Dove-winning, pop/rock band Building 429 will debut new music from its forthcoming Essential Records album release, titled Listen To The Sound, on its 20-city tour kicking off this week. The “Listen to the Sound Tour” will additionally feature guest artists, Australian rockers Revive and pop foursome Anthem Lights.
Opening tomorrow in Iowa City, Iowa, the “Listen to the Sound Tour” will make its way cross-country from California to New York, promising fans a night of high-energy music with spiritual depth. In addition to new songs, Building 429 will be introducing new live elements to its show as well.
Building 429 frontman Jason Roy explains, “Not only will we be playing six or seven new songs off of the new record, but we’ll also be displaying a new show for the first time in some years. We’ve been trying out bits and pieces on the ‘Winter Blast Tour’ and getting awesome response, so we can’t wait to roll the whole thing out on the spring tour!”
Additionally, Building 429 will be partnering with long-time supporters Food for the Hungry to secure sponsorships for children and families in Haiti as well as other impoverished countries. See below for more on Food for the Hungry.
“Food for the Hungry is a cause near and dear to our hearts,” says Roy. “Combine a great ministry like Food for the Hungry with great music by artists like Revive and Anthem Lights, and some meaningful time with God, and you have the makings of a great tour!”
About Building 429:
Building 429 is best known for its 2004 breakout hit “Glory Defined,” which was named BMI’s Christian Song of the Year in 2005, and that same year Building 429 was named New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards. From that launching point the band has been tirelessly playing 150 live shows a year, developing their own touring brands “Winter Blast” and “SummerFest,” and growing its dedicated fan base. The band will release its fifth album, Listen To The Sound, on May 10, as the title track and lead single see tremendous support at radio with adds from K-LOVE, Air 1 and WAY-FM networks, plus commitments from 52 AC and CHR markets to date. To watch new studio footage of the band, stream the “Listen to the Sound” single and keep up with “Listen to the Sound Tour” dates, visit www.Building429.com and www.facebook.com/building429.
Dove-nominated, high-energy band Revive’s momentous climb continues with its current sophomore album Blink (6/22/10). Produced by the 2010 Dove Award-winning “Producer of the Year” team of Jason Ingram and Rusty Varenkamp, the album’s hit title track saw success at both Christian AC and CHR radio formats, propelling into the Top 10 songs in the country on Billboard’s CHR format. Originally from Sydney, Australia, the vibrant pop/rock outfit first caught the attention of Third Day frontman Mac Powell, who encouraged the group to move to Atlanta.
Following that leap of faith, the band signed with Essential Records and recorded its U.S. debut with Powell handling production duties. Since then, Revive has been constantly touring the country opening for artists like Big Daddy Weave, Sanctus Real, DecembeRadio, and of course, Third Day. Revive also toured 2010 as part of the 44-city WinterJam tour, and earned its first Dove Award nomination in the coveted New Artist of the Year category for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards. For more on Revive, visit www.reviveband.com and view the band’s highly-entertaining video blogs, including an original music video celebrating the band’s 10,000th Facebook friend!
About Anthem Lights:
Formed in the backdrop of Liberty University, the members of new Reunion Records pop group Anthem Lights have partnered with some of the music industry’s brightest talents to fully capture the essence of their potential. With the help of the production team of Juan Otero & Seth Mosley aka The Write Brothers (newsboys, Me In Motion), and producer Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Chasen), the Anthem Lights self-titled debut is poised to make a significant impact as it releases Spring 2011. The four-member group is currently on tour with MercyMe, Jars of Clay, The Afters, Matt Maher and others on the “Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour.”
About Food for the Hungry:
Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has boldly served and spoken out for the poor. Food for the Hungry is more than a relief and development organization; they are a tested, trusted and innovative partner who respectively walks with the poor in more than 26 countries worldwide while intentionally reflecting the love of Jesus. For more information, please visit: www.fh.org.
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“Listen To The Sound Tour” Itinerary
DATE – CITY – VENUE
3/23/11 – Iowa City, IA – Iowa Memorial Union
3/25/11 – Plainview, TX – Harral Auditorium
3/26/11 – North Platte, NE – North Platte Community Playhouse
3/27/11 – Grand Junction, CO – Avalon Theatre
3/28/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Calvary Chapel Church
3/30/11 – College Place, WA – Walla Walla University
3/31/11 – Vancouver, WA – TBD
4/2/11 – Paradise, CA – Paradise Alliance Church
4/3/11 – Santa Rosa, CA – Spring Hills Community Church
4/4/11 – Reno, NV – Reno Christian Fellowship
4/5/11 – Merced, CA – Yosemite Church
4/8/11 – El Paso, TX – Harvest Christian Center
4/9/11 – Brownwood, TX – Howard Payne University
4/10/11 – Del Rio, TX – The Del Rio Civic Center
4/11/11 – Wimberley, TX – Cypress Creek Church
4/14/11 – Springfield, MO – Trinity Community Church
4/15/11 – Clarksville, TN – Downtown Clarksville
4/29/11 – Cicero, NY – Believer’s Chapel
4/30/11 – Beckley, WV – Crosspoint Church of God
* Dates subject to change