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 March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day).
Prior to the launch of the album, K-LOVE Radio Network is offering an exclusive, worldwide premiere of the first video from the new recording, “My Lighthouse,” beginning today at http://klove.com/
The lead single from The Art of Celebration, “My Lighthouse,” is further being offered as an “instant grat track” download from iTunes beginning Tuesday (Feb. 18) with each pre-order of The Art of Celebration. Devotionals for the song, which celebrates God’s brightness in the midst of “troubled seas,” will additionally be created for both YouVersion and BibleGateway.
“This record is an attempt to reflect something of the irrepressible laughter in the heart of God,” continues Gareth Gilkeson. “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.’”
In addition to digital and CD formats that will be available wherever great Christian music is sold internationally,The Art of Celebration will be offered as a limited edition, double-album vinyl to be available at select retailers, as well as through IntegrityDirect.com and at Rend events.
Rend Collective will continue its fresh, aesthetic call to worship on a major, 24-city tour in the U.S. with Kari Jobe. During these concerts that begin Feb. 27 and run through April 13, Rend will play new music from The Art of Celebration and raucous favorites from its 5-Star acclaimed albums, Organic Family Hymnal and Homemade Worship by Handmade People, including its hit radio single, “Build Your Kingdom Here” that has been viewed more than 1,812,000 times on YouTube.
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. For all the latest tour updates, go to http://rendcollective.com/