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HAWK NELSON'S NEW SINGLE "DIAMONDS" RECEIVES A WARM WELCOME FROM RADIO WITH MORE THAN 20 ADDS IN ITS FIRST WEEK

BAND DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE NEW SINGLE TODAY


WILL BE ON TOUR WITH TENTH AVENUE NORTH THIS SPRING




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
January 14, 2016

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 14, 2015 - Hawk Nelson is adding another successful single to their growing collection of radio favorites. The band dropped "Diamonds" last week and is already charting at No. 36 National Christian Audience, No. 26 AC Monitored, No. 25 AC Indicator, and No. 24 Hot AC. Forty-four stations are currently onboard, including SiriusXM, WAY FM, JoyFM St. Louis, KJNW Kansas City, KXOJ Tulsa, and WBSN New Orleans.

Says frontman Jon Steingard about the single, "…Sometimes [God] uses the hardest, most intense moments of our struggles and says, 'I'm going to take this, and I'm going to use this for good. And I'm going to make things even better than they were before…I realized that experience parellels the way a diamond is formed. Diamonds start out as a piece of coal…That same rock, being put underground and being put under tons of pressure for a long period of time turns into a diamond which is one of the rarest most beautiful most valuable things on earth…in the same way, God takes the pressures of life and the struggles of life and uses those to shape our hearts, to make us stronger, to make us more beautiful, to turn us into something special and rare and valuable"

Accompanying the release of "Diamonds" is a music video and story-behind-the song video, both self-produced and directed by Steingard, who has been the mastermind behind other video work for the band as well.



The release of the new single, "Diamonds" follows the successful "Drops In The Ocean" from their latest studio album Diamonds. "Drops In The Ocean" spent nine weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's AC indicator, a first for the band Hawk Nelson will be joining Tenth Avenue North on their upcoming spring leg of the "All The Earth Is Holy Ground" tour. The 30+ city tour, with more dates to be announced, is sponsored by Compassion International and will kick off on February 18 in Lake George, NY. Full list of the tour dates listed below.

TOUR DATES WITH TENTH AVENUE NORTH
"ALL THE EARTH IS HOLY GROUND" TOUR:
2/18 - Lake George, NY
2/19 - Getzville, NY
2/20 - Port Huron, MI
2/25 Thomasville, GA
2/26 - Fort Myers, FL
2/27 - Thomaston, GA
3/3 - Joplin, MO
3/4 - Omaha, NE
3/5 - Jefferson, WI
3/6 - Muscatine, IA
3/10 - Andrews, TX
3/11 - Alamagordo, NM
3/12 - Phoenix, AZ
3/13 - Santa Ana, CA
3/17 - Roseville, CA
3/18 - Brentwood, CA
3/19 - Palmdale, CA
4/5 - Casper, WY
4/7 - Montrose, CO
4/8 - Colorado Springs, CO
4/9 - North Platte, NE
4/10 - Dodge City, KS
4/15 - Elida, OH
4/16 - Oswego, IL
4/17 - Hermitage, TN
4/22 - Battle Creek, MI
4/24 - Attica, IN
4/29 - Corpus Christi, TX
4/30 - Hidalgo, TX
*dates subject to change / more dates to be added

ABOUT HAWK NELSON: This powerhouse, pop rock band has won the hearts of thousands since its debut release in 2004. Hawk Nelson has released six studio projects (Letters to the President, Smile It's the End of the World, Hawk Nelson is My Friend, Live Life Loud, Crazy Love, and Made). Hawk Nelson has been awarded two Canadian GMA awards, multiple GMA Dove Award nominations as well as a JUNO nomination. The band's music has been featured on NBC, MTV, WB, WGN, KTLA, Nickelodeon and the NFL Network. Their music has been used with special promotions for American Idol, the NFL, Nike, JCPenny's, Olympics, NHL and Michelle Obama's "Big Day Out" 2011 campaign. Hawk Nelson is Jonathan Steingard (vocals, guitar), Daniel Biro (bass) and Micah Kuiper (guitar) and David Niacaris (drums).

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For more info on Hawk Nelson, visit the JFH Artists Database.

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