Music can be a transcendental experience, excluding Ralph Waldo Emerson’s misguided foray into rap-metal. Let your ears be the window to the soul with this GrouponLive deal to see Newsboys with Special Guest Britt Nicole & More at Bellevue Christian Center. For $30, you get two tickets for general admission on Sunday, April 7, at 7 p.m. (up to a $60 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
For more than 20 years, the Australian Christian-rock quartet Newsboys has been one of the most popular and revered voices in the faith-based music movement. Across 16 albums, six of which went gold, the band has amassed a following with its overwhelmingly emotional live performances, catchy guitar riffs, and soaring vocals. By stripping the secular stitches from pop music and bedazzling it with messages of faith and love, Newsboys soundtrack the Gospel for modern times.
Touting its latest album, God’s Not Dead, on the tour of the same name, Newsboys make Nietzsche eat his words. In front of synchronized screens, flashing lights, and smoke machines, the band rocks through its songbook, ensnaring audiences in a muscular display of spiritual devotion. Rousing new songs mingle with classics such as “Born Again” and “He Reigns,” revived under the lead vocals of Michael Tait, formerly of Grammy-winning outfit DC Talk.
Britt Nicole has always felt comfortable in front of a crowd. At age 3, she sang in front of her congregation at the Truth Temple of Kannapolis, and by high school, she had already appeared on local Charlotte television and on stage at Carnegie Hall as part of an advanced chorus group. She later turned down a college scholarship to instead embark on a mission to spread her church’s message through her music, and by age 22, her song "Indestructible" was featured on 2007's WOW Next compilation. Now 27, the songstress boasts positive lyrics, a Britney Spears–inspired voice, and an ecclesiastical message, propelling her to the top of the Christian music charts and earning her song "Sunshine Girl" airtime on MTV's reality show Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County.
Florida quartet All Things New and musical duo Campbell get the show started with songs of praise that leave audiences as energized as a caffeinated preschooler in a kiddie pool full of Skittles.