Tour Update (Feb. 22, 2018) -
NEWSBOYS UNITED LAUNCH HISTORY-MAKING TOUR WITH STRING OF SELLOUTS
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Kicking-off last week in California, the landmark “Newsboys United Tour” saw sellout crowds throughout the opening weekend. Boasting "all the hits... under one roof... for one tour," the history-making Newsboys United lineup played to capacity audiences at City National Civic in San Jose, Redding Civic Auditorium and the Visalia Convention Center, as well as to a near-sellout crowd at Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre.
Drawing legions of devoted fans spanning multiple generations, the “Newsboys United Tour” showcases an electrifying headlining set from the supergroup. Each night current members Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis are joined by former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel for a string of the most popular hits from the iconic band’s three-decade career.
“I’ve been on the road all my life, including the famed ‘Jesus Freak Tour,’ and this is one of my top three favorite tours ever,” said Newsboys’ Michael Tait. “I am loving this experience!”
“Already this tour has far exceeded our expectations,” said Zealand frontman and Newsboys United’s Phil Joel. “I don’t think any of us knew exactly how monumental it was going to be or just how much it would mean to everyone. It’s really special.”
Produced by Premier Productions in partnership with the Newsboys, the tour is set to visit more than 30 additional cities across the nation, including Houston, Minneapolis, Dallas and Orlando, Florida, before wrapping May 6. The “Newsboys United Tour” features special guest Word Worship recording artist Zealand, which is founded and fronted by Phil Joel.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Following the abrupt blackout of GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling Newsboys’ social media accounts, the band—with a little help from some old friends—reemerged for a major announcement. In 2018, Newsboys will welcome back to the stage former bandmates Peter Furler and Phil Joel for the "Newsboys United Tour," showcasing "all the hits... under one roof... for one tour." Along with an electrifying headlining set led by frontman Michael Tait and longtime members Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis, Newsboys United will see Furler and Joel join the group for many of the most popular hits of the band's three-decade career. The “Newsboys United Tour” will also feature special guest Word Worship recording artist Zealand, which is founded and fronted by Joel.“We’re so excited for Peter and Phil to join us on the road next year,” said Newsboys’ Michael Tait. “Taking the stage with two men who indelibly shaped the history of this band will be an unforgettable experience for us all. We can’t wait to share these special moments with our fans as well.” "I’m stoked to reunite with the Newsboys,” said Peter Furler. “It’s going to be brilliant to jam with the lads once again."“I’m really excited to share the stage with the guys again,” added Phil Joel. “The timing and heart behind this tour feels so right and I’m pumped for Newsboys fans both past and present to join us!” Peter Furler, a founding member of Newsboys and the group’s former drummer and lead vocalist, embarked on a successful solo career in 2009. During his tenure, the band earned five Gold® recordings and released such classic hits as “Shine," "Breakfast" and "He Reigns.” As Newsboys' bass player, Phil Joel was featured on multiple albums and sang lead on the group's hit single "Entertaining Angels." Since his departure, Joel has bowed seven recordings as well as 2015’s acclaimed Word Worship set, Zealand Worship – The EP. One of the most influential bands in Christian music history, Newsboys have sold more than 8 million units and amassed eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. Comprised of Michael Tait (lead vocals), Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), Newsboys’ signature songs include “We Believe,” “He Reigns,” “Miracles” “Born Again” and their Platinum®-certified mega hit, “God’s Not Dead.” The latter inspired one of the most popular Christian film franchises of all time, PureFlix’s God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2, both of which included appearances by the band.
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