Spiritbox’s “Eternal Blue” (read Live Metal’s review), one of the most anticipated debuts in recent years, was released on Sept. 17, 2021, and has stormed charts around the world in its first week. The album landed at number 13 on Billboard Top 200, hitting number one on the Rock, Hard Rock and Vinyl charts, number two on the Internet Albums and Independent charts, and number three on the Digital Albums and Album sales charts.
“Eternal Blue” also debuted in the top 20 on the charts in Australia (number eight), Canada (number 17), Germany (number 17) and the U.K. (number 19).
In the United States, the album sold 22,638 copies in its first week and has clocked up 60 million streams. Find “Eternal Blue” on all streaming platforms here, and stream the video playlist on YouTube here.
Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante (vocals) and Mike Stringer (guitar) said: “”To say we are overwhelmed by the reception to ‘Eternal Blue’ is an understatement. We’ve literally spent the last 10 days trying to process it all. If you had told us when we started Spiritbox, back in 2017, or indeed, when we first started our musical careers years before, that our debut album would chart even in the top 50 of the Billboard Top 200, we definitely would not have believed you. That it debuted at number 13 is a total dream come true. The deepest, heart felt thank you to our incredible fans. We don’t have words for how much your support means to us. This band would not be here if it wasn’t for you. ‘Eternal Blue’ is yours now. We hope we did you proud.”
Sean Heydorn, vice president of Rise Records, said: “I’m thrilled by the incredible charting ‘Eternal Blue’ achieved first week. When Jason shared the band with me it was clear how special they are and I was blown away by what they built on their own. However, it wasn’t until they delivered the album that it became apparent there is no ceiling for them. This is a very special moment for the band, their fans, the rock community and the champions who have been behind them from the early days. We’re grateful they chose us as their partner and excited for the wild ride to come. This is just the beginning for Spiritbox.”
Jason Mageau, Spiritbox manager at Roc Nation and owner of Pale Chord Music, said: “I couldn’t be more proud of Courtney and Mike, since day one they’ve had a vision like no other artist I’ve worked with. It hasn’t been an easy adventure, we were told no more times than I can remember but we knew that with hard work and trusting the process great things would come. We bet on ourselves and here we are four years later.
“The charting and sales is not only a testament of the band and teams hard work, but a statement that the metal and hard rock community is not one to be overlooked.”
Spiritbox already has wowed fans at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival and Louder Than Life, and is scheduled to perform:
- Oct 26-29 – Coheed & Cambria S.S. Neverender Cruise, Miami to Bahamas
- Nov 11 – Welcome to Rockville festival, Daytona Beach, Florida
Spiritbox also will hit the road with Underoath and Every Time I Die for the Voyeurist North American Tour 2022 (full dates below). Head to Spiritbox.com for tickets and information.
Feb. 18 – Dallas, Texas @ Southside Ballroom
Feb. 19 – Houston, Texas @ Bayou Music Center
Feb. 20 – San Antonio, Texas @ The Aztec Theatre
Feb. 23 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
Feb. 25 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
Feb. 26 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield
Feb. 28 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SODO
March 01 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Vogue Theater
March 02 – Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory
March 04 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
March 05 – Denver, Colo. @ The Ogden Theatre
March 07 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Fillmore
March 08 – Chicago, Ill. @ Radius
March 09 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore
March 11 – Toronto, Ontario @ History
March 12 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora
March 13 – Wallingford, Ct. @ The Dome
March 14 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
March 15 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
March 17 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
March 18 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
March 19 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
March 20 – Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
March 22 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ ICON
March 23 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
March 25 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle