Australia's Newsboys had initially thought the album would be ready sooner, but anxious fans need not wait any longer than the Fall to pick up their copy. Newsboys have officially announced their next release will be coming out on October 31, 2006. If you weren't at Lifest in Wisconsin or other festivals allowing fans to pre-order the Newsboys CD on-site, Newsboys.com has begun taking preorders for $18.99US. The album will not be a double disc that was to be comprised of one worship album and one rock album, but will include 10 brand new tracks, along with 3 bonus songs, a "Behind the Band" video and a "Behind the Album" video podcast, so essentially, what is normally available on other special double discs, exclusive behind the scenes footage and the like.
Fans who can't catch the guys live this summer can for a limited time receive an autographed copy of the new album; all orders for signed merchandise will be shipped prior to the October 31 street date. For those who can check out the band, Newsboys have also just announced that they will be taking part in an event called Break Forth Canada on January 26, 2007 with Casting Crowns in Edmonton, AB.
Here are Newsboys stops where Canadians can check out the action:
July 26-29, George, WA - Creation NorthWest Festival
August 6-9, Darien Center, NY - Kingdom Bound Festival
October 16-21, Winnipeg, MB - Chaos on Wheels w/ Rebecca St. James
January 26, Edmonton, AB - Break Forth Canada w/ Casting Crowns
For more tour stops and information please visit www.newsboys.com.
Writer: Soul Shine Staff