Three and half years ago, following the breakup of a former band, Candlelight Red began to fall into place. Touring nationally ever since last May, the Tioga County band has only grown. Candlelight Red consists of the following members: Ryan Hoke on vocals; Jeremy Edge on guitar and vocals; Jamie Morral on bass and vocals; and most recently added, Brain Dugan on drums.
After being the opening act for the festival two years ago, Candlelight Red is back at the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival - this time for the entire tour.
The band will perform with the likes of Shinedown, Godsmack, Papa Roach and Staind. The tour will begin Aug. 17 and will conclude Sept. 30. Hitting places as close as Scranton and as far away as Tampa, Fla., the band members are hoping this tour will only help them to become more well- known.
Candlelight Red will return to the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, this time for the whole tour.
Edge said, "This is the first tour that we have done that hits almost every major area of the U.S. in one tour. We are expecting a really great turn out."
On top of their upcoming tour, the band has been messing around with some new sounds. The group's new songs are being produced by Morgan Rose of Sevendust, who the guys had toured with. They've written and recorded a total of four new songs with only five days spent in the studio.
In the fall, the group hopes to return to the studio again with Rose and record a full-length album.
"We kind of found the right producer and right team to push us forward - not that the first album wasn't good, this is just a better indicator of where the band is headed musically," Edge said about the new recordings.
The band has made a name for itself from several of the tours on both the East and West coasts. They always try to keep the tempo high during performances by giving it everything they have during every show.
"Every show we try to push ourselves more and more," he said. "We try to put on a killer show."
In the future, they are hoping to put out a few more albums and maybe even tour nationally. Until then, they'll continue to put on shows week after week during the Uproar Festival and get their name out there while helping their reputation grow.