Fans will receive a commemorative look at the expansive career of Audio Adrenaline through ADIOS: The Greatest Hits. The album boasts 17 tracks, including 12 No. 1 radio hits such as “Big House,” “Ocean Floor,” “Leaving 99,” “Hands and Feet,” “Never Gonna Be As Big As Jesus” and more. The recording will also feature two newly recorded songs. The first new song, the contemplative and hopeful “Goodbye,” will release to radio June 9. The second song will be a celebratory cover of The Alarm’s "Blaze Of Glory," signifying a band that is going out on top and one that will refuse to take itself too seriously, all the way to the end.
The companion ADIOS DVD to be a part of a special edition ADIOS package featuring a third newly recorded song, a cover of the classic Charlie Peacock song, “Down In The Lowlands.” The DVD will also include five Audio Adrenaline videos, live performance footage and interviews from artists impacted by Audio Adrenaline. Some of the artists already signed up to participate are tobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Pillar and Relient K. Each of these artists is sharing tour experiences and favorite memories of Audio Adrenaline.
But AudioA is not done yet!
As one of today’s top touring attractions, known for members’ explosiveness and energetic outpourings, coupled with state of the art production, the band's final touring schedule includes performing at all the major summer festivals one last time and performing on a 35-city tour with MercyMe this fall. The energy around this touring is anticipated to be very high as fans learn that this will be their last opportunity to see one of today’s most successful and influential rock bands.
Although retiring due to front man Mark Stuart’s ongoing vocal challenges, the band has since 1991 taken a full throttled blast of musical passion, melded it with a compassionate desire to impact the world at large and added members’ rock-solid grounding in reality with their vulnerable, no holds barred songwriting. Thanks to earnest performances and undying appreciation for its fans, the group has sold over three million records and racked up 18 No. 1 singles and four Dove Awards. The band’s Bloom recording was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1999 and they were awarded the prestigious “Song of the Decade” crowning in the 90s for “Big House” by CCM Magazine.
More information on the band, including its latest tour itinerary, can be found at www.AudioA.com.
One of the industries top bands, Audio Adrenaline announces that it will add a final chapter to its substantial career with Adios, slated to release later this year. After 15-years of music and mission, Audio Adrenaline is choosing to say “adios,” offering one more nod to its considerable fan base with the album and select live events.
After years of giving his all on stage and in the studio, Audio Adrenaline frontman Mark Stuart is experiencing ongoing vocal challenges. After consulting with doctors, it is clear the toll his voice has taken will prevent his ability to continue a consistent live performance schedule.
“Fifteen years of rock 'n' roll takes a toll on the vocal chords, but I wouldn’t trade a day of it for anything,” says Stuart. “Touring and making records with Will, Ben and Tyler has truly been a gift from God, as well as worshiping night after night with the greatest fans on the planet.”
“As one of the most successful and longest running bands in Christian music, Audio Adrenaline has made tremendous impact in the lives of their loyal listeners,” says Peter York, EMI CMG Label Group president. “They have also been a strong influence and positive role model for many of today’s emerging bands. It has been EMI CMG’s privilege to partner with Audio Adrenaline and to support their music and ministry throughout their entire career.”
With plans for Adios in its initial stages, fans can anticipate a commemorative look at the expansive career of Audio Adrenaline through the band’s greatest hits along with two newly recorded songs. A special edition Adios package is slated to include a DVD containing all Audio Adrenaline videos, live performance footage and new band interviews. This package will also feature interviews from artists impacted by Audio Adrenaline, including tobyMac and Steven Curtis Chapman, as well as members of MercyMe, Pillar, Relient K and Newsboys, each talking about their shared tour experiences and favorite memories of Audio Adrenaline.
“The plans emerging for Adios promise to deliver a fun and poignant experience in which Audio Adrenaline fans can participate,” says York. “The legacy of Audio Adrenaline is one that will continue to make impact for many years to come.”
Audio Adrenaline recently completed its successful fall Until My Heart Caves In tour in support of its critically acclaimed, 2006 GRAMMY nominated and ninth studio album of the same name. As one of today’s top touring attractions, known for members’ explosiveness and energetic outpourings, coupled with state of the art production, the band is currently preparing its final touring schedule that will give fans the opportunity to see one of today’s most successful rock bands one last time. In addition to select dates throughout the year, the tour will route them through the major summer festivals in 2006.
“Audio Adrenaline has been a favorite over the years and remains one of our top concert draws,” says Tim Landis, Creation Festival producer. “On the cutting edge musically, the band found their audience early and became a consistent headliner for Creation Festival. We are excited about having them one last time this summer, as it’s sure to be a memorable experience in this band’s remarkable history. AudioA is truly one of the great bands of our day.”
Since 1991, Audio Adrenaline has taken a full throttled blast of musical passion, melded it with a compassionate desire to impact the world at large and added members’ rock-solid grounding in reality with their vulnerable, no holds barred songwriting. Thanks to earnest performances and undying appreciation for its fans, the group has sold over three million records and racked up 18 No. 1 singles. The band’s Bloom recording was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1999 and they were awarded the prestigious “Song of the Decade” crowning in the 90s for “Big House” by CCM Magazine. With a prestigious GRAMMY Award for it’s 2004 recording, Worldwide, and four Dove Awards, Audio Adrenaline has consistently proved its relevance, artistry and heart.
The band is also well known for its humanitarian aid and will remain heavily involved with Flicker Records and raising funds to continue its Hands and Feet Project, a non-profit organization they formed dedicated to the health, welfare and education of orphaned children of Haiti. The organization provides the nurturing of a loving home, a viable Christian witness, and attention to the medical needs and proper education of each orphaned child taken in by the orphanage.