NEW METHOD VOLUNTEERS FOR EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION, RELEASES CD
Band stays active in preparation for new CD release and upcoming Faith and Family Night Tour dates
COLUMBUS, Ohio – New Method, the Columbus, Ohio-based band, is at it again by helping with a recent Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project that took place in central Ohio. From putting away clothing for the deserving family to carrying furniture, the group enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of such a great project. The television episode will air around Christmas, as that was the theme of the project.
The band has kept busy as they prepare for the release of their third CD project The Path To Leave Behind through Tate Music Group/E1 Entertainment in March 2012. With a collection of recordings from the past few years, the new CD promises strong melodies and lyrical concepts.
“This CD focuses more on encouraging people to hang on in times of trouble,” said the band’s founding member, Doug Meacham. “We wanted to show some growth lyrically in what we are trying to say with this project.”
To support the release of the CD, New Method has again set up a dynamic line-up of tour dates on their Faith and Family Night Tour with pro sports teams and amusement parks. Some of the dates on the schedule include the Hershey Bears, Anaheim Ducks, and Cleveland Cavaliers. A new website has been launched to provide information about the tour.
“We’re excited to travel around the country again this season, working with the sports teams,” said Meacham. “We have embraced our niche in the market with these organizations, and have seen some great ministry opportunities at the games.”
Recently, the band acquired a tour sponsor from the charitable organization World Vision (www.worldvision.org). They will be presenting opportunities for sponsorships for children in need around the world at select tour dates.
The Faith & Family Night Tour was first organized by New Method in 2003.
Through the tour, New Method performs at sporting events along side organizations such as the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers basketball teams, the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer club, the Dallas Stars hockey, and more than 80 other professional teams since founding the event.
Meacham, a pastor at his home church of Grace Chapel Community Church in Westerville, Ohio, said the band continues to seek ways to reach out to families and children in communities throughout the country using the band’s music as a hook.
About NEW METHOD
New Method has been a national finalist in the NACAS songwriting competition for the song “Heart’s Desire” in 2001. The band was featured in Christianity Today’s Sports Spectrum Magazine for its development of the Faith & Family Night Tour in 2003. In 2004, the band was selected as the Ohio Christian Music Association’s “Up and Coming Band of the Year”
awarded by the Governor of Ohio.
New Method posted a No. 6 ranking on the myCCM Top 100 for 2007 in CCM Magazine and reached No. 3 on national radio charts with the single “All About The Love.” And, they were considered for New Artist of the Year in the 2010 GMA/Dove Awards.
The band maintains a strong touring schedule and has played the Meadowlands in New Jersey, Soldier Field in Chicago, Mile High Stadium in Denver, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, among others.
About World Vision
World Vision is a child sponsorship organization helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children in poverty-stricken areas of the world. Through its ministry programs, children receive food, education, medical aid and hope. Sponsorships will be available at each New Method show.
NEW METHOD Tour Schedule for 2011-2012
For interviews, tour information or a review copy of New Method’s new album, Old School, contact Doug Meacham, Fresh Take Management at (614) 620-1157.
· December 11, 2011, 7 p.m., Hershey Bears, Hershey, PA
· February 3, 2012, 7 p.m., Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim, CA
· March 11, 2012, 7 p.m., Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland, OH
NEW METHOD’S CD, THE PATH TO LEAVE BEHIND New Method’s CD, The Path To Leave Behind, will be available nationwide through Tate Music Group/E1 Entertainment distribution, on the Web at www.newmethod.net, and at most music stores in March 2012!
For interviews, tour information or a review copy of New Method’s new album, The Path To Leave Behind, contact Doug Meacham, New Method at (614) 620-1157.