Icon For Hire Return With Gritty New Single ‘Ready For Combat’ Alongside High-Powered Music Video, Announce US Tour

Icon For Hire return with new gritty single ‘Ready For Combat’, alongside a high-powered music video. ‘Ready For Combat’ is the first cut from their upcoming new album released in partnership with Kartel Music GroupStream ‘Ready For Combat’ HereWatch the video here.  Icon For Hire will head out on their first US tour in over two years, accompanied by Awake At Last and Sumo Cyco. They will kick off their colossal 25-city outing on June 16 at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC and will end on July 22 in Dallas, TX at Amplified Live. Tickets for the Icon For Hire US tour are on sale now, please visit iconforhire.net for tickets and information. Following up on the Rock Sound and Kerrang! Radio supported album ‘Amorphous’, Ready For Combat’ channels a harder-edged sound, in the band’s own words; “grittier, louder, larger”, featuring lead singer and songwriter Ariel Bloomer\’s highly confrontational lyrics spilling all her suppressed rage, lead guitarist Shawn Jump’s in-your-face guitar style, co-written with Breaking Benjamin’s Keith Wallen and mixed by Joe Rickard of In Flames and Red. Describing the song as “a punch in the face”, lead singer Ariel Bloomer says: “I’m demanding a fight, insisting that my demons come out to meet me. It actually feels amazing to acknowledge this angrier side of me. As women we often don’t have the space and freedom to do that, so it feels good to create some space with this song”. “It’s pure aggression from  the start!”, adds Shawn, “it doesn\’t have a lot of the bells and whistles we usually incorporate in our song”. This heaviness is perfectly depicted by  the gripping video accompanying the single, which features Ariel in all her fierceness. Since forming in 2007, Icon For Hire – composed of singer Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump – have quietly amassed a legion of fans. With 250 millions global streams to date and nearly 1 million followers across social platforms, Icon For Hire are no longer  the sleeping giants of the modern rock scene. Having sold over 120,000 albums to date through their completely independent set up, they are one of the most successful direct to fans stories. With ‘Ready For Combat’ Icon For Hire continues to build their legacy on their own terms, unapologetically forcing all to take note that they aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Icon For Hire New Single ‘Ready For Combat’ is out now – Stream ‘Ready For Combat’ HereWatch the video here. Tickets for the Icon For Hire US tour are on sale now, please visit iconforhire.net for tickets and information.  
June 16  – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 17 – Baltimore, MD – Zen West
June 18  – Lancaster, PA – Mickey’s Black Box
June 19 – Williamsburg, NY – Sovereign
June 21 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
June 22  – Pittsburgh, PA – The Craft House
June 24 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
June 25 – Columbus, OH – Rumba
June 26 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
June 28 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
June 30 – St Paul, MN – Turf Club
July 1 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater
July 2  – Iowa City, IA – Wildwoods
July 3 – Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
July 5 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
July 7 – Denver, CO – HQ
July 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
July 11 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 13 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
July 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
July 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
July 19 – San Antonio TX – Paper Tiger
July 21 – Houston TX – Scout Bar
July 22 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live