KUTLESS PREPARING FOR NEW ALBUM, SURRENDER, RELEASING NOVEMBER 13
BAND TO HEADLINE TOUR THIS FALL WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DAVID DUNN, MARK SCHULTZ AND NATASHA OWENS
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Kutless has been in the studio, working on their new album, Surrender, scheduled to release on November 13, 2015 (BEC Recordings). The rockers with a passion for worship returned to collaborate with longtime producer Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Hawk Nelson, Jeremy Camp) for their latest project.
“We are really excited about our new record,” shares front man Jon Micah Sumrall. “We really wanted to go back to some of our roots musically on this record and so we teamed up with Aaron Sprinkle again for the first time in several years. He was such an instrumental part of our recording process throughout the first half of our career and we had so much fun creating music together again. I think this record really captures our goal of incorporating some of our older sounds while still creating something that is fresh and new.”
The first single from the forthcoming album, “Bring It On,” will go for adds this week on October 2nd, right as they begin their “Every Child Is Beautiful Tour” with Mark Schultz, David Dunn and Natasha Owens. The tour will benefit Holt International, a Christian organization that focuses on helping families who want to adopt internationally.
“For our longtime fans, I think this is the record they have been waiting a long time for, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it,” Sumrall concludes.
See below for the complete list of tour dates.
10/1 – Beckley, WV
10/2 – Bensalem (Philadelphia), PA
10/3 – Butler (Pittsburg), PA
10/4 – Green (Cleveland), OH
10/8 – Lynchburg, VA
10/9 – Toms River, NJ
10/10 – Rome, NY
10/11 – Erie, PA
10/15 – Huntington, WV
10/16 – Louisville, KY
10/17 – New Berlin (Milwaukee), WI
10/22 – Monroe, LA
10/23 – North Little Rock, AR
10/24 – Wichita Falls, TX
10/25 – Oak Grove, MO
10/29 – Dayton, OH
10/30 – Belleville (St. Louis), IL
10/31 – Nashville, TN
11/1 – Indianapolis, IN
11/5 – Mobile, AL
11/6 – Jacksonville, FL
11/7 – Dublin, GA
11/8 – Roanoke Rapids (Raleigh), NC
11/12 – Marion, IL
11/13 – Cordova (Memphis), TN
11/19 – Charlotte, NC
11/20 – Kernsville (Greensboro), NC
11/21 – Myrtle Beach, SC
The Portland, Oregon-based band has released seven studio albums on BEC Recordings. Kutless has two RIAA Gold-selling albums for Strong Tower and Live From Portland. The band has had 12 No. 1 radio singles across all formats including their major hits “Strong Tower,” “What Faith Can Do” and “Carry Me To The Cross.” In 2012, Kutless released their most recent studio release, Believer, to much media and sales acclaim debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian & Gospel Chart as well as No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart. In 2014, Kutless released a well-received worship project Glory. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless signed to Tooth & Nail/BEC in late 2001 and released its self-titled debut the following year, which went on to become the fastest-selling debut in the label’s history.