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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Starfield Teams Up with Will Graham for Canada Tour

Christian rock band Starfield is on the second leg of their Canada “I Will Go” tour after making a number of appearances in the United Kingdom and Europe.

The four-member group, which originated from Canada, will be visiting 12 Canadian cities this month alongside evangelist Will Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

According to Starfield guitarist/vocalist Jon Neufeld, the first two shows in Canada – in Belleville and Barrie – were both “great.”

“We felt lifted up and carried by the energetic crowds in both these places after long setups left us scrambling to start the shows on time,” he wrote in the band’s official blog Monday. “Thankfully both shows went on without a hiccup.

“Also, it’s been great teaming with the BGEA (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) and having Will Graham (Billy’s Grandson) come on as a speaker on this tour,” Neufeld added. “He even wore a Starfield shirt last night (what a good sport).”

Before making landfall on Canadian ground, Starfield took part in seven festivals in Europe. The band performed at the UK’s Soul Survivor on Aug. 13 and 18, Flevo in the Netherlands on Aug. 14, the Revo Fest in Germany on Aug. 15 and at the Fuel Festival in Belfast, Ireland, Aug. 16. More recently, Starfield performed on the main stage at the Greenbelt Festival on Aug. 22.

“All beautiful places that we’ve briefly experienced … I feel like I could’ve easily spent a week in each of these places, experiencing the local culture and the amazing natural beauty all around,” Neufeld recalled last month.

“The shows have been amazing, uplifting, and humbling,” he added. “It turns out there’s people that know our songs out here. It’s pretty amazing.”

After their Canada tour, Starfield will be joined by new Sparrow Records artist Above the Golden State in October for a 35-city tour that will run through November.

Looking further down the line, the band is also confirmed to headline Scotland's Frenzy Festival in June 2009.

Later this month, on Sept. 16, the nominees for the Gospel Music Association Canada (GMAC)’s 30th Annual Covenant Awards will be announced. Last year, Starfield was nominated for 5 GMAC Covenant Awards including Artist Of The Year, Group Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Recorded Song Of The Year and Rock Song Of The Year.

This year’s Covenant Awards will be held in Calgary, Alberta, on Oct. 24.

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