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Evans Blue Announce New Lead Singer
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 Sunday, March 01, 2009

Canadian rock band Evans Blue have announced that singer Dan Chandler will take the place of departed lead singer Kevin Matisyn.  Chandler was discovered after an extensive six-month nationwide search.  The singer/songwriter hails from St. Louis, Missouri.

Chandler is currently with the band at The Pocket Studios in Toronto recording their third album with producer Trevor Kustiak.  The album, which will reportedly be self titled, is due out on June 23rd.  Fans will get their first taste of Chandler on vocals next month, when the band releases the first single in April.

As previously reported, the band has also parted ways with its former label home at Hollywood records, and will release the new album on their new label home at Sounds+Sights this summer.

In January, founding member and lead guitarist Parker Lauzon told Alternative Addiction that he felt former lead singer Kevin Matisyn was "a was weak as a front man on stage," and that in Chandler they had found a guy with "the same hunger and passion for music, and we believe that he will also be able to captivate the crowd and demand their respect."  Fans can be the judge of the band's new lead singer's stage presence this summer, as a full summer tour is expected to be announced soon.

Evans Blue debuted in 2006 with their first release, The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume, which spawned the Top 5 Active Rock single “Cold (But I'm Still Here).”  The single garnered national attention after Sirius Octane picked it up early, and the band was soon signed to Hollywood Records.  Their second album, The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal Of Life Ends, was released in July 2007, also on The Pocket/Hollywood.  Since then, the two albums have collectively sold over 650,000 units worldwide.


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