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Claire on a Dare tops charts, plans rock opera

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Big news from the Claire on a Dare camp, as the act has settled on its new creative, musical vision. You may remember that the Bay Area 5-piece had enlisted the help of renowned producer/engineer, Earle Mankey, for their previous effort "This is Claire on a Dare." The aforementioned 5-song E.P. signified the emergence of a new approach for the act, all the while setting the stage for a larger, forthcoming work.

"Sanctified: Deitor Darker and The Infinites"" will be that larger work. The crowd-funded, Indiegogo project will take shape as a rock opera, with Mankey returning to his duties behind the boards. There'll be a star-crossed romance, demons, corruptive power and the triumph of an all-to-human love.

Check the video on this page for more, or visit the newly overhauled Claire on a Dare webpage for details on how to donate to the project. You'll also find synapses of the story-line pertaining to each song, the accompanying libretto and much more.

The announcement comes in congruence with CoD grabbing the top spot on San Francisco's Reverbnation indie rock charts and, consequently, a top 100 spot on Reverbnation indie rock chart, worldwide.

CoD also has a duo of shows remaining before heading back into the studio. It's a birthday extravaganza, as both singer, Carla Riggi, and guitarist Stephen Paul Dix celebrate their birthdays on Friday, Dec. 13th at The Quarter Note in Sunnyvale (1214 Apollo Way, Sunnyvale, California 94086). Sweet Hayah will be celebrating the birthday of their lead singer, Nehal Abuelata, as well. Melted State and Saffell will be performing, also.

Then, in Oakland on the 10th of January, CoD will hit The Stork Club (2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, California) with mikO Tolliver and the Luminous Newts. Show starts at 9:00 p.m. The two acts represent #1 and #2 on the Reverbnation charts.

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