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SEATTLE, WA--March 08, 2011 -- Today, Aaron Gillespie is thrilled to release his album, Anthem Song, to what he hopes is a new generation of worshippers. Upon releasing today, Anthem Song, immediately charted on iTunes debuting at No. 17 on the overall iTunes Top Albums chart, No. 2 on the Christian iTunes Albums chart and No. 1 on Canada’s iTunes Christian chart.

This album has already been making waves among the media of various musical outlets - from a 4-star review in the March issue of Alternative Press to multiple features sharing the heart behind this album.  Anthem Song has also seen success at radio - as the single “We Were Made For You” climbed three spots to No. 13 at CHR this week.

Media outlets on Anthem Song:

“Anthem Song reaches deeper in Gillespie’s heart than any other project, because it both hearkens to his personal calling as well as his innocent beginnings as a musician.”
- CCM Magazine

“Anthem Song solidifies Gillespie's position as a gifted artist who continues to craft music that is surprising and refreshing.”
- Crosswalk

"Anthem Song's greatest quality its unapologetic fearlessness."
- Alternative Press 4-star review

“Despite the ironic danger of the genre, Anthem Song is devoid of any preoccupation with ‘self,’ consistently pointing to God's goodness and glory.”
- Christianity Today

“With Gillespie's talent and passion, this is an album you are going to want to hear.”
- JesusFreakHideout

“Anthem Song, a true worship record at its finest.”
- AbsolutePunk. net

Fans can also catch Gillespie on tour supporting this new project with dates across the country. He will also be supporting Jeremy Camp on two dates later this month as well as performing at festivals this summer (also listed below). Tour dates are below as well as at http://www.aarongillespie.com.

About Aaron Gillespie & Anthem Song:
Anthem Song was sparked by a trip in 2010 to Uganda with Compassion International.  Following this trip, Gillespie retired his role as drummer for the popular metalcore band Underoath and began writing and recording for Anthem Song.  He remains the frontman of the indie-rock band he founded, The Almost.  Follow Aaron on Twitter @AaronRGillespie as well as on his Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AaronRGillespie

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Aaron Gillespie Anthem Song on Tour
3/8/11      Grapevine, TX
3/9/11      Frisco, TX
3/10/11    Perryton, TX
3/11/11    Santa Fe, NM
3/12/11    Lake Havasu City, AZ
3/13/11    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
3/14/11    Scotts Valley, CA
3/16/11    Madera, CA
3/17/11    Irvine, CA
3/18/11    San Jose, CA
3/19/11    Oroville, CA
3/20/11    Rocklin, CA
3/23/11    Salt Lake City, UT
3/25/11    Corpus Christi, TX - opening for Jeremy Camp
3/26/11    Longview, TX - opening for Jeremy Camp
3/29/11    Coeur d'Alene, ID
3/30/11    Maple Ridge, BC
3/31/11    Seattle, WA
4/01/11    Portland, OR
4/03/11    Vancouver, WA
4/06/11    Highlands Ranch, CO
4/07/11    Albuquerque, NM
4/09/11    College Station, TX
4/12/11    Lafayette, LA
4/13/11    New Orleans, LA
4/14/11    Panama City, FL
4/15/11    Jacksonville, FL
4/17/11    Ajax, ON
5/14/11    Waterloo, ON
5/20/11    Cincinnati, OH
5/27/11    Winnipeg, MB
5/29/11    Edmonton, AB
6/03/11    Des Moines, IA
6/17/11    Brownsville, TX
6/18/11    Ichthus Festival
6/24/11    Billy Graham Evangelical Association - Brookfield, WI
7/03/11    Broken Arrow, OK
7/09/11    Windsor, NY
7/10/11    Fort Wayne, IN
7/14/11    Sonshine Festival
8/05/11    Rock The Desert Festival
8/06/11    Soulfest Festival
8/13/11    Purple Door Festival