Top-selling rock band THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH jump starts its holiday season, performing during Alice Cooper’s annual Christmas Pudding benefit event Dec. 13 in Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre.
Thousand Foot Crutch plays with Alice Cooper.
TFK frontman Trevor McNevan is pictured above with Alice Cooper backstage at the event that benefited Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock’s teen center in Phoenix, a non-profit charity that provides free music and free dance lessons to teenagers (www.alicecoopersolidrock.com). The event also featured Alice Cooper, Nils Lofgren, P.O.D., Jonny Lang, Night Ranger and more.
Touring in support of its second consecutive No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, OXYGEN:INHALE, released Aug. 26 through The Fuel Music, the event with Cooper followed tour dates in Russia that saw capacity crowds in every venue. Photographer Melissa Fox captures (below) the enthusiasm from Moscow on Nov 23 at Ray Just Arena.
While on tour, TFK is playing fan favorites and hits from OXYGEN:INHALE like “Born This Way,” which is Top 10 at Under The Radar, No. 22 at Active Rock, No. 23 at Mainstream Rock and continues to climb all three charts. The song, which became the band’s 15th Christian No. 1 rock hit, is similarly being embraced as a “fists-in-the-air” sports entertainment anthem, most recently firing-up faithful WWE fans as the official theme song for the “TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs” pay-per-view event Dec. 14 at Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, OH). The song has also been featured on NASCAR and Southeastern Conference (SEC) college football games on ESPN as it picks up over 638,000 views and 6,200+ likes onYouTube.
Although OXYGEN:INHALE dares to lower the volume on a few songs and allow the melodies and words to soar, tracks like lead single, “Born This Way,” and “Untraveled Road,” are two adrenaline-fueled tunes already tapped for highlight reels. Adopted by the NHL’s Ottawa Senators as their 2014-15 anthem and being used in the “pump-up” video for the Montreal Canadiens‘ 2014-15 season, “Untraveled Road” is like marching orders set to music, with vocals delivered with hip hop urgency before exploding into a chorus that reminds of Linkin Park at their catchiest.