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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
March 17, 2014

Dove Award-nominated Irish worshippers and modern day psalmists Rend Collective release their fourth and highly anticipated album, The Art of Celebration, globally from Integrity Music today. Prior to the launch of the 5-Star, critically acclaimed recording, Air1 Radio Network helped introduce the album through an exclusive album stream at Sirius XM's "The Message" (channel 63) joins in the celebration through a special in-studio St. Patrick's Day performance broadcast today, including air times at 2, 5 and 9 pm EST.

Air1 is also spinning Rend Collective's lead single from The Art of Celebration, "My Lighthouse," which celebrates God's brightness in the midst of "troubled seas." Already No. 14 this week and rapidly climbing on the Billboard Hot AC Chart, the song is simultaneously receiving mainstream airplay in the UK (BBC Radio). The "My Lighthouse" video can also be seen at and downloaded as an iTunes "video single" at

Taking "My Lighthouse" and other new songs from The Art of Celebration, along with raucous favorites from its 5-Star acclaimed albums, Organic Family Hymnal, Homemade Worship by Handmade People and Campfire, to audiences across the globe, Rend Collective has caught the attention of K-LOVE. This leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 13 million people has announced that Rend Collective is up for "Best Live Show," along with such top touring artists as Switchfoot, NEEDTOBREATHE, Tobymac, Newsboys and For King & Country, during its second annual K-LOVE Fan Awards. The award show is set for Sunday, June 1, with voting opening on May 1 at

For Rend Collective's new album, The Art of Celebration, the band made a recent theological breakthrough that is changing everything about their approach to music and life: seriousness is not a fruit of the spirit, but joy is. The appropriate response to the heightened understanding led to a sonically innovative message on The Art of Celebration.

"Celebration, the practice of joy, is a choice," says Rend Collective member Gareth Gilkeson. "That doesn't mean it's always an easy choice to make. We know that we inevitably must navigate storms of sorrow and shadows, disappointment and doubt in this life."

"This record is an attempt to reflect something of the irrepressible laughter in the heart of God," continues Gareth. "It's a call to the cynical to once again choose celebration over condemnation and a reminder to the broken that 'the joy of the Lord is our strength.'"

Anyone who has experienced the controlled chaos and infectious wildness of a Rend Collective event will know that celebration and joy have always been at the core for these worship artists. Known for pushing artistic boundaries, daring the faithful to re-imagine worship and community, the band will continue its fresh, aesthetic call to worship on its current, 24-city tour in the U.S. with Kari Jobe that began Feb. 27 and runs through April 13.

Following the tour with Jobe, Rend will bring its "The Art of Celebration" tour home to Ireland in May along with a tour of the United Kingdom before returning to the U.S. in June. The band is also making plans now to headline a nationwide, 40-city U.S. tour this fall, slated to run Sept. 10 through Nov. 2. Special guests, cities and more will be announced later this year. (See below for current tour cities, and for all the latest tour updates, go to

While on tour, fans have taken note of the unique Rend Collective-made "instrument of mass celebration" played by Gareth Gilkeson, the "Jingling Johnny." In a special exclusive St. Patrick's Day contest from, fans will have the opportunity to win a miniature Jingling Johnny made by the band, along with autographed copies of The Art of Celebration and other prizes. See for all the details.

The raw, rootsy, foot-stomping energy of the Irish worshippers, partially inspired by the Jingling Johnny, has always been about people and building God's Kingdom here. The video for Rend's hit radio single, "Build Your Kingdom Here," which has been viewed nearly two million times at, will be featured in the Outreach, Inc. "Back To Church Sunday" campaign. Founded in 1996, Outreach, Inc. has quickly grown to become the largest provider of church outreach products and services in the world.

Beginning as a group of friends collectively wondering how to make sense of the conundrum of life, God and community, Rend Collective is a nod to the places in Scripture where it says to "rend your hearts" and not your garments, a bold call to be genuine.

More information on Rend Collective can be found at, and

Upcoming Rend Collective tour dates follow:

22-Mar Majestic Tour - Kari Jobe Columbia, SC
23-Mar Majestic Tour - Kari Jobe Durham, NC
25-Mar Majestic Tour - Kari Jobe Nashville, TN
27-Mar Majestic Tour - Kari Jobe Lexington, KY
28-Mar Ocean City Convention Center Ocean City, MD
1-Apr Majestic Tour - Kari Jobe Charlotte, NC
3-Apr Majestic Tour - Kari Jobe Tampa, FL
4-Apr Majestic Tour - Kari Jobe Jacksonville, FL
5-Apr Majestic Tour - Kari Jobe Jackson, MS
6-Apr Majestic Tour - Kari Jobe Louisville, KY
8-Apr Majestic Tour - Kari Jobe Mobile, AL
14-May The Art of Celebration Tour Dublin, Ireland
15-May The Art of Celebration Tour Belfast, United Kingdom
16-May The Art of Celebration Tour Belfast, United Kingdom
17-May The Art of Celebration Tour Glasgow, United Kingdom
18-May The Art of Celebration Tour Manchester, United Kingdom
24-May Big Church Day Out Steyning, United Kingdom
22-Jun Tim's Toyota Center Prescott Valley, AZ
26-Jun Kings Dominion at Kingswood Stage Doswell, VA
27-Jun Kings Island Timberwolf Amphitheater Cincinnati, OH
1-Aug Motion Student Conference Birmingham, AL
3-Aug Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove Asheville, NC
4-Aug Kingdom Bound Darien Center, NY
7-Aug Heritage Landing-Unity Fest Muskegon, MI
8-Aug St. Joan of Arc Church Lisle, IL
9-Aug Praise Park Fort Wayne, IN
10-Aug Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, IN

About Integrity Music:
Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Additional information can be found at

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