The South Carolina Christian rock band Needtobreathe has been added to 2012's already-impressive marquee at the Johnny Mercer Theatre.
Tickets are on sale now for the Nov. 8 concert.
The Dove Award-winning quartet reached the (secular) Top 20 with the 2009 album The Outsiders, and last year's The Reckoning did even better, peaking at No. 6.
Needtobreathe is a hard-rocking, aggressively southern rock ‘n' roll band with broad appeal. As Taylor Swift's opening act, they sold out two recent shows at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, along with sellouts in New York, Austin, Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto.
The secular chart successes prove that the band has been successfully expanding its fan base. "We have never been a band to reject people who love the music," guitarist Bo Rhinehart told Relevant. "Some people want their fans to be a certain thing, and we want our fans to love music. However they come, it doesn't really matter to us because I think the level at which we relate to them is all about the music," Rinehart says.
"I don't think they have to wear certain types of clothes; they don't have to be a certain type of person. The type of people we're looking for are people who dig what we do. And that's it. So we welcome any type of fan."
Down the road
@ Corey Smith. July 27. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Film: Breakfast at Tiffany's. July 28. Trustees Theater.
@ Vinyl Appreciation. July 29. Muse Arts Warehouse.
@ What the Butler Saw. The Collective Face. Aug. 3-18. Muse Arts Warehouse.
@ Film: Superman. Aug. 4. Lucas Theatre.
@ Avenue Q. Bay Street Theatre. Aug. 9-26.
@ Jim Gaffigan. Aug. 10. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ "Son of Rockin' Rockin' Cigar Box Guitars." Aug. 11. Ships of the Sea Museum.
@ George Jones. Aug. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Eddie Griffin. Aug. 18. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Savannah Craft Brew Fest. Aug. 22-Sept. 2.
@ Square Fest. Aug. 25. Forsyth Park.
@ Savannah Craft Brew Fest. Aug. 26-Sept. 6. Westin Resort.
@ Midnight Garden Ride. Sept. 1.
@ North Mississippi Allstars/Sister Hazel. Sept. 2. Westin Resort.
@ Savannah Philharmonic Season Opening Concert. Sept. 8. Lucas Theatre.
@ Elton John. Sept. 15. Martin Luther King Arena.
@ Savannah Jazz Festival. Sept. 23-30.
@ Ron White. Sept. 30, Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Savannah Folk Festival. Sept. 12-14, various venues.
@ New Edition. Sept. 30. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert. Oct. 11. Terfair Academy.
@ Savannah Folk Music Festival. Oct. 12-14.
@ Bonnie Raitt. Oct. 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Louis C.K. Oct. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Savannah Philharmonic. Oct. 19. Lucas Theatre.