tucson Theatre+September 23 | Arlington, TX | Arlington Music Hall+September 24 | Austin, TX | Paramount Theatre+September 26 | Clearwater, FL | Capitol Theatre+September 27 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | The Parker+

+ with Ayron Jones supporting

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