David Crowder*Band has announced that they will release their first ever Christmas record on Oct. 4, just months before the GRAMMY ® nominated band will debut their final album. Oh For Joy will include eight Christmas classics such as “Joy To The World,” “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night” and more, presented with the band’s distinct mark, final track listing below. The unique, nutcracker-themed cover was also revealed this week.
“Back in January we decided to start working on a record. It was to be a final masterpiece, our last statement, if you will. But we got sidetracked, and we made a Christmas album instead,” explains the band in a statement to their fans. “This is something that we are very excited about, something that we have wanted to do for years and years. Well, that Christmas album is now officially finished, and we are pleased to announce that on October 4th, Oh For Joy will release!”
Announced first to their the fans, David Crowder*Band will additionally be unveiling their final studio record on January 10, 2012. The album title is forthcoming, and the band is at work on the final project in their Texas recording studio. To read the original statement from the band, visit http://www.davidcrowderband.com/.
Up next for the band will be headlining the highly anticipated “The 7 Tour” with acclaimed artists Gungor, who is doing an acoustic set, Chris August and John Mark McMillan. This will mark the final tour for the GRAMMY ® nominees. The shows will span from September through November and hit over 30 clubs and theaters across the U.S. including key markets such as: Dallas, Texas, Los Angeles, Calif., Portland, Ore., Seattle, Wash., Chicago, Ill., New York, N.Y., Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fla. Already, several dates including Dallas have sold out with many other markets being close to capacity. Tour dates listed below, all subject to change, visit http://www.davidcrowderband.com for the most up to date information.
About David Crowder*Band:
Named among the “most thoughtful, progressive and exciting acts in contemporary Christian music” by The New York Times, the popular yet unconventional David Crowder*Band released their last GRAMMY ® nominated album Church Music in the fall which debuted at No. 1 on the Christian retail chart scanning over 35,000 units. This gave David Crowder*Band their largest street week to date ranking in at No. 11 on the Billboard Top 200. David Crowder*Band’s latest music video for “SMS (Shine)” nabbed coverage on NBC’s The Today Show, Fox & Friends, USA Today, Billboard and Paste Magazine online as well as a GMA Dove Award win for “Short Form Video of the Year.” The video was also recognized at the LA Film Festival in 2011. Along with the group’s 9 GMA Dove Awards and 22 nominations, the band was the first Christian artist to be named MSN.com’s Artist of the Year in 2006. The band is also part of the Passion Movement, participating in university student gatherings in the US and around the world. The group’s leader David Crowder is further an acclaimed author, having penned two books, including his acclaimed, highly personal, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, But Nobody Wants to Die: Or (The Eschatology of Bluegrass).
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords ( http://www.sixstepsrecords.com) is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (And If Our God Is For Us…), David Crowder* Band (Oh For Joy), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons), Christy Nockels (Life Light Up), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move) and Passion (Passion: Here For You). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.
About EMI CMG Label Group:
Brentwood, Tennessee-based EMI CMG Label Group is comprised of Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, and Credential Recordings, in addition to providing A&R and marketing support for sixstepsrecords via a joint venture and licensing partnership. Balancing freedom, discipline, creativity, profitability and ministry, EMI CMG Label Group strives for excellence in artist development. The Label Group is a division of EMI Christian Music Group. For further information, please visit http://www.emicmg.com .
Oh For Joy Track Listing:
1. “Joy To The World”
2. “The First Noel”
3. “Go Tell It On The Mountain”
4. “Angels We Have Heard On High”
5. “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
6. “O Holy Night”
7. “Silent Night”
8. “Carol of the Bells / Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)”
“The 7 Tour” Dates:
9/28 Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
9/29 Houston, TX – House of Blues JUST ADDED – TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW
9/30 Houston, TX – House of Blues SOLD OUT
10/1 Dallas, TX – House of Blues SOLD OUT
10/4 Lubbock, TX – City Band Auditorium
10/5 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/6 Phoenix, AZ – Grand Canyon University Arena
10/7 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/8 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/9 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
10/11 Portland, OR – The Crystal Ballroom
10/12 Seattle, WA – The Moore Theater
10/14 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/15 Lawrence, KS – Lied Center / Univ. of Kansas
10/16 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue Mainroom
10/21 Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
10/22 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
10/23 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/25 Lafayette, IN – Long Center
10/26 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
10/27 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/28 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10/29 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/30 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/1 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11/3 Greenville, SC – McAlister Auditorium / Furman Univ.
11/4 Lynchburg, VA – Vines Center / Liberty Univ.
11/5 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
11/6 Sarasota, FL – Manatee Civic Center
11/10 Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
11/12 Panama City, FL – Marina Civic Center
11/13 Jackson, MS – Jackson Academy PAC SOLD OUT