Delirious? Rocks New Year's Eve Concert On Inspiration Networks Global TV Special
Last modified: 29 Dec 2005
Label: Sparrow Records
Date: 29 Dec 2005
First Televised Worship Event for Band Debuts New Music From "The Mission Bell"
On November 27, more than 2,000 people packed the famed Dominion Theatre in central London to be part of the first television worship event by the internationally-acclaimed band, Delirious?. The concert was part of The Inspiration Networks' worldwide "New Year's Eve Celebration 2005" special that will air on The Inspiration Networks throughout the United States, the UK, and the entire pan-European region. This special also includes production in Greece and in The Inspiration Network's studios in Charlotte, North Carolina.
"This was a major event, for the church in London, our partners at Hillsong Church London, for The Inspiration Networks, and for the fans of Delirious?," said Ossie Mills, Executive Vice President of The Inspiration Networks. "Delirious? is regarded as the forerunners of the modern worship movement and one of the industry's best live bands. We were ecstatic about the opportunity to capture this extraordinary night."
Mills said that crowds stretched for blocks to attend the performance by the acclaimed band. "Unfortunately, we had to turn away more than 700 people; there was just no more room in the theatre."
The TV special will be the first opportunity for many fans to experience music from the new studio album from UK-based Delirious?, "The Mission Bell," which released December 26 (Sparrow Records). Playing new songs such as "Miracle Maker," "Now Is The Time," "Paint The Town Red" and "Solid Rock," the band also presents some of its best-loved worship songs, including "God in Heaven," "Historymaker," "Majesty" and "Raindown."
"The audience at home throughout the world will be able to witness a great move of God," Mills said. "More than 1,000 people responded to the invitation to pray for salvation. Thousands more will have the opportunity to respond to our telecast. We may be witnessing a new evangelism opportunity to share the love and joy of Christ to millions of people around the world. I think people are recognizing that Jesus can give them something they've been looking for: new life and hope for all eternity."
The "New Year's Eve Celebration 2005" special will be seen in the U.S. on INSP and i-Lifetv on December 31 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (EST.)