Jan 29, 2008

Newsboys 'Go Tour' will play at Vines next month

by Claire Melsi

     With the stress of the semester quickly piling up, a night of fun and relaxation is just the prescription to renew the suffocating scholar. If the projects and papers have thrust you into a slump, get ready to break out. A burst of relief is in sight. On Friday, Feb. 15, Liberty will look to temporarily distract students from their work as it hosts the Newsboys ‘Go Tour,’ featuring Rush of Fools, Newworldson and Article One in one of the largest campus events this year.
     The Newsboys, named 2007 artist of the year by Australia’s national Christian music charts, has been thrilling audiences since its creation in the late 1980s, according to VH1. Racking up numerous awards along the way, the band has been winning the hearts of Christian music lovers everywhere with hits such as “He Reigns” and “Something Beautiful.” Playing along with the Newsboys is relative newcomer Rush of Fools. The band, which takes its name from Paul’s words to the church in 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, played its first show in October 2005 and has been quickly working its way up the charts ever since. “I pray that people will come to our shows and love our music and want to come back for more. But even more so, I pray that we are transparent and that his glory shines through us,” guitarist Wes Willis said, according to RushOfFools.com.
     Thanks to the hard work of the Student Activities staff, many students will be attending the upcoming concert. “This is the biggest tour to come through Liberty this academic year. There are four major bands coming. I hope everyone enjoys the concert. The Newsboys always put on a good show, so I have no doubts,” said sophomore Megan Colussy, a member of the Student Activities Events staff. “I love the hustle and bustle and the long hours that these shows require,” Colussy said. “I love working for this student body and seeing the satisfaction that the students receive from the concerts that we execute.” Along with student activities, a number of volunteers will be working to ensure that the show runs smoothly. “Working at the concerts here at LU is an awesome opportunity to make new friends, meet random people, and get a little closer to the bands. I’m looking forward to this show because of the big expected turnout. It should be a good day to volunteer and have fun,” senior Nick Petrick said.
     General admission starts $10, and tickets may be purchased in the Student Activities Office with a student ID. The first 100 students to purchase tickets at the regular price will automatically get an upgrade to floor seats which, hold a $25 value. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Contact Claire Melsi at cvmelsi@liberty.edu.

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