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Critics Herald Album as “Band’s Best Release,” “Stunning,” “Flawless,” “Highlight Of 2008”

Title Track No. 1 At Radio for Fifth Consecutive Week

NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
February 12, 2008

Sanctus Real (Nashville, TN) February 12, 2008 – One of the top Christian rock bands, Sanctus Real releases today its widely acclaimed and highly anticipated fourth studio album, We Need Each Other. As the album’s title track continues its fifth straight week at No. 1 at CHR radio, the critics are affirming what radio has already discovered and are championing the new album as one to own:

We Need Each Other is more than just the band’s best release; it is one of the most melodic Christian pop albums to come along in quite some time…The stunning production and the band’s flawless performance permeate this release from start to finish.” – CCM Magazine (February ’08 lead review).

“From the rocking riffs in the opener Turn on the Lights, to the worshipful lyrics in Sing, Sanctus Real shows the range and reflection of a band that is maturing as songwriters.” – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

“Sanctus Real has the incredible capability of improving their skills, refining their sound, and breaking new ground with each record and We Need Each Other is no exception. This is one disc any music fan won't want to miss!” –

We Need Each Other is easily Sanctus Real's best, thanks to high-energy rock anthems that'll also get listeners thinking…From the beginning blues riffs of ‘Turn on the Lights’ to the guitar-fueled power anthem ‘Sing,’ We Need Each Other is…jam-packed with enough hooks to seep deep into your cerebrum for weeks.” –

“…chock full of hooks, riffs, and again, spotless production…We Need Each Other shows a band continuing to grow into a potent legacy of its own.” –

“…a definite maturation in song-writing and recording, it is definitely one you will not want to miss!” – writes in a 10 out 10 review.

We Need Each Other is a wonderful addition to Sanctus Real’s growing body of fabulous work and will no doubt be a highlight of 2008.” –

“Not only is the project an amazing leap forward musically (it hits you right out of the box how much they've grown since 2006's The Face Of Love), the entire album encompasses a message the band has modeled for years, both in their music and in their own lives: unselfish, compassionate love for their fellow man.” –

We Need Each Other follows Sanctus Real’s most successful album to date, The Face of Love, which gathered numerous accolades and continued a string of radio hits, including the No. 1 songs, “I’m Not Alright” and “Don’t Give Up.” While The Face of Love was inspired by real-life heartache and rediscovered joy, the band’s fourth studio release, We Need Each Other, marks a completion of that healing process and is a call for unity.

Following today’s album release, Sanctus Real prepares to hit the road playing the new songs, as well as fan favorites spanning it’s four acclaimed national studio releases, including a major market tour with Third Day that begins March 6 in Charleston, SC. Modern Rock Album of the Year Dove Award winner Sanctus Real, popularly known for its captivating live performances, releases information on its current tour dates below:

Feb 12 2008 9:00A We Need Each Other Releases Today! Band appears live in Columbus, OH on RadioU EVERYWHERE
Feb 13 2008 12:00P Hanes Mall CD Release Event with WBFJ Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 14 2008 12:00P Arbor Place Mall CD Release Event with WVFJ Douglasville (Atlanta), GA
Feb 16 2008 7:00P Main Street Cafe Kansas City, Missouri
Feb 19 2008 12:00P CD Release Event at The Warming House on the Campus of Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, Illinois
Feb 20 2008 4:00P CD Release Event at Lutheran Church of the Cross with KZZQ Altoona, Iowa
Feb 22 2008 7:00P * The Vineyard Church-Urbana Urbana, Illinois
Feb 23 2008 7:00P Dare 2 Share @ the Pershing Center Lincoln, Nebraska
Mar 6 2008 7:00P * North Charleston Performing Arts Center North Charleston
Mar 7 2008 7:00P * Decatur Baptist Church Decatur, Alabama
Mar 8 2008 8:00P * The River Center Columbus, Georgia
Mar 9 2008 7:00P * Bell Auditorium Augusta, Georgia
Mar 13 2008 7:00P * Augustana College Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Mar 14 2008 7:00P * Denfeld Auditorium Duluth, Minnesota
Mar 15 2008 7:00P * McElroy Auditorium Waterloo, Iowa
Mar 16 2008 7:00P * Davenport IA (TBA) Davenport, Iowa
Mar 19 2008 7:00P * Municipal Auditorium Monroe, Louisiana
Mar 20 2008 8:00P * Victory Fellowship Church Metairie, Louisiana
Mar 21 2008 7:00P * Classic Center Athens, Georgia
Mar 27 2008 7:00P * Bethany First Church of the Nazarene Bethany, Oklahoma
Mar 28 2008 7:00P * First Baptist of Raytown Raytown, Missouri
Apr 3 2008 7:30P * Mid-Hudson Civic Center Poughkeepsie, New York
Apr 4 2008 7:30P * Palace Performing Arts Center Albany, New York
Apr 5 2008 6:00P Acquire the Fire at ARCO Arena Sacramento, California
Apr 6 2008 7:00P * Cedarville University Cedarville, Ohio
Apr 12 2008 6:00P Acquire the Fire at the Mabee Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
Apr 19 2008 6:00P Acquire The Fire @ Denver Coliseum Denver, Colorado
Apr 25 2008 7:00P THRIVE Youth Event-Furman University Greenville, South Carolina
Apr 26 2008 6:00P Acquire The Fire @ Tampa Sun Dome Tampa, Florida
May 10 2008 6:30P Ultimate Event--Alton Towers ENGLAND! Alton, Staffordshire, Northeast
May 16 2008 8:00P Western Michigan University- Miller Auditorium Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 24 2008 7:00P Weber Point Amphitheater Stockton, California
Jun 7 2008 3:30P Red Letter Rock Fest/ Scurry County Coliseum Snyder, Texas
Jun 17 2008 7:00P Summer in the Son @ Lusby Center Grayson, Kentucky
Jun 20 2008 5:00P Atlanta Fest ’08 Stone Mountain Park Stone Mountain, Georgia
Jun 21 2008 7:00P Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Louisville, Kentucky
Jun 26 2008 1:00P Creation East @ Agape Farm Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania
Jun 27 2008 6:00P KLTY Celebrate Freedom-Dallas Dallas, Texas
Jul 14 2008 8:00P San Antonio Convention Center San Antonio, Texas
Jul 15 2008 1:00P Teen Mania Ministries LINDALE, Texas
Jul 19 2008 6:30P July Jam @ Eastern Kentucky Expo Center Pineville, Kentucky
Jul 25 2008 2:00P Creation West @ The Gorge Amphitheater George, Washington
Aug 8 2008 7:30P NewSong Festival @ Loucon Training & Retreat Leitchfield, Kentucky
Aug 16 2008 6:00P Collide Festival East @ Trumbell County Fairgrounds Cortland, Ohio
Aug 29 2008 7:00P Rock the Light - Starlight Theatre Kansas City, Missouri
Aug 30 2008 5:00P LifeLight Festival Sioux Falls, South Dakota
* Denotes tour dates with Third Day.

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