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’ God’s Not Dead Tour, presented by Compassion International, at the Toyota Center Kennewick. For $30, you get two tickets for reserved seating, designated in aqua on the seating chart, on Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. (up to a $56.70 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. Fellow rockers Building 429 and Luminate get the show started with songs of praise that leave audiences as energized as a caffeinated preschooler in a kiddie pool full of Skittles.