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The Newsboys, a renowned Australian Christian pop-rock band, will perform March 30 at the North Platte High School’s Performing Arts Center.

The show starts at 7 p.m.

The concert is a part of the band’s worldwide “God’s Not Dead” tour.

Coordinator Mike Damico said Friday that tickets are nearly sold out.

They can be purchased in advance for $25 at Bible Supplies in the Westfield Plaza or online at itickets.com.

If tickets are available, they will be $30 at the door.

The Newsboys were founded in 1985. Since then, they have released 16 studio albums, six of which are certified gold. Throughout their 27 years of activity, the band has been nominated for four Grammy awards for best Gospel rock album.

Damico said the Newsboys were among the first stars to popularize and define the sound of contemporary Christian rock.

In 2010, the band got a new singer, Michael Tait, the former vocalist for the Grammy-winning Christian rock band, DC Talk.

“We were looking for an opportunity for a great spring concert,” Damico said. “Things started rolling, and now, here we are.”

Evangelist Bob Lenz commended the Newsboys.

“The Newsboys are the catalyst for local ministries to unite for prayer and ongoing discipleship,” Lenz says on the Newboys website.

The concert is produced by Feedin’ Sheep Ministries, who also organized a well-received concert in September by Christian heavy metal artist Brian “Head” Welch and other performers.

Damico expects a great turnout for the Newsboys’ show.

Three other groups are also in the show – The City Harmonic, a Christian rock group from Canadian, and Abandon, a Christian rock group from San Antonio, Tex., as well as the Anthem Lights, a Christian pop band from Nashville.

Lenz is also expected to talk to the audience.

“This is a good combination of people (performers) who’ve been in this sort of ministry for a very long time,” Damico said.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 3/23/2012
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