This last weekend I got an email from the David Crowder*Band announcing that this falls tour and new album will be their last. From their announcement:
Now, another reason we are sure this will be one of the most meaningful tours we’ve ever been on is because it will be our last as a band. This is why we so cleverly named it The 7 Tour. We’ve always hidden this little number here and there in our music and artwork, sometimes it would appear in the sum of the numerals 3 and 4, and other times it would be sitting there outright, but it’s always been with us. As you know, the number 7 has often been used to represent completion, and that feels exactly where we are as a band.
You can read their whole announcement here.
Needless to say I was super disappointed, they have been one of my favorite bands for over a decade. I remember the first time I saw them live. I think it was 1999 at a youth workers convention and not only did their worship catch my attention, but they also played a cover of Down Under; one of my favorites from the ’80s. Over the years I grown to love their music more and more. They have the rare talent of writing poetic lyrics, but also incorporate fun in what they do (Keytar anyone?).
I will miss them, but can’t wait to see what they have in store for us with their last album and tour.
Here are a few other posts I’ve written about them over the last few years:
- David Crowder Band: SMS (Shine) video
- Summer Fun: David Crowder*Band – Oh Happiness Live
- David CrowderBand – “How He Loves” Music Video
- Earth Day
- Twitter Will Kill You
Thanks guys for all the great music through the years, I’m so glad you shared so much with us.