Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SA to host ‘God’s Not Dead’ tour

Newsboys return — Well-seasoned and well-known Christian band the Newsboys will take to the Vines Center stage, March 24, in the “God’s Not Dead” tour. Other bands will include The City Harmonics, Abandon and Anthem Lights. Photo credit: Alex Towers, TRBC

The Christian rock group, Newsboys, will bring their signature sound to the Vines Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, as part of Compassion International’s “God’s Not Dead” tour.

“We’re very excited to be hosting their new ‘God’s Not Dead’ tour,” Student Activities (SA) Promotions Manager Stephanie Ward wrote in a recent email. “It’s been quite a while since we’ve had the Newsboys and I’m definitely excited for the enthusiasm this show will bring.”

The concert, featuring Australia’s veteran pop-quartet, now led by Liberty University Alumnus Michael Tait, will include supporting acts The City Harmonic, Abandon and Anthem Lights. Tickets are $8 in advance for Liberty students and $12 for the general public, according to SA’s website.

“We look for bands that fit within our mission and that we know that students will enjoy,” Ward said. “This concert takes place during CFAW, so it’s important that we bring in a tour that caters to the overall purpose of the weekend, and this tour does exactly that.”

The “God’s Not Dead” tour, bearing the same name as the most recent Newsboys album, runs from Jan. 12 to May 6 and will stop in multiple states across the nation.

“SA tries to do a giveaway a day that promotes our upcoming events, and Newsboys is at the top of our promotion right now,” Ward stated. “We want to get the word out about this show, and it’s only $8 for Liberty students, so it’s at a price they can afford.”

“There are four awesome bands coming out and with such a diverse student body, I think there will be at least one band that everyone gets hyped about. We (Student Activities) have been preparing for this show since late fall 2011, so I’m ready for it to be here.”

For more information on the “God’s Not Dead Tour,” including video content and additional tour dates, visit newsboys.com.

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