Sister Hazel, the five-piece southern rock band from Gainesville, Florida, plans to release a digital EP, entitled “Threeve,” on June 1, 2010. It will be available via all music download portals. The EP features three brand-new songs (thus its name): “All The Love,” “My Heart,” and “Can’t Fight It.” Sister Hazel also plans to release a new studio full-length in October.
The band is also looking forward to its fifth annual fan weekend, the Hazelnut Hang at the Windjammer in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, which is being held June 4 – June 6, 2010. The Hang, which the band created as a way to interact more closely with their fans, is a weekend gathering of fans, friends, and the band members to share music, food, and fun. There will be two ticket packages available to Hang attendees, each offering fans different goodies. Tickets are on sale now. All details are available at www.rockridgemusic.com/hazelnuthang, as are lists from the band about why they love hosting the Hang and photos of past gatherings.
“Threeve” follows on the heels of the band’s most-recent album, “Release,” which debuted at #37 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart in August 2009. In support of “Release” and the forthcoming “Threeve,” the band continues on the road (see full tour schedule below). Sister Hazel is also set to host the Rock Boat XI, the world’s largest floating music festival, from January 6 to 10, 2011, on the Carnival Inspiration. The band co-founded the Rock Boat cruise with Sixthman in 2001. And recently on tour, while in Washington, DC, for a show at the 9:30 Club on May 15th, the band went to visit wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. With guitars in hand, they went room-to-room, performing, signing autographs, and taking pictures with recuperating soldiers.
Music fans who aren’t already following Sister Hazel on Twitter should do so: they have over 776,000 followers (@sisterhazelband), and all five band members actively update the feed daily with information about upcoming shows and appearances, musings about life on the road, details about their personal lives and families, and the things they like to do when they aren’t on stage.
Also coming in June, band fans are encouraged to check out the store section on the band’s website: new merchandise, including sheet music, will be available.
Sister Hazel Tour Dates:
5/29 – Roanoke, VA / Festival In The Park, Elmwood Park
6/3 – Rock Hill, SC / Old Town Amphitheatre
6/4-6/6 – Isle of Palms, SC / Hazelnut Hang @ The Windjammer
6/24 – Virginia Beach, VA / Neptune’s Park @ 31st Street
7/4 – Naperville, IL / Rib Fest, Knoch Park
8/12 – Lake Charles, LA / L’Auberge Du Lac Casino
10/13 – 10/15 – Orlando, FL / American Gardens Theatre, Walt Disney World Resort
10/23 – Wilmington, NC / UNC Wilmington, Kenan Auditorium
…more dates forthcoming!