Guitarist Jody Davis returns to newsboys after a five-year hiatus. Davis, who was a member of the band from 1993-2003, contributed to many of newsboysâ€™ greatest hits like â€œShine,â€ â€œEntertaining Angels,â€ and â€œIt is You.â€ In 2003, he took time off to care for his daughter, Bethany, who has cerebral palsy.
â€œI am thrilled to be returning to the band and back with my bandmates, who are some of my best friends,â€ says Davis. â€œThis is a big change in my life, and Iâ€™m looking forward to the tour and new record with excitement.â€
Peter Furler, lead vocalist for newsboys, is also excited about Davisâ€™ return. â€œJody is like a brother to all of us, and we have missed him greatly over the last five years. Itâ€™s going to be great to have him back with us.â€
Paul Colman, who played guitar with newsboys the last three years, will be continuing his solo career and performing shows nationwide in 2009. â€œMy three years with newsboys were among the best of my life. I learned an immeasurable amount about music, ministry, and life, and am happy to say I left with all our friendships wonderfully intact. I always was and always will be one of newsboys’ biggest fans. I am very excited about the return of Jody Davis!â€
newsboys will release the title track and debut single, â€œIn The Hands Of God,â€ from its forthcoming May 5, 2009 project to both AC and CHR radio Jan. 16. The band will also embark on a 30-city â€œJoin the Tribeâ€ tour with special guests DecembeRadio, Vota, and Bread of Stone in February. Additional tour details are forthcoming. For more information, visit www.newsboys.com
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