Rock and Worship Roadshow” will venture into their second leg of the
tour hitting 12 markets this November with a stellar cast including
MercyMe, Jars of Clay, Disciple, Hawk Nelson, Matt Maher and Group 1
Crew. Talented rapper Trip Lee along with other artists will serve as
the pre-showentertainment. This will mark the first time "The Rock and
Worship Roadshow" will tour in the fall in addition to their annual
Admission prices will be the traditional $10
at-the-door, making it an affordable event for the whole family.
Compassion International will once again serve as a tour sponsor.
Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy ministry that
releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty
and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. For
more information on Compassion International go to
Kicking off Nov. 4 in Grand Rapids,
MI, the tour will stop in cities such as Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, GA,
Columbia, SC, Oklahoma City, OK, and Kansas City, MO before wrapping on
Nov. 20 in Memphis, TN.
See full list of markets are listed below, but stay tuned to www.rockandworshiproadshow.com for the latest tour information.
progressive rock band Leeland will be hitting the road with
Jars of Clay for the LOVE CAME DOWN: A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT tour.
The bands will be joined by the recently reunited Sixpence None The Richer,
along with Sara Groves as they embark on a 13-city tour filled with holiday
songs and stories in celebration of the Christmas season.
Catch LOVE CAME DOWN: A
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT on the following dates:
Montgomery, AL @ Montgomery Performing Arts Center
Longwood, FL @ Northland Church
Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Echerd Hall
Grand Rapids, MI @ Sunshine Church
Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza Theatre
Glenside, PA @Keswick Theatre
Plymouth, MA @ Memorial Hall
Lewiston, ME @ Androscoggin Bank Coliseum
Island City, NY @ Evangel Church
Harrisburg, PA @ Whitaker Center for the Science and Arts
Nashville, TN…July 18, 2008…Multi-Platinum,
Grammy award-Winning Band Jars of Clay will be performing at a Nashville Sounds
Baseball Club’s annual Faith Night. This night will also feature a performance
by Nashville singer-songwriter Christopher Williams and an auction of various
Jars of Clay merchandise.
The night is set to benefit
Blood:Water Mission, a non-profit organization started by Jars of Clay in 2004.
Blood:Water Mission is a grassroots movement aimed to address the HIV/AIDS and
water crisis by building clean water wells in sub-Sahara Africa.
Blood:Water Mission has also
helped to fund the Ochieng' Memorial Lwala Community
Health Center in Lwala, Kenya.The clinic in Lwala was birthed out of two
Vanderbilt Medical Students’ father’s dream for his community. After his death
from AIDS his sons carried on his dream. "Our parents' deaths were hard, and
disheartening, but it made us realize even more how much we could help, how
fortunate we are to have all of this support, and how special this clinic is,”
says Fred Ochieng’. Brother Milton says,
"For me, it symbolizes the hope that we have in Lwala, in Kenya, and in
all of Africa, that despite all the obstacles, when people share a vision, they
can make a difference. We've come this far, and we started from nothing. There
are a lot of people who aren't that lucky."
throughout the evening through the auction, raffle, and donations will go
toward helping improve the clinic in Lwala. Gates are set to open at 5:30 pm
with the performances beginning then as well.
information go to www.bloodwatermission.com.
Belle and Sebastian
With Good Monsters, the band sets out to capture its communal experiences and have a bit of fun with the process. The result is an outstanding collection of tunes that are engaging upon first listen, and increasingly captivating with each additional spin: rock hits, without sacrificing the intelligence and depth of Dan Haseltine’s poetic lyrical genius.
“I was not sure how all of the experiences of the last few years would translate into music,” Haseltine shares. “There have been so many things to look at and describe. This record is part confessional, part euphoric love poem, part bitter divorce, and part benediction. It was born out of many experiences and conversations between addicts, failures, lovers, loners, believers, and beggars. And so the language of recovery and the honest discourse about our attempts to live apart from God and apart from each other is a theme. Engaging people who are doing the hard work of laying their lives open to others, and avoiding isolation, has allowed me to see that there is both immeasurable evil and unfathomable good mixing under my own skin and it is grace, mercy and freedom that allow me to not simply be a monster, but to be a good monster.”
With eleven original songs, and a remake of the Julie Miller-penned anthem “All My Tears,” Good Monsters even boasts a few stirring guest appearances: Nashville-based, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Kate York guests on “Even Angels Cry,” and formerly of Sixpence None the Richer, Leigh Nash, sings on “Mirrors and Smoke,” while the moving, “Light Gives Heat,” features the African Children’s Choir.
Good Monsters, completely self-produced by the band, contains the first single, “Work,” which will be on radio as early as June 23rd. Jars of Clay also plans for an extensive Fall tour.
For more information please visit: www.jarsofclay.com.
The band joins an elite group of only 22 artists across multiple genres selected by Apple iTunes for this exclusive series, alongside artists like Black Eyed Peas, Jack Johnson and Sarah McLachlan.
Jars of Clay’s “Original Series” album features six in-studio live recordings cut exclusively for iTunes. These live performances include hits like “Flood,” “Show You Love,” “Frail,” “Silence,” “Nothing But The Blood,” “My Heavenly,” and a brand new cut “All My Tears” featuring Ashley Cleveland.
A digital booklet with new band photos captured during the recording session accompanies the album.