MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – For centuries, words and instruments have painted pictures of adoration to God that have echoed off the walls of cathedrals and filled the air of secret home churches. Yet, much like the people singing those sacred lyrics, the idea of worship and its musical sound have been on a journey.
Over the past 20 years, Integrity Music recording artist Planetshakers Band has been forging new frontiers, pushing the boundaries of what modern worship sounds and looks like, and they have found a unique voice for conveying praise and love to God. Building on a legacy of innovation, their textural approach has resonated with a global audience, packing out arenas around the world. With the March 17 release of their new EP, Legacy – Part 1: Alive Again, recorded in Manila, Philippines and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, they expand their sound even further.
Their notion of what worship is goes far beyond music. For these international influencers, it is about connecting how we live with the vulnerability and passion of the lyrics they sing to bring together a picture of what it means to be madly in love with the Creator of the universe, Jesus. And for two decades, Planetshakers’ annual conference has been the best place to experience this union of action and music.
“There’s an atmosphere that electrifies your spirit when you come together with the people of God to put action to faith, and that’s always been the hallmark of every recording we’ve done,” said Planetshakers Senior Pastor and founder, Russell Evans. “When you take the barriers off of worship, there’s just a difference that’s hard to explain. You have to experience it for yourself.”
This April 10-13, thousands of people will come together in Melbourne, Australia, for the 20th anniversary of the conference, eager to dive into this unique musical and spiritual environment that continues to redefine the parameters of worship. Once again, Planetshakers will record the event live for their next album, which will be released through Integrity to a global audience this fall.
However, worship music fans won’t have to wait until then to hear the new songs and experience the excitement of Planetshakers Conference 2017. Viewers around the world may join the event via a live television broadcast and online stream thanks to ministry partner, Daystar Television Network, now the largest faith-based network in the U.S. and Canada whose programming is broadcast in every country of the world.
“We are very excited to connect people all over the world with the love of God, which unites us all in such a deep way,” said Marcus Lamb, Daystar’s Founder and President. “Planetshakers is making worship fresh and personal, and we want to share that with our viewers around the world.”
For viewing times, visit Daystar.com and http://www.daystar.com/events/planetshakers-conference/. For more about Planetshakers, visit Planetshakers.org.
At its core, Planetshakers seeks first and foremost to pursue the presence of God. All expressions of Planetshakers, including Dove Award-nominated Planetshakers Band, which is known for its international touring and worship favorites such as “Like A Fire”, “Endless Praise”, “Nothing Is Impossible”, “This Is Our Time” and “The Anthem”, find their source in the local church. Planetshakers Church campuses are located in Melbourne, Australia, Cape Town, South Africa, Austin, Texas and soon Geneva, Switzerland. In twelve years, Planetshakers Church in Melbourne has grown to over 14,000 members under the leadership of Senior Pastors Russell and Sam Evans. The husband and wife team also host Planetshakers TV, a 30-minute Christian television program broadcast in over 100 countries.
Planetshakers Church is further involved in numerous community and charitable causes, including prison ministry, school programs, refugee outreach, disaster relief and welfare assistance. It recently helped bring significant social and spiritual reformation to villages in the African nation of Malawi, where poverty was defeated after seven years into a 15-year plan. It also partners with World Vision to assist in urgent humanitarian crises around the world, and runs Planetshakers College in Melbourne, which equips local and international students to impact their world for Christ.
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. With offices in Nashville, Tennessee (US) and Eastbourne, East Sussex (UK), Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including “Great Are You Lord,” “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Great Name,” “I Am Free” and the No. 1 radio hit “We Believe” (Newsboys). Additional information is available at www.integritymusic.com.
About Daystar Television Network:
Daystar Television Network is an award winning, faith-based network dedicated to spreading the Gospel 24 hours a day, seven days a week – all around the globe, through all media platforms possible. Reaching over 109 million households in the United States and over two billion people worldwide, Daystar is the fastest growing faith-based television network in the world. To learn more, visit http://www.daystar.com/.