The unprecedented positive response and unique marketing opportunities warranted our immediate reaction, and we hope the collective team effort and flexibility of our partners will be appreciated come September 8th.
Nashville, TN (Vocus) August 7, 2009
Million-selling and ten-time Dove nominated, BarlowGirl, has received overwhelming fan support for their new project, Love & War. As a result of this response, the release date for the group’s fourth album has been moved up to September 8, 2009 in an unprecedented move by Word Entertainment. The CD had originally been slated for a September 22nd release.
“We are delighted with the overwhelming support and anticipation for Love & War from radio, digital partners, retail and most importantly the fans,” says Kellyn Bailey, Marketing Director, Word Label Group. “The unprecedented positive response and unique marketing opportunities warranted our immediate reaction, and we hope the collective team effort and flexibility of our partners will be appreciated come September 8th.”
Pre-order packages for Love & War are now available online at http://www.barlowgirl.com. Pack #1 offers an autographed copy of the album and an immediate download of the new single from the CD, “Beautiful Ending.” Pack #2 offers the autographed album and single download, along with a Love & War poster and t-shirt. Pack #3 offers all of the above items, plus a BarlowGirl keychain and Love & War necklace.
The music video for “Beautiful Ending” premieres exclusively at Yahoo! Music today and fans can download the single at iTunes.
BarlowGirl will also host their official CD release party for Love & War at Rock The Universe in Orlando, Florida on September 13th. Three ticket packages are available with the first being a weekend pass to Universal Studios; the second package includes the weekend pass, autographed Love & War CD & t-shirt and a meet and greet with Rebecca, Alyssa and Lauren Barlow; the third package includes the items listed above along with a VIP park tour, exclusive photo opportunity with BarlowGirl, special seating at Barlow CD Release Concert and lunch with the Word artists that are also featured on the show. These artists include; pureNRG, Group 1 Crew and Sidewalk Prophets. Fans will be able to order tickets and exclusive packages for Rock The Universe on BarlowGirl’s website.
Besides gearing up for the release of their new CD, BarlowGirl was in Sacramento, CA last week in support of Mercy Ministries’ new residential facility for young women. BarlowGirl performed a private acoustic concert for the local community that included several area churches. The structure will house forty girls who will receive spiritual, physical and emotional support from the ministry. The 22,000 square foot facility is in need of furnishings so BarlowGirl is teaming with Bed Bath and Beyond to help supply the things that are needed. Fans can access a gift registry on BarlowGirl’s website to donate items for the complex through December 2009.
BarlowGirl is gearing up for their headlining tour this fall in support of Love & War, which will also feature Superchick and VOTA. For more information on BarlowGirl and their upcoming tour dates please visit http://www.barlowgirl.com or http://www.ferventrecords.com.
Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is comprised of Word Distribution, Word Music and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Fervent Records, Myrrh Records and Word Music Publishing. Leading the industry with over 55 years of music making history, Word Entertainment represents some of Christian entertainment’s top brands, including award-winning artists Diamond Rio, Point Of Grace, BarlowGirl, Mark Schultz, Randy Travis, Selah, Natalie Grant, Aaron Shust, Big Daddy Weave and Francesca Battistelli, in addition to Big Idea's successful VeggieTales video series.