Hillsong UNITED announces the release of "People (Deluxe)." Available today, the compilation is an extension of the group's record-breaking "People" live album and features seven brand new acoustic offerings and reworked versions of fan favorites such as "Good Grace," "Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)," "Another In The Fire," "Highlands," "Holy Ground" and "Here's To The One," as well as an exclusive radio edit of "Good Grace."
"As the name suggests, this whole album is for people and we wanted you to be encouraged that these songs can be played in all different forms, not limited to the album setting or arrangements," says UNITED's Taya. "So whether it's for church services or small gatherings, or playing these songs with just an acoustic guitar in your bedroom - wherever you find yourself, we pray these songs would put joy in your heart, courage in your belly, and a big ol' smile on your face."
In support of their new music, Hillsong UNITED returned to the United States in April 2019 for the first time in nearly three years for their People Tour. With multiple sold-out shows including LA's Staples Center, NYC's Madison Square Garden and D.C.'s The Anthem, the group just announced that it will be expanding their tour with six new dates in September. Presented by Premier Productions, cities added include Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Louisville, Oklahoma City and Bossier City. Tickets for the newly added dates are available now at hillsongunited.com.
"We couldn't be more excited to be announcing new dates for the People Tour," shares Hillsong UNITED's JD. "We have been making music and touring for a while now but something feels different about this tour...it's hard to put into words what God is doing each night as we have been traveling around this great nation, but it's clear He is moving in the most powerful way we've experienced and we don't want anyone missing out. Hope you can come and join us!"
Undisputedly one of the genre's most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music, Hillsong UNITED has sold more than 4.7 million albums globally and garnered over 3.1 billion worldwide career streams to date. Their most recent album "People" garnered the group its largest career street week sales to date debuting at No. 1 on HITS Top 50 Chart, No. 1 on Billboard's Top Album, Top Christian/ Gospel Album and Top Current Albumcharts, and No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200. The monumental project generated over 8 million streams and over 100K in albums sold within its first week. The group also remains the No. 1 Christian artist on all social media platforms with over 10.8 million fans combined.
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Newly added Hillsong UNITED People Tour dates:
September 7 - Jacksonville, FL
September 9 - Indianapolis, IN
September 10 - Milwaukee, WI
September 11 - Louisville, KY
September 13- Oklahoma City, OK
September 14- Bossier City, LA
About Hillsong UNITED:
Hillsong UNITED is a multi-award-winning, platinum-selling artist whose chart successes (repeatedly No. 1 on Billboard's Christian charts and up to No. 2 on Billboard 200) are only bested by the millions of lives they've impacted across the globe. Reporting over 50 million people singing from the Hillsong catalogue songs every Sunday, the modest band born from a youth ministry out of Hillsong Church in Australia, touts a reach of over 10.8 million across all major social network platforms to date, including over 2.1 billion minutes garnered from YouTube viewers. Comprised of an evolving, eclectic mix of musicians and songwriters, the band is led by Joel Houston and Taya, names that have become synonymous with Christian radio, dominating airwaves with every new release.
Their last four studio albums have each topped the USA Christian chart, with "Zion" and "Empires" charting no. 1 ("Zion" recently also went Gold in the U.S.); "Oceans," written by Houston and band member Matt Crocker recently went triple platinum in the States, counting 200+ million streams and reigning on top of the Christian songs chart for a record 54 weeks. In studio, on tour or at home, Hillsong UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound and connect people everywhere with God, evident by the success they've seen globally. With over 50 countries and six continents visited, Hillsong UNITED continues to sell out arenas and stadiums around the world, including sold-out nights at the Forum, STAPLES Center and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, The Toyota Center, Oracle Arena, Air Canada Arena, American Airlines Arena (Miami and Dallas), and Red Rocks to scratch the surface. Hillsong UNITED functions from the deep understanding that everything they do is an expression of a really extraordinary God doing what only He can do, through really ordinary people.