Premier Productions & Dante Bowe Announce The ‘Worship Nights Tour’

Premier Productions, Dante Bowe and Food for the Hungry announce the Worship Nights Tour. The tour will span eight cities and will see Bowe fresh off the What Are We Waiting For? Tour with For King & Country.

“I think this tour is going to be a special one because we’re going back to simple worship,” said Bowe. “We’re stripping away the smoke, lights and all the extra things we tend to use. Not that those things are bad, but these are going to be nights of remembrance. Remembrance of what Jesus has done and what He has yet to do.”

For his first solo headlining tour, Bowe is bringing along fellow Maverick City artist Aaron Moses and Hillsong’s Aodhan King.

Audiences can sign up for the exclusive pre-sale on Wednesday, May 18, at dantebowelive.com. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 19th at 10:00 a.m. local time.

The eight-city summer tour will kick-off on August 13th in Minneapolis, MN and will stop in Columbus, OH, St. Louis, MO and Memphis, TN before the final show on August 21st in Lexington, KY.

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Lauren Daigle Returns To Red Rocks Amphitheater With Two Night Special Event

On September 20th and 21st, two-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle will take the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheater for the first time in almost three years with two epic performances. The shows will feature Daigle’s extensive award-winning catalog for which she has become known and may include a preview of new music. Joining her on night one will be Crowder and Patrick Droney will join her on night two. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 13th at 10am local time. Registration will open Monday, May 9th at 10 am local time on www.laurendaigle.com for Lauren Daigle’s pre-sale which begins Wednesday, May 11th at 10am local time.

In what has become a full circle moment, Daigle took to the Jazz Fest Stage in New Orleans this past weekend for a sold-out hometown performance. During a massive highpoint of the show, Daigle was joined by special guest and fellow Louisianian Trombone Shorty for an electrifying rendition of The Meters’ “Hey Pocky A-Way.” She was then presented with a 5x Platinum RIAA certification for her smash hit “You Say” and Platinum Certifications for “First,” “Trust In You,” “How Can It Be,” “O’Lord,” and “Come Alive (Dry Bones)“ from her platinum certified debut album How Can It Be.

Since the release of her GRAMMY Award winning, platinum certified album Look Up Child, Lauren Daigle has carved a place for herself as the most formidable artist in her genre. After spending 100 weeks at No. 1, Look Up Child, holds the record for the greatest number of weeks at the top of any individual album chart. In addition, the GRAMMY Award winning crossover hit, “You Say,” became the longest-running No. 1 song of any genre on the weekly Billboard Hot charts at an incredible 132 weeks and has been certified 5x-platinum by the RIAA. Her latest single, “Hold On To Me,” marks her sixth No. 1 and extends her record of most number ones by a female artist on the chart. Daigle has earned seven Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, secured two Guinness World Records, and sold-out concert venues all over the world.

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Watch FOR KING + COUNTRY Perform at the Kelly Clarkson Show

Four GRAMMY Awards and seven GMA Dove Awards winner FOR KING + COUNTRY was recently featured on the Kelly Clarkson Show. The duo with their team performed “RELATE” off their new album “What Are We Waiting For?.” 

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?, FOR KING + COUNTRY’s fourth studio project, features the talents of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, with 13 new original tracks that confront relevant issues and confirm the duo’s commitment to community, unity and family. Set against a sonic backdrop painted by the Platinum-selling group’s lush, vivid pop, the collection features cameos from Dante Bowe, Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly, and includes barrier-breaking single “RELATE,” awe-inspiring “For God Is With Us” and unifying No. 1 hit “TOGETHER.”  “What Are We Waiting For? – The Tour” will take FOR KING + COUNTRY to arenas across the United States, performing brand new songs from its upcoming album for the first time, against the backdrop of an all-new stage design.

“The last two years have been very unique for all of us,” says Luke. “It’s been a strange time. Going through struggle, you end up asking yourself some interesting questions like ‘What am I doing with my life?,’ ‘What do I want to be known for?,’ ‘What am I living for?’ I think the phrase, What Are We Waiting For?, encompasses the meaning behind this album.”

Joel Smallbone adds, “The last few years have taken us from wondering what was happening, to worrying. This album was a way to look at and write about – from a family perspective, from a spiritual perspective, and from a global perspective – this global suffering that we’ve all walked through. Our hope is that this title means something slightly different to each of us. This album is an opportunity for us, together, to get moving together again into what we believe is a very bright future.”

Watch their performance below.

 

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GAWVI & His Ex-Wife Respond The Failure Of Their Marriage

Christian artist and producer GAWVI has been dropped by his label, Reach, and from an upcoming tour in light of a developing scandal involving his allegedly sending unsolicited sexually explicit photos to women earlier this year.

“Due to behavior that is inconsistent with our core values, we have ended our professional relationship with GAWVI,” Reach Records said in a statement Monday afternoon. “This was a tough decision for us because of the level of complexity and because we invest in our artists not just for their talent, but also as brothers and sisters in Christ. This is something we have been processing for over a year and have wrestled with what would be the right way forward. New details that were provided made us realize today’s decision was necessary.”

After weeks of silence, GAWVI has responded to the alllegations.  “A few years ago, my marriage began to fall apart. Instead of leaning on God and facing the situation, I acted outside of the boundaries of my marriage. I began communicating and exchanging inappropriate photos with several women on social media.

“Even though I never met any of these women in person, it was inexcusable and wrong,” GAWVI added. “I regret these mistakes, I take full accountability, and I apologize to everyone I’ve hurt by my actions. Now as I continue to reflect and wrestle with the choices I’ve made, I accept that God may continue to use this period of my life to show me things that I have needed to learn, so I can become the man he has called me to be.”

GAWVI said he will continue to “work” on himself, “grow in faith” and “continue to be present” in his children’s lives. He vowed to reconnect with his fans in the coming weeks and thanked them for their support.

Following her ex-husband’s post, Azucena shared,  “I have kept my silence for years in order to protect my family and marriage. I have been focusing on my healing but I no longer want to sit back as the dishonesty continues. The lack of full ownership and true apology has been extremely hard to stomach.

“I was in a marriage where I fought for it with every ounce of me. Was I perfect? Absolutely not. What was done in my marriage I did not deserve,” she commented. “This goes beyond explicit photos being sent all throughout our marriage. This is about infidelity, emotional abuse, and more.”

Azucena said she was “emotionally abused, told that it was my fault.” She claimed he “manipulated scriptures to put blame on me for his cheating and the cause of his sin. I was really in a broken place and I victimized myself so I would apologize repeatedly to him for causing him to cheat.”

She shared that in 2020, the artist “began an affair” with someone with whom he worked. Azucena said she told GAWVI she was uncomfortable with the relationship, yet he remains “in a romantic relationship” with that person.

“This has been exhausting and a false narrative continues to be communicated,” she wrote. “I’ll continue on my healing journey and part of healing is the whole truth. Even when the truth hurts it’s necessary for genuine healing to begin for all who are involved.”

 

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CZAR Josh Drops New Single “Black History Ain’t History” Feat. Phinestro

CZAR Josh ends Black History Month by releasing a new track, “Black History Ain’t History.” The Phinestro-produced track is LoFi, Pro-Black, “edutainment” Black History Month themed song celebrating the accomplishments of Black Americans.

Black History Ain’t History showcases the rise of black women and black creatives in current times. CZAR Josh urges the listener to understand that “Black History isn’t history, it’s current events” as he dropped his first taste of music in 2022.

“I wanted to provide music that can uplift and educate people that look like me on Black History while also showing them that they are currently living in Black History. Black people are doing great things daily and that should be celebrated,” said CZAR Josh.

CZAR Josh has partnered with black-owned businesses, Blackwater Branding and Nappy Avenue, to highlight other black entrepreneurs over the course of the month. CZAR is also partnering with OpenSea to do a NFT shoe collection drop inspired by the song. He states,

“The concept behind the “Black History Ain’t History” NFT shoe collection is one that couples relevant Black American history figures and stories, with popular shoe culture, also largely popularized by Black culture.

Each individual NFT features a popular shoe in basketball and urbanwear culture, with a design that tells the story of a relevant figure or story in Black History that still affects today’s racial climate.”

 

Preview LongLiveUs Mixtape: Black History Ain’t History 

Black History Ain’t History Stream and NFT Link: https://rmglinks.com/blackhistory.ois

Reach Records Announces We Are UNASHAMED Tour & EP

Reach Records kicks off 2022 announcing pre-sales for We Are UNASHAMED TOUR which kicks off March 17th in Austin, TX and travels to 13 cities across Midwest, South, and Southeast regions ending April 10th in Orlando, FL. The tour, branded We Are UNASHAMED references Roman’s 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes!” The verse developed from a mantra and into a movement for Reach Records, its artists and believers of the 116 Lifestyle. The lineup will include electrifying performances from Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Trip Lee, Tedashii, 1K Phew, Gawvi, Wande, WHATUPRG, and Hulvey! Ticket sales begin TODAY, Wednesday, January 26th.

Along with the tour announcement, Reach Records has released a new, We Are UNASHAMED EP, featuring three singles: “Represent II,” “Pa’ Que Sepa,” and “Otu Otu Isii.” Musically, the We Are Unashamed EP showcases Reach Record’s commitment to expanding the 116 music, movement, and lifestyle globally. “Represent II” featuring Wande, 1K Phew, Wande, Trip Lee, and Gawvi is a turnt up version of Lecrae’s Represent ft. Tedashii, originally released on Lecrae’s 2004 debut album, Real Talk. “Pa’ Que Sepa” (translated ‘So You Know’ in Spanish) featuring Tommy Royale, Brayan Booze, Don Ryvcko, Cardec Drums, and Emanuel Lara; and “Otu Otu Isii” (translated ‘One One Six’ in Igbo) which features Limoblaze, Tedashii, and Wande.

“We really wanted to unite cultures with this EP and show the world that the Unashamed message is global and bigger than where we’re from,” shares Lecrae, artist, co-founder, and president of Reach Records. Lasanna “ACE” Harris, VP of A&R who produced “Otu Otu Isii” adds, “We get so much love and support from Africa, so on Otu Otu Isii we wanted to amplify that support, blend genres, and ultimately rally around the banner of proclaiming our faith to the world.”

“The abstract graphic of the eclipse on the We Are UNASHAMED EP packaging and tour artwork is a symbol of the good news spreading across a world and people of different cultures coming together under the same sun!” shares Reach Creative Director Kevin Hackett. “The eclipse also represents a transition and an awakening that we all felt when we gave our lives to Christ. We want to represent the power and the joy in that awakening and share it with the masses.”

We Are UNASHAMED EP is currently available on all digital music streaming platforms. Click here to stream