Band Launches #ReasonToRise Campaign + Issued Letter to YouTube: "Don't Be Evil"

Single "Rise" Rising on Rock Charts - Currently At #6

(NEW YORK, NY, April 29th, 2016) – SIXX:A.M. has officially unleashed their global release, Vol. 1 Prayers For The Damned, with its counterpart, Vol. 2, set to come out later this year. Vol. 1 has shot straight to #1 on the Australian iTunes Rock Chart on it’s first day out down under. The overarching message of the album? To open your eyes, stand up against the grain, and reject the status quo, which can clearly be reflected in the album’s call-to-action, empowering single, “Rise”, continuing to climb the Rock Charts at #6, and only rising. Putting their money where their mouths are, the band has proudly launched the #ReasonToRise Campaign, offering fans a forum to share their personal experiences. Fans can head here now to learn more. Using this week's recognition, the band has also chosen to bring awareness to YouTube's unfair artist compensation practices. YouTube is the #1 streaming platform for music and SIXX:A.M., along side other artists, want to ensure the future of musicians’ ability to earn a livelihood from their art. Read the band's open letter in full here and take a peek at their recent interviews with Forbes and CNBC earlier this week. 2016 is the year that SIXX:A.M. rises to the occasion, ready to bring their powerful message, and unparalleled musicianship across the globe, touring nonstop with bands including, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, and many more. 
 
Produced and engineered by vocalist, James Michael, Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned is characterized by towering riffs and broad brushstrokes of melody. It’s also an album possessed of philosophically hopeful overtones. As showcased in the album’s artwork designed by guitarist, Dj Ashba, while there are cracks in the cement, an introspective look at the broken angel’s raised hands can suggest that there is hope for a better tomorrow. It is that very aspiration for a brighter future that enables the band to take on dark topics and channel these sentiments into optimism and urgency for fans of music to be the changes they want to see in the world. This is all reflected in their #ReasonToRise Campaign, an initiative launched around the band’s current single, “Rise”, as SIXX:A.M. continue to guide their fans to be critical of their surroundings. 
 
Their follow-up to Modern Vintage (2014), Vol. 1 Prayers For The Damned's 11 tracks “include some of the heaviest songs I’ve ever been involved with writing,” offered bassist, Nikki Sixx. Taking their heavy-hitting message on the road, fans can find the band kicking off the global festival circuit with a performance at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, FL on April 30th. SIXX:A.M. will also be performing fan favorites, new and old, on the Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned tour cycle, which will include seven major rock festivals in Europe and a headlining tour beginning May 3rd in Nashville, TN. The band will also join the biggest rock arena tour of fall 2016 as special guests to co-headliners Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown, beginning October 18th in Little Rock, AR, see dates below. More dates are forthcoming. Read this week’s tour announcement here. The tickets for this highly-anticipated fall tour are on sale now - for more information on the band, the tour, and exclusive VIP packages, head to www.sixxammusic.com.
 
SIXX:A.M.’s Vol.1 Prayers For the Damned, is now available globally – get your copy today!
 
PRAYERS FOR THE DAMNED Track Listing:
 
1.  Rise
2.  You Have Come To The Right place
3.  I’m Sick
4.  Prayers For The Damned
5.  Better Man
6.  Can't Stop
7.  When We Were Gods
8.  Everything Went To Hell
10.  The Last Time (My Heart Will Hit The Ground)
11.  Rise of the Melancholy Empire

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SIXX:A.M.:
www.sixxammusic.com
www.facebook.com/sixxammusic
www.instagram.com/sixxam/
twitter.com/SixxAM

SIXX:A.M. Tour Dates:
April 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
May 1 – Fort Myers, FL @ Fort Rock Festival
May 3 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
May 4 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater (w/ Disturbed and Rob Zombie)
May 6 - Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 7 – Richmond, VA @ The National
May 8 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Event Center
May 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
May 11 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
May 13 – Ft Wayne, IN @ Piere’s  
May 14 – Kansas City, MO @ KQRC’s Rockfest
May 15 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
May 17 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
May 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 20 - May 22 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
May 21 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
May 22 – Albany, NY @ Rock ‘n Derby
May 24 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 27 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
May 29 - San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest
May 29 – Dallas, TX @ KEGL’s BFD
June 2 – Monza, IT @ Gods Of Metal
June 3 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park
June 5 – Mendig, DE @ Rock am Ring
June 7 – Lodz, PO @ The Power Festival
June 9 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
June 11 – Castle Donington, UK @ Download Festival
June 12 – Newport, UK @ Isle of Wright Festival
June 14 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliJune 16 – Pratteln, SW @ Konzertfabrik Z7
June 17 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Festival
June 18 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
June 20 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
June 22 – Stockholm, SE @ Grona Lund
June 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell
June 24 – Halden, NO @ Tons of Rock
July 23 – Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam
October 18 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
October 22 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
October 23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
October 25 – West Valley City, UT @ Maverick Center
October 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
October 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
October 29 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
October 31 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
November 2 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
November 3 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
November 5 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
November 7 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
November 9 – Billings, MT @ MetraPark Fairgrounds
November 11 – Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
November 17 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
November 18 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
More dates to be announced soon…