Multiple Dove award-winning band Tenth Avenue North announces the "What You Want" tour with special guests Hawk Nelson and Dan Bremnes. The 15-city tour will kick off Oct. 6 in Lenoir, North Carolina, and conclude Nov. 5 in Farmington, Missouri. This tour will be the initial run supporting the band's forthcoming album, "Followers," set to release Oct. 14.
"In the time when we obsessed over leadership legacy and leaving our mark, I decided that what Jesus said is better: Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. I've realized that I've been too worried about what I'm going to do for Jesus instead of just following where Jesus leads me to go," front man Mike Donehey shared about the heart behind the new album and tour. "What if I didn't need to be a leader? What if all Jesus was asking me to be was a follower? I have a feeling that all the weights would come off, the pressure would stop and maybe, just maybe, I could finally learn to live from the place of rest. So let's follow him - lets follow him in the joy, in the peace, and wherever the wild heart of God leads us to go - let's be followers."
The "What You Want" tour marks the second leg the band has teamed up with Hawk Nelson on the road. The title for the upcoming tour is from the current radio single from the new album.
Donehey, drummer Jason Jamison, bassist Ruben Juarez, keyboardist Brendon Shirley and guitarist Jeff Owen have forged a unique sound that has made them one of the Christian music's most successful young bands. Tenth Avenue North has crossed the 1 million mark for records sold and continues to build its strong fan base by achieving more than 1 million likes on Facebook.
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Tenth Avenue North (Reunion Records) made their national debut in 2008 with "Over and Underneath," which spawned the hits "Love is Here," "By Your Side" and "Hold My Heart." Tenth Avenue North won the Gospel Music Association Dove Award in 2009 for New Artist of the Year, and in 2010 "By Your Side" was named Song of the Year. The band gained further momentum with 2010's "The Light Meets the Dark," and "The Struggle" in 2012, which continued to populate radio and the church with such memorable songs as "Healing Begins," "You Are More," "Losing" and "Worn." In November 2014, the band released their fourth studio project, "Cathedrals," with the first radio single "No Man Is An Island."
This powerhouse, pop rock band Hawk Nelson has won the hearts of thousands since their debut release in 2004. Hawk Nelson (Fair Trade Services) has released seven studio projects ("Letters to the President," "Smile It's the End of the World," "Hawk Nelson is My Friend," "Live Life Loud," "Crazy Love," "Made" and "Diamonds"). Their most recent release, "Diamonds," produced the No. 1 radio single with "Drops In The Ocean," where it spent nine weeks at the top of Billboard's Christian AC indicator chart.
Hawk Nelson has been awarded two Canadian GMA awards, multiple GMA Dove Award nominations as well as a JUNO nomination. The band's music has been featured on NBC, MTV, WB, WGN, KTLA, Nickelodeon and the NFL Network. Their music has been used with special promotions for "American Idol," the NFL, Nike, JC Penny, the Olympics, NHL and Michelle Obama's "Big Day Out" 2011 campaign.
When Dan Bremnes, a singer and songwriter from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, was just 10 years old, he played drums at his local church while also learning guitar and discovering a passion for songwriting. As years passed, it was a six-month missions trip in Australia with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) that re-shaped his perspective. As he was pursuing his professional dreams, Bremnes faced the tragic news his mother was killed in a car accident. An event that truly turned his life upside down, there was no better way to honor his mother's memory than by throwing himself wholeheartedly into music.
In his career to date, Bremnes has collected a host of awards and accolades, as well as No. 1s in Canada, eventually attracting the attention of Nashville's Capitol Christian label.