Dove Award-nominated Irish worshippers and modern day psalmists Rend Collective just released their fourth and highly anticipated album, The Art of Celebration, from Integrity Music.
Air1 Radio Network is spinning Rend Collective’s lead single from The Art of Celebration, “My Lighthouse,” which celebrates God’s brightness in the midst of “troubled seas.” The song is receiving mainstream airplay in the UK (BBC Radio).
Taking “My Lighthouse” and other new songs from The Art of Celebration, along with raucous favorites from its 5-Star acclaimed albums, Organic Family Hymnal, Homemade Worship by Handmade People and Campfire, to audiences across the globe, Rend Collective has caught the attention of K-LOVE in the USA.
Anyone who has experienced the controlled chaos and infectious wildness of a Rend Collective event will know that celebration and joy have always been at the core for these worship artists. Known for pushing artistic boundaries, daring the faithful to re-imagine worship and community, the band will continue its fresh, aesthetic call to worship on its current, 24-city tour in the U.S. with Kari Jobe that runs through April 13.
Following the tour with Jobe, Rend will bring its “The Art of Celebration” tour home to Ireland in May along with a tour of the United Kingdom before returning to the U.S. in June. The band is also making plans now to headline a nationwide, 40-city U.S. tour this fall, slated to run Sept. 10 through Nov. 2. Special guests, cities and more will be announced later this year.
While on tour, fans have taken note of the unique Rend Collective-made “instrument of mass celebration” played by Gareth Gilkeson, the “Jingling Johnny.”
The raw, rootsy, foot-stomping energy of the Irish worshippers, partially inspired by the Jingling Johnny, has always been about people and building God’s Kingdom here.
Beginning as a group of friends collectively wondering how to make sense of the conundrum of life, God and community, Rend Collective is a nod to the places in Scripture where it says to “rend your hearts” and not your garments, a bold call to be genuine.