Worship band Rend Collective have announced details of a mayor UK tour in spring 2018, as they unveil a new song in response to the recent terrorist attack in Manchester.
The Good News Tour of UK & Ireland starts on 1st February 2018, and features 19 dates through until the end of May, covering England, Ireland and Scotland (see tour dates below).
"The rumours are true. We're heading on tour in the spring of 2018 and we're kicking off the year in some of our favourite places on earth!" confirmed the band. "We can't wait for you all to hear the new music we've been working on and give you first-access to our new tour-exclusive merchandise.
We honestly mean it when we say we're praying for these nights. We're praying for the Holy Spirit to show up in power, to change hearts, renew spirits and encourage us all to be bearers and champions of the good news of Jesus. So we hope you'll bring a friend or five and join us for what we believe will be some incredible nights of worship!"
Rend Collective have also unveiled the video (see below) to new song 'Weep With Me', written in response to the recent bombing at the Manchester Arena.
"Many of us are still, and will continue to be, in shock and pain, over the Manchester bombing", explains the band. "For us in our grief it raised the question: can worship and suffering co-exist? Can pain and praise inhabit the same space? Can we sing that God is good when life is not? When there are more questions than answers? The Bible says a resounding yes: these songs are called laments and they make up a massive portion of the Psalms.
We can't make the pain go away. We refuse to provide cheap, shallow answers. But hopefully this song can give us some vocabulary to bring our raw, open wounds before the wounded healer, who weeps with us in our distress. We pray that we can begin to raise a costly, honest and broken hallelujah. That is what it means to worship in Spirit and in Truth."
The Good News Tour 2018:
01 FEB // Stoke Town Hall // Stoke, UK
02 FEB // The Forum // Bath, UK
03 FEB // Bethel Convention Centre // West Brom, UK
04 FEB // O2 Academy // Liverpool, UK
08 FEB // Riverside Centre // Derby, UK
09 FEB // Newcastle City Hall // Newcastle, UK
10 FEB // HCF // Huddersfield, UK
11 FEB // Corn Exchange // Cambridge, UK
15 FEB // G Live // Guildford, UK
16 FEB // Kings Community // Southampton, UK
17 FEB // Kings Church // Eastbourne, UK
18 FEB // Leas Cliff Hall // Folkestone, UK
10 MAY // Great Hall // Cardiff, UK
12 MAY // O2 Shepherds Bush Empire // London, UK
13 MAY // Academy // Manchester, UK
17 MAY // Ironworks // Inverness, UK
18 MAY // O2 Academy // Glasgow, UK
19 MAY // SSE Arena // Belfast, UK
20 MAY // Olympia Theatre // Dublin, Ireland