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Newsboys Release New Worship Album 'God's Not Dead'

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
November 14, 2011|1:32 pm

Christian music pioneers, the Newsboys, released a new album Tuesday called "God's Not Dead," and will begin the "The Story Tour" in promotion of the record starting in January and running through May on a 65 city tour.

This is the band's first worship album since 2004.

The album features a few new worship songs as well.

"God's Not Dead" also has a reunion of singer Michael Tait with his former dc Talk band mate Kevin Max on songs "God's Not Dead (Like a Lion)" and "I Am Second."

This will be singer Michael Tait's second album with the Newsboys since he took over vocal duties for them in 2009 due to the departure of band founder Peter Furler.

Tait was in the band in 2009, but the album "In the Hands of God" was written and recorded with Furler, while Tait sang live.

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Prior to the Newsboys and some solo work, Tait was in the biggest Christian group of all time, dc Talk from 1989 to 2000 – with Toby Mac and Kevin Max, before the group went on hiatus with solo careers.

Furler, originally the band’s drummer from 1985 to 1997, took over vocals when former vocalist John James left due to an admitted drug and alcohol problem.

Together the band has released 15 albums spawning countless singles and major tours, and received worldwide critical success with their 1994 album "Going Public", featuring their biggest single "Shine," and 1996's album "Take Me to Your Leader".

They've been nominated for four Grammys and 24 Dove Awards winning five including Rock Album of the Year, Rock Recorded Song of the Year, Recorded Music Packaging of the Year, Short Form Music Video of the Year, and Event Album of the Year.

Other awards won include Best CCM Video 1999 by the Billboard Music Video Awards, 1995 Video Award and 1999 Video Award from the International Angel Awards, and Favorite CCM Album 1999 from the Nashville Music Awards.

CURRENT WINTER TOUR

Date, City, State Location
12/1 Wichita, Kan. Central Christian
12/2 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center
12/3 Tulsa, Okla. BOK Center
12/4 Austin, Texas Shoreline Christian Center
12/7 Longwood, Fla. Northland Church
12/8 Atlanta, Ga. Philips Arena
12/9 Winston–Salem, N.C. LJVM Coliseum
12/10 Virginia Beach, Va. Rock Church
12/11 Woodbridge, Va. Hylton Chapel
12/14 Plymouth, Mich. Northridge Community Church
12/15 Grand Rapids, Mich. First Assembly of God
12/16 Hoffman Estates, Ill. Life Changers Church
12/17 Eden Prairie, Minn.Grace Church
12/18 Independence, Mo. Independence Events Center

 

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