Music Video: Blood & Water – Traffic

One part tour video, one part music video, her is the latest from pop-rock band Blood & Water with their song “Traffic”.

Santus Real/Above The Golden State Tour Announced

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This week, a pretty sweet little tour with Santus Real (headliner), Above The Golden State, Me In Motion, Addison Road, and Sammy Adebiyi was announced. The tour will keep the bands out on the road for almost two months, and is sponsored by in part by the Mocha Club charity. This is a pretty big show, so go out there and support these guys!

03/04/2010 Phoenix, AZ
03/05/2010 Las Vegas, NV
03/07/2010 Paso Robles, CA
03/09/2010 Bakersfield, CA
03/12/2010 Kennewick, WA
03/13/2010 Lake Stevens, WA
03/19/2010 Minneapolis, MN
03/20/2010 Waukesha, WI
03/26/2010 Springfield, MO
03/27/2010 Shawnee, KS
03/28/2010 Naperville, IL
04/8/2010 Waverly, OH
04/9/2010 Lancaster, PA
04/10/2010 Zanesville, OH
04/13/2010 Mansfield, OH
04/15/2010 Rome, GA
04/16/2010 Springfield, GA
04/17/2010 Boca Raton, FL
04/18/2010 Melbourne, FL

pureNRG Calling It Quits

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It seems that the tween pop trio known as pureNRG (get it? its pure EN-ER-GY) will be shutting down the group at the end of 2010. The following statement was posted on the band’s website this last weekend:

Well…we’ve got some pretty big news that we want to share with you. You guys have been THE biggest part of our ministry so we wanted to tell you before we told anybody else. So, here it is…we’ve decided to make 2010 our last year as a group. It’s been a really difficult decision because we know that God called us into pureNRG, but now we feel He’s calling us on to other things. All three of us plan to continue pursuing music and keeping active in our mission work, but for right now we want to live our lives like other kids our age and have the time for school, sports and hangin’ with friends.

But, it’s not all sad news…we’ve got some GOOD news too! We’re going to make 2010 the biggest, baddest and most fun year we’ve ever had…and we want YOU to be involved every step of the way! You’ll find out about EVERYTHING on our website, www.pureNRGonline.com, so check it out daily! Here’s a couple of big “reveals” for you right up front:

First, we’ve got a NEW project coming July 20th exclusively through Family Christian Stores! We’re headed into the studio this spring to record a couple of new songs and we want YOU to choose one of them! You’ll be able to choose from a list of song options…and we’ll record the song with the most votes! Then you’ll have an opportunity to help choose the CD cover, the inside pictures and a bunch of other cool stuff!

Secondly, we will close out our last year with a big farewell Tour this Fall! We’ll be celebrating the past six years with YOU all around the country, so keep checking the website for a tour date in your area.

So, as we start the process of winding down pureNRG, we want to take this time to thank everyone who has supported us over the years. First and foremost, we want to send a BIG thanks to YOU, our fans. Our journey would never be what it is today if it weren’t for all of you!

To our wonderful team that has supported us through the years. We want to say thank you to our second family, Word Label Group, who has worked so hard in guiding our career, everyone at Proper Management (Norman, Jaclyn and especially Stacey/”The Meanager”, our memories with you are endless!), and to our individual families. We love you guys and thank you for all of the time and support you have put into pureNRG.

Thanks to all of the people at retail, radio and the media who have supported us throughout our career and helped us to get the message out about God’s love to our fans. You continually made time for us and gave us so much encouragement along the way.

And to the artists we have toured with over the past couple of years, we want to thank all of you for the enormous impact you’ve had in our lives. You have truly been mentors to us.

Last, but definitely not least, we thank our Heavenly Father who has guided us through this journey, taught us huge lessons and watched over every single detail of the group. The song “Thy Word” is such a perfect song for us because He has shown a light on our feet and guided us on the right path – a path that we have walked together for quite a while now. And we know He will continue to guide us as we walk on new and exciting paths, individually.

We love all of you and thank everyone for all of the support and love that each and every one of you has given pureNRG throughout the years. We look forward to connecting with you online all year long and the opportunity of seeing you face-to-face this Fall.

We love you!

Jordan, Caroline & Carolyne
pureNRG

Jennifer Knapp/Derek Webb Tour Announced

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After a seven year hiatus, Jennifer Knapp announced last year that she was writing new material and would begin to play live once again. Today, Knapp announced that her new album would be called Letting Go, and would see the light of day on May 11th, 2010.

In addition, Spring of 2010 will see her and Derek Webb hitting a handful of shows together, after which Jennifer Knapp will jump on the traveling Summer tour known as Lilith Fair with the likes of Sara McLachlan, Cat Power, Heart, Jill Scott, and Loretta Lynn.

Below are the tour dates with Jennifer Knapp and Derek Webb:
March 5 New York, NY City Winery*
March 6 Manheim, PA Warehouse 54*
March 8 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere*
March 12 Asheville, NC Pisgah Brewing Company*
March 13 Knoxville, TN The Square Room*
March 26 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe Live*
March 27 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater*

Facedown Records’ Young & Wreckless Tour Announced

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Yesterday, Facedown Records (home of War Of Ages, For Today, A Plea For Purging, ect.) announced a monster tour featuring their newest artists to the label. the tour will feature A Hope for Home, Hands, Onward To Olympas,In The Midst Of Lions:

We are happy to announce the Facedown Records “Young & Wreckless Tour” that spotlights our up and coming bands. This will be a full US tour that kicks off in mid March and runs through April. The tour consists of In The Midst Of Lions, Hands, A Hope For Home and Onward To Olympas. Check out the tours section for all the dates and make sure to check out all 4 of these great bands. The “Young & Wreckless Tour” is brought to you by Outburn Magazine, Merch Now and Black Rose District Clothing.

March 12 – Carthage, MO @ The Powerhouse
March 13 – Camdenton, MO @ The Warehouse
March 16 – Terre Haute, IN @ THMV The Venue
March 18 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Broadripple
March 19 – Grand Ledge, MI @ Imagine This
March 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
March 22 – Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker
March 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Macc
March 25 – East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
March 26 – Cape Girardeau, MO @ 4H
March 27 – Bartlett, TN @ T.H.A.T. Church
March 28 – Dacula, GA @ Awake
March 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
March 31 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
April 1 – Kissimmee, FL @ Second Saturday Showcase
April 3 – Madison, AL @ Cornerstone Church
April 5 – Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
April 6 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
April 7 – Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
April 8 – Dallas, TX @ Fat Daddy’s
April 9 – Waco, TX @ Art Ambush
April 10 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
April 11 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Falls Music Complex
April 13 – Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
April 14 – Tempe, AZ @ 23 West
April 15 – Yucca Valley, CA @ Joshua Spring Calvary
April 16 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
April 17 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA @ The Nitty Gritty
April 18 – Palmdale, CA @ The Crossing
April 19 – Sebastopol, CA @ Mt GIlead
April 20 – Klamath Falls, OR @ Contemporary Artist Kitchen
April 22 – Twin Falls, ID @ River Christian Fellowship

Come Alive Tour 2010 Announced

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Mark Schultz and Point Of Grace will be hitting the road again this year with their Come Alive Tour 2010.

Following their successful pairing on the 30-city “Come Alive” Tour last fall, platinum-selling and Dove award-winning artists Mark Schultz and Point of Grace will hit the road together again this spring for an additional 25 cities. Pulling from their expansive repertoires, both artists will perform a collection of fan favorites, while Schultz will also play songs from his celebrated fifth studio release Come Alive, and Point of Grace will play selections from both their current, critically-acclaimed How You Live as well as their upcoming brand new release No Changin’ Us (March 2).

Kicking off on February 26, in Appleton, Wis., the “Come Alive” Tour will journey across the country and into Canada, with concerts in Texas, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Vancouver (BC) and more.

2/26 Appleton, WI Pathways Church
2/27 Omaha, NE St. Andrews UMC
2/28 Brookfield, WI Elmbrook Church
3/6 Longview, TX S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel & Performance Center
3/9 Wichita Falls, TX Wichita Theater
3/10 Midland, TX First Baptist Church
3/12 Phoenix, AZ North Hills Church
3/14 Bakersfield, CA Jesus Shack
3/19 Bend, OR Trinity Lutheran Church & School
3/20 Vancouver, BC Broadway Church
3/21 East Wenatchee, WA Mt. View Assembly of God Church
3/22 Lewiston, ID Valley Christian Center
3/23 Spokane, WA Turning Point Open Bible Church
3/25 Layton, UT Christian Life Center Church
3/26 Casper, WY Faith Assembly of God
4/15 Birch Run, MI Birch Run Expo Center
4/16 Holland, MI Central Wesleyan Church
4/17 Freeport, IL Masonic Temple
5/1 Meridian, MS Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
5/2 Tifton, GA Northside Baptist Church
5/7 Apex, NC YMCA – Hope Chapel
5/8 Supply, NC Brunswock Community College

New Interview With Kids In The Way Posted

Jesusfreakhideout posted an interview today with pop rock band Kids In The Way concerning their return to music after almost 3 years of silence.  The band also reveils details on a headlining tour, and the writing of new material…

Read Kids In Your Way interview

Jeremy/Adie Camp Acoustic Tour Announcement

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Jeremy Camp and his wife, Adie, will be hitting the road together in February for a special acoustic tour called The Live Unplugged Tour. The tour will be sponsored by Compassion International and will feature Jeremy Camp’s ministry Speaking Louder Ministries where Jeremy and co. will reach out to a set local outreach at each stop of the tour. Sounds like a cool tour, don’t miss it! Dates are below:

Feb. 26 Crystal Lake, IL
Feb. 27 Valparaiso, IN
Feb. 28 Brookfield, WI
Mar. 18 Ocala, FL
Mar. 20 Lakeland, FL
Mar. 25 Syracuse, NY
Mar. 26 Barre, VT
Mar. 27 Lewiston, ME
Mar. 28 Wenham, MA
Apr. 24 New Bern, NC
Apr. 25 Franklin, NC

2010 Plans For P.O.D.

The following press release was posted by P.O.D. this week concerning their plans in 2010, touring South America, Chi benefits and all the various side projects each member has going on:

HAPPY NEW YEAR WARRIORS!!! 2009 was a quiet year for Payable On Death, but 2010 is looking to be a busy and full year. Here’s what’s going on:

CHI CHENG BENEFIT
Each of us will be doing our part for the Benefit for Chi from Deftones on January 16th in Fullerton, California at the Slide Bar.

TRIAD ENTERTAINMENT ALONG WITH ONELOVEFORCHI.COM PRESENTS:
AN ALL STAR JAM TO BENEFIT CHI CHENG OF DEFTONES

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2010
THE SLIDEBAR CAFE
122 EAST COMMONWEALTH AVENUE
FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA
714-871-2233

This event is getting bigger, so Slidebar is blocking off the parking lot and bringing in a big stage to increase capacity. This more than doubles capacity, but you will still want to be sure to be there early, and it is still a FREE event.

Bands start at 6pm sharp, this is an event you won’t want to come late for! You can check the flyer out here Chi Benefit 1/16

Members of Deftones, members of Korn, P.O.D., Suicide Silence, The Letter Black featuring Traa from P.O.D. on bass, Lit, Bobo of Cypress Hill with DJ Rhettmatic of the Beat Junkies with several surprise vocalists, Dave “The Snake” Sabo of Skid Row, an all star jam with Hail! and friends featuring Mike Portnoy of Dream Theatre on drums, legendary bassist Dave Ellefson, Phil Demmel of Machine Head on guitar, Mark Anthony of The Letter Black on guitar & Ripper Owens on vocals, the new project featuring Dave Buckner of Papa Roach on drums, Joe Loeffler from Chevelle on bass & Marcos Curiel of P.O.D. on guitar, Jason Boyed of Audiovent, The Southtown Generals featuring Wuv of P.O.D., Stars Go Dim, Inhale Exhale, The Psycho Realm, members of Pennywise, several UFC champions, X-Games champions and comedians from the world famous Comedy Store on sunset blvd and many more to be announced so stay tuned to OneLoveForChi.com

This venue is small so plan to line up early or you will miss out on a once in a lifetime event! Special V.I.P. seating with the artists is available by emailing: chibenefit@triadmusic.net

P.O.D. SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
We are finally getting to come and visit our South American brothers and sisters with some exciting live shows already booked:
Mar 19 2010 7:00P ARGENTINAS MALVIDAS Ciudad Autónoma, Buenos Aires (provincia)
Mar 20 2010 7:00P FACULDADE SUL- AMERICANA Goiania, Goiás
Mar 21 2010 7:00P UNB Brasilia, Distrito Federal
Mar 24 2010 7:00P MUSIC HALL Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Mar 25 2010 7:00P VIA FUNCHAL São Paulo, São Paulo
Mar 26 2010 7:00P Clube Maua Rio De Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Mar 27 2010 7:00P CLUBE PORTUGUES Recife
Mar 28 2010 7:00P ILHA CUSTICA (T.B.A.) Vitória, Espírito Santo
Apr 16 2010 7:00P ESTADIO DEL EJERCITO Guatemala City, Guatemala
Apr 17 2010 7:00P TAKERS AUDITORIUM San Jose, San José
Apr 18 2010 7:00P METROPOL Bogota, Bogotá (Distrito Capital)

p.s. For those of you in the states feeling neglected, we hope to see you in the summer!

IN THE STUDIO
Marcos and Wuv have been in the studio recording some new material. For now, nothing is confirmed, but Marcos has said, “we are writing to get the blood flowing.”

Each of the guys has various projects going on right now:
SONNY has been spending a lot of time up in Diamond Bar, CA working with The Whosoevers. The Whosoevers spent some time on the East Coast a few weeks back speaking and encouraging many young people. They are planning on hitting up Austin,TX next. Sonny’s been doing some solo speaking engagements as well, He’s always ready to share his heart when the door is open. Amidst all of this he has also been writing for his own solo album!

MARCOS has started a band with Joe Loeffler (Chevelle) & Dave Buckner (Papa Roach). They are auditioning vocalists as we speak. Several A-listers and amazing unknowns are in their studios polishing off what they feel they can bring to the family. Though we’d love to list all who have come forward wanting the position because it’s very exciting, we cannot. Since many of you have been keeping an eye on the band, we welcome your suggestions as well. So, if you know someone you feel might fit the bill, the stage is open. Hit up their Myspace: MySpace.com/mjd2010

TRAA has formed Ryot Entertainment Group to help new artists achieve their goals in the music industry. Traa also recently released his book “Pack It In: Kill or Be Killed in the Music Industry”, which talks about his building years with P.O.D. and gives some direction for musicians trying to become successful. The book can be purchased at RyotEntertainment.com.
Ryot Entertainment has signed The Wrecking and Mahoney and Astra Kelly to their roster. You can check them out at: MySpace.com/RyotPhoenix. Ryot Entertainment will be a part of Cornerstone 2010 just like last year. Follow Traa on Twitter @TraaPOD

WUV has been very busy with two new bands and a new shoe from Tribal.
One of the bands is the Southtown Generals which also features Tim Pacheco: MySpace.com/SouthTownGenerals
And the other equally important band is Stillwell with his longtime friend Fieldy from Korn: Myspace.com/StillwellStreetMetal
Wuv’s Tribal Shoe will be coming out soon, be on the lookout: TribalGear.com

Also, our good friend JASON TRUBY has a new band called TRUBY. He says this band is by no means just a whim. It is just as serious as any and all of the bands he has had the pleasure to be associated with in the past. On the new album entitled Entropy, Truby has worked hard to write the songs that he felt God has wanted him to write. These songs come from a broken place, but in the end have lead to healing and restoration and given us a truly beautiful ROCK album. He would like to share his experiences with you through song. Hit him up on his social networks and let him know how these songs have affected you. Click Here to check out the new TRUBY album ENTROPY: TRUBY E-Card

WARRIOR BANDANA
In honor of the new South American Tour Dates, Soul Massive has just released the new WARRIOR Bandana, you can get one just click here: SoulMassive – Warrior Bandana. Show your Warrior Pride and make this part of your P.O.D. collection at a very reasonable price.

Make sure to keep checking our site for updates: PayableOnDeath.com

We love you and we will see you soon!

P.O.D. – Sonny, Marcos, Traa, Wuv

Jeremy Camp/Jason Gray Tour Announced

Jeremy Camp, Jason Gray, The Afters, and Chasen are hitting the road together for a handful of dates starting in late January. WAY-FM will sponsor World Vision’s Speaking Louder Than Before 2010 Tour, as it is being called, and most of the shows still have tickets available, and more dates will be announced soon. Tour schedule is below:

January 20 – Charleston, South Carolina
January 22 – Boca Raton, Florida
January 28 – Wichita, Kansas
January 29 – Denver, Colorado
February 5 – Ft Meyers, Florida
February 6 – Tallahassee, Florida
February 11 – Huntsville, Alabama
February 12 – Louisville, Kentucky
*Six more dates to be announced soon