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Sevendust’s ‘Black Out The Sun’ Debuts At #1 On Billboard’s “Top Hard Music Albums” Chart

April 3rd, 2013 by Megan Washington

The fans have spoken and as a result, SEVENDUST has scored their first-ever #1 on the Billboard charts, taking over the “Top Hard Music Albums” chart next week. Black Out The Sun—released March 26 on the band’s own 7Bros. Records in conjunction with ADA Label Services–is the Atlanta band’s best-selling album in its first week since 2007’s ALPHA.

Elsewhere in Billboard, Black Out The Sun will debut at #18 on the “Top 200 Albums” chart, #4 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, #5 on the “Top Current Rock Albums” chart, #14 on the “Overall Digital Albums” chart and #17 on the “Top Internet Albums” chart.

The album’s first single, “Decay,” is currently bulleted on the BDS Active Rock Chart at #11 and the Mediabase Active Rock chart at #12. It has also spent the past four weeks in the #1 spot on SiriusXM’s “Big Uns” countdown on the Octane active rock channel. A video for the track premiered on FUSE’s website last week, and can now be seen on the band’s official YouTube page.

SEVENDUST–Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals) and Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals)–continues to prove why they’re the hardest touring band in Rock today as they criss-cross the U.S. on their co-headlining tour with Coal Chamber (along with Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red), which is currently underway. Starting April 30, the band will play headlining shows joined by such bands as Pop Evil and In This Moment. Stops at festival shows, including Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH on Sunday, May 19, will be made throughout the on-going headlining tour.

Check out SEVENDUST at any of the following stops.

With Coal Chamber, Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red:
Wed 4/3 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
Thu 4/4 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Fri 4/5 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
Sat 4/6 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
Mon 4/8 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Tue 4/9 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
Thu 4/11 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Fri 4/12 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Sat 4/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar (SEVENDUST only)
Sun 4/14 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Tue 4/16 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Wed 4/17 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
Thu 4/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Fri 4/19 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
Sat 4/20 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
Mon 4/22 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
Tue 4/23 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Wed 4/24 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Fri 4/26 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Sat 4/27 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
Sun 4/28 – Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
* Tue 4/30 – Monroe, LA – Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom
Wed 5/1 – Huntsville, AL – Sammy T’s
Fri 5/3 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Sat 5/4 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (with Seether)
Sat 5/11 – Kansas City, MO – RockFest
** Mon 5/13 – Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Ctr
** Tue 5/14 – Bismarck, ND – Civic Center Exhibit Hall
* Wed 5/15 – Duluth, MN – Clyde Iron Works
* Fri 5/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room
Sat 5/18 – Springfield, IL – Boondocks
Sun 5/19 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
* Wed 5/22 – Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theatre
* Thu 5/23 – Columbus, GA – Front Porch Of The South
* Fri 5/24 – Jacksonville, FL – The Roc Bar
Sat 5/25 – Niceville, FL – Mullett Festival Grounds (Blazefest with HellYeah, Saving Abel, Pop Evil, Eye Empire)
* Sun 5/26 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Mon 5/27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Thu 7/18 – Peoria, IL – Heart of Illinois Fair
Fri 7/19 – Oshkosh, WI – Ford Festival Park/Rock USA (w/ Megadeth & Godsmack)

* Shows with Pop Evil.
** Shows with Pop Evil and In This Moment.

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