Earlier this year Billboard exclaimed that “Krewella is going to be huge” and today the Chicago bred EDM newcomers will hold true to that claim. KREWELLA’s first full-length album GET WET (Columbia Records) has debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 album chart and #1 on the Electronic Album chart with over 26,775 copies sold–revealing that KREWELLA is the hottest act in electronic music right now.
GET WET is the follow up to the group’s breakout EP Play Hard, which charted #1 at Beatport and sparked the interest of VEVO, who inducted KREWELLA as their first EDM act in their emerging artist series, LIFT. GET WET includes their two Top 40 radio tracks: the gold-certified song “Alive” (which to date has sold over 700,000 copies) and “Live For The Night,” as well as their breakthrough single “Killin’ It” which garnered the trio their “Best New Artist” award at theIDMA’s earlier this year.
Their first major single “Alive” reached #1 Dance Radio Airplay in November 2012 and impacted pop radio February 2013, becoming a Top 10 hit garnering over 815 million in cumulative radio audience. The “Alive” video isapproaching 20 million plays and over 40 million combined video plays, with “Live For The Night” garnering over four million views to date. Watch the band performing both tracks live on MTV’s Nikki & Sara LIVE: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/947058/krewella.jhtml
“Live For the Night” can also be heard as part of ABC TV’s national promo campaign and has been featured onESPN’s SportsCenter broadcast. Other sports and gaming licenses for KREWELLA’s music are confirmed for the NCAA, NBA, Fox College Sports and Astro video gaming equipment.
On the live front, over the last 18 months KREWELLA has grown from a small club act to a major venue draw. NotableU.S. festival plays in 2013 included iHeartRadio, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival and Spring Awakening. Their massive North American GET WET LIVE headlining tour is now underway, with over 55 datesthrough November. The majority of dates thus far, including shows at the Palladium in Los Angeles, the Warfield in San Francisco, Stereo Live in Houston and the Austin Music Hall in Austin and more were sold out, furthercementing their draw as a top live act.
The GET WET LIVE show features live vocals by KREWELLA’s Jahan and Yasmine and a brand-new super structure called THE VOLCANO, designed by Vello Virkhaus and Amanda Hamilton of V Squared Labs in collaboration with fabricator and technical engineer Stefano Novelli as a 30ft. x 18ft. innovative masterpiece encompassingreflection mapped crystal structures. The creation of THE VOLCANO is captured in depth by the Creators Project.
KREWELLA is a trio of consisting of sisters/vocalists/songwriters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf along with producer Kris “Rain Man” Trindl. Since their debut in summer 2012, they have garnered a cult fan base who they endearingly refer to as their “Krew.” They now total over 650,000 friends strong on Facebook and 200,000 followers on Twitter.
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Catch KREWELLA on their GET WET LIVE tour this fall:
|10/2/13||VANCOUVER, BC||CELEBRITIES – SOLD OUT|
|10/3/13||KELOWNA, BC||SAPPHIRE – SOLD OUT|
|10/5/13||EDMONTON, ALB||ENCORE – SOLD OUT|
|10/8/13||SPOKANE, WA||KNITTING FACTORY|
|10/9/13||MISSOULA, MT||THE WILMA|
|10/11/13||DENVER, CO||1ST BANK CENTER|
|10/12/13||SALT LAKE CITY, UT||GREAT SALTAIR|
|10/14/13||TULSA, OK||CAIN’S BALLROOM|
|10/16/13||URBANA, IL||CANOPY CLUB – SOLD OUT|
|10/17/13||CLEVELAND, OH||HOUSE OF BLUES|
|10/19/13||DETROIT, MI||ROYAL OAK|
|10/20/13||DETROIT, MI||ROYAL OAK|
|10/24/13||MONTREAL, ON||TELUS THEATRE|
|10/25/13||OTTAWA, ON||ERNST & YOUNG CENTRE|
|10/29/13||SYRACUSE, NY||F SHED|
|10/30/13||BOSTON, MA||HOUSE OF BLUES – SOLD OUT|
|10/31/13||NEW YORK, NY||PIER 94|
|11/1/13||PHILADELPHIA, PA||SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER – SOLD OUT|
|11/2/13||WASHINGTON, DC||ECHOSTAGE – SOLD OUT|
|11/8/13||MIAMI, FL||FILLMORE – SOLD OUT|
|11/12/13||NASHVILLE, TN||WAR MEMORIAL|
|11/14/13||INDIANAPOLIS, IN||EGYPTIAN ROOM|
|11/15/13||ST. LOUIS, MO||PAGEANT|