One of the biggest Christian bands of all time, DC Talk, have finally given hope that their 16 year hiatus may be about to end.
Fans have long speculated about the Christian rap and rock trio reforming, and this week the band have posted a number of teaser messages on social media, pointing towards a big announcement on their website next week.
Starting with an image posted on 3rd May 2016 that simply says '2017', the band followed up with a message the following day that said "More details....May 11, 2016 #dctalk" accompanied by a simple image (see right) directing people to DCTalk.com on 11th May 2016 at 12pm EST (5pm BST).
The Grammy award winning trio, consisting of Kevin Max, TobyMac and Michael Tait, took a break from the band in 2000 to pursue individual solo projects after five major studio albums together. Beginning with their self titled debut in 1989, their releases also included the legendary 'Jesus Freak' album in 1995. The group is widely considered to be the most popular Christian act of all time.
For many years fans have demanded the band reform, and the former band members themselves have also discussed the possibility. As long ago as 2010 Kevin Max said "Trying to get a DCT tour happening, perhaps next year, any of you down? Yes I am serious. I don't want to see the bands legacy go down like a Lost Titanic."
Since 2000 the band members have all enjoyed success with their chosen projects. TobyMac released albums such as 'Tonight', featuring the Number 1 Billboard single 'City On Our Knees', and continues to tour extensively.
Michael Tait has taken over as lead singer of the popular band Newsboys, who have released albums like 'Born Again' and 'God's Not Dead'. Kevin Max has released a number of solo albums, starting with the successful 'Stereotype Be', and more recently 'Playing Games With The Shadow'.