Tag Archives: midnight red

MIDNIGHT RED SET FOR THE TODAY SHOW ON MARCH 10TH

Source: Webster PR

NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2014) – America’s Boy Band, MIDNIGHT RΞD, will be bringing the redheads back to The Today Show on March 10th just as they wrap up their tour dates with Austin Mahone.  Anthony, Thomas, Colton, Eric and Joey will be reuniting with their honorary redheads, Kathie Lee and Hoda, for a performance during the fourth hour.

“Being invited back on the Today Show is something we are really excited about. This time we get to show Kathie Lee and Hoda our sick dance moves,” says Eric Secharia.

The boy band made their last appearance in October being introduced as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month and performed an acoustic version of their hit single, “Take Me Home.” Their fans traveled from all over the U.S. to witness the performance in Time Square by greeting them with wigs, signs and even staying over the night to have the best seat in the house. Kathie Lee and Hoda were crowned with two personal red wigs to match the MNR fans who are dubbed as the Redheads.  After the show, the fans traded their red wigs for red sauce as they were treated with a pizza party and a free performance byMidnight Red to show their appreciation.

Midnight Red will be back on tour starting April 8 with The Wanted.

About MIDNIGHT RΞD:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds, MidnightRed’s members hail from all over the U.S.  As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut EP that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.’” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

CATCH MIDNIGHT RΞD IN A TOWN NEAR YOU:
MTV / Austin Mahone Tour
3/04 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
3/05 – NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom
3/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
3/07 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
3/09 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

The Wanted Tour
4/08 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
4/09 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
4/11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
4/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4/15 – Montreal, QU – Metropolis
4/17 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
4/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
4/23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
4/25 – Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
4/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
4/29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
5/01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5/02 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
5/04 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
5/05 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
5/07 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5/09 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
5/11 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
5/14 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavil
5/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
5/16 – Kansas City – The Uptown Theatre

Watch MIDNIGHT RED’s latest video, “Hell Yeah” on VEVO or YouTube

MIDNIGHT RED UNITES WITH 1-800-FLOWERS JUST IN TIME FOR PROM

Source: Webster PR

Partnership launches in advance of Today Show performance on Monday, March 10th

20140305_MNR_flowers_lrg

CARLE PLACE, NY (March 6, 2014) – As spring blossoms, Midnight Red hooks up with the world’s leading florist and gift shop, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, to arrange smiles to fans, proms and music lovers everywhere.

Before the Christmas holiday, America’s boy band surprised the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s team with a private performance at their headquarters in Carle Place, NY. They had the chance to meet with the staff and enjoy their time before their performance in Long Island.

“We fell in love with the band and their talent and asked them to help support our prom program,” said Lisa Hendrikson, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM VP of Retail Marketing.  “We are looking for Midnight Red to help us deliver smiles this spring for prom season.”

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Prom Program offers corsages and boutonnieres online or at one of their retail floral shops nationwide. In early March, the deal was brokered by Creative Artists Agency on behalf of Midnight Red and with this budding relationship, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM will be offering downloads ofMidnight Red’s music.  Plus, by teaming up with the leading florist and gift shop, there’s a guarantee that every show will have flowers for the boys to hand out to fans. And to spring some more surprises, Midnight Red may be coming to a school near you to perform.

The partnership is launching just in time for Midnight Red to be performing on the Today Show and hot interviews with HuffPost Live, Entertainment Scoop, MTV, FUSE-TV and Sirius XM – Hits 1 with Kid Kelly.  Currently, Midnight Red is on MTV’s Artist To Watch Tour with Austin Mahone and will be on tour with The Wanted starting on April 8th.

About MIDNIGHT RΞD:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds, MidnightRed’s members hail from all over the U.S.  As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut EP that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.'” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

About 1-800-FLOWERS:
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world’s leading florist and gift shop. For more than 35 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has been helping deliver smiles for our customers with gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and plush stuffed animals. As always, our 100% Smile Guarantee backs every gift.  1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been honored in Internet Retailer’s “Hot 500 Guide” for 2013. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM was recognized for our mobile site with a Gold Award in the Ecommerce/Shopping category of the 2012 Horizon Interactive Awards1-800-FLOWERS.COM was also rated number one vs. competitors for customer service by STELLAService in 2011 and named by the E-Tailing Group as one of only nine online retailers out of 100 benchmarked to meet the criteria for Excellence in Online Customer Service in 2011. The Company’s BloomNet® international floral wire service (www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM “Gift Shop” also includes gourmet gifts such as popcorn and specialty treats from: The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 orwww.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl’s® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cheryls.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® confections brands (www.fanniemay.com andwww.harrylondon.com); gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com®  (www.1800baskets.com); incredible, carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.comsm (www.fruitbouquets.com); wine gifts from Winetasting.com® (www.winetasting.com); top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards® (www.stockyards.com); as well as premium branded customizable invitations and personal stationery from FineStationery.com® (www.finestationery.com). The Company’s Celebrations® brand (www.celebrations.com) is a source for creative party ideas, must-read articles, online invitations and ecards, all created to help people celebrate holidays and the everyday. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is involved in a broad range of corporate social responsibility initiatives including continuous expansion and enhancement of its environmentally-friendly “green” programs as well as various philanthropic and charitable efforts. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.

MIDNIGHT RΞD, SET TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED NEW EP DECEMBER 10th

Source: Webster PR

————————

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (December 5, 2013) – While it seems everyone is talking about the recent popularity of British boy bands One Direction and The Wanted – RedOne (the acclaimed hitmaker behind Lady Gaga, Pitbull, and Nicki Minaj) has introduced MIDNIGHT RΞD.  Some boy bands are here today, gone tomorrow.  Midnight Red is here to stay with their latest 2101 Records/Capitol Records self-titled EP release MIDNIGHT RED due out on MidnightRed_EP_cvr_lrgDecember 10th.

Always ones to put their fans, dubbed the ‘Redheads’, first the band rolled out their EP announcement by asking fans to go to their site to get the big news, when they arrived they were met with a “share to unlock” prompt.  The fans shared the news socially and were rewarded with exclusive access to snippets track listing, and artwork from the forthcoming EP.

Joey, Thomas, Eric, Colton, and Anthony form the new group of exciting performers from across the country. They bring outstanding harmonies and electrifying dance moves to the pop landscape.  No matter where they perform, it’s always their goal to make people want to get up and feel the beat.

“We are so excited to be releasing our new EP,” says Eric.  “Making this music for the fans is what we all have lived for.  Now to see that it will be available for our fans in just a week, is awesome,” adds Colton.

The digital and video releases of “Take Me Home,” (produced by RedOne) drew further attention to Midnight Red as the featured nationwide commercial for Coca Cola/iHeart Radio.  The feel-good video for “Take Me Home,” has calculated over 3 million views on YouTube and brings a good time with friends on a lake to life while showing off dance moves that are among the best in today’s highly competitive world of pop music. In addition, their cover of the infamous NSYNC classic “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” has nearly 5K views in just a few short days and Seventeen.com named them one of ‘4 Boy Bands You Should Know’.

MIDNIGHT RΞD EP Track Listing:
1. Take Me Home
2. Take Me Home (remix) Wild Boyz
3. Where Did U Go
4. Miss Firestarter
5. Nothing Last Forever

CATCH MIDNIGHT RΞD IN A TOWN NEAR YOU:
12/06 – WRVQ event – 4:15 pm – Richmond, VA
12/07 – KHTS event – San Diego, CA
12/08 – KLJT event – Tyler, TX
12/09 – Good Day Dallas – Dallas, TX
12/11 – WERO event – 7:45 pm – Greenville, SC
12/12 – WKSE event – Buffalo, NY
12/13 – WKSZ event – 8 pm – Green Bay, WI
12/14 – B-96 event – Chicago, IL
12/15 – WDZH event – Detroit, MI
12/16 – WJHM event – Orlando, FL
12/17 – WAEZ event – 7:25 pm – Johnson City, TN
12/19 – KKHH event – Houston, TX

About MIDNIGHT RΞD:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds,Midnight Red’s members hail from all over the U.S.  As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut EP that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.’” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

About MIDNIGHT RΞD Members:
Joey Diggs Jr. age 24, from Los Angeles, CA says his father, a singer who is best known as the voice behind Coca-Cola’s “Always” campaign jingle, taught him everything he knows.  After hearing Michael Jackson for the first time in his childhood, Joey’s life as a musician was forever transformed. Jackson’s music continues to inspire him to reach new levels as a performer overall musician. Says Joey: “I’m ready to show the world what it means to chase a dream and work hard to make that dream become reality.”

Thomas Augusto, age 22, from Arlington, TX, was called the “little entertainer because “my parents could never shut me up,” he says.  Thomas, occasional dubbed “Tom-O,” grew up a child of ‘90s, and was influenced from early on by MTV and other outlets of pop-culture. A fan of Beyonce, Radiohead, and No Doubt, he has spent years dreaming about being on a huge stage doing what he loves to do. “There were always pyrotechnics in my daydreams, so I know I am on the right track!” he says.

Eric Secharia, age 21, from Burbank, CA, describes himself as a “hipster” whom you’ll never catch not smiling. Eric, who has been singing since age 6, and dancing since age 12, plays guitar and cites Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson as his main musical influences.  Though he claims he fell in to music “accidentally,” at a young age, it is very clear that he was born to perform. “They are two people who truly stood out as performers that mastered their craft and used it to change the world,” he says.

Colton Rudloff, age 24 from Buffalo, NY, was selected as Midnight Red’s fifth member after being discovered through videos he had posted on YouTube. Colton grew up an avid fan of American Idol and he credits the show not only with exposing him to multiple genres of music, but with encouraging him to follow his passion for music and becoming a professional singer and performer.  “I lean toward artists who have a passion for pure singing,” he says. “There’s no need for all the smoke and mirrors if you have a great voice.”

Anthony Ladao, age 20, from Seattle, WA, is the “baby” of the group, and has been dancing since the age of 6 and singing since the age of 12.  He describes his own style as an artist as drawing influence from the worlds of pop and rock.  Though he comes from a musical family and has always loved music, the turning point for him was seeing Usher perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. For Anthony, this sparked an interest in dance and “from there it became my passion,” he says.

# # #

MIDNIGHT RΞD, AMERICA’S BOY BAND, RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!

Source: Webster PR

—————————-

MIDNIGHT RΞD, AMERICA’S BOY BAND, RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!

“Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” debuts today on YouTube

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (November 28, 2013) – 2101 Records/Capitol Records recording artists MIDNIGHT RΞD have reason to be ‘thankful’ this Thanksgiving, with their recent successes and notable media appearances on The Today ShowThe Better ShowAccess HollywoodCNN Showbiz Tonight and were recently named E! News’ “Hotties of the Week.  In celebration of the holiday season, Joey, Thomas, Anthony, Eric and Colton are sending a Christmas and Holiday greeting to all their fans with the release of their latest music video “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” on YouTube today.
The song originally recorded by NSYNC, is destined to become a MidnightRed fan favorite as the boys are often referred by fans as NSYNC2.0.  Filmed in a home setting, the five boys spread holiday cheer with friends, family, and a visit from Santa Claus and one of his elves.  But is it a dream?  Waking up in their footed pajamas, what did Santa bring them or did Santa come at all?  To find out, you will have to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7v8rAKRI-o

“Christmas is all about family, friends, love, and of course, Santa Claus,” says Thomas Augusto. “We are excited to share the holiday cheer in this video with our fans and give them something to smile about,” adds Colton Rudloff.

Having been named Z100 DJ Elvis Duran’s October Artist of the Month on The Today Show, Midnight Red is continuing their promotional support of the current single “Take Me Home,” with upcoming holiday radio shows and media appearances.

CATCH MIDNIGHT RΞD AT SHOWS LISTED BELOW:
11/29 – Q102 event – Philadelphia, PA
11/30 – WBLI event – Patchogue, NY
12/03 – 98PXY event – 5:45 pm – Rochester, NY
12/05 – 985KRZ event – 7 pm – Wilkes Barre, PA
12/06 – WRVQ event – 4:15 pm – Richmond, VA
12/07 – KHTS event – San Diego, CA
12/08 – KLJT event – Tyler, TX
12/09 – Good Day Dallas – Dallas, TX
12/11 – WERO event – 7:45 pm – Greenville, SC
12/12 – WKSE event – Buffalo, NY
12/13 – WKSZ event – 8 pm – Green Bay, WI
12/14 – B-96 event – Chicago, IL
12/15 – WDZH event – Detroit, MI
12/16 – WJHM event – Orlando, FL
12/17 – WAEZ event – 7:25 pm – Johnson City, TN
12/19 – KKHH event – Houston, TX

About MIDNIGHT RΞD:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds,Midnight Red’s members hail from all over the U.S.: Joey Diggs, Jr. is a Los Angeles native, Thomas Augusto was raised in rural Texas, Anthony Ladao is from Seattle, Eric Secharia grew up in Burbank, and Colton Rudloff comes from Buffalo, New York. As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut album that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.’” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

MIDNIGHT RED HAS A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 11/28 AT 9 PM (EST)!!

Source: Webster PR

————————–

logoLOS ANGELES, Ca. (November 25, 2013) – It’s beginning to look a lot like  … Joey, Thomas, Anthony, Eric, and Colton are set to make a special announcement on Thanksgiving evening at 9 PM (Eastern).  The 2101 Records/Capitol Records recording artists, known as MIDNIGHT RED, will spread some joyful news this Thursday … watch as the boys give you a little tease of what is to come http://instagram.com/p/g_ocIDqE4Q/
“We are excited for the fans.  Our fans are the best and have supported us all year long and we are overjoyed to make this announcement,” says Anthony Ladao.

Having been named Z100 DJ Elvis Duran’s October Artist of the Month on The Today Show, Midnight Red is continuing their promotional support of the current single “Take Me Home,” with upcoming holiday radio shows and media appearances.

CATCH MIDNIGHT RED AT SHOWS LISTED BELOW:
11/26 – Chamaleon Club – 7 pm – Lancaster, PA
11/27 – iPlay America – 8 pm – Freehold, NJ & St. Peters University Hospital Pediatrics Care Unit visit
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Salvation Army Temple Corps Thanksgiving Day
11/29 – Q102 event – Philadelphia, PA
11/30 – WBLI event – Patchougue, NY
12/03 – 98PXY event – 5:45 pm – Rochester, NY
12/05 – 985KRZ event – 7 pm – Wilkes Barre, PA
12/06 – WRVQ event – 4:15 pm – Richmond, VA
12/07 – KHTS event – San Diego, CA
12/08 – KLJT event – Tyler, TX
12/09 – Good Day Dallas – Dallas, TX
12/11 – WERO event – 7:45 pm – Greenville, SC
12/12 – WKSE event – Buffalo, NY
12/13 – WKSZ event – 8 pm – Green Bay, WI
12/14 – B-96 event – Chicago, IL
12/15 – WDZH event – Detroit, MI
12/16 – WJHM event – Orlando, FL
12/17 – WAEZ event – 7:25 pm – Johnson City, TN
12/19 – KKHH event – Houston, TX

6About Midnight Red:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds,Midnight Red’s members hail from all over the U.S.: Joey Diggs, Jr. is a Los Angeles native, Thomas Augusto was raised in rural Texas, Anthony Ladao is from Seattle, Eric Secharia grew up in Burbank, and Colton Rudloff comes from Buffalo, New York. As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut album that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.’” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

AMERICA’S BOY BAND MIDNIGHT RED CELEBRATE SUCCESS WITH HIT SINGLE “TAKE ME HOME”

MNR_NOH8_RGB_lrgPERFORMANCE ON TODAY SHOW AND HOLIDAY SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Los Angeles, CA (October 30, 2013) – 2101 Records/Capitol Records recording artists Midnight Red are a fresh new force on today’s pop landscape.  Joey, Thomas, Anthony, Eric and Colton were proud to perform for America in New York last week when Z100 DJ Elvis Duran selected them as his October Artist of the Month on The Today Show.  The show drew Redheads from across America armed with red wigs, and homemade signs, hoping to catch a glimpse of the boy band.  Their fans, dubbed the redheads, got much more than they bargained for, when after the taping the band performed a free show and had a pizza party for fans, some who had camped out since the night before.

Set for the MTV Artist to Watch tour with Austin Mahone, which has been postponed, the boys of Midnight Red are always ready to connect with fans.  “When we found out about the tour being postponed, we all just looked at each other and were like, well, let’s see what the fans are saying,” said Thomas Augusto.  “Then we went to twitter and found so many fans inviting us to their homes.  So we all thought ‘why not?’.  And that is exactly what they did in the Atlanta area,” adds Colton Rudloff.

Midnight Red pulled their tour bus into the subdivision, rounded a few corners and ended up at the doorstep of Fayetteville, Georgia resident Samantha Weir.  With a little surprise help from Samantha’s mother, Midnight Red was soon performing for a group of friends before sitting around the campfire to make smores.   “This is exactly what we love doing,” says Eric Secharia.  “We put so many smiles on those fans faces.  It felt so great to surprise Samantha and her friends.”  CNN and Showbiz Tonight picked up the surprise segment; you can catch the whole thing here.

Continuing the promotional support of Midnight Red’s current single ‘Take Me Home’, the five boys have earned accolades with outlets including BillboardAccess HollywoodGlamoholic and FUSE TV. Their killer dance moves and all American charm earned them E! News’  ‘Hotties of the Week’ spot.  Additionally, the band lent their talent to the in-famous NOH8 campaign to promote marriage, gender and human equality, regardless of the cultural group one many associate with.

Additionally, the band will make stops at this year’s Holiday radio shows. Complete list is below and visit www.midnightred.com for updates. 

HOLIDAY RADIO SHOWS BELOW:
11/29               WIOQ              Philadelphia, PA
12/03               WPXY              Rochester, NY
12/05               WKRZ              Wilkes Barre, PA
12/06               WRVQ             Richmond, VA
12/07               KHTS               San Diego, CA
12/08               KLJT                Tyler, TX
12/11               WERO             Greenville, SC
12/12               WKSE              Buffalo, NY
12/13               WKSZ              Green Bay, WI
12/14               B-96                 Chicago, IL
12/15               WDZH              Detroit, MI
12/16               WJHM              Orlando, FL
12/17               WAEZ              Johnson City, TN
12/19               KKHH               Houston, TX

About Midnight Red:

United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds,Midnight Red’s members hail from all over the U.S.: Joey Diggs, Jr. is a Los Angeles native, Thomas Augusto was raised in rural Texas, Anthony Ladao is from Seattle, Eric Secharia grew up in Burbank, and Colton Rudloff comes from Buffalo, New York. As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut album that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.’” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

# # #