DED Mannequin Eyes Press Release

Mar 12, 2020

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DED Release Mannequin Eyes Micro EP via Suretone Records

 Featuring Lead Radio Single “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” 

and New Song “Eyes Sewn Shut” 


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U.S. Tour with In This Moment Kicks Off March 24th


Forthcoming DED Album Will Be First Release Under 

Suretone Records’ Renewed Deal with ADA Worldwide



(Photo Credit: Travis Shinn)


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New York, NY – [March 12, 2020] – After taking the rock world by storm with their 2017 debut album Mis-An-ThropeDED has returned with the release of their new micro EP Mannequin Eyes out now via Suretone Records, featuring the roaring and explosive lead radio single “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” (which premiered at radio on SiriusXM Octane) and anthemic new song “Eyes Sewn Shut.” PRESS HERE to listen to Mannequin Eyes and check out Billboard’s first story about the music. Each song has an accompanying visual as well – PRESS HERE to watch the lyric video for “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” and HERE to watch the visualizer for “Eyes Sewn Shut.” Mannequin Eyes displays DED’s bold and dynamic songcraft and offers an early taste of the band’s forthcoming sophomore studio album due out later this year, helmed by powerhouse rock producer Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed). Suretone Records has renewed its multiple-year deal with ADA Worldwide for exclusive distribution and DED’s forthcoming 2020 album will be the first release under this deal.


DED’s new music takes on the fury of their debut and deepens the emotions with a compassion for humanity and a thought-provoking consciousness.  “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” takes aim at the conveyor-belt music machine and takes on the fake, surface level, vein aspects of our society that have infiltrated our lives and influence our perception of what’s real. The stark vocal-and-piano open on “Eyes Sewn Shut,” an anthemic track that dares to challenge the things that we so readily accept to be true, swells into a wall of soaring guitars and driving percussion.


“The new music is about clarity through suffering and the frustration that comes with knowing that everyone can be better than they are – that I can be better than I am, because change starts with yourself. We want people to strive and try and be conscious of the things they consume, the way they act, the things they share and celebrate, and the way they live their life – to understand how that all affects their soul and what their legacy is going to be,” shares front man Joe Cotela.


Originating from Phoenix, AZ, DED – who are quickly becoming one of rock’s most exciting torchbearers – embodies elements of rock, alternative and metal, with pop melodies, cloaked in some of the most histrionic, headbanging music on the planet. But when you dig beneath the surface, DED’s unexpectedly soulful music is about bringing hope, relief and self-awareness, proving that there’s a way to live through the struggle and come out stronger and happier so that we can better look after ourselves and each other. Joe Cotela (vocals), David Ludlow (guitar), Kyle Koelsch (bass), and Matt Reinhard (drums) are building a community by offering comfort in times of despair and positivity by exposing negativity.


DED is managed by Jordan Schur for Suretone Entertainment.

The band will bring their high-octane live show to audiences across the country this Spring when they join In This Moment on tour as a special guest, along with Black Veil Brides and Raven Black. The extensive tour kicks off March 24th in Orlando at House of Blues and wraps May 17th in Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Full routing below. For all ticketing details, please visit

Mis-An-Thrope generated over 25 million streams making several Billboard chart appearances including #1 on the Alternative New Artist chart and #3 on the Top New Artist Albums chart. Singles Anti-Everything” and Remember the Enemy reached Top 20 at Active Rock Radio with SiriusXM’s Octane naming DED “Artist Discovery of the Year” and “Anti-Everything” landing in the station’s Top 10 for 2017.  The band were also nominated by Loudwire for Best New Artist. “Anti-Everything” also made impressive strides at services appearing on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 twice and various playlists across Apple Music, Amazon and PandoraTouring-wise, DED were featured as specials guest on KoRn and Stone Sour’s “Serenity of Summer” tour and lit up festival stages including Aftershock, Louder Than Life, Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range and Ship Rocked.

Under Suretone Records’ renewed multiple-year deal with exclusive distribution partner ADA Worldwide, the companies will continue to work closely together on a cohesive, collaborative effort to propel Suretone’s artists to continued success with a focus on driving revenue and breaking emerging artists. Suretone Entertainment Chairman/CEO Jordan Schur and President of Independent Music & Creator Services at Warner Music Group Eliah Seton look forward combining forces once again for this newly expanded chapter.

“Suretone Records is pleased to be deepening its relationship with ADA, who have proven themselves to be excellent partners in all areas,” says Schur. “Suretone Entertainment wishes to continue its focused agenda of finding and breaking tomorrow’s best new artists today, and with DED‘s sophomore LP as our first new release in this next chapter, we continue to herald an important new movement in rock. DED is a band that we believe can change the musical landscape of rock’s culture. Rock’s fans and community are more powerful than ever, and history proves in the music cycles of our industry over time that when the right rock band comes along it can change everything. This initiative to champion the important culture of rock is an enduring part of our Suretone legacy and we believe DED is the next band ready to change the world. Suretone as well will continue to work with some of the most widely regarded established legacy artists in our industry. With ADA helping to bodyguard Suretone’s overall agenda, we believe together our company’s brightest days lay in front.”


“We are proud to continue our partnership with Jordan and the Suretone Entertainment team,” says Seton. “Their repertoire of independent talent speaks to the heart of our business and the community we serve. DED is a great example of this, and we’re looking forward to helping bring their forthcoming album to fans all over the world.”



*all dates with In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, and Raven Black


March 24                                Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando

March 26                                Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

March 27                                Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Furaces

March 28                                Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Events Center

March 30                                Richmond, VA @ The National

March 31                                Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

April 1                                      New York, NY @ Terminal 5

April 3                                      Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

April 4                                      Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

April 5                                      Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

April 7                                      Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

April 9                                      Columbus, OH @ Express Live!

April 10                                   Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

April 11                                   Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

April 13                                   Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace

April 14                                   Fort Wayne, IN @ Clyde Theatre

April 15                                   Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live

April 17                                   Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live

April 18                                   Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

April 19                                   Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

April 21                                   Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

April 23                                   Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom

April 24                                   Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion

April 25                                   Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Events Center Pavilion

April 27                                   Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre

April 28                                   Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim

April 29                                   Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

May 1                                        Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Las Vegas

May 2                                        Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort Theatre

May 3                                        San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre

May 5                                        Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

May 6                                        Boise, ID @ Revolution Event Center

May 7                                        Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 8                                        Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center

May 10                                     Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre

May 11                                     Vancouver, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

May 13                                     Calgary, Canada @ MacEwan Hall

May 15                                     Billings, MT @ First Interstate Arena

May 16                                     Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center

May 17                                     Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre


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Founded by music and entertainment industry veteran Jordan Schur in 2006, Suretone Entertainment Group is a multifaceted company with a dynamic approach to showcasing artistic talent, comprised of Suretone Records, SJS Management, Suretone Publishing, Suretone Pictures and Suretone Entertainment with focus in music, film and TV. Over the years, Suretone Records has championed releases for artists such as The Cure, Chris Cornell, Shwayze, Angels & Airwaves (featuring Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge) and more. Throughout his remarkable career, Jordan Schur has garnered a reputation for creating and overseeing innovative and highly profitable ventures. Schur founded Flip Records in 1994 where he launched the careers of Limp Bizkit and Staind and sold more than 60 million records to date as he achieved joint ventures with Warner Bros., Elektra Records, Sony Epic, Polygram A&M and UMG Interscope. In 1999, Schur became the President of Geffen Records, at the time making him the youngest label head in the music industry. Shortly after Schur took over control of MCA Records as well, and his expanded artist roster grew as he presided over the careers of chart-topping artists including Blink 182, Snoop Dogg, The Cure, Mary J. Blige, Common, Counting Crows, Guns and Roses, Nirvana, Beck, Weezer, Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias, Ashlee Simpson, Sigur Ros, Sonic Youth and Rob Zombie. Schur also oversaw the acquisition of DreamWorks Records into the Geffen Records label, and the larger new Geffen went on to become the market share leader in the industry at that time selling more than $2 billion in music sales worldwide. Schur also runs Suretone Pictures as well as Mimran Schur Pictures with David Mimran. MSP are working on an ever-evolving extensive slate of upcoming releases, most recently their co-financing with Sony Pictures on Holmes and Watson, starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Mimran Schur Pictures previously released films include the film Stone starring Robert DeNiro, Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich, the film Henry’s Crime starring Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga and James Caan, the incredibly revered film Warrior co-financed with Lionsgate and starring Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte, who received an Academy Award nomination for his role, and directed by world-renowned director Gavin O’Connor, Rapture-Palooza also co-financed with Lionsgate and starring Anna Kendrick and Craig Robinson. Suretone Pictures and Mimran Schur Pictures jointly released Pawn Shop Chronicles starring Paul Walker, Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Elijah Wood, Norman Reedus and Lukas Haas, as well the highly acclaimed 2019 film The Kid distributed by Lionsgate and starring Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, Jake Schur and Chris Pratt. It was also the directorial debut of accomplished actor Vincent D’Onofrio.



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