Red Sun Rising Shine a Light on Mental Illness Effects in ‘Stealing Life’ Video, Book Headline Tour Dates
Depression and mental illness issues have become part of conversations within the hard rock and metal community, after being something of a taboo subject for a long time. Red Sun Rising are doing their part to keep the conversation going, having just released the video for their new single, "Stealing Life."
"This song was inspired by personal losses experienced by the band. This video is dedicated to all who are suffering or have suffered from the effects of mental illness. There is hope! The only irrevocable damage is death," state the band at the end of the video.
The clip, which finds the band performing amidst a bunch of dangling lights with surging and retracting brightness, also features a number of regular people who have been affected by suicide and mental health issues, sharing their testimonials within the clip itself.
"This song is about the aftermath of someone taking their own life — a topic that unfortunately hits very close to home with the band. That is why we are excited to be able to raise money for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Being able to affect actual change with our music side by side with the charity that changed our lives personally is a dream come true," the band said.
For their upcoming headline tour, the band is donating a portion of their ticket sales to MusiCares, which provides assistance to musicians in times of need. The clip was timed to arrive in September, which is Suicide Prevention Month.
Speaking of their touring, Red Sun Rising will launch their"Together We Are Thread" headline tour Nov. 2. Spirit Animal and Pretty Vicious will open the shows. See all of their scheduled dates below.
Red Sun Rising With Spirit Animal + Pretty Vicious
Sept. 28 — Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life Festival*
Sept. 30 — Peoria, Ill. @ Peoria Civic Center**
Oct. 13 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Monster Energy Aftershock*
Oct. 27 — Newport, Ky. @ Thompson House***
Nov. 2 — Waupaca, Wis. @ Indian Crossing Casino
Nov. 3 — Akron, Ohio @ The Goodyear Theater at East End#
Nov. 4 — Angola, Ind. @ The Eclectic Room
Nov. 7 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ The Club at Stage AE
Nov. 8 — Hartford, Ct. @ Webster Underground
Nov. 9 — Asbury Park, N.J. @ House of Independents
Nov. 11 — Cambridge, Mass. @ Sonia Nightclub
Nov. 14 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ Rec Room
Nov. 15 — Portland, Maine @ Au@ra
Nov. 16 — Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Wally's
Nov. 17 — Lancaster, Pa. @ Chameleon Club
Nov. 18 — Johnson City, Tenn. @ Capone's
Nov. 20 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Vinyl at Center Stage
Nov. 21 — Tampa, Fla. @ The Orpheum
Nov. 23 — Mobile, Ala. @ Soul Kitchen
Nov. 24 — Clarksville, Tenn. @ The Warehouse TN
Nov. 25 — Huntsville, Ala. @ Sidetracks Music Hall
Nov. 28 — Wichita, Kan. @ Wave
Nov. 29 — Omaha, Neb. @ The Waiting Room
Dec. 2 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Colectivo
Dec. 4 — Kansas City, Mo. @ The Riot Room
Dec. 6 — Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly's
Dec. 8 — Springfield, Mo. @ The Riff
**With Shinedown + Godsmack
***WITH Lift the Medium, The Orphan The Poet, Culture Wars
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