NASHVILLE, TN - The GRAMMY® nominated and Dove Award winning band Newsboys recently announced they have rejoined the Sparrow Records roster.
Having spent the majority of their career with Sparrow, they have sold over 7 million albums, have five RIAA Certified Gold albums and 25 #1 radio hits including their most recent #1 smash “God’s Not Dead." Newsboys’ Sparrow Records debut will come in the form of Newsboys: Live in Concert, God’s Not Dead, due October 22nd.
“The Newsboys continue to impact the Christian community with songs that connect deeply with their listeners and with a show that consistently entertains concert goers around the world with impassioned songs about life & faith,” comments Peter York, President, EMI CMG Label Group. “We are excited to partner with them once again and look forward to effectively representing them at radio, retail and, most importantly, in the hearts of all who will listen to this extraordinary band.”
"The history of Newsboys and Sparrow Records is a long and successful one, and we are extremely excited about renewing this relationship and continuing to build on the success of our recent projects." remarked Wes Campbell, the band’s manager.
Recorded live at in front of tens of thousands of fans at 2012’s Sonshine festival in Willmar, MN and LifeFest in Osh Kosh, WI., Newsboys: Live in Concert, God’s Not Dead primarily features songs from their hit recordings God’s Not Dead (2012) and Born Again (2010), and premieres the first new recordings of lead vocalist Michael Tait singing past Newsboys hits “He Reigns” and “Something Beautiful.” (Note: Full track listing below)
"Newsboys has always been known for their live show, and we feel sharing this experience through this initial release is a perfect way to re-launch this partnership." said Michael Tait, Newsboys’ lead singer. "In the end, the live experience is only possible because of the hundreds of thousands of fans who attend our shows, and we are eternally thankful for their continued support."
Newsboys will continue to bring this live experience to fans this fall as they re-embark on their highly successful God’s Not Dead Tour. Having already visited over 60 markets this spring, and scheduled for 35 more this fall, the tour will also feature Building 429 (Provident Music Group) and Luminate (Sparrow Records). For more tour details and all things Newsboys, please visit their website.
This GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning band has sold close to 8 million units, has garnered five Gold albums and 25 No. 1 radio hits. Their 2010 release, Born Again, saw the largest street week of their careers, selling astounding 45,311 units and hitting No. 4 on Billboard's overall chart, positioned above new releases from such artists as Justin Bieber, Sting and M.I.A. Its self-titled single topped the radio charts for 8 weeks, gaining close to eight million impressions to date. The record also garnered three No. 1 hits.
Newsboys released their most recent CD on November 15, 2011 - the highly anticipated project, God’s Not Dead. This rock-driven worship album finds front man Michael Tait and his band mates who’ve played together for two decades - Jeff Frankenstein (keys), Duncan Phillips (drums) and Jody Davis (guitar) – with some of today’s most widely church-embraced modern worship anthems as well as several original and never-before-released worship songs written by some of today’s biggest worship songwriters. It's title song, "God's Not Dead," topped the CHR radio format for seven weeks in a row.
Renown for their heart-pumping live concerts, the tight knit Newsboys unit continues to headline shows in the U.S. and around the world. 2011 saw them headline the world’s biggest tour, the Winter Jam Tour, playing to more than half a million people. Stay tuned to www.Newsboys.com for the most updated tour dates and latest information on the band.
Newsboys: Live in Concert, God’s Not Dead Tracklisting:
2. Born Again
3. Something Beautiful
4. The King Is Coming
5. Your Love Never Fails
6. Here We Stand
7. He Reigns
8. Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus
9. Mighty To Save
10. Save Your Life
12. Jesus Freak
13. God’s Not Dead Message
14. God’s Not Dead
15. Revelation Song
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