Tenth Avenue North, Christian music’s most impactful new artist of the past several years, gives fans a unique look at the moments and motivations that make up a life lived through music through the new CD/DVD project: Tenth Avenue North Live: Inside and In Between releasing on March 1.
Tenth Avenue North will take part in a live, DVD release event online at HearItFirst.com ( http://live.hearitfirst.com) on Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The band will introduce clips from the project as well as answer questions from fans.
Long known for an uncanny ability to capture listeners’ attention and compel them to think, even within the framework of a seemingly simple pop song, the music of Tenth Avenue North has always been informed with a maturity of purpose that goes far beyond the members’ young ages. It’s that desire to give fans more than face value that has always gone into both the band’s songs and live shows.
“These songs are hopefully a vehicle for us to help people learn,” says vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mike Donehey. “Our hope is that people would see what we do in concert and that we have a desire for people to learn, not just be entertained.”
“At the same time, we hope to find a platform that looks a little more like a community when you come to one of our shows,” he continues. “We just wanted something deeper.” Included in the DVD, Donehey explores the deeper message behind the songs in seven powerful video journals including “By Your Side,” “Healing Begins” and “You Are More.”
That’s not to say everything is so deep within Donehey and his bandmates’ (drummer Jason Jamison, guitarist/background vocalist Jeff Owen and bassist Ruben Juarez III) world, as shown on Inside and In Between’s lighter moments, including the unparalleled “athletic” competition known fondly as
Framed by live performances (featuring 5.1 Surround Sound audio mixes) and revealing off-stage interviews, Inside and In Between gives an all-encompassing look at some of the freshest new music to emerge over the past several years, including songs like “Love Is Here,” “Strong Enough To Save,” “Hold My Heart,” “You Are More,” “Healing Begins” and the 2010 Dove Award-winning Song of the Year “By Your Side.”
Tenth Avenue North will continue its packed early 2011 live show schedule as part of Third Day’s “Make Your Move” Tour, which kicked off in Mercedes, Texas on Feb. 18, and runs through a May 21 date in West Palm Beach, Fla.
THIRD DAY / MAKE YOUR MOVE TOUR – SPRING 2011 (featuring Tenth Avenue North)
* More dates to be added. All dates are subject to change without notice.
2/18 Mercedes, TX RGV Livestock Show Grounds
2/19 Longview, TX S.E. Belcher Performance Hall
3/9 Indianapolis, IN Northview Church
3/10 Indianapolis, IN Northview Church
3/11 Brookfield, WI Elmbrook Church
3/12 Davenport, IA Adler Theater
3/13 Grand Rapids, MI Sunshine Comm. Church
3/18 Monroe, LA Fant-Ewing Coliseum
3/19 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
3/20 Joplin, MO Joplin Memorial Hall
3/24 Beaver Falls, PA Geneva College
3/25 Grove City, OH Grove City Church
3/26 Johnstown, PA War Memorial Arena
3/27 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
3/31 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall
4/1 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
4/14 Memphis, TN Hope Church
4/15 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum
4/16 Greenville, SC TBA
4/17 Macon, GA Centerplex
4/28 Valparaiso, IN Valparaiso Nazarene Church
4/29 Chicago, IL Life Changers
4/30 Greenville, IL Agape Festival
5/1 Kansas City, MO Municipal Auditorium Arena
5/4 Salem, VA Salem Civic Center
5/5 Louisville, KY TBA
5/6 Cincinnati, OH Landmark Church
5/7 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center Theatre
5/12 Chattanooga, TN Memorial Auditorium
5/13 Greensboro, NC Special Events Center
5/14 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
5/19 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
5/20 Ft. Myers, FL Germain Arena
5/21 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
About Tenth Avenue North:
Modern pop band Tenth Avenue North – made up of members Mike Donehey (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Jason Jamison (drummer), Jeff Owen (electric guitar/background vocals) and Ruben Juarez (bass) – saw its sophomore album, The Light Meets The Dark, debut in May 2010 at No. 1 on the Nielsen Christian SoundScan chart and No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 with first week scans of 21,583. The album also secured the No.1 Christian Album chart position at both iTunes and AmazonMP3, and reached Top 5 on the iTunes overall chart.
Named GMA Dove Awards New Artist of the Year in 2009 at the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards, Tenth Avenue North first impacted the music community as the best-selling and most played new Christian artist of 2008, scoring three No. 1s at radio (“By Your Side” finished the year at No. 2 on the Hot Christian Songs chart, and at No. 3 overall for the decade on said chart) and saw its national debut Over and Underneath (5/20/08) cross the 100,000 unit sales mark in less than seven months. To date, Over and Underneath has surpassed the 350,000 mark in total album sales.
The breakthrough band received two nominations for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards in the Group of the Year and Song of the Year categories and the smash hit “By Your Side” claimed the Song of the Year honor.
This year, Tenth Avenue North (collectively with lead singer Mike Donehey) picked up four Dove Award nominations, including the coveted Song of the Year, for Donehey’s songwriting credit on “Hold My Heart” (from album Over And Underneath) and Group of the Year. In addition the band received nods in the Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year category for The Light Meets The Dark and the Christmas Album category as part of The Essential Christmas Collection.
Tenth Avenue North was nominated in both the Song and Group general categories last year,
taking home the Song of the Year trophy for the smash hit “By Your Side,” from its debut album
Over And Underneath.
Tenth Avenue North continued the momentum gained from its first headlining tour in 2009 (undertaken with only one album under its belt) with feature slots on the 2009-10 Winter Jam and Casting Crowns tours, plus a very active summer 2010 festival schedule. In the fall of 2010, the band undertook its second headlining tour – The Light Meets The Dark Tour – which saw Tenth Avenue North play to more than 67,000 fans and sell out more than half its hard ticket dates, along with generating sponsorships for 1700 children within Compassion International programs.