Alternative band The City Harmonic just announced their big news via the band's twitter. twitter.com/#!/TheCityHarmonic
. The band will be out on their first US national headline tour! They will be touring the US from Nov-Dec 2012.
The name of the tour will be the same as their album's title "I Have A Dream". The band members are very excited to be a headliner!
The dates and the cities of the tour are yet to be decided.
The City Harmonic is the 2011 Breakout Artist of the Year. Coming from Ontario, Canada, bringing their powerful music and lyrics to the music scene, their EP called ‘Introducing The City Harmonic’ gained the hearts of many faithful fans. Manifesto, a single from the EP, became a hit and captured over one million viewers on Youtube.
Their highly anticipated full-length record ‘I Have a Dream’ came out October 2011 through Kingsway Music.
“This project for us was like a journey through a lot of intertwining things,” says Elias Dummer, bands vocalist/songwriter and pianist. “At its heart is the overarching theme of brokenness and redemption, of light and dark, the unveiling of something bigger and better than ourselves.”
Currently, The City Harmonic is gearing up to film a music video for the single ‘Mountaintop’.
READ: The City Harmonic Invites You to Be in The Official Music for "Mountaintop"
Elias says, “Being a Christian now is more difficult than it was 200 years ago. We face tragedy at every turn because of the way our media and culture operates. The stories of this world have let us down. Politics have let us down. We try to cope with it by becoming apathetic or by hiding in the Christian bubble—some altered version of the American dream where living for Christ leads to personal comfort— even misguided Christian stories can let us down and this is the tension of the world we live in. Christianity isn’t a tool to escape suffering, it’s a lens by which we understand it and the means by which we live through it. Our culture is built on the notion that our spirituality can be compartmentalized but, simply put, the Christian story isn’t. We can go from mountaintop to valley in the span of a day, and in the midst of that valley Christ calls us to love our neighbors, our enemies, just as if we were with them on the mountaintop. Apathy may be a natural result of today’s broken world, but the Christian story is that Christ is redeeming his creation and we have a role to play as the body of Christ.”
“Jesus talks about countercultural ways of living among the least of these,” Elias continues. “It’s not glamorous. It’s hard work. If we boil it all down to what exists in church, ultimately, we make being a churchgoer a poor substitute for being Jesus in our communities or even engaging our communities at all.”
About The City Harmonic:
2011 Breakout Artist of the Year The City Harmonic barreled its way from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada onto the music scene with Introducing The City Harmonic, an EP featuring “Manifesto,” which soared to No. 5 on iTunes and captivated over a million viewers on YouTube. Top that with becoming the best selling new artist on Billboard’s Top Current Digital Sales Chart (over 80K downloads), and it’s enough, among life’s crazy distractions, to get your attention.
But this band—vocalist/songwriter and pianist Elias Dummer, bassist Eric Fusilier, guitarist Aaron Powell and drummer Josh Vanderlaan— isn’t content to feed the machine or build a fan base so much as to build upon a dream. And not a dream as in a fairy tale. But THE Dream. These four guys grapple with the tension of this world, crafting it into anthems of longing, hope, and love—songs of light for ‘seeing through a glass darkly.’ The City Harmonic makes music that makes you reconsider what you really believe… about yourself, your world and your God.
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