The Afters’ first single “Light Up the Sky” off of the album of the same name has hit No. 1 at Billboard Christian CHR, also ranking in at No. 4 at AC Indicator and No. 10 at AC Monitor. The third record from the Texas-based band, Light Up the Sky, released last week to rave reviews and strong iTunes ® placement, climbing to No. 1 on the iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Albums chart and the single reaching No. 1 on the iTunes ® Christian & Gospel Songs chart as well. To hear Josh Havens of The Afters’ discuss the song “Light Up the Sky,” visit http://www.youtube.com/inorecords#p/u/21/dodmTXarNFs.
The Afters are teaming up with Leeland and Sanctus Real for the “Hungry For Love Tour” this fall. Sponsored by Food for the Hungry, the “Hungry For Love Tour” will help raise awareness for the goal’s of bringing relief and aid to twenty-six of the most impoverished countries in the world. The tour will be making stops in 23 cities across the U.S. starting Oct. 8 through Nov. 21. For the most up to date concert listings, visit http://hungryforlovetour.com/.
In addition to resonating with radio stations and iTunes ® listeners, Light Up the Sky also struck a chord with media. Below is just a sample of the review feedback.
“…the band has crafted a third effort worth listening to over and over again.” – www.CCMmagazine.com/www.Youthworker.com
“Light Up the Sky hits all of the necessary marks of an unrelentingly uplifting album.” – www.ChristianityToday.com/ct/music
“.. the best album of their career… Light Up the Sky will garner The Afters a whole new set of fans who have yet to discover the genius of this band.” – www.CrossWalk.com
“… This album sets your heart on fire.” – www.HMMagazine.com
“Overall, Light Up The Sky is unlike anything the band has ever released before. The message is stronger, more evident and straight forward.” – www.ChristianMusicReview.org
Produced by Dan Muckala (MercyMe, Brandon Heath, Amy Grant), The Afters’ 10 track CD has a comprehensive theme of rebirth and a fresh start streaming throughout the lyrics of the record. To hear more about the record, watch the EPK at http://www.youtube.com/inorecords#p/a/u/1/wJKMpOVxT1I.
Texas-based band The Afters were propelled into the national spotlight with their INO/Sony Music Label Group debut I Wish We All Could Win. The project spawned the swirling, melodic hit “Beautiful Love,” earning the band an enthusiastic following when the song was selected as the theme track for MTV’s “8th and Ocean”. “Beautiful Love” was also the most downloaded track of 2006 on the iTunes ® Inspirational charts and garnered the band an mtvU award as well. The Afters’ sophomore release Never Going Back To OK (INO/Columbia Records) debuted in the Top 50 on the Billboard Top 200, and proved to be sensation on the silver screen with “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Dr. Phil,” “Army Wives” (Lifetime) and “Rachael Ray.” A slew of media including Rolling Stone, Seventeen.com, E! News Live, TV Guide, Premiere Radio and more also picked up on covering The Afters’ earlier releases as well.
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The Afters’ Tour Schedule
* All dates subject to change, for most current tour schedule, visit www.theafters.com
Thu, Sep 23 7:00 PM Broadbent Arena Louisville, KY
Fri, Sep 24 7:00 PM E.A. Diddle Arena Bowling Green, KY
Sat, Sep 25 2:00 PM Kruse International Auction Park Auburn, IN
Fri, Oct 8 7:00 PM Tour – Union University Jackson, TN
Sat, Oct 9 4:00 PM Tour – Black River Coliseum Poplar Bluff, MO
Sun, Oct 10 6:00 PM Tour – Parkersburg High School Parkersburg, WV
Thu, Oct 14 7:00 PM Tour – Morrison Theater Quincy, IL
Fri, Oct 15 7:00 PM Tour – LifeChangers International Church Hoffman Estates, IL
Sat, Oct 16 7:00 PM Tour – North Arkansas College Harrison, AR
Fri, Oct 22 6:30 PM Tour – Harvest Cathedral Macon, GA
Sat, Oct 23 7:00 PM Tour – Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, KY
Sun, Oct 24 7:00 PM Tour – Paramount Arts Center Ashland, KY
Thu, Oct 28 6:30 PM Tour – Immanuel Baptist Church Pace, FL
Fri, Oct 29 7:00 PM Tour – Christian Heritage Church Tallahassee, FL
Sat, Oct 30 7:00 PM Tour – Marina Civic Center Panama City, FL
Thu, Nov 4 7:00 PM Tour – Vineyard Church Lewiston, ME
Fri, Nov 5 7:00 PM Tour – Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester, NY
Sun, Nov 7 7:00 PM Tour – Cross Creek Community Church Trucksville, PA
Fri, Nov 12 7:00 PM Tour – Willoughby Hills Friend Church Willoughby Hills, OH
Sat, Nov 13 7:00 PM Tour-The Underground Cincinnati, OH
Sun, Nov 14 7:00 PM Tour – Collierville United Methodist Church Collierville, TN
Thu, Nov 18 7:00 PM Tour – Calvary Chapel Paris, TX
Fri, Nov 19 7:00 PM Tour – Compass Christian Church Colleyville, TX
Sat, Nov 20 7:00 PM Tour – Lubbock Civic Center Lubbock, TX
Sun, Nov 21 7:00 PM Tour – Rogers First Baptist Church Rogers, AR