Award-winning supergroup newsboys kicks off 2009 with its 35-city “Join
The Tribe” tour in February featuring DecembeRadio, VOTA, and Bread of
Stone. Also on the tour is Jody Davis, who has re-joined newsboys after a
off on Feb. 20, the tour will support Global Tribe (www.globaltribe.com) in its quest to
fight physical and spiritual poverty. The tour will also introduce fans to
new music from newsboys forthcoming fifteenth studio release in stores May 5,
2009, including the album’s title track and debut single, “In The Hands Of
God,” which will vie for adds at both AC and CHR radio beginning Jan. 23.
through mid-April, the “Join The Tribe” tour also marks the return of long-time
guitarist Jody Davis to newsboys. Davis will replace Paul Colman who has
retired the band to pursue his solo career. “I am thrilled to be returning to
the band and back with my bandmates, who are some of my best friends,” says
Davis. “This is a big change in my life, and I’m looking forward to the
tour and new record with excitement.” For the most up-to-date tour itinerary, www.myspace.com/newsboys.
five gold albums, sales exceeding six million units, more than 20 No.1 radio
hits, and a mantle of Dove Awards as well as Grammy nominations, newsboys has
achieved phenomenal success in its two decades together. Known for its amazing
live performances and groundbreaking tours, the band continues to sellout
festivals and concerts worldwide, satisfying diehard fans and winning new ones
in the process. For more information, visit http://www.newsboys.com/.
rock band DECEMBERADIO has been making headlines since its debut initially hit
the shelves, garnering a GRAMMY ® nomination, a DOVE Award win for Rock Album
of the Year, three DOVE nominations and several hits including Song of the Year
nominee “Drifter.” The band’s recent sophomore release was named one of
the Top 10 Critics Pick Albums of the Year by ChristianityToday, CCM Magazine
and The Gospel Music Channel. DECEMBERADIO is known for their
rousing stage performances and gutsy, guitar expertise. Whether opening a
NASCAR event with songs like “Dangerous” or filling the AC radio airwaves with
hit ballads such as “Find You Waiting,” the foursome has brought a defining
sound and energy to the world of Christian music.
known as Casting Pearls, VOTA is Bryan Olesen, Case Maranville and Scott Rutz.
This pop-rock band has had a busy year signing with INO Records and releasing
their new self-titled album digitally. Now they are preparing to release VOTA
to all stores nationwide on Feb. 10, 2009. Produced by Nathan Dantzler (Relient
K, Audio Adrenaline, Tree63) the 11-track album exerts high-energy artistic
sounds, taking cues from the players’ previous alternative dichotomy and adding
dance elements influenced by dance poppers Maroon 5 to ethereal rockers
a unique blend of rock, pop, and worship, Bread of Stone (BOS) is
a Christian band based out of Sioux City, Iowa with a sound all their
own. Coming from Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, Bread
of Stone was formed by two brothers Ben (vocals) and Bill Kristijanto (guitar)
and later joined by friends, Jeremi Hough (drums) and Tim Barnes (bass) When
asked about the significance of the name “Bread of Stone," they state
we are all merely stones that God turns into bread to feed the hungry and that
without Him, no one can accomplish good in this downfallen world.
PAUL'S JOURNAL AND RANDOM THOUGHTS
The last few months or so has been a whirlwind and I have not had time to journal. Why?
I finished '05 with a mini tour with the Newsboys and Barlow Girl and then my 9th tour of the year to Europe. These handful of gigs were truly awesome. I felt God’s blessing and presence in a way I have never felt it before. But it was it was the end of an era. Why?
Then we headed off to Australia for a 3-week holiday. Holiday my foot!! We had to completely pack up our house in Melbourne, sell, store and throw away our ‘stuff’. I also spent a lot of time rehearsing. Why?
I started writing and singing my own music when I was 11. That was 27 years ago this year. I have recorded about 13 albums, done thousands of solo shows, had the Paul Colman Trio etc. You can read it all on this site. But now it is the beginning of a new era. Why? You know what to do.
I have been begging the God of this Universe, who is alive and well by the way despite the ‘clever’ claims of secular post modernists, to begin a season in my life where I truly have my foundations in Him and His love for me. I have felt exhausted for a long time. I have needed fresh vision and direction and yet hey! I’m Paul Colman and I earn my living traveling the globe performing. I am pretty outspoken and forthright but under the surface I have some hurts, loneliness and fear that it hard to take time to deal with when it takes just about all your time to just keep going. So thus my prayer to God asking Him to help me find the space to deal with some foundational issues in my life and yet keep doing what I love: traveling and performing music.
And so here comes the big curve ball out of LEFT field.
Peter Furler of the Newsboys asked me to join him in the band.
WHAT!!!!!! I know, I know………WHAT!!!!!! I said……”to do what exactly?”.
He asked me to be the new guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter in the band. I was actually speechless. (I know some of you are finding that a bit hard to imagine) Anyway, after about a week Rebecca and I decided that this was exactly what we felt God encouraging us to do. So I am in the Newsboys. I have rehearsed with them and tonight (Jan 13) is my first show. I know, I know, its crazy hey? But I have to tell you I am SO excited about this.
Do I have plans for a new PC record? Not currently.
Am I going to be doing and PC solo/band gigs? Not many.
Am I cool with this? Absolutely!
Do I feel weird not being the lead singer? Absolutely not!
Am I worried about my own music never happening again? Not at all!
God is the best manager, producer, co-writer and agent you can ever have. One of my greatest faults in my life is that I have not given Him the room to lead. Well, I have truly lived my last album title haven’t I? LET IT GO!!!! Jesus said that if you try to save your life you will lose it but if you lose your life for His sake you will truly find it. He is SO SO SO right! As usual.
We tour Australia in April and all over the USA and Europe this year. See www.newsboys.com
So thanks for all your continued support and love and I look forward to seeing you at a Newsboys gig. Maybe you should all go to www.newsboys.com and join the ‘breakfast club’ and come and see me backstage. Or maybe have a sign at one of the shows so I can recognize you. I will be on Peter’s left as you look at the stage.
I will most likely release a few PC products on this site this year so keep posted. I will also maybe have a few select PC gigs here and there, so once again stay posted.
Love you all.