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SANCTUS REAL HITS NO. 1 AT RADIO WITH "PROMISES"

Sixth Studio Record, Run, Released February 5 And Hits Top 5 On Album Charts;

Band Headlining "The Promises Tour," Kicked Off This Week


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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
February 15, 2013

15 February 2013 - Nashville, Tenn - Sanctus Real just hit the top spot at radio for the eighth time in their career. "Promises," the latest single from their newly released sixth studio project Run, grabbed the No.1 slot at Hot AC this week. With a No. 1 hit single, a brand new CD and a new headlining tour that kicked off this week, the boys of Sanctus Real are certainly enjoying this moment in their career.

For its first week out, Run is already at No. 5 on the Top Christian/Gospel Digital Albums Chart, No. 7 on Billboard Top Contemporary Christian Album Chart and No. 10 on the Overall Billboard Christian/Gospel Album chart. The project was produced by Chris Stevens (TobyMac), Jason Ingram (Brandon Heath), and Seth Mosley (Newsboys), and is the follow-up to their 2010 GRAMMY nominated Pieces of A Real Heart, which featured their career-breaking hit "Lead Me."

Announcing their headlining nationwide tour, "The Promises Tour," earlier this year, Sanctus Real kicked it off last night in Alabama. Running through May 19, the tour offers a VIP Experience with Sanctus Real, which includes a VIP pre-show entrance and priority check in, an exclusive autograph and Q&A with the band, as well as collector's edition merchandise.

Tour dates for "The Promises Tour" are listed below. Be sure to visit SanctusReal.com for the most updated tour information, and to view their music video for "Promises" click here.

About Sanctus Real
Over Sanctus Real's stellar 16-year career, band members Matt Hammitt (lead vocals), Chris Rohman (guitar), Dan Gartley (bass), Pete Prevost (guitar, banjo, piano) and Mark Graalman (drums) have received critical acclaim as a Christian rock and alternative CCM band. The success of their albums landed Sanctus Real eight No. 1 singles and seven Top 5 radio singles. To date, the band's total digital track sales exceed one million. Sanctus Real earned two GRAMMY-Nominations, including 2009 Best Rock Gospel Album for We Need Each Other and 2010 Best Contemporary/Pop Gospel Album for Pieces of a Real Heart. Since 2004, Sanctus Real has been nominated for eight Dove Awards and won Modern Rock Album of the Year for Fight the Tide in 2005. Sanctus Real was named R&R magazine's most played CHR radio Christian artist of 2006 and Billboard's No. 4 most played Christian band of 2010. Sanctus Real has toured alongside notable artists such as Tobymac, Casting Crowns, Third Day, MercyMe, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Skillet.

THE PROMISES TOUR, FIRST LEG
February
14 Pineville Baptist Church, Thomasville, AL
15 Sharon Baptist Church, Savannah, TN
16 Guinn Auditorium LA College, Pineville, LA
17 Venue68, Tulsa, OK
18 Marion Cultural and Civic Center, Marion, IL
21 Five Forks Bretheren In Christ Church, Wayneboro, PA
22 Temple Baptist Church, New Bern, NC
23 Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte, NC
24 Coastal Christian High School, Wilmington, NC
25 Faith Baptist Church, Glen Burnie, MD

March
1 Resurrection Life Church, Cadillac, MI
2 Great Lakes Christian College, Lansing, MI
3 Moraine Valley Church, Palos Heights, IL
7 Grand Horizon Center, Elkhart, IN
8 Oakbrook Church, Kokomo, IN
10 Woodward High School, Woodward, OK
14 Manheim Bretheren In Christ Church, Manheim, PA
15 The Underground, Cincinnati, OH
16 Excelsior Springs Performing Arts, Excelsior Springs, MO
17 North Platte Community Playhouse, North Platte, NE

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