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THE ANSWER 'Rise' 10th Anniversary Edition Out via SPV

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Friday, June 17, 2016
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- THE ANSWER "Rise" 10th Anniversary Edition will be released through Steamhammer /SPV on June 17th, 2016 in Europe (excl. UK & Eire) -

Almost 10 years to the day, 17th June 2016 sees the release of RISE - 10th Anniversary Edition. This release is available on 2CD hardback digipak, 180g black vinyl (incl. download code) and digital formats marking this milestone in The Answer’s career. Fully re mastered, this celebratory issue of the band’s successful debut which broke the 100,000 sales barrier, comes bundled with all sorts of extras including the never before heard 2004 demos, rare acoustic versions and exclusive mixes of tracks that never made the original album.

Lead singer and front man Cormac Neeson said “This album will forever hold a special place in our hearts. As with most of the music we release, we approached the 10th Anniversary of Rise from a music fans perspective. We spent weeks sifting through our old demos and photos from that period in our lives and found some stuff I'd forgotten even existed! We also went back into the studio to freshen up a new version of Under The Sky and of course there's a never before released vinyl format of this record which I’m personally looking forward to annoying the neighbours with when I get back home to Belfast!”

The artwork has been revised by original designer Paul Chessell and developed to include lots of old photos, liner notes and period memories penned by each member of the band. The track listing includes the original album re-mastered, 8 demos from 2004 and 4 mixes of tracks from 2006 plus a brand new mix of Under The Sky.

RISE gave the band, who hail from Northern Ireland, a hit not only in the UK but in other key international territories, notably Japan. The 2006 album set them on their way to not only performing shows with the likes of AC/DC, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rolling Stones and Paul Rodgers but also headlining shows across the world. Classic Rock magazine named The Answer ‘Best New Band’ in 2005 and in the same year Jimmy Page, who has attended several concerts, also gave them his seal of approval.

The RISE - 10th Anniversary Edition release will be welcomed by the fans many of whom have requested that physical vinyl versions of this material be made available. The release certainly sees the band marking and celebrating what has gone before, whilst very much having one eye on what is yet to come


2CD Hardbook Version


(all songs remastered 2016)

1. Under The Sky
2. Never Too Late
3. Come Follow Me
4. Be What You Want
5. Memphis Water
6. No Question Asked
7. Into The Gutter
8. Sometimes Your Love
9. Leavin`Today
10. Preachin`
11. Always


1. Under The Sky (2016 new mix)
2. Never Too Late (2004 demo)
3. New Day Rising (2004 demo)
4. Too Far Gone (2004 demo)
5. Preachin` (2004 demo)
6. Always (2004 demo)
7. Tonight (2004 demo)
8. So Cold (2004 demo)
9. Song For The People (2004 demo)
10. Take It Easy (2006 recording)
11. Not Listening (2006 recording, exclusive mix)
12. Keep Believin`(2006 recording)
13. Rise (2006 recording)

LP Version:

Side 1
1. Under The Sky
2. Never Too Late
3. Come Follow Me
4. Be What You Want
5. Memphis Water

Side 2
1. No Question Asked
2. Into The Gutter
3. Sometimes Your Love
4. Leavin`Today
5. Preachin`
6. Always

Line-Up: Paul Mahon - guitars, Cormac Neeson - vocals, James Heatley - drums, Micky Waters - bass

THE ANSWER Live 2016:

02.06. D-Mainburg – Holledau Festival
12.07. SLO-Ljubljana – Tivoli (supporting Whitesnake)
14.07. I-Verona – Villafranca Castle (supporting Whitesnake)
15.07. I-Florence – Pistoia Blues Festival
17.07. E-Barcelona – Rock Fest
19.07. F-Paris Olympia (supporting Whitesnake)
21.07. D-Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (supporting Whitesnake)
26.07. NO-Oslo Sentrum Scene (supporting Whitesnake)
27.07. NO-Oslo Sentrum Scene (supporting Whitesnake)
29.07. FI-Kuopio – Kuopioa Rock Cock Festival
06.08. PL-Slupsk – Charlotta Valley
07.08. PL-Warsaw tba
09.08. CH-Pratteln – Z7 (supporting Whitesnake)
11.08. NL-Tilburg – 013 (supporting Whitesnake)
13.08. B-Courtrai – Alcatraz Festival

Irish Rockers THE ANSWER Kick Off North American Tour Tonight

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Tour News
Includes Dates With Whitesnake, Headline Shows And Festival Appearances
Irish Rockers THE ANSWER have released their new album Raise a Little Hell to critical acclaim via Napalm Records. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK national Rock Chart and also charted in Germany and a number of European territories.  The band has been on the road non-stop in support of the album and is now ready to take over North America again!  Check out a special video message from the band HERE.

Having just completed a successful European run followed THE ANSWER have returned to the USA for their first dates on this side of the pond in over six years.  The Irish Rockers are set to join classic rock icons Whitesnake as they make their way across the states breaking off to play some festivals and their own headline club shows.

Featuring larger-than-life riffs, unforgettable melodies and a return to their raw bluesy roots, Raise A Little Hell presents a collection of hard hitting anthems that point to the spirit of AC/DC and Thin Lizzy.  Raise a Little Hell is available at the Napalm Web Store, Amazon, and iTunes
THE ANSWER With Whitesnake:
6/22: Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater 
6/23: San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater
6/25: El Paso, TX @ Socorro Event Center
6/27: Greeley, CO @ Greeley Independence Stampede**
6/30: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
7/1: St. Paul, MN @ Myth*
7/3: Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill AMP
7/5:  Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock 
7/7: Huber Heights, OH @ Music Center @ The Heights
7/8: Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center  
7/9: St. Louis, MO @ ORH*
7/10: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room*
7/11: St. Paul, MN @ Myth
7/12: Chicago, IL @ Reggies*
7/14: Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
7/16: Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
7/17: Geneva, IL @ Geneva Music Park
7/18: Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza  
7/20: Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theater
7/21: Washington, DC @ DC9*
7/22: New York, NY @ Knitting Factory*
7/24: Green Bay, WI @ Burning Cow Festival**

*Headline Date
**Festival Date
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