After the successful release of 2011's full length "23 Red"(Blackheart/Rising Shine Records), the ladies of Antigone Rising storm into 2013 with founding member, Kristen Ellis-Henderson, on the front cover of Time Magazine's groundbreaking "Gay Marriage Already Won" (April 8, 2013) issue.
Antigone Rising's new single, "That Was The Whiskey" (co-written with Nashville song writer Lori McKenna), is getting praise from critics as a foot stompin' country/rock mash up, perfectly marrying the band's ability to rock with their gift for writing undeniably catchy songs.
Most recently, the band returned from a tour of the Middle East, spending time in Israel and the West Bank as cultural ambassadors for the United States Embassy.
Catapulted into the spotlight in 2005 with their Hear Music/Lava Records debut release - "From the Ground Up," the band's follow up studio CD, "23 Red" (distributed through Joan Jett's Blackheart Records label - August 2, 2011) boldly claimed the ladies place as a rock/country force to be reckoned with. The latest single, "That was The Whiskey," from their highly anticipated spring 2013 EP is currently available for download on iTunes and is being released to radio stations nationwide in the coming weeks.
Known for their soaring three part harmonies and a driving and vivacious live show, Antigone Rising has toured with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Lucinda Williams and The Bangles amongst others.
In 2004, they were signed to Lava Records, leading to a partnership with Starbucks. With the release of their album, "From The Ground Up," Antigone Rising became the first band in Starbucks' "Hear Music Debut" series.
Antigone Rising has appeared in a national print (Cosmo, Elle, Vanity Fair) and television campaign for designer clothing company 7 Jeans. They have enjoyed sponsorships with Mustang and Motorola. VH1 aired a half-hour special featuring the band and both VH-1 & CMT also embraced them by playing the video of their single, "Don't Look Back" on heavy rotation. The band has also appeared on The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Emeril Live, A&E's Breakfast with the Arts & several VH-1 programs including "I Love the 70s" & "I Love the 80s" episodes.