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Pop, Rock, And Rap: The Multi-Talented Icon For Hire
Pop and rock are commonly combined, as are rock and rap. But pop, rock, and rap rarely hang out together on the same album. Unless it's Icon For Hire that you're listening to. This Illinois band makes great use of all three genres, creating a unique musical fusion that is undeniably catchy.
Icon For Hire tours extensively in the United States and Europe. Upcoming appearances include House of Blues concerts in Houston and Dallas, as well as a Circus Royle show in Helsinki.
TriviaThe name Icon For Hire was initially intended to serve as a sort of satirical take on the state of the music scene at the time the band was formed. The group's singer, Ariel, has referred to the name as "pure sarcasm," while also noting that it highlights her continued frustration with the world of rock music.
BandIcon For Hire is a bit of an anomaly. The group is believed to have begun as a church band, but its members continually deny claims that it is a Christian ensemble. However, a certain spiritual element is often present in the group's lyrics, and the band is signed to a label known for its promotion of Christian artists. It becomes even more difficult to classify Icon For Hire when genre is taken into account, as the band frequently toys with electronic music, punk, alternative rock, pop, and even rap.
BreakthroughIcon For Hire began with the collaboration of singer Ariel, bassist Joshua Davis, and guitarist Shawn Jump. Although these three shared a clear passion for music, they were willing to admit that they were somewhat lacking in talent when they first began working together. Their first show took place in an Illinois club, with the audience consisting almost entirely of friends and family members. Determined to improve, Ariel, Jump and Davis worked hard to refine their sound. Their big break occurred after Davis left the band and was replaced by Josh Kincheloe and Adam Kroneshagen. Tooth & Nail Records discovered the band on MySpace and quickly offered a contract after sending a representative to one of the group's shows. The band's fanbase grew rapidly after they joined with the record company, and has continued to expand since.
Hit AlbumsBefore signing with Tooth & Nail Records, Icon For Hire released two EPs: Icon For Hire EP and The Grey EP. Their first full-length album arrived shortly after they were approached by Tooth & Nail. Entitled Scripted, this album achieved great success on a variety of music charts, including the Billboard charts for hard rock albums, alternative albums, Christian albums and, eventually, the Billboard 200. After a long period of touring, the band took a break from the performance circuit and recorded a self-titled sophomore album. Icon For Hire was deemed more of a pop album than its predecessor, and achieved an even higher position on the Billboard 200.
If you have Icon for Hire tickets, you should (of course) expect to hear a wide array of musical genres. The group's experimentation with different kinds of music is evident on their albums, but is even more apparent when they perform live. Whether it's pop, hard rock, or electronic music, the band members always make a point of keeping the audience amped up with light shows and brief rap sequences, depending on the venue.
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