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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Starfield Seeks to Stir Americans to Action Through U.S. Tour

Christian rock band Starfield will be returning to the United States this month to kick off their first headlining U.S. tour.

After successful “I Will Go” tours in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe, the award-winning Canadian group will be hitting more than 20 cities across the United States over the next two months including Sacramento, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, and Minneapolis.

“We’ve taken this tour out in Canada twice, once with Shane and Shane and a second time with Will Graham, the grandson of the great Billy Graham. It will be great to finally bring this show to our friends in the U.S.,” commented guitarist Jon Neufeld.

Joining Starfield on the U.S. tour will be their newest label mate, Above The Golden State, which signed with Sparrow Records earlier this year and released its self-titled label debut on July 22. The upcoming U.S. tour will be the band’s second in 2008. Earlier this year, Starfield joined Christian music duo Shane & Shane on their “Vision of You” tour.

While the “I Will Go” tour will feature a focus on worship with the aim of creating a family-friendly show, more than that, the band hopes it will encourage people to give time and energy, and not just money, to help those in need – as the song “I Will Go” sets out to do.

“This is a media-influenced generation, so for this tour we invested a lot of time and energy into the video, lighting and those kinds of elements,” commented lead singer Tim Neufeld. “But our real hope is that at the end of the night, people are left with a tug on their hearts to find new ways to love and serve the world around them.”

Before making landfall this month in the United States, Starfield visited 12 Canadian cities last month and took part in seven festivals in Europe before that.

“The shows have been amazing, uplifting, and humbling,” testified Neufeld during the tour in August.

Since the release of their second album, Beauty In The Broken, Starfield has achieved their best radio success to date, sold twice as many records in half as much time, and had their best touring season in their six-year history.

Originally formed by brothers Tim and Jon Neufeld, the four-man team has come to be today’s most awarded Canadian Christian band.

Their latest album, I Will Go, was released by Sparrow Records in North America on Mar. 25 and in the United Kingdom on Mar. 31. Singles from the album include "Reign in Us" and "Hosanna."

Christian Music News Source

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