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Rend Collective prepares to kick off 'As Family We Go' headlining tour, featuring special guest Urban Rescue


Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 01:50 pm

 Dates begin to sell out across U.S., U.K. and Ireland

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For Irish worship band Rend Collective, "As Family We Go" is more of a mantra than an album title as the five-piece group gears up to hit the road for a 48-city "As Family We Go" headlining tour. With spouses and children along for the journey, the close-knit band will kick off the tour Feb. 25 in Eugene, Oregon, with dates across the U.S., U.K. and Ireland. 

Rend Collective performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg.

Featuring special guest Urban Rescue, the tour is already seeing sold-out dates. The band is no stranger to the stage, having toured alongside acts such as Chris Tomlin, MercyMe and, currently, Hillsong UNITED on the "Empires" tour. The "As Family We Go" tour is Rend Collective's second headlining tour, with their 2014 "The Art Of Celebration" tour hitting 42 cities, with 29 sold-out dates.

This tour is in support of their latest project, "As Family We Go." Released last fall, the album hit No. 19 on the U.K. albums chart and No. 9 on U.K.'s digital albums chart, making it the highest debut for a Christian album in the U.K. in almost 20 years - and the highest ever Christian album debut on the U.K. digital albums chart. "As Family We Go" also hit the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Christian albums chart in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and landed in the top 10 albums overall in seven countries, including the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

The band's current single from the album, "Joy Of The Lord," is resonating with listeners, recently hitting the top 20 on the AC indicator chart at radio.

For additional tour information, visit: rendcollective.com/tour.

Hailing from a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland, Rend Collective (Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell) wants to be known as a celebration band, worshiping for God's glory and fame. Since the release of their debut album, "Organic Family Hymnal," the group's authentic and energetic style of worship has attracted an international audience, with career sales of more than 300,000 albums. The group saw early success as its first single, "Build Your Kingdom Here," peaked at No. 12 on the national Christian audience chart. The 2014 release "The Art of Celebration" charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian albums chart within the first week of its release.

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