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Breaking Benjamin Release ‘Dark Before Dawn’, YouTube Chat Today At 2PM ET

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After a 6 year hiatus since the last studio album, multi-platinum band BREAKING BENJAMIN released their fifth studio album Dark Before Dawn today and if fan reaction and presales are any indication, this will be another chart-topping debut.

Dark Before Dawn marks the first original music from BREAKING BENJAMIN since the release of DEAR AGONY in 2009 (debuted #4 on the Billboard 200) and features the runaway hit, “Failure,” which is going into its seventh straight week at #1 at rock radio. This album also marks a new era for the acclaimed band as BREAKING BENJAMIN founder Ben Burnley is joined by guitarists Jasen Rauch (Red) and Keith Wallen (Adelitas Way), bassist Aaron Bruch, and drummer Shawn Foist (Picture Me Broken).

To kick off the release, BREAKING BENJAMIN’S frontman/founding member, Ben Burnley, will be chatting with legendary rock DJ, host and author, Eddie Trunk, live from the YouTube Space NY at 2pm ET. Tune in here:

Following a spring festival run that included breakout performances at Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma! and Welcome RockvilleBREAKING BENJAMIN is set to hit the road with U.S. headline and festival dates. See below for a full list of updated tour dates.

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7.1 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
7.2 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By the Sea *
7.3 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater *
7.5 Knoxville, TN @ The International *
7.6 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater *
7.14 Big Flats, NY @ Tags Summerstage
7.16 Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
7.17 Oshkosh, WI @ Ford Festival Park for Rock USA
7.18 Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest 2015
7.21 Bloomington, IL @ US Cellular Coliseum
7.22 Rockford, IL @ BMO Harris Bank Center
7.24 Buffalo, NY @ Agri Center at Americas Fairgrounds
7.25 Syracuse, NY @ WKRL @ NY State Fairgrounds
7.26 Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook
8.14 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
8.15 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
8.16 Richmond, VA @ The National
8.18 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
8.19 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
8.21 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
8.22 North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8.24 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues – Orlando
8.25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
8.26 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
8.28 Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s Outdoors
8.29 Atlantic City, NJ @ Trump Taj Mahal – Mark G Etess Arena
9.19 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
10.4 Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Live – Champions Park
10.24 Elverta, CA (Sacramento County) @ Gibson Ranch for Monster Energy Aftershock Festival

*Acoustic performance