Last month, the popular duo from down under performed at the 24th annual Harvest Crusade at Angel's Stadium in Anaheim, California in front of nearly 35,000 people. In a press release, Joel Smallbone talked about the impact that the event had on the brothers, saying, "Occasionally there comes a moment where the hours of writing, recording, rehearsing, touring, praying and dreaming all collide into a profound crescendo. Saturday night, as we stood alongside Greg Laurie and 34,000+ friends and shouted 'Let my life be the proof of Your love,' was without a doubt one of those rare, spiritual and profound moments."
The crowd response was overwhelming and certainly cemented the duo's appeal with Harvest Ministries. John Collins, the Executive Director, said, "For King and Country was a great addition to the Harvest Crusade this year. Their performance was electric and had universal appeal. We've had nothing but great comments about the quality of their music and the content of the message."
The concert came on the heels of for KING & COUNTRY getting seven nominations in the 44th annual Dove Awards, which will be held on October 15, 2013 in Nashville, TN after spending the last couple of years in Atlanta. Their nods include:
- Song of the Year - "The Proof of Your Love"
- Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year - "The Proof of Your Love"
- New Artist of the Year
- Rap / Hip Hop Song of the Year - "Caught Dreaming" - Andy Mineo (which features the duo)
- Pop / Contemporary Song of the Year - "The Proof of Your Love"
- Pop/ Contemporary Album of the Year - Crave
- Short Form Video of the Year - "The Proof of Your Love"
Watch the official music video for "The Proof of Your Love"
Fans will have mulitiple opportunities to hear them perform between now and the end of the year. Between September 20 and October 27, they will be on tour with Newsboys for the "Restart Tour." After Restart winds down, they will take a 5-day break before heading out for another 18 solo dates.
|Restart Tour Dates:|
|Sept. 20||Barre Municipal Auditorium||Barre, VT|
|Sept. 21||Shippensburg Fairgrounds||Shippensburg, PA|
|Sept. 22||State Theatre||New Brunswick, NJ|
|Sept. 27||Calvary Baptist Church||Savannah, GA|
|Sept. 28||Northwestern College||Saint Paul, MN|
|Sept. 29||First Baptist Church||Somerset, KY|
|Oct. 3||Celebration Church||Metairie, LA|
|Oct. 5||Heart O’ Texas & Rodeo||Waco, TX (non-tour date with Jeremy Camp)|
|Oct. 6||Shreveport Convention Center||Shreveport, LA|
|Oct. 10||Jesse Auditorium Missouri University||Columbia, MO|
|Oct. 11||Taft||Cincinnati, OH|
|Oct. 12||Cullman Fair Grounds||Cullman, AL|
|Oct. 13||RiverGlen Christian Church||Waukesha, WI|
|Oct. 18||Kokomo High School Auditorium||Kokomo, IN|
|Oct. 19||Adler Theatre||Davenport, IA|
|Oct. 20||Rivers Edge Convention Center||St. Cloud, MN|
|Oct. 21||DECC Symphony Hall||Duluth, MN|
|Oct. 22||First Assembly of God Church||Fargo, ND|
|Oct. 24||Radisson Convention Church||Green Bay, WI|
|Oct. 25||Corn Palace||Mitchell, SD|
|Oct. 26||Family Arena||St. Charles, MO|
|Oct. 27||Prairie Capital Convention Center||Springfield, IL|
|Solo Tour Dates:|
|Nov. 2||Round Rock, TX||SpiritFest Austin|
|Nov. 9||Westgate River Ranch||River Ranch, FL|
|Nov. 23||Gatlinburg Convention Center||Gatlinburg, TN|
|Nov. 29||Texas Louisiana Youth Conference||San Antonio, TX|
|Nov. 30||Dec. 1 - Saddleback Church||Lake Forest, CA (Free concerts)|
|Dec. 4||Christian City Church||Greensboro, NC|
|Dec. 5||New Life Providence Church||Chesapeake, VA|
|Dec. 6||Victory Family Church||Cranberry Township, PA|
|Dec. 7||Zionsville Performing Arts Center||Zionsville, IN|
|Dec. 8||Aurora Christian High School||Aurora, IL|
|Dec. 11||Porter Memorial Baptist Church||Lexington, KY|
|Dec. 12||Brentwood United Methodist Church||Brentwood, TN|
|Dec. 13||Raleigh Assembly of God||Memphis, TN|
|Dec. 14||Crosspoints Church||Shawnee, KS|
|Dec. 15||First Christian Church Newburgh||Newburgh, IN|
|Dec. 21 - 22||Southeast Christian Church||Louisville, KY|