Hillsong United: Christian Music at the Forum

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com

Christian teens, their parents and Jesus loving twenty-somethings will be packing the Forum this weekend. Christian recording band, Hillsong United will be bring their faith based music and Aftermath Tour to the St Pete Times forum Friday, August 5th at 7:30 pm. Hillsong United’s  music has sold over 11 million albums to date and earned 30 Gold and Platinum awards around the world. The Australia Christian Band has played to mostly sold out venues on six continents and 42 nations just since 2006. Their Facebook site has over 2 million friends and growing everyday.

Fronted by worship leaders Joel Houston, Jad Gillies and Jonathon “JD” Douglass, the Hillsong United is also an evolving collaboration of pastors, worship leaders, musicians and songwriters – all intentional about giving voice to a generation passionate about God and Jesus. The Band’s 2007 album, All Of The Above, and 2009 album, A Cross the Earth: Tear Down The Walls, launched to No.1 on U.S. Billboard Christian charts, and the later CD also grabbed the No. 2 position on the iTunes Mainstream Chart, just behind Eminem. During the concert Hillsong UNITED will also play new music from their current CD “Aftermath”, including the first radio single from the album, “Search My Heart.”

Hillsong United also is holding a Food Drive and asking concert goers to bring non-perishable food to help meet the needs of their neighbors.

Ticket Prices: Floor – $32.00 Groups (10+) – $22.00 Reserved – $25.00 VIP Pit – $40.00

For tickets and more information go to the Forum’s website: http://www.sptimesforum.com. The Forum’s Box Office number is  (813) 301-2500. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster online or can be charged by phone by calling  800-745-3000.

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