"I'm not sure why this would happen," Said band manager, Richard Mgrdechian. "Of all things, to delete such a beautiful and reverent version of the Star Spangled Banner is beyond comprehension."
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
Best selling patriotic rock band, Madison Rising woke up this morning to hundreds of complaints from angry fans complaining that their postings of the band's best selling rendition of the Star Spangled Banner had been deleted from Facebook over the past 24 hours.
What started as complaints from a handful of fans escalated onto a barrage of anger after the band posted a message asking if anyone else had experienced this same problem.
"I'm not sure why this would happen," Said band manager, Richard Mgrdechian. "Of all things, to delete such a beautiful and reverent version of the Star Spangled Banner is beyond comprehension. I hope it's just a technical glitch, but something larger seems to be at work."
Facebook typically deletes postings flagged as spam by large numbers of users. It would be an unusual, though certainly not unprecedented move for the company to intentionally delete a post across the board.
The band asks anyone else who has experienced this problem to please email as much information as possible to anthony(at)purple-eagle(dot)com.
Madison Rising released its widely acclaimed version of the Star Spangled Banner last summer, updated with a special addendum to reflect our nation’s struggles at the dawn of the 21st century. In conjunction with that release, the band launched the Star Spangled Banner Challenge (http://www.starspangledbannerchallenge.com) to offer Americans a fun and meaningful way to show their patriotism by watching the video and downloading the song directly to their iPods and other devices to play proudly in their cars, at the gym, at the beach or anywhere else they want. With nearly 4 million views on YouTube, the band is well on its way to achieving its goal of five million views by July 4th.
“Awesome,” “deeply moving,” “amazing,” “chilling,” and “the best ever,” are just some of the superlatives used to describe the band’s rendition of the song that celebrates what being an American is all about. In addition to all of the accolades, the band has received thousands of messages from fans calling for them to perform at Super Bowl XLVIII next year as well as at NASCAR events and a plethora of other major venues around the country.
Madison Rising promotes the principles of liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility. Their mission is not only to make great music, but to also send a message that American culture is alive and well. Madison Rising is currently recording its second album and actively touring around the country. To book the band for live performances such as music festivals, sporting events, corporate events or welcome home parties for those serving overseas, please contact Madison Rising at booking(at)madisonrising(dot)com.