Akron, Ohio rockers Red Sun Rising premiered the video for their new single “Amnesia” on Vevo today.  Directed by Ryan Valdez and shot in Los Angeles, the storyline showcases the band in multiple incarnations, depicting music of different eras and styles – hair metal, ‘60s pop, ‘90s boy bands and country heartthrobs, as seen on TV. Emulating a late-night channel surfing experience, band members star as fictitious characters Simon Fargunkel, Burt Hansby, Donald Doozeman and Big Jimmy in their own infomercial, complete with call-in number. “Amnesia” is the third single from Red Sun Rising’s debut full-length album Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie).

“Amnesia” marks a departure from the band’s previous two videos for “Emotionless” and “The Otherside.” Lead singer Mike Protich explains: “We take our art seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We just wanted the video shoot to be fun and the end product to be different. The result was a reflection of our personalities 99% of the time. This band has always taken inspiration from everywhere, and showcasing some of those different musical eras and styles in the video was a fun way to represent that. The ‘infomercial’ was a way to poke fun at the fact that the music industry isn’t what it used to be.”

Earlier in 2016, Red Sun Rising made headlines and earned their own small piece of rock radio history with two straight #1 hit singles off of a debut album on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart.  This marked the first time in over a decade that a band has achieved back-to-back #1s  with its first two singles at rock, “The Otherside” and “Emotionless.”

Red Sun Rising is currently on an extensive U.S. tour in support of Polyester Zeal, and plan to make their European debut in November in support of Skillet. Please see below for a full list of Red Sun Rising’s tour dates. Visit their site to purchase tickets:

Upcoming Shows

October 5                   Detroit, MI                                          Fillmore Detroit

October 7                   Durham, NC                                       Durham Performing Act Center

October 8                   Johnson City, TN                                Capone’s

October 9                   Clarksville, TN                                    The Warehouse

October 12                 Dallas, TX                                           The Bomb Factory

October 13                 Austin, TX                                          Empire Control Room

October 15                 Lubbock, TX                                       Backstage

October 16                 Corpus Christi, TX                              House Of Rock

October 18                 Houston, TX                                       Scout Bar

October 21                 Flagstaff, AZ                                      Orpheum Theater

October 22                 Tempe, AZ                                          The Marquee

October 24                 Las Vegas, NV                                   Brooklyn Bowl

October 26                 Los Angeles, CA                                Belasco Theater

October 27                 Sacramento, CA                                  Ace of Spades

October 29                 Portland, OR                                       Hawthorne Theatre

October 30                 Spokane, WA                                      Knitting Factory

With Skillet:

November 6              Paris, France                                        Elysee Montmartre

November 7               Cologne, Germany                              Live Hall

November 8               Antwerp, Belgium                              Trix

November 10             Utrecht, Netherlands                          Tivoli

November 12             Hamburg, Germany                            Docks

November 13             Copenhagen South, Denmark             Amager Bio

November 14             Aarhus, Denmark                                Voxhall

November 22             Saint Petersburg, Russia                     A2 Green Concert

November 23             Moscow, Russia                                  Stadium Live

November 27             Warsaw, Poland                                  Stodola

November 28             Krakow, Poland                                  Kwadrat

November 30             Brno, Czech Republic                         Semilasso

December 2               Vienna, Austria                                   Arena

December 3               Budapest, Hungary                             The Akvarium

December 4               Prague, Czech Republic                      Sportivini Hala

December 6               Stuttgart, Germany                             LKA

December 7               Zurich, Switzerland                            X-Tra

December 9               London, United Kingdom                  Koko

December 16             Peoria, IL                                            Limelight

December 18             Watertown, NY                                  The Ballroom At Savory

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