UNITED, LIVE IN MIAMI, RELEASES THIS WEEK AMIDST ACCLAIM, CAPTURES DYNAMIC OF UNITED’S 2011 AFTERMATH TOUR
First Hillsong DVD To Ever Premiere Online, Live In Miami DVD Streams Exclusively On Hulu As Hillsong Hulu Channel Launches This Week
Known for their live albums and DVDs, UNITED’s Live In Miami marks the first time for the band that one night has been captured in its entirety – from the first song to the last encore. Releasing this week amidst acclaim to digital and physical retail outlets everywhere, UNITED Live In Miami double-CD and DVD is available now at iTunes® and Amazon.com.
Intent on bringing a raw, authentic worship experience in a stadium filled with thousands of people set on worshipping Jesus Christ, UNITED’s Live In Miami was recorded during the band’s sold out worship night Aug. 6, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami. The event was part of the 2011“Welcome To The Aftermath” tour that consisted of 32 events with 182,000 people filling venues to capacity in venues across the country – from New York to Los Angeles, where UNITED became the first Christian band to sell out Staples Center.
For the first time ever, Australian worship band UNITED teams up with Hulu to offer the exclusive online premiere of the full-length Live In Miami DVD. The long form video is at www.hulu.com/hillsong and will remain available on the site this week.
Hulu, which has 26 million unique monthly visitors, further launches a devoted Hillsong channel simultaneously with the premiere at the link above. The site will include short form videos from UNITED, Hillsong LIVE and Hillsong Chapel.
Here is what the critics are already saying about Live In Miami:
“Live In Miami is a perfect illustration of this group’s musical evolution. As whimsical and fun as ever, none of the bells and whistles ever drowns out the true meaning of the moment…dive in deep and begin to experience a true encounter with God as you worship Him…You almost feel like you’re in the room with the thousands of others as they freely praise.” – NewReleaseTuesday.com
“What makes this project so incredible is the ability to watch the concert from start to finish…the worship is captured and experienced to its fullest on the DVD. It truly transforms you from being a listener and a music consumer to being a fellow worshiper and participator. That being said, this might be one of the most honest representations of the band as a whole and also proves why Hillsong UNITED is such a mighty force in worship music.” – JesusFreakHideout.com
“The collection of songs is a great place for people unfamiliar with Hillsong UNITED to find out why so many people love this powerhouse of modern worship, and provides great reinterpretations of last year’s set of songs that will broaden their usage in the church.” – Foursquare.org
“Drawing from both the strength of last year’s release and the power of their live worship, Live in Miami is not just a great album. It’s a fantastic experience…All of this, an earbud away, and to the fortunate thousands who have seen them live, a memory away, is a gift.” – Relate Magazine
“The concert’s main focus is clear: spreading love, joy, grace, and above all, God, from the beginning track until the end…Each track brings its own special light to an all together bright and beautiful album.” – Breathecast.com
Having led worship in churches, stadiums and open fields around the world, UNITED’s Live In Miami is a return to the live album format and is the first live release from the band in four years. The double-CD and DVD each feature 22 songs comprised of Hillsong favorites like “Mighty to Save,” “From The Inside Out” and “The Stand,” as well as newer songs from UNITED’s acclaimed Aftermath studio CD (2011), including “Search My Heart,” UNITED’s biggest radio hit to date. The DVD contains over 2 hours of inspiring anthems, “drum battles,” behind-the-scenes footage and more. A physical deluxe package is also available that combines the two-disc album plus the full concert DVD.
In studio and out of studio, on tour or home at Hillsong Church, UNITED is committed to sharing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound, connects with churches, individuals and ultimately connects people everywhere with God. Born out of the Youth Movement of Australia’s Hillsong Church, UNITED is fronted by worship leaders Joel Houston, Jad Gillies, Jonathon “JD” Douglass and backed by an evolving collaboration of pastors, worship leaders, musicians and songwriters – all intentional about giving voice to a generation passionate about God. Traversing the world’s continents, UNITED continues its cross-cultural journey of music and worship. The latest tour dates and additional information on UNITED can be found at www.hillsongunited.com, www.youtube.com/hillsongunitedtv and www.facebook.com/hillsongunited, where the band has over 2.7 Million fans.
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