BEC Recordings’ and two-time Juno nominee, Manafest is celebrating his first career No. 1 radio single last week week with the song “Bring the Ruckus” at Rock radio formats. This is the fourth charting single from the 2010 release, The Chase, which marks Manafest’s highest-selling album to date. The Chase has sold more than double of his 2008 studio album Citizens Activ. The Chase project also brought the hit single “Avalanche” to his fans with his highest CHR charting single at No. 4 and selling more than 50,000 single downloads.
“My first #1 single!!! I’m freaking out!!” said Chris Greenwood. “I’m honored and a big thanks goes out to all the radio PD’s, the team at Tooth and Nail / BEC Recordings, and the listeners for their support. Can’t wait to see all of you on tour this fall.”
This No. 1 song, “Bring the Ruckus,” has also received recent ESPN placement on NHRA drag racing earlier in 2011. The video for the single can be viewed here. Chris Stacey directed this action-packed video and features fight choreography from the trainers that worked on the set of “Hero” with Jet Li.
The Chase has catapulted this rock act into the limelight as he’ll be touring this fall with three high profile tours starting this week with the Music With A Mission Tour (appearing September 1 – 11; September 28 – October 9), along with the Maple Noise Tour with Newsboys and Thousand Foot Krutch (September 12 – 25) and followed by the upcoming Skillet tour (October 13 – November 6).
The past year has been a whirlwind success for this Canadian- based artist. Earlier this year he received his second JUNO Award nomination for The Chase as well as won the 2010 GMA Canada Award for this album. Touring worldwide Manafest has also traveled to the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan and United States.
ABOUT MANAFEST: Over the past eight years, Chris Greenwood has used the moniker Manafest to organically build his fan base playing hundreds of shows on three continents. In 2006, Manafest released Glory from which the rock anthem “Impossible,” featuring Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan, became a global hit. In 2008, Manafest followed up with Citizens Activ, which catapulted success garnering multiple TV placements and his overall presence in the US and internationally. In 2010, Manafest released his most critically acclaimed project, The Chase. This summer, Manafest released his first self-titled live DVD / CD.