{mosimage}Whether it’s somewhere in the search for an AIDS cure, fighting the extremes of global poverty or taking a stand against widespread violence and aggression around the world, the David Crowder Band acknowledges that the need for major change is evident and growing.  Knowing that in recent history, popular music has been used to motivate the masses and bring about change, this Contemporary Christian band has decided to lend its voices to a movement of hope and peace.

The band, originally from Waco, Texas, recently released its sixth full-length album Remedy, which addresses the need the band sees for an ultimate remedy. Acknowledging that ordinary words and songs can only do a little to create lasting change, the David Crowder Band hopes this newest offering will truly inspire listeners to action.

“It seems there is always music attached to social change,” said Crowder in a recent interview with Christianity Today. “Music allows a community and individuals within the community to express themselves; and then turn minds to social action.” He said that the band developed the songs for Remedy around what they felt this “music of change” would sound like in their own church, since movement was an undercurrent there as well.

“When music finds its way to people who attach readily to lyrics, it pulls on them and they can’t help but participate,” Crowder added. He hopes that this attachment will move people beyond buying products from companies that give to charitable organizations, to actually stepping out and getting involved in the process.

Remedy, is comprised of 10 of the band’s most pop-centric tunes including their fastest charting single to date, “Everything Glorious” which cracked the Top 10 on its Christian AC Indicator chart in just seven weeks.  The music dives deep into the theology of worship and talks about what it means to be a part of the remedy that people around the world so desperately need. “What we were after here was to make songs that move you to act, rather than present more ideas and dialogue,” Crowder concluded.

Some other highlights on the album include a special guest appearance by the Motor City Madman Ted Nugent on “We Won’t Be Quiet,” the energetic and driving tune “Neverending” and the synth-laden dance track “Can You Feel It?”

The David Crowder Band will take center stage at the Crown Arena on Sunday, April 13, at 6 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $38 and may be purchased at the Crown Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 223-2900. The Crown Center’s main box office is located at the Crown Coliseum and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, visit www.atthecrown.com.

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