The Fray Unveil “Run For Your Life” Video

Grammy-nominated The Fray continues to receive praise for their third full-length album Scars & Stories, out now on Epic Records. Scars & Stories has garnered attention from USA Today who calls the album “more muscular and more buoyant,” while still maintaining a “searching earnestness that will delight the faithful.” People Magazine continues that the new album is a “solid effort that is easy on the ears.” To celebrate the release, which debuted #4 on Billboard Top 200, the band performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Today Show,” “Rachael Ray Show, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and the PBS Premiere “Live from the Artists Den.” The band is now set to perform on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on April 13. The Fray will support the album with a North American tour (dates below).

“Run for You Life” is the next single off the highly praised new album. The new music video, which is available now on VEVO, was filmed by acclaimed director Declan Whitebloom (Taylor Swift, Sugarland) in the Los Angeles suburbs on February 13, 2012. You can view the video here:

Scars & Stories is available in two versions on iTunes, regular and deluxe. The deluxe contains 5 bonus tracks—covers recorded by The Fray—including Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia,” Emmylou Harris’ “Boulder to Birmingham,” Annie Lennox’s “Why,” The Fugees “Ready or Not,” and The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Maps.” Target stores are also carrying an exclusive deluxe CD with 4 extra tracks.

The album was recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville. The Fray was able to hone their sound with the help of producer Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young). The making of Scars and Stories fostered the most evolution the band has ever experienced, both lyrically and musically. “On our first record, we didn’t quite trust ourselves yet,” says Slade. “We loosened up on the second album, but there was still some element of restraint. But on this one, we just stepped up to plate and swung as hard as we could.”

The Fray is Isaac Slade (pianist/vocalist), Joe King (guitarist/vocalist), Dave Welsh (guitarist), and Ben Wysocki (drummer). The Denver-based foursome formed in 2002 after high school friends Slade and King bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The band achieved national success with their first single, “Over My Head (Cable Car),” which became a top ten hit in the U.S., and the release of their second single, “How to Save a Life,” brought them worldwide fame.

The Fray Tour Dates
April 11 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

April 12 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

April 14 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods

April 17 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

April 22 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

April 24 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre

April 25 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle

April 27 Monroe, LA Monroe Civic Center – Univ. of LA

April 28 Dallas, TX Palidium Ballroom

April 29 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre

April 30 Houston, TX House of Blues

May 1 New Orleans, LA Tippitinas Uptown

May 3 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

May 4 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater

May 8 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

May 11 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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