Legendary Christian music group NEWSBOYS return to Monterey with their “Greatness of Our God Tour.” Former popular band mates Peter Furler and Phil Joel join the current members so it’s actually the super group; NEWSBOYS UNITED. Also appearing are Ryan Stevenson and former DC Talk member Kevin Max.
Newsboys have appeared in Monterey numerous times between 1997 and 2013 as headliners for the Spirit West Coast festival at Laguna Seca. In fact Newsboys headlined the festival more than any other band. The October 12 concert is the bands first appearance in the area since the last festival in 2013.
Since coming from Australia three decades ago, Newsboys have: released 24 recordings, sold more than 10 million records, amassed 8 Gold Record certifications, had 33 # 1 radio hits, four Grammy Award nominations, 2 American Music Award nominations and received multiple Dove Awards. Their signature songs include “We Believer,” “He Reigns,” “Born Again” and the Platinum certified mega hit “God’s Not Dead.”
Veteran concert promoter Jon Robberson says, “people may be surprised that Newsboys are bringing their tour to a venue as cozy and intimate as the Golden State Theatre but we were able to make it happen. Newsboys love Monterey and we’ve figured out how to physically get their full-on show into the venue. I expect the concert to sell out well before Oct. 12.”
There are 5 different reserve seat ticket prices including: just 40 super-VIP Platinum tickets in the first 4 rows that included a preshow Q &A and a backstage photo with the band, and just over 100 Gold VIP tickets that include seats in rows 6-10 and the pre show Q & A.
It’s a rare occasion that Newsboys are appearing in Monterey County so many fans are making a “coastal getaway” out of the Columbus Day weekend. The concert is produced by Celebration Concerts, California’s 40-year old Christian concert promotion ministry.