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NEEDTOBREATHE to participate in Patriots Television Shoot

Foxborough, Mass. (July 7, 2011) –Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE, who are gearing up for the release of their new album this September, will participate in a free event, open to NEEDTOBREATHE fans and the general public, on stage at Rock The Plaza at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 17.

The band's upcoming record is the follow up to their acclaimed album "THE OUTSIDERS," which debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200, and was praised by USA Today, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, CosmoGirl and E! News, among others, for its songwriting, which touches on the classic elements of rock with arena-ready choruses. With non-stop touring and gripping performances at festivals such as the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, NEEDTOBREATHE's powerful live show has helped build a dedicated fan base, one that allows the band to play in front of thousands of people across the country.

The band will shoot a segment for Totally Patriots, Kraft Sports Productions' youth-oriented, Patriots-themed television show that airs on CBS affiliate, WBZ-TV, on Sunday mornings during the football season. The show this year will feature interviews with bands that focus on the relationship between music and football, and how NFL teams like the Patriots influence the artists, personally and professionally.  

Fans of NEEDTOBREATHE and the Patriots are invited to attend the Totally Patriots shoot, which will take place on the Rock the Plaza stage at Patriot Place.  Some lucky fans will be selected to participate in the shoot and may end up on Patriots TV. There will be additional fan interaction and other surprises.

"We're ecstatic to work with NEEDTOBREATHE, who make some of the best music out there today, and are on the verge of super-stardom," said Kraft Sports Productions' Robyn Glaser, who also produces Rock the Plaza. "Their music is instantly appealing to fans of all music genres, and anyone who has experienced one of their live shows knows that their energy and stage presence will translate well to television. We're excited to give folks – their existing fans and their undoubted new fans after the event – the opportunity to see them for free and perhaps even interact with them on Patriots television."

NEEDTOBREATHE is Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar, piano), Bo Rinehart (guitar, backing vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, backing vocals), and Joe Stillwell (drums, backing vocals).

For more information on NEEDTOBREATHE, visit www.NEEDTOBREATHE.net or www.facebook.com/NEEDTOBREATHE.

Totally Patriots is a weekly television show for young Patriots fans that provides unprecedented access to their favorite players in a fun and casual setting. For more information on Totally Patriots, visit http://www.totallypatriots.com.  

Rock the Plaza is a free outdoor concert series at Patriot Place that has featured New England's best bands in a variety of music genres and occasional special appearances by major label acts. For more information about Rock the Plaza, visit www.Patriot-Place.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rocktheplaza or follow @RockThePlaza on Twitter.

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