The UK-based, RIAA Certified Gold-selling, GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning band Delirious? played its final, farewell concert at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo Nov. 29. Although sold-out well in advance, fans of Delirious? will be able to see highlights of this historic concert as GOD TV was there and captured exclusive footage to share with its worldwide audience. As part of a full evening of programming to recognize the band’s many achievements, a three-hour “Delirious? Night” is scheduled for broadcast on GOD TV Sunday, Dec. 27 at 9:30 p.m. (EST) with a replay on Monday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. (EST). (Check your local listings.)
As a precursor to a Delirious? farewell live CD/DVD from the London concert scheduled to release in May 2010 from Kingsway, “Delirious? Night” on GOD TV will include footage from the live concert and the network’s youth presenters Chip-K and Emma Owen interviewing the band’s lead vocalist Martin Smith, guitarist Stu G, keyboardist Tim Jupp, bassist Jon Thatcher and drummer Paul Evans, who took over for Delirious? founding member Stew Smith in 2008. The program will also include a video countdown of the Top 10 Delirious? songs of all time, as voted by GOD TV viewers. GOD TV’s potential viewing audience of half-a-billion viewers worldwide is being encouraged to visit the network’s website to choose their favorite track out of 15 songs the band has short-listed. The online poll at www.god.tv/delirious closes on Dec. 15.
“Delirious? was formed in the UK at much the same time as GOD TV was birthed in 1995 and it has been our privilege to feature these anointed worshippers many times over the past 14 years,” said GOD TV co-founder and Director of Television, Wendy Alec. “We at GOD TV want to commend the band members for all they have done and especially for the many lives they have helped bring into the Kingdom of God. I have no doubt their music will continue to impact people across the globe for many years to come.”
GOD TV can be seen from coast-to-coast across the US on channel 365 of DIRECTV, as well as on select local cable stations in cities such as San Francisco. Online viewers can watch at www.god.tv or via video on demand at www.god.tv/god.
In addition to the upcoming live CD/DVD, Delirious? released its History Makers: Greatest Hits CD worldwide last month on Kingsway (Survivor) with EMI CMG Distribution. The album includes the definitive Delirious? songs that inspired a generation of worshippers to live life “out loud,” and that continue to be sung today throughout the world by literally millions of people every week. Included in this collection are such genre defining modern worship classics as “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever,” “Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble,” “Majesty,” “My Glorious” and “Shout To The North.”
“This exceptional collection of songs has inspired a generation of worshippers to live life out loud,” says Amazon.com, as NewReleaseTuesday.com rates History Makers: Greatest Hits with five-stars and calls the recording an “utterly spectacular compilation.”
In addition to the History Makers: Greatest Hits CD, Delirious? has compiled a Limited Edition two-CD, 30-song collection and a DVD featuring all 13 of the band’s concept music videos. With both contemporary and worship tracks represented across the two CDs, the band members have also put together a 58-page booklet for History Makers: Greatest Hits (Limited Edition) that charts their journey over the last 17-years. All wrapped in a cardboard slipcase, only 12,000 copies will be available worldwide.
“A true, long-time fan would have already heard these great songs, but to have this final collection is definitely worth it,” says JesusFreakHideout.com, calling Delirious? “one of the greatest worship groups of all time” and going on to “recommend the limited edition package, not just for long-time fans of Delirious?, but for anyone.”
“Between its alternative praise beginnings and stadium-shaking modern rock breakthrough, the band’s left an indelible mark upon younger musicians and is one of the few faith-based bands to truly amass a global following,” adds CCMmagazine.com.
Known as the forerunners of the modern worship movement and as one of the industry’s best live bands, Delirious? over the last decade have closed for the Pope in front of a million people in Germany, played in front of hundreds of thousands in India, headlined the 2004 Olympic Celebrations at the Omonia Square in Athens, Greece, toured with Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams and Matchbox 20, and headlined at SWR3’s Arena of Sound 2004 music festival, where more than 80,000 fans filled the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart, Germany.
Having released 14 albums and selling nearly three million recordings, and with seven Top 40 general market UK chart singles and two Top 30 general market UK chart albums, Delirious? grew out of the UK “Cutting Edge” youth meetings in the early 1990s. Regarded internationally as the galvanizing force that changed the face of worship worldwide, Delirious? members currently have 22 songs on the CCLI charts. With its music being played and sold in over 100 countries, the band has also been honored with two Gospel Music Association International Awards.